Sun roll late, stay perfect

The Okanagan Sun broke open a tight game with 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter en route to a 34-17 win over the hometown Langley Rams.

It was a close contest for much of the game until the Sun took advantage of some big plays on defence, giving the offence a short field to work with.

Kelton Kouri ran in his second touchdown of the game and quarterback Nick Wenman called his own number for a second major late in the game to put the game out of reach.

The Rams put points up on the board first when Wayne Parker hit on a 36-yard field goal on Langley's first possession of the game. The drive was aided by a roughing the kicker penalty against the Sun.

Isaac Wegner put the Sun on even terms on the first play of the second quarter from 22-yards out.

Kouri ran in his first major of the game from two-yards out to give the Sun a 10-3 lead, one they would not relinquish.

After a punt block. the first of three on the night, the Sun drove the ball down the field where Wegner hooked up with Kyler Mosley to make it 17-3.

It looked like the Sun would take that lead into halftime until, on third down, quarterback Colby Peters hooked up with Khalik Johnson in the end zone with just seconds left on the clock.

It was the first touchdown the Sun defence has allowed since the first minute of the second quarter against Victoria two games ago - a span of 134 minutes.

The Sun clung to a 20-17 lead heading into the final quarter when the the defence and special teams took over.

After Kouri made it 27-17, Beck Fullerton picked off his first pass of the season and ran it back deep in Langley territory. Wenman went over from two-yards out to close out the scoring.

The defence intercepted a pair of passes, including Ty Kitzman's third in three games. They also forced a fumble on the opening kickoff.

The special teams group blocked three punts, giving them five blocks on the season, including four punts and a field goal try.

The Sun are now 3-0 on the young season. The Rams fall to 1-2, losing both games at home.

Kelowna return to the Apple Bowl next Saturday as the Valley Huskers come to town.

The Huskers fell to 0-3 Saturday, losing 40-0 to the VI Raiders, the second game in a row in which they have been shut out.

The Huskers have scored just eight points on the season, while the Sun defence has given up a stingy 32.

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