Westshore Rebels running back Jordan Worth looks for a running lane up the middle during Saturday’s game in Chilliwack. The Rebels downed the Valley Huskers 27-22 for their second win of the season. The Rebels head to Nanaimo on Saturday (Sept. 19) to play the Vancouver Island Raiders.

Football Rebels earn second win

Rematch with Raiders on tap this Saturday in Nanaimo

The defence held off a late charge by the Valley Huskers and the Westshore Rebels hung on for their second B.C. Football Conference win of the season Saturday, 27-22 in Chilliwack.

The Rebels (2-5), whose only other win came against the Huskers, got a 139-yard rushing effort from Jordan Worth in the victory.

The second-year running back got the game off to an auspicious start when he rumbled  58 yards on the opening play from scrimmage. He later bulled his way into the end zone from seven yards out to give the visitors their first points of the game.

Quarterback Aston Mackinnon went over from eight yards out to make it 13-0 Rebels in the second quarter.

Westshore led 17-7 at halftime, following a Bryce Couture field goal and added to the lead in the third quarter when Noah Rogers caught a Talyn Davies pass and raced 14 yards for a TD.

The Huskers found the end zone later in the quarter to make it 24-14, but were stifled by the Rebels defence in the final period. The locals scored their final TD on the last play of the game to make the score closer.

Couture was a factor in the game, booting field goals from 34 and 32 yards and kicking three converts.

Davies, who shared QB duties with Mackinnon, hit on 13 of 19 passing attempts for 129 yards. Hunter Lake, with 83 reception yards, and Joe Barkhouse, with 65, topped the receivers list for the Rebels.

Blake Draper was player of the game for the Huskers, picking up two touchdown and 160 yards receiving.

The Rebels are on the road again this Saturday (Sept. 19, 2 p.m. kickoff) for a game against the Vancouver Island Raiders.

The club invites fans to support the Rebels by attending a tailgate party in the parking lot at Caledonia Park in Nanaimo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Log on to westshorerebels.ca for more details.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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