Westshore Rebels ball carrier Paul Fletcher looks for an opening during Saturday's B.C. Football Conference game in Kamloops against the Broncos. The Broncos used a big second half to beat the Island team 38-9.

Rebels drop junior football season opener

Westshore QB change helps cut lead in third quarter, but Broncos mount late charge

The Westshore Rebels came up against an inspired home team in Kamloops on Saturday, losing 38-9 to the Broncos in B.C. Football Conference play.

A late second-quarter safety gave the visitors their only points in a first half that ended 17-2 for the Broncos.

Rookie quarterback Jordan Rodinsky started for the Rebels, but gave way to veteran Hunter Lake in the third quarter.

The third-year Rebel connected with Nathan Leader on a  31-yard touchdown pass just 3:05 into the half that was converted and cut the Kamloops lead to 17-9.

It was all Broncos after that, as Stephen Schuweiler threw two TD passes and handed off for another six-yard score to put the game out of reach.

This week the Rebels get ready for their home opener this Saturday (7 p.m.) at Westhills Stadium against the Vancouver Island Raiders, 44-36 losers to Langley Rams last weekend.

It’s military appreciation night, with half price admission to all military members with cards. Visit westshorerebelsfootball.com for more information.

Just Posted

Langford liquor store targeted by thieves twice in one night

West Shore RCMP seek to identify break and enter suspect

Victoria city councillors advocate for better measures to reduce sexual violence in downtown bars

A motion coming to council this week asks for more action from liquor establishments

Slow down for maintenance on the Malahat this week

Minor touch-ups and repairs scheduled Monday through Thursday

Tips from BC Ferries for travelling this Canada Day long weekend

Tips from BC Ferries for smooth sailing this Canada Day long weekend

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

WITH VIDEO: Two endangered marmots released on Vancouver Island

With three new pups born in May, two more Vancouver Island Marmots… Continue reading

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Heroism medal for B.C. woman who tried to save wheelchair-bound man stuck on rail tracks

Julie Callaghan awarded Carnegie Medal from U.S.-based foundation for ‘extraordinary heroism’

Most Read