Story by Ryan Watters ( BCFC Media ) and Erich Eichhorn ( ISN )
October 8, 2012, Kamloops, BC (ISN) – The Westshore Rebels regained second place in the BCFC following their 37-22 victory over the Kamloops Broncos on Saturday night. The Rebels were led by Greg Morris who had an incredible game, rushing 24 times for 405 yards and four touchdowns.
His yardage smashes a Canadian Junior Football League record for yards in a single game. The record was just set two weeks ago by Jordan Samoil of the Edmonton Wildcats who rushed for 365 yards on 33 carries.
Two of Morris’ touchdowns came from 62 and 91 yards out. The “McKinnon Career Coaching Player of the Game” needs just six yards to pass Raiders Alumni and BC Lions star Andrew Harris for second all time in BCFC history. Oddly enough the Rebels play the Raiders to conclude the season on Saturday where Morris is sure to set the new mark.
Rebels running back Greg Morris, playing here earlier this season against the Chilliwack Huskers, set a new rushing record Saturday against Kamloops (File Photo: Erich Eichhorn / Island Sports News)
Morris went into the game looking to put his stamp in the Rebels record books needing only 74 yards to pass Sam Adu’s record of 1,139 yards set in 2010 and easily reached that mark and more. Morris is sure to post a few more records before the regular season ends.
Other than Morris, there wasn’t much offense produced by the Rebels. Quarterback Mark Black would have trouble finding Rebel receivers, finishing the day four of 12 from the backfield for 86 yards total. Hunter Lake caught two of those passes for 23 yards.
Rebels’ kicker Quinn Van Gylswyk was good on three of four field goals, hitting from 18, 27 and 41 yards out.
Defensively the Rebels would be impressive, creating five turnovers, including interceptions from Quincy Van De Cruize, Tyler Fong, Chris Pastro and Braeden Swatez. Justin Perrie had a fumble recovery and five solo tackles. Andrew Johnston led the charge with seven solo tackles, while Wyatt Gray had two sacks.
The Rebels (7-2) will travel to Nanaimo to play the Raiders (8-0-1) on Saturday afternoon at Caledonia Field to conclude the regular season and set the stage for a great post season battle.