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Story and photographs by Glenn Ivens (

The Velox Valhallians came up a little short in the 3rd Division Provincial Finals on Saturday, losing 38-29 to the Kamloops Raiders.

Kamloops jumped out to an early try and built it into a 17-0 lead and it looked like we might be in for a blow out.

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Velox Valhallians Todd Cunningham eludes the Kamloops Raiders tacklers during Saturday’s 3rd Division Provincial Championship. (photo by Glenn Ivens)

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Kevin Summerfeldt cuts inside and races across the line for the Valhallians in BCRU Provincial Championship action. Summerfeldt would record a try and 2 converts on the day. (photo by Glenn Ivens)

The Valhallians would have none of that and stormed back to tie the game at 17-17. Both teams would then battle hard, but the young legs of Kamloops would prevail in end.

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Kamloops Raiders scrum half Cole Greer moves the ball from a ruck in Championship game of the BCRU 3rd division Provincials. (photo by Glenn Ivens)

Kamloops’ Cole Levitt was a wrecking machine scoring a pair of tries, and kicking 5 converts and a penalty to lead all scorers with 23 points. Also scoring for Kamloops were Mark Farmer, Brandon Kicia and Shawn Roberts. Velox scorers were Ray Young, John Lyall, Chad Vath, Aled Price-Boris with 1 try each and Kevin Summerfeldt with a try and 2 converts.

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Kevin Summerfeldt watches as one of his two converts on the day sails between the uprights. (photo by Glenn Ivens)

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Velox’s Todd Cunningham wraps up Kamloops’ Shawn Roberts during BCRU Provincial final. (photo by Glenn Ivens)