Huskers suffer from Sun-burn in home-field loss

A stingy Okanagan defence held the Valley Huskers to zero points Saturday night, and the visiting Sun walked away with a 64-0 win.

Okanagan Sun quarterback Cam Bedore is dragged to the ground by Husker defender Connor Smith during a BC Football Conference clash Saturday night.

A stingy Okanagan defence held the Valley Huskers to zero points Saturday night, and the visiting Sun walked away with a 64-0 win.

The teams met at Exhibition Stadium and the Sun jumped out to a 17-0 lead before the game was 10 minutes old.

The Huskers handed the Sun their first two points, conceding a safety when the offence got pinned at its goal-line.

Okanagan scored its first major on its first series, a six play drive that ended with Kasey Russell bulling in from the one yard line.

The Sun needed just one play to score on their second series, with quarterback Cam Bedore arcing a pass over Husker defenders into the hands of Kyle Kawamoto.

The receiver raced into the endzone for the 54 yard scoring strike and a 17-0 lead.

The defence was surprisingly resilient for the rest of the half, but the offence was no help at all.

The Sun got an interception when Chilliwack quarterback Noah Falconer had a pass bounce off the hands of Blake Draper into the hands of Okanagan defensive back Brennan Van Nistlerooy.

The Sun turned that turnover into a 34 yard field goal by Thomas Huber.

Two more safeties conceded by a Husker offence that couldn’t move the sticks made it 24-0 and the Sun added one more major before halftime on a Josiah Joseph to Kyle Patchell scoring strike.

After an entertaining half-time performance by Chilliwack Minor Football’s red and blue atom Giants, the Huskers returned for the second half and completely collapsed.

Bedore hooked up with Huber on a 67 yard pass and run.

The visitors kept rotating QBs, and got their next major when Joseph found wideout Pierre-Luc Lord for a 45 yard TD.

Russell got his second major of the game late in the third quarter to make it 54-0 and Jamie Turek added the final insult late in the fourth quarter, returning a Chilliwack punt 75 yards.

The Husker offence managed one series of seven plays and another of six, otherwise turning in a series of two-and-outs.

Falconer took a seat in the second half, but backup Brendan Briden did no better.

The Husker D spent 90 per cent of the game on the field, turned in one goal-line stand, made a stop on a fake punt and should have had an interception from Chad Wiebe.

A horrible pass interference call from the side judge wiped out one of the only positive moments for the home team, which now hits the road for four straight games.

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