Sun dismantle Huskers

There was never any doubt the Okanagan Sun would beat the Valley Huskers and beat them big.

All that was in doubt when the BCFC rivals met at the Apple Bowl Saturday was how big a margin the Sun would create, and whether the defence could pitch a shutout.

Massive, and no.

The Okanagan Sun found the end zone

The 3-0 Sun found the end zone nine times, six in the first half, in a 71-7 rout of the winless Huskers.

The Huskers came into the Apple Bowl without a win over the past two seasons plus. They had scored just eight points all season, and had been shutout the last two games.

Their only points Saturday came with the Sun nursing a 70-0 lead midway through the fourth quarter.

The Sun scored 38 unanswered points in the second quarter, blowing open what was a close game to that point.

After Isaac Wegner missed a field goal to give the Sun a 1-0 lead, Nick Wenman, making his third straight start in place of injured Keith Zyla, connected with Nate Anderson to give the Sun an 8-0 lead.

The Sun put it away in a 2:01 span early in the second quarter.

Wenman hit Robbie Rodrigues on the first play of the second quarter. After Chilliwack coughed up the ball on the ensuing kickoff, Wenman found Spencer Schmidt. Wenman tossed his fourth TD pass seconds less than a minute later, hitting Liam Crane.

Kyler Mosley and Carter Gordon had rushing touchdowns sandwiched between a Wegner field goal for a 46-0 lead at the half.

Wegner drilled a short field goal on the opening drive of the third, then Ty Kitzman, who had interceptions in each of the first three games, took an interception back the distance for a 56-0 lead after three.

Backup running back Joseph Okenlola found the end zone twice to give the Sun an even 70. A conceded single late in the game closed out the scoring.

The Sun remain alone atop the BCFC standings with a perfect 4-0 record.

The VI Raiders and Westshore Rebels are a b=game back after both were winners Saturday.

The Raiders dumped Kamloops 51-10 while the Rebels upended the struggling Langley Rams 29-5.

The Sun travel to Nanaimo next weekend to face the Raiders before the league takes the Labour Day weekend off.

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