The Okanagan Sun saw their season come to an end in wet Langley Saturday

Sun fall in BCFC final

The Langley Rams are BC Football Conference champions for a third straight season.

In a game dominated by defence and played in a steady downpour in Langley, it was the Rams Number 1 rated defence that came out on top.

The Rams limited the Sun to just six first downs, two via penalty, and held them to just 51 yards of total offence in a 7-4 victory in the Cullen Cup championship game.

The difference on the scoreboard was a first quarter Rams field goal - the difference on the field, the inability of the Sun to take advantage of favourable field position throughout much of the game.

On seven different occasions, the Sun began a series on the Rams side of the field and on each occasion, they failed to earn a first down. With first down on the Rams 29, Dominic Britton was intercepted by BCFC defensive player of the year Kyle Clarot at the goal line on first down.

The Rams led 5-0 after one quarter off a 28 yard field goal from Tato Ferreyro Araya and a safety off a bad snap that sailed over Isaac Wegner's head and into the end zone.

The Sun got two points of their own after the Rams conceded a safety after Wegner had pinned them deep off a third down punt.

The Sun managed just 15 yards of offence in the first half with Britton failing to complete any of his eight passes and BCFC offensive player of the year Malcolm Miller spending most of the half on the bench.

Miller, who saw only a few snaps in last week's semi-final with an apparent hand injury, carried the ball just six times for two yards Saturday.

After the Sun conceded another safety early in the third to go down 7-2, their special teams came up with what could have been the play of the game.

The Sun blocked a Rams punt at the goal line, however, the ball fell at the feet of Clarot, who ran 20 yards for a Rams first down.

Instead of a touchdown or at least first-and-goal inside the five, it was the Rams who took over the football.

A second conceded safety late in the third pulled the Sun to within three at 7-4.

They had a chance to tie it following their only sustained drive midway through the fourth.

Starting on their own 21 and following a pass interference penalty, Britton hit his first two passes of the game, a 30 yarder to Matthew Sibley and a 14 yard strike to Blaise Beauchemin.

Consecutive runs of five and four yards put the ball on the Rams 21.

The Sun elected to send Liam Attwood onto the field for a 28 yard field goal, but Mike O'Shea was unable to handle the wet football, and his desperation pass came up two yards shy.

The final Sun drive was stopped at the 51 when they failed on a third and one.

The Rams will now go on to host the Western Final next weekend against the winner of Sunday's Prairie Conference final between the Saskatoon Hilltops and Regina Thunder.

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