Sun lineman gets some love

The old saying goes if you don't notice an offensive lineman during a football game that means he must have done his job well.

The unsung heroes in the trenches rarely get noticed, or talked about, until a quarterback gets sacked or a running back gets stuffed at the line.

For at least one week, Okanagan Sun offensive lineman Michele Vecchio changed all that.

The 6'1", 290 pound Rutland Senior graduate is the BCFC's offensive player of the week.

The Sun running game shredded the Vancouver Island Raiders for 257 yards in a 38-0 thumping Saturday.

Vecchio led the charge opening up holes for running backs and keeping the two quarterbacks off the ground all night without a sack.

The entire offensive Line was solid on the night, but Vecchio stood out with his strong play, anchoring a solid team effort.

The Sun and Raiders conclude their home-and-home series Saturday afternoon in Nanaimo.

For the second straight week a Westshore Rebels linebacker has been named the “BC Lions Defensive Player of the Week.”  This past weekend Tyler Leader certainly lived up to his name, leading the conference with nine tackles and added an assist.

Saturday afternoon one play on special teams stood head and shoulders above all the others. Westshore Rebel defensive back Jake Hauge broke through the line on a Valley Huskers field goal attempt. 

He blocked the kick, picked up the bouncing ball and returned it 62 yards for a touchdown, his first career touchdown.   

Hauge is named the “BC Lions Special Teams Player of the Week.”



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