A pair of junior varsity Kamloops high school football teams were in action on Wednesday.
The Westsyde Blue Wave, playing in their first junior varsity game in three years, held on to dispatch the visiting Salmon Arm Golds 20-18.
Westsyde (1-0) shut down Salmon Arm on a two-point conversion attempt to seal victory.
Blue Wave quarterback Phillip Busenius helped cue the comeback win in the second quarter when he connected with Colton Meikle on an 80-yard touchdown pass.
Meikle caught a TD pass from quarterback Sheldon Aitken on fourth and 20 to tie the game at 12-12.
Jagger De La Gorgendiere snared an interception and scampered in for a touchdown to give the Blue Wave a lead they did not relinquish.
Micah Pitre and Kaleb Keau combined to snuff out the Golds’ two-point conversion after Salmon Arm made it close late in the contest.
The hometown Vernon Panthers knocked off the South Kamloops Titans 14-6.
Quarterback Jessie Peters scored an eight-yard rushing touchdown for the Titans, who failed on the two-point convert and fumbled late in the game on the Vernon 1-yard line.
South Kam (1-1) will play the Golds in Salmon Arm on Oct. 16.