Travis Dietrich and the Valley Huskers spent their day in chase mode

Travis Dietrich and the Valley Huskers spent their day in chase mode

Valley Husker offence blanked in Winnipeg Rifle win

In a clash of BC Football Conference and Prairie Football Conference foes, Winnipeg prevailed in a one-sided rout.

The Valley Huskers appear destined for another winless season after falling 35-0 Saturday afternoon at Exhibition Stadium.The Huskers generated just 110 yards of total offence in a ground-breaking game that pitted inter-conference foes against each other for the first time in a regular season match.Chilliwack represented the BC Football Conference.Winnipeg represented the Prairie Football Conference and thoroughly dominated.Running back Michael Ritchott averaged more than 10 yards every time he touched the ball, ripping off 225 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.Blair Mattes added 73 yards and Austin Klein had 76 as the Rifles rolled up 380 on the ground.Jonathan Remple added a pair of rushing majors.Winnipeg didn’t need to throw the ball, and they weren’t effective when they tried.Rifle quarterback Jamie Ybarra Jr. completed just seven of 21 attempts against a surprisingly stout Chilliwack secondary. Ybarra also served up an interception to Husker linebacker Brendan Kohls, one of two turnovers produced by the Chilliwack D.Brendan Atkinson had a fumble recovery.Josh Wice and Ty Schumaker led the defence with eight tackles apiece.The less said about the Husker offence in this one, the better. After a few weeks of trending up, the O cratered against the Rifles.Quarterback Noah Falconer completed 10 of 22 pass attempts for 102 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.Mike West was Chilliwack’s leading receiver, grabbing four balls for 58 yards.The Huskers had no running game, again. Ryan Beaubien carried seven times for 45 yards, and the team total was 49.Chilliwack’s last best chance to crack the win column comes this Saturday night when they travel to Kamloops. The Huskers (0-8) take on the Broncos (1-7), who edged them 30-23 at Exhibition Stadium two weeks ago.