Broncos rally, but lose in Victoria
An inspired Kamloops Broncos’ comeback fell short in Victoria on Sunday, Sept. 16.
The hometown Westshore Rebels held a 34-7 lead over the visiting Broncos at halftime when Kamloops cued the comeback.
Kamloops scored five second-half touchdowns, but it still wasn’t enough to catch the Victoria team, which earned a 48-41 victory.
Bronco quarterback Connor Whitelaw, who was recently cut by the Simon Fraser University Clansmen, three three touchdown passes and plunged in for one of his own on a one-yard run.
Grady Chalmers blocked three Rebels’ field-goal attempts, setting a B.C. Football Conference and tying the Canadian Junior Football League mark.
He also returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Next up for the Broncos are the Okanagan Sun, which share the same record as Kamloops at 1-5.
That game kicks off at 2 p.m. in Kelowna at the Apple Bowl.
The Langley Rams and Vancouver Island Raiders of Nanaimo sit tied atop the BCFC standings with matching 5-0-1 records.
Westshore is second at 5-1, while Chilliwack sits in the cellar at 0-6.