Rebels get a third chance to tame football Broncos

This Saturday’s game could be last of season at Westhills

Having been ridden roughshod over last weekend by the Kamloops Broncos at Westhills Stadium, the Westshore Rebels have a rare opportunity to even things up at home this Saturday.

The Broncos, 42-14 winners in the teams’ B.C. Football Conference game last Saturday, must travel to Langford again for the teams’ third matchup of the season under the league’s unbalanced schedule.

The Rebels also play Valley Huskers three times, but meet BCFC powerhouses Okanagan and Langley only once.

A win at home over Kamloops has important playoff implications for the fifth-place Rebels (2-4), with the Vancouver Island Raiders now 3-3 holding down the fourth and final playoff spot after beating the Huskers 81-6 last weekend.

The Rebels’ final three regular season games are on the road.

Quarterback Hunter Lake ran in a four-yard touchdown and threw an eight-yard TD pass to Jordan Rodinsky to account for most of the Rebels scoring last Saturday.

Lake struggled to find open receivers in the Kamloops secondary, completing just 13 of 35 passes on the day for 157 yards.

The Broncos built quarter leads of 10-0 and 24-7, racking up 553 yards of total offence to the Rebels’ 218. Kamloops QB Connor Whitelaw spread the ball around well, connecting on 16 of 30 passes for 337 yards and firing four TD passes to four different receivers.

This Saturday’s game, potentially the last of the season at home for the Rebels, kicks off at 3 p.m. at Westhills Stadium. The team’s alumni will be honoured in a special ceremony and toys will be collected from the crowd for Santa’s Anonymous.

Visit westshorerebelsfootball.com for more information.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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