Okanagan air show stuns Huskers in one-sided loss

The Valley Huskers fell to 0-5 after a 66-3 loss to the Okanagan Sun in BC Football Conference action last weekend.

The Valley Huskers offence hit rock bottom Saturday in a junior football loss to the Okanagan Sun.

The winless Huskers traveled to Kelowna to take on their unbeaten hosts, losing 66-3 at the Apple Bowl.

Chilliwack’s offence gained 98 net yards and six first downs in the entire game.

Quarterback Noah Falconer completed nine of 26 pass attempts for 63 yards, throwing three interceptions. Kelowna’s Raquille Cespedes took one of those picks back 48 yards for a touchdown.

Jackson Ryan led the Husker ground game with 45 yards on seven carries (6.43 average), but the only Chilliwack points came on a 35 yard Ryan Beaubien field goal.

The Sun had everything clicking on offence, rolling up 618 net yards.

Quarterback Josiah Joseph was lethally efficient, completing 15 of 18 passes for 238 yards with a pair of TD tosses.

Backup Keith Zyla completed two of six in limited time with one major.

He was also intercepted by Husker Gurtaj Bhangu, the only turnover created by the Chilliwack D.

Two Okanagan receivers, Terrence Williams and Kyle Kawamoto, topped 100 yards (113 and 111 respectively). Kyle Patchell only caught two balls for nine yards, but found the endzone twice.

Sun running backs ground out 281 yards on 25 carries (11.24 average).

Dillon Fortune had 89 yards and a score, with Braden Mann and Abdi-Nasir Abdi also getting TDs.

The Sun had nine majors in all, with Thomas Huber adding a 38 yard field goal.

The Huskers have another tough one Saturday as they visit the Vancouver Island Raiders in Nanaimo.

Their next home game is Sept. 12 versus Victoria’s Westshore Rebels.

See bcjuniorfootball.ca or valleyhuskers.org for more.

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