Sun seek some revenge

They probably won't say it out loud, but internally, the Okanagan Sun are looking for a semblance of revenge.

The Sun will look to avenge an early season loss in Chilliwack when they entertain the Valley Huskers Saturday night at the Apple Bowl.

The Huskers beat the Sun on the field for the first time in franchise history in Week 3, 22-18. In that game, the Huskers took an early 14-0 lead, and held on.

The Sun had a couple of chances to steal a victory, but were unable to find the end zone with the ball deep in the Huskers end twice in the final three minutes.

"I don't think we did anything poorly on defence," said Sun head coach Ben Macauley of the earlier meeting.

"They got two early scores on us, and by the time we found our footing, it was too little, too late."

Macauley said the Sun have shown the ability to make big plays in all three phases of the game, but adds the Huskers are a very good football team, punctuated by their 4-2 record.

He praised the Huskers array of weapons on offence, and their defensive secondary, which he called one of, if not the best, in the league.

"We have to be prepared to execute, and that's where we fell short last time."

The Sun are coming off a convincing 35-22 win over the VI Raiders, while the Huskers fell 35-19 to the Langley Rams.

The Sun defence, the stingiest this season, will welcome lineman Nicolas Dhailly back to the lineup. Dhailly missed last week's win after tweaking his ankle the week before.

Dhailly leads the league with eight sacks this season.

Kickoff Saturday is at 7 p.m.

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