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There were three Kamloops Community Football matchups at Hillside Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 2.
In the first game, the atom Kamloops Broncos earned a 21-0 default victory over Salmon Arm, which did not field enough players.
The peewee Kamloops Wildcats won the day’s second game, blanking the Salmon Arm Colts 18-0.
Solid offensive-line play from Matteo Viani, Jagger Reid and Matthew Stanhope allowed quarterback Carsen Day to throw for 87 yards. Mattias Nelson and Cam Treadwell were on the receiving end of the passes.
Ben Prokopetz rushed for 144 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown scamper, while Marcus Kyle punched in two TDs of his own.
Adam Buholzer rounded out the ground-game numbers with 21 yards rushing.
Jacob Graf, Denzel Marican, Sean Smit, Dayton Tomlin and Jimmy Gustaffson led the defence with 22 combined tackles, while Isiah Lunot recovered a fumble late in the fourth quarter to preserve the shutout.
The Wildcats travel to Kelowna next Sunday to play the Dragons.
In the third game of the day, the junior bantam Kamloops Broncos fell 38-18 to Salmon Arm.
Jeremy Strachan led the way for the Broncos with three rushing majors, including two of 50 or more yards.