Broncos still kicking
The Kamloops Broncos kept their hopes for a B.C. Football Conference playoff spot alive with a 29-1 victory over the Chilliwack Huskers at Hillside Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Mike McMaster led the way for Kamloops, racking up 153 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Next up for Kamloops is its biggest game of the season, a must-win tilt with the Westshore Rebels of Victoria at Hillside on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Kick off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Okanagan Sun are holding the fourth and final playoff spot with games against the 0-7 Chilliwack Huskers and the 6-1-1 Langley Rams remaining on the schedule.
Kamloops needs to beat the Rebels on Saturday and the Huskers in Chilliwack on Oct. 13 and hope Okanagan loses one of its remaining two games.
The Broncos have lost both their meetings with the Rebels this season, 34-21 on Aug. 12 and 48-41 on Sept. 16.
Both games were played on Vancouver Island.
Connor Whitelaw had a solid game under centre for the Broncos on Sunday, completing 14 of 21 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns.
Sean Poeppel and Carter Bilawchuk were on the receiving end of the touchdown strikes.
Wes Black had a 12-yard scamper to pay-dirt, Aaron Smit kicked four extra points and Mark Discombe recorded a single point on the second half's opening kickoff.
On defence, Adam Nesbitt snatched an interception, as did Derek Apps and Evan Parr, while Tyler Lee and Grady Chalmers were pressuring the quarterback throughout the game.
If Kamloops does manage to make the playoffs, it will be the squad's first post-season berth since joining the BCFC in 2007.