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September 23, 2023 Langford, BC (ISN) – The Westshore Rebels ( 8-0) football organization continued there magical season Saturday in Kamloops, overcoming the whistle and the Kamloops Broncos ( 0-7) 46-6 to remain undefeated in 2023 British Columbia Football Conference play with two games remaining in an incredible regular season run.
With the weekend win at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops, the Rebels appear, on paper, to have all but sewn up home field advantage through the post season with the victory, slated to begin October 21st.
The Rebels would put up another offensive performance, recording 440 yards offense, rushing for 172 yards on the ground and 245 yards offense through the air
Starting QB Te Jessie led the charge once again for his Rebels, passing for 200 yards and 3 TD’s in another efficient, 1st half of employment, helping lift his team to a 31-0 half time lead. Running a balanced Rebels offensive attack against the Bronco, BCFC leading running back Gerren Hardisty and reciever Keiren Poissant would both add to their season totals scoring a pair of touchdowns each. Poissant, in leading the league, has caught 9 touchdowns over 643 yards receiving, and 91 yards per game average.
Running back Malik Gagne-Smith and receiver Cairo Berry would also add a touchdown a piece in the winning effort.
Kamloops receiver Colton Meikle would score the only points for the Broncos on a late, fourth quarter pass from QB Tayen Lloyd.
With Jessie sitting the second half, Rebels back up QB Ethan Pickard would see the game to the end engineering the offensive squad to an additional 2 touchdowns to close out the game with another lopsided win. The Rebels, to date, have outscored their opponent by an average 52-10 margin.
Defensively, after shaking off the “Bus Rust” early in the first quarter, the Rebels wouldn’t give much for the sparse crowd of Broncos fans much to cheer for. Linebacker Demar Hohnstein would share the defense attack leading with 8 solo tackles on the evening, while teammate defensive back Okunlola Oluwaferanmi would record another 8 tackles from the Rebels back field. Defensive lineman Ted Windom Jr. would add another seven tackles from the front line.
The Rebels defense would harass Broncos QB Lloyd all game. Only allowing Lloyd to complete passes for a total 104 yards and 1 interception, Lloyd would also be taken down for times for quarterback sacks, three of those Rebel sacks coming by way of the effort of Defensive Lineman Cody McMahon. The Westshore defensive would allow only 245 yards net Bronco offense.
The Rebels will enjoy a bye-weekend next weekend, before returning the gridiron October 7th in a rematch versus the fourth place Langley Rams. The Rebels, after a poorly-played three quarters, used a fourth quarter comeback performance last meeting in a 28-21 win in Langley in what has been considered the greatest test for the Rebels so far this season.
The Rebels will look to record a team record 9th win versus the Rams. Kick off time is 4pm, at Starlight Stadium.