Sun can clinch 1st place with home win tonight

The Daily Courier - - SPORTS -

The Okana­gan Sun will look to lock up first place tonight — as well as home-field ad­van­tage through­out the B.C. Foot­ball Con­fer­ence play­offs — when they host the ri­val West­shore Rebels of Vic­to­ria in a 7 p.m. kick­off at the Ap­ple Bowl in Kelowna. The Sun (6-2-1) are on a four-game win­ning streak and will clinch top spot in the stand­ings with an­other vic­tory in tonight’s reg­u­lar-sea­son fi­nale.

Okana­gan pre­vi­ously tied the Rebels 18-18 in Vic­to­ria on Aug. 11 — way back in Week 2 of the 10-game sched­ule.

The Rebels (3-5-1) have lost three in a row, con­tin­u­ing to strug­gle since for­mer Sun coach Shane Beatty took over as their bench boss. West­shore has been elim­i­nated from play­off con­tention, des­tined to fin­ish fifth in the six­team con­fer­ence re­gard­less of tonight’s re­sult, but Beatty and the Rebels will be look­ing to play spoiler against the Sun.

Okana­gan is only one point ahead of the Lan­g­ley Rams and Val­ley Huskers of Chilliwack, both with 6-3-0 records, so a loss to the Rebels would likely drop the Sun to sec­ond and pos­si­bly even third place.

All six teams wrap up the reg­u­lar sea­son to­day, with Lan­g­ley in Kam­loops against the win­less Bron­cos (0-9-0), while Chilliwack is vis­it­ing the fourth-place Van­cou­ver Is­land Raiders (5-4-0) in Nanaimo.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.