Quarterback Nick Wenman rushed for all three Okanagan touchdowns, as the Sun beat the Langley Rams 24-10 at the Apple Bowl on Sunday afternoon.
The Sun hit the scoreboard first, thanks to a run game lead by Robbie Rodrigues that accumulated over 300 yards by the end of the game.
With 5:28 to play in the first, Wenman pulled off a flawless read option, faking the hand-off to Rodrigues and waltzing in for the 14-yard touchdown.
That lead would last until the 10:38 mark of the second, when Rams quarterback Colby Peters connected on a deep ball to leading receiver Khalik Johnson, who took it 41 yards to the endzone for his sixth touchdown of the season.
With the Rams punting from their own endzone as time expired, it looked like a tie game heading into the half.
But after the Rams D took a five yard penalty, the Sun were gifted an untimed down heading into halftime, which saw Isaac Wegner connect on a 32-yard field goal, making it a 10-7 game.
In the third, another deep drive lead the Sun to the Rams 4-yard line, which saw Wenman pull off another zone read, and sidestep in to extend the lead to 17-7.
With 5:42 left in the third, Wayne Palmer kicked a 10-yard field goal to make it a one score game, at 17-10.
In the fourth, quarterback Stephen Legare lead a charge down the field inside the red zone, only to be picked off in the endzone by Casey Pyper.
On the ensuing possession, Wenman picked up his third touchdown of the game – and fourth rushing TD of the season – on another read option run to the corner, from 34 yards out.
Defensive back Aldrich Berrios also recorded his sixth interception of the year, which ties him for the team lead with Tye Kitzman.
Next up for the Sun, a game on the road in Langford against the Westshore Rebels. With the Sun’s record of 8-0-1, and the Rebels’ record of 8-1-0, the winner of next week’s game will also win first place in the BCFC, and guarantee home field advantage in a potential Cullen Cup championship.
Back in Week 1, the Sun beat the Rebels 19-15 at the Apple Bowl.
Next week’s action can be seen on the BCFC TV live stream, but please note it will not be broadcast on AM 1150, due to a scheduling conflict with the Kelowna Rockets game.