The BCFC Game of the Week

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ISN – AUGUST 15. 2014

WEEK 4 GAME PREVIEW, Langley Rams (2-0) @ Westshore Rebels (1-2)

Saturday August 16 @ 4pm, Westhills Stadium, Langford

Langford, B.C. – The BCFC Game of the Week will see the Westshore Rebels,
coming off their first win of the season, hosting the undefeated Langley
Rams on Saturday afternoon at Westhills Stadium.

Rebels quarterback Hunter Lake leads the Conference with 714 yards on 39
completions. He’s thrown four touchdown passes and has a 61.6% passer
efficiency rating. His favourite target has been Nathan Leader who has 12
receptions, for 313 yards and has a touchdown. Leader was the Offensive
Player of the Week following the Rebels Week 2 game against the Raiders.

The Rebels will need the run game to have success, but against the big,
talented defensive line of the Rams it could prove difficult. Johnny Quan
has led the Rebs with 21 carries for 112 yards, while the mobile Lake
carries for an average 8.3 yards a carry and does have a rushing touchdown.

Defensively the Rebels will need big performances from their secondary as
the Rams have tall, lengthy receivers. The Rebels are young, but have
shown improvement in the first three games of the year. Jake Hauge, Michael
Peverelle and Braeden Swatez will need to have great games and have blanket
coverage.

The key for the Rebels defensively is their linebackers. Chris Pastro and
Tyler Leader lead the Conference in defensive points. Pastro has 10
tackles, 2.5 sacks and a batted ball, while Leader has 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks
and a forced fumble. Leader is last week’s Defensive Player of the Week as
he collected nine tackles.

The Rebels have not beaten the Rams at home since September 29, 2007, when
they beat the Big Kahuna Rams 19-6.

On the other side of the field, the Langley Rams are coming off an early
season bye week. The Rams are 2-0 and have outscored the opposition 77-56
in the first two games after coming off a 33-20 win at home against the
Okanagan Sun in Week 2.

This will be the first road game for the Rams, who have to take the bus and
the ferry to get to Westshore.

Rams QB Dylan Tucker was the best passer efficiency rating at 103.9% after
completing 29 of his 44 passes. The first year pivot has thrown for 475
yards and four touchdowns and has shown tremendous touch on his passes.

Tucker is fortunate to have a number of weapons on offence. Tore Corrado
has made an immediate impact making 12 catches for 259 yards and has scored
two majors. Daniel English has been solid in the first two games of the
season with six catches for 111 yards and a score. Arguably the Rams best
receiver Malcolm Williams has drawn so much attention by opposing defences;
it has allowed Corrado and English to see one on one coverage.

The Rams run game hasn’t been as dominate this season, at least not yet.
With a massage offensive line, averaging 290 pounds, Ryan McDonald has
carried 14 times for 71 yards while Nathan Lund has been kept to 52 yards on
15 carries.

When the offense has sputtered in the offensive zone, kicker Steve Thomas
has been there to put points on the board. Thomas is seven of eight in
field goal attempts and was named the Special Teams Player of the Week in
Week 2. Combine the leg of Thomas, with the legs of returner John
Beckerleg, the Rams special teams is scary for the opposition.

The Rams defense has been very good in the first two games of the season.
They lead with a +3 in the turnover category. Dylan Roper has a Conference
high, four sacks, and Ethan Schulz leads the club with seven solo tackles.

In their lone meeting last year in Westshore, the Rams blasted the hometown
Rebels 58-20.

The Westshore Rebels roster is attached or can be found at
westshorerebels.ca along with individual player statistics and leaders.

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