Sun set to face ri­val Rebels to­day in Vic­to­ria

Penticton Herald - - SPORTS - By Okana­gan Week­end Staff

The Okana­gan Sun are back in ac­tion to­day, vis­it­ing the West­shore Rebels in Vic­to­ria in a bat­tle of un­beaten teams in Week 2 of the B.C. Foot­ball Con­fer­ence sched­ule.

The Sun (1-0), who are starting their sea­son with a four-game road trip due to ren­o­va­tions at the Ap­ple Bowl in Kelowna and won’t play their home opener un­til Sept. 8, are com­ing off a sea­son-open­ing 56-6 blowout over the Kam­loops Bron­cos last Sun­day.

The Rebels (1-0) opened with a hard-fought 19-16 road win over the Lan­g­ley Rams. To­day’s kick­off is set for 4 p.m. at Westhills Sta­dium.

The other Week 2 matchups have Lan­g­ley in Chilli­wack tonight against the Val­ley Huskers, who sur­pris­ingly ral­lied to win their opener 33-31 over the Van­cou­ver Is­land Raiders, who host Kam­loops in Nanaimo to­day.

The Huskers went win­less (0-10) in 2017, while the Raiders are the de­fend­ing BCFC cham­pi­ons af­ter beat­ing the Rebels 21-7 in last year’s Cullen Cup fi­nal at Vic­to­ria on Oct. 21.

The Sun bowed out in the semi­fi­nals in 2017, los­ing to the Raiders 15-8 at the Ap­ple Bowl on Oct. 15, while the Rebels ad­vanced with a 57-14 romp over the Rams in Vic­to­ria.

The Sun split their 2017 sea­son se­ries with the Rebels, book­end­ing the cam­paign against West­shore with an open­ing 19-15 win at the Ap­ple Bowl be­fore fall­ing 30-19 in the fi­nale at Vic­to­ria, which was a first-place show­down.

West­shore earned the top play­off seed with a record of 9-1-0, while Okana­gan set­tled for sec­ond place at 8-1-1, hav­ing tied Van­cou­ver Is­land 31-31 at the Ap­ple Bowl in Week 6.

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