Chilliwack’s Blake Draper hauls in a Dylan La Prairie pass during week two BC Football Conference action at Exhibition Stadium.

Huskers host Rebels in battle of winless teams

Offseason promise has yet to translate to on-field results for the Valley Huskers.

Winless teams clash at Exhibition Stadium Saturday night as the Valley Huskers host Victoria’s Westshore Rebels.

Kickoff is 1 p.m. as the 0-2 teams meet for the first time in 2014.

The Rebels have lost twice by identical scores, dropping a 39-9 decision to the Kamloops Broncos in week one and a 39-9 decision to the Vancouver Island Raiders last weekend. Despite losing, the Rebels landed two player-of-the week awards in week two.

Receiver Nathan Leader hauled in six balls for 211 yards against the Raiders to earn offensive player of the week honours.

Victoria native Chris Pastro had five tackles and two-and-a-half quarterback sacks to take defensive player of the week honours.

The Huskers would have had one player in the mix for a weekly award.

Receiver Tyron Ledingham had 186 yards receiving in a 49-33 week two loss to the Broncos. He is currently second in BC Football Conference receiving yards with 300.

The Huskers need to address defensive deficiencies against the Rebels.

Chilliwack was unable to stop the Kamloops ground game, with the Broncos averaging nearly 10 yards (8.82) per carry. The Broncos added another 243 yards through the air en-route to 541 yards of net offence.

This is the last Husker home game before a lengthy road trip that sees them leave Chilliwack for five straight games.

They won’t be back until Sept. 27, wrapping up the regular season with home dates against the Rebels and Langley Rams.

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