This week in BCFC History

Paul Shortt looks back and the past week and years before in BCFC history!


Week Eight  – Rewind

Okanagan place kicker Isaac Wegner booted five field goals in the Sun’s win over the Valley Huskers on Saturday. It was the second time this year that Isaac kicked five field goals. He becomes only the second player in BCFC history to kick five field goals twice in the same season. He joins former Sun kicker Steven Shott who accomplished the feat in 2009.

Langley Rams running back Maximillian Joseph had 24 carries for 226 rushing yards in the Rams win over the Westshore Rebels. It was the first 200-yard game in Maximillians BCFC career and he is the first Rams running back to put up over 200 in thirteen years. The last Rams player to rush for 200 or more yards was Eric Wenzoski, who had 270 in a game against the Abbotsford Air Force in 2005.

Vancouver Island Raider defensive back Jeremie Cheng had two interceptions in the game against Kamloops on the weekend. The two interceptions gives Jeremie 14 in his career. He is on a pace that could see him catch the Raiders career mark of 21, which is held by Raiders defensive coordinator Karim Maher, who played with the Raiders from 2005-2007.

Westshore Rebels “Mr. Everything”, Cody Holmes, rarely left the field in the game against Langley last week. He was active in all three phases of the game and led in three categories. On the offensive side, Cody led the Rebels and had a game high in pass receiving yards with 69 on 2 receptions. On the defensive side, Cody picked off a game high 2 Rams passes, one of which he returned 65-yards. And on special teams, he had 2 missed field goal returns for 57 yards, which tied a Rebels record for the most missed field goal returns in a game.

Valley Huskers receiver Brandon Poulin set a record for pass receptions in a season. His 9 receptions on Saturday against the Sun gives him 52 on the season. He breaks the record of 47        that Tyron Ledingham set in 2014


On This Day in the BCFC

September 29

1949 – Keith Bennett of the Vancouver Blue Bombers had a 98-yard fumble return touchdown against the North Shore Lions. At the time it was the longest fumble return in the BCFC’s short 3-year history. It also set a Bombers record. The record stood until 1961 when Bruce McGavin of the C.Y.O. Red Raiders returned a fumble 105-yards for a still standing BCFC record.


1974 – Renfrew Trojans receiver Frank Sacilotto was on the receiving end of a 106-yard scoring toss from quarterback Brian Davis in a game against the Vancouver Blue Bombers. The pass set a then BCFC record and set a Trojans record for the longest pass in team history. The record was broken in 2016 when the Westshore Rebels duo of receiver Nathan Pinto and QB Ashton McKinnon connected on a 109-yarder.


1974 – Vancouver Meralomas put up 627 total yards in a 69-0 win over the Victoria Dolphins. The ‘Lomas rushed for 321 yards and passed for 306.


1985 – Quarterback Don Leyes of the Renfrew Trojans established a Trojans record for the most pass attempts in a game when he threw 42 times in a game against Victoria Payless.


1985 – Victoria Payless defensive back Darryl Brassard set to Victoria record in a game against the Renfrew Trojans. Darryl had 28 defensive points which set a new Victoria record. Included in his 28 points was two blocked kicks, which also established a new Victoria record for most blocked kicks in a game. The points record was broken three weeks later when linebacker Ted Leonard registered 29 defensive points and the block kicks record was equaled in 2000 by Mike Kissinger.



1985 – Victoria Payless set a team and BCFC record for the most interceptions in a game against the Renfrew Trojans. They set a team record and BCFC record for the most interceptions, when they had 9 in the game.


2001 – Running Back Matt Medwick of the Valley Huskers established a new BCFC record for the longest run from scrimmage when he ripped off a 109-yard touchdown run against the Abbotsford Air Force. The mark was equaled in 2010 by Tore Tarcon of the Okanagan Sun.


2001 – Tri-City Bulldogs running back Duane Allen had himself quite an afternoon against the Vancouver Trojans. Duane finished the game with 345 total yards. He had 234 rushing yards, 93 yards of pass receptions and 18 punt return yards.


2001 – South Fraser Rams receiver Blair Atkinson had 11 pass receptions for 211 yards in a game against the Kamloops U.C.C. Cowboys.



2001 – Tri-City Bulldogs put 653 total yards in a 70-7 win over the Vancouver Trojans. The Dawgs had 407 rushing yards and 246 passing yards.


2001 – Kick returner Tyler Atkins of the Vancouver Trojans had 7 kick-off returns for 121 yards in a game against the Tri-City Bulldogs



2002 – Valley Huskers running back Jaiden Smith, who had six 200-yard rushing games in his BCFC career, recorded his first when he had 225 yards rushing on 31 carries against the Abbotsford Air Force.


2012Sheldon Van Roon of the Langley Rams had an 80-yard fumble return against the Westshore Rebels.


2013  – Alex Bradley of the Okanagan Sun returned a kickoff 100-yards for a touchdown against the Valley Huskers.