Late charge sees football Rebels overcome Broncos

Westshore gets big games from big guns in BCFC win over Kamloops

Westshore Rebels head coach J.C. Boice said last week after a loss to the Okanagan Sun that his team had to find a way to get the ball more to his playmakers.

Following that strategy worked out well Saturday in Kamloops, where the Rebels (3-1) beat the winless Broncos 45-32.

B.C. Football Conference-leading rusher Jamel Lyles continued his torrid pace, rushing for 238 yards and three touchdowns. He now has 697 yards rushing on 82 carries for an average of 8.5 yards/carry in four games.

Backfield mate Trey Campbell added 158 yards and one TD on the ground Saturday to diversify the attack. Campbell also hauled in six catches for 62 yards and another TD on the day.

Quarterback Scott Borden got the start for the Rebels and put together a solid game, completing 15 of 21 passing attempts for 201 yards and throwing two TDs, along with one interception.

Nathaniel Pinto caught the other TD pass from Borden, one of three catches he made on the day for 51 yards total. Kent Hicks kicked a field goal and three converts for the Rebels, while Nate Skeete booted three other TD conversions.

The Rebels held a slim 24-21 lead at halftime and traded touchdowns with the Broncos in the third quarter. Two TDs in the fourth helped the visitors put the game away, as Kamloops could only muster a field goal and a single.

Kamloops QB Colby Henkel kept his team in the hunt all game, tossing three TD passes and throwing for 401 yards on 22 of 40, including a 74-yard passing play to Austin Semeniuk, who racked up 135 receiving yards.

Semeniuk, Brody Bernier, Colin Mather and Broden Romanovitch scored touchdowns for the Broncos, while kicker Anthony Arduini had a field goal, a single and four converts.

Westshore continues its longest road stretch of the season this Saturday, playing the winless Valley Huskers in Chilliwack. The Rebels return home for a rematch against the Huskers on Aug. 27 at Westhills Stadium.

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