August 18, 2017 Langford, BC (ISN) – The Westhore Rebels of the British Columbia Football Conference looked locked and loaded as they made final onfield preparations Friday night to host the Langley Rams at the newly turfed Westhills Stadium Saturday afternoon to mark what will be the Rebels first home game of the season of 2017.
Westshore Rebels faithful will finally get a chance to see their new-look 2017 team after the club endured an exhausting three week road schedule that saw the south island team travel to Kelowna, Kamloops, and, with a slight reprieve, to Naniamo while Westhills Stadium was returfed. With a win over the Rams this weekend, Rebels fans could see their team take sole possession of second place behind the undefeated Okanagan Sun.
The Rebels, coming away with a loss and two narrow victories in the past three weeks, have some added offense over the last week with the addition of running back Javante Stanley from Carleton University, and the rumoured return of local outstanding high school product of the Belmont Bulldogs, 6’8″ offensive lineman Dante Bull to help give some breathing room for starting QB Scott Borden Jr.
To further add the the Rebels offensive punch, fans should see the return of star running back Trey Campbell. Campbell, who has sat out the last two weeks with a dislocated finger after the injury saw him leave early from game one in the loss to the Okanagan Sun, looked to be in top form Friday night as he took the field for practice.
The retooled 2017 Westshore team brings home a 2-1 record, sitting fourth in the Canadian Junior Football League Top 10 Power rankings the last two weeks. Despite taking on a Langley side that has only seen one victory in three games, the contest is sure to be an offensive duel if history serves well as both teams put up a staggering combined 143 points in two meetings last year in favour of the Westshore Rebels by only a slim, 17 point margin.
Langley will look to get off to a fast start against a very explosive defensive Rebel line and secondary to tilt the field and momentum in their favour in front of what is expected to be a large and noisy, partisan Westshore crowd.
Game time is 3:00 pm at Westhills Stadium. Gates open at 2:00 pm. All seats are general seating so come early.