Valley Huskers done after Raider loss

The BC Football Conference team played out its second straight 0-10 season, falling to the Vancouver Island Raiders in the finale.

The Valley Huskers wrapped up a second straight winless season Saturday afternoon with a 37-17 home-field loss to the Vancouver Island Raiders.The Huskers finished the 2016 BC Football Conference season 0-10, but they went down swinging.The Huskers carried a 10-7 lead into halftime in this one, but let it get away with another second half fade. The Raiders scored 14 in the third quarter, adding 13 in the fourth to turn a three-point deficit into a 20 point win.The Huskers did themselves no favours with field-tilting turnovers.Quarterback Noah Falconer served up four interceptions — two apiece to Jeremie Cheng and Gevhahn McNally-Hardisty.The Raider offence was quick to capitalize led by hard-charging running back Nathan Berg.Berg averaged 6.46 yards per carry, rumbling 28 times for 181 yards and three touchdowns.Raider quarterback Jake Laberge completed 16 of 26 passes for 243 yards, hooking up with Dustin Rodriguez for his lone TD toss. Rodriguez had a day, reeling in 11 balls for 191 yards.The Husker defence balanced out the turnover battle by intercepting four Laberge passes.Tyler McStravick picked off two. Chris Thelasco and Ty Schumaker had one apiece with Thelasco returning his 32 yards.Thelasco, Josh Wice, Travis Dietrich and James Sturgeon had QB sacks.Chilliwack’s offence was led by Keenan Godden.The wideout caught eight Falconer passes for 152 yards and a major. Veteran Blake Draper also had a touchdown catch.Falconer completed 21 of 48 passes for 265 yards.Ryan Beaubien led the Husker ground game with 14 carries for 63 yards.See valleyhuskers.org

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