Langley Rams star Nick Downey didn't just set a B.C. Football Conference record for career punt return yardage during his team's resounding 66-8 win over the Chilliwack Huskers Saturday at McLeod Stadium.
The 22-year-old speedster now - officially - has the most career punt return yards in the 129-year history of the Canadian Junior Football League.
Downey's 2,400 yards surpass the previous record holder, Jason Marsh, who racked up 2,393 yards as a member of both the Vancouver Island Sharks and Victoria Rebels. Marsh played five seasons from 1997-2001.
SUN COMING TO TOWN
Downey will try to add to his totals when the Rams host the Okanagan Sun this Saturday (Aug. 25) at McLeod Stadium.
Opening kickoff is 7 p.m. The Rams, with a 2-0-1 record, will look to remain unbeaten.
The two teams have quite a history.
The Rams and Sun went headto-head in the BCFC championship game for six straight years from 1990 to 1995. The Rams won four of those games: 1990, '92, '93, and '94. The Sun went on to win nine of the next 10 championships from '95 to '02 as well as in 2004.
The Rams didn't get back to the B.C. title game until 2005.
The Rams won the '05 championship game in Kelowna and officially ended the Sun era.
The Kelowna-based squad has now gone eight years without a championship.
The Rams' last title was 2005. The past six years have been dominated by the VI Raiders, with six titles.
Expect a much different Sun team than the Rams played in their week one, 42-14 win in Kelowna.
The Sun went toe-to-toe with the VI Raiders in Nanaimo on Saturday, and trailed 30-28 late in the game.
Okanagan set up to kick what likely would have been a gamewinning seven-yard field goal but the kick sailed wide and the Raiders held on to win 30-29.
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