Huskers fall by five in home-field loss

Chilliwack's Valley Huskers were downed 27-22 by the Westshore Rebels Saturday afternoon at Exhibition Stadium.

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers came within six points of getting their first win of the season.

But a 27-22 loss to the Westshore Rebels Saturday afternoon at Exhibition Stadium kept the BC Football Conference Club winless at 0-7.

Husker quarterback Noah Falconer had his best game of the year, leading an offence that generated a season-high 401 net yards.

Falconer completed 28 of 57 passes for 358 yards and two touchdowns.

The Rebels couldn’t cover Husker wideout Blake Draper, who reeled in 12 catches for 160 yards.

He caught both of Falconer’s TD tosses and should be a favorite to take offensive player of the week honours in the BCFC.

Jesse Deering caught six balls for 78 yards as the Husker passing attack bailed out an ineffective ground game. Chilliwack running backs managed just 20 yards on 13 carries, led by Jackson Ryan’s 15 yards (on seven rushes).

R.J. Begg did bull into the endzone for a major.

The visiting Rebels got a 100 yard day from running back Jordan Worth, who rumbled for 139 yards on 11 carries with one touchdown.

Quarterback Ashton MacKinnon scrambled for a touchdown and hooked up with Noah Rogers for another. Rebels kicker Bryce Couture provided the decisive points with a pair of field goals.

Defensively, Husker defensive back Jason Ghag had an interception which he returned 38 yards.

Brenden Kohls had a fumble recovery.

Linebacker Connor Smith added six solo tackles and a blocked kick.

The Huskers are back in action Saturday night at 7 p.m. as they host the Langley Rams (4-3).

See bcjuniorfootball.ca or valley huskers.org.