Sun bounce back, devour Huskers
Sep 14, 2013 / 5:00 pm
The Okanagan Sun avenged their only on-field loss of the season but may have lost one of their veteran leaders in the process.
Lineman Jordon Pfeifer was taken off the field by ambulance in the waning moments of Saturday's 38-17 win in Chilliwack.
Pfeifer suffered what is believed to be a broken or dislocated ankle. The injury occurred during a Huskers convert attempt following a touchdown with 1:23 to go in the game.
While it is not clear what happened on the play the Huskers did take a 25 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and a player was ejected as a result of the play that led to the injury.
The game was called following that play. The remaining 1:23 was not played.
Saturday's win in Chilliwack avenged last weekend's 45-17 loss in Nanaimo.
The Sun led 16-10 after one quarter and 19-10 at the half before turning it up a notch in the second half scoring 19 unanswered points before the Huskers tacked on a meaningless major at the end of the game.
After Chilliwack opened the scoring off a wide field goal attempt defensive back Brennan Van Nistelrooy gave the Sun a spark blocking a punt and returning it 35 yards for the first touchdown of the game.
The two teams exchanged field goals before Theo Deezar hit Lerone Robinson on a 60 yard swing pass to increase the Sun lead to 16-4.
The Huskers got some life late in the first quarter when they recovered a Dillon Fortune fumble and rambled 35 yards for a touchdown cutting the deficit to 16-10.
The home squad had a chance to take the lead later in the second, however, the Sun defence held at the one yard line and minutes later Thomas Huber hit his second field goal of the half giving the Sun a nine point cushion at the half.
The Sun put it away in the third quarter when Alex Bradley scampered for a 50 yard touchdown and Deezar hit Tommy Howes on a 42 yard strike.
Tyler Deighton hit a fourth quarter field goal and the Huskers conceded a safety from punt formation in their end zone before the Huskers scored late from two yards out to close out the scoring.
Saturday's win improves the Sun's record to 5-2 pending a decision on an appeal of a win taken away from the club earlier in the season.
The appeal of the forfeiture was heard last week. A decision is expected to come down in the next couple of days.
The VI Raiders 41-27 win over Langley Saturday leaves all three teams tied atop the BCFC standings with identical 5-2 records.
The Sun continue their string of three straight on the road when they take on the Broncos in Kamloops next Saturday evening.
They will close out the regular season with home dates against Chilliwack and Kamloops.
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