Broncos nearly topple Sun, drop heartbreaker late

The Kamloops Broncos were a couple of minutes away from a historic upset in Kelowna on the weekend.

But the roster-depleted Okanagan Sun rallied in the final two minutes with a field goal and fumble recovery for a touchdown to seal a hard-fought 18-10 win.

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The loss dropped Kamloops’ record to 0-9, while the Sun improve to 6-2-1.

Broncos’ quarterback Reid Vankoughnett found Darian Pritchard on a 24-yard touchdown strike, while the team also managed a field goal.

In the final minute of the fourth quarter, with Okanagan up 11-10, Kamloops was deep in its end of the field when Bronco Trent Price fumbled after being hit hard by Sun defender Cory McCoy.

Fellow Sun defender Conor Richard picked up the ball and ran 20 yards into the end zone.

The two teams opened the season against each other in Kamloops on Aug. 5, with Okanagan winning 56-6.

Kamloops’ final game of the season is this Saturday when the Langley Rams visit Hillside Stadium. Kickoff is 4 p.m.

Kamloops and Westshore are out of the playoffs, with Okanagan, Langley, Valley and Vancouver Island vying for seeding among the four playoff spots.

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