2 Westshore Rebels selected as BC Football Players of the Week

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The BC Football Conference is pleased to announce the “BC Lions Players of the Week” for Week 6 of the regular season. (Submitted by Ryan Watters of the BCFC

Offensive Player of the Week

Quarterback – #13 Ashton MacKinnon – Westshore Rebels

For the second time this season Westshore Rebels quarterback Ashton MacKinnon is named the BC Lions Offensive Player of the Week after an outstanding individual effort this past weekend.  With his arm, he finished 21 of 27 for 310 yards and threw three touchdown passes.  With his legs MacKinnon rushed five times and scored a touchdown, then with his hands he caught three passes for 58 yards.  In all he tallied 382 yards and accounted for 24 of the 36 points the Rebels scored.

Defensive Player of the Week
Defensive lineman – #99 James Bradley – Westshore Rebels
In Week 6 the Rebels had the difficult task of trying to contain the Kamloops Broncos high powered offensive and one player in particular was simply outstanding.  The BC Lions Defensive Player of the Week James Bradley compiled five tackles, five assisted tackles, had a sack and recovered a fumble.  It’s the first award for Bradly this season.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Kicker – #19 Brennan Van Nistelrooy – Okanagan Sun
The BC Lions Specials Teams Player of the Week set a new Okanagan Sun team record in Week 6.  Brennan Van Nistelrooy blocked his fifth career kick in Langley resulting in a third quarter touchdown.  He also collected five punts for 239 yards and recorded a single.  This is the third time a Sun player has won the Special Teams Player of the Week honour.The BCFC will have their annual Labour Day bye week as all six teams will have the week off.   They will resume the weekend of September 12-13 with a full slate of games in Week 7.

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