Any questions about who currently rules the B.C. Football Conference were answered definitively on Saturday.
The first-place Okanagan Sun improved to 4-0 on the season with a 32-13 victory over the Langley Rams at Kelowna’s Apple Bowl.
The defending BCFC champion Rams’ record dropped to 2-2 with the loss.
The Rams had a terrific first half defensively, holding the Sun to a field goal to take a 6-3 lead into the halftime break.
The Sun busted the game open in the third quarter by outscoring the Rams 21-7, and tacked on eight unanswered points in the fourth frame to close out the game’s scoring.
Okanagan’s defence ruled, all but eliminating the Rams’ passing game by holding the visitors to just 83 yards in the air.
Langley’s most productive player on offence was running back Nathan Lund, who carried the ball 10 times for 50 yards.
Other than Lund’s five-yards-per-carry day, there weren’t a lot of positives for the Rams, offensively, with quarterbacks Dylan Tucker and Devoun Hallams completing a combined 12 passes between them.
On a bright note, receiver Seye Akinsanmi caught three balls for 30 yards and accounted for Langley’s lone touchdown of the day, hauling in a Hallums’ pass for a major.
Langley’s other points came off the foot of kicker Brian Hope, who as a perfect 2-2 on field goal tries, his longest from 32 yards away, and added a convert.
The Sun, behind the quarterbacking of Josiah Joseph and running of Dillon Fortune dominated the second half, and the third quarter in particular.
Fortune finished off two of the drives with touchdown runs of five and one yard, while Joseph connected with Lerone Robinson for an 18-yard touchdown pass.
Fortune scored his third major of the game in the fourth quarter on an 18-yard run and finished the night with 65 yards rushing on 13 carries.
Kyle Kawamoto caught seven passes for 131 yards to pace the Sun offence.
FINAL WHISTLE: This was the first meeting between the two teams since the Rams edged the Sun 23-19 in the Cullen Cup conference final last October in Kelowna.
– With files from the Kelowna Capital News