UBC Thunderbirds kicker Danny Van Gylswyk kicks a field goal during CIS play earlier this season.

Rebels reload against Raiders at Westhills

Rebels receiver Eric Eggleston is the B.C. Lions' BCFC Offensive Player of the Week for his three-touchdown game against the Broncos

The Westshore Rebels were left with just one point to ponder after the Kamloops Broncos won 37-36 over the Rebels on Saturday.

It’s the Rebels’ sixth loss in seven games this season, last in the B.C. Junior Football conference.

The Rebels’ need only to make a conversion at the end of the game for the win.

The Rebels are home at Westhills Stadium, 7 p.m. Saturday, to the Vancouver Island Raiders (5-2).

Offensive Player of the Week

Rebels receiver Eric Eggleston was named the B.C. Lions’ BCFC Offensive Player of the Week for his game against Kamloops. Eggleston recorded three touchdowns a total of 199 yards on 10 receptions from quarterback Hunter Lake.

Rebel kickin’ it with UBC Thunderbirds

Two weeks ago Quinn Van Gylswyk kicked a 23-yard field goal in overtime to lift the UBC Thunderbirds to victory.

It was a clutch win, as Van Gylswyk kicked a 30-yard field goal with 0.6 seconds left to send the game into overtime. And it was the biggest moment of the season so far for Van Gylswyk, a former Westshore Rebels player and Spectrum Community school grad, who capped the T-Birds rally from a 27-point deficit to defeat the Alberta Golden Bears 39-36 in Edmonton.

Van Gylswyk also contributed in that game with a surprise run, as the 6-foot-5, 200-pound kicker faked a punt and dashed 44 yards.

Unfortunately the Thunderbirds have since dropped to 1-2 on the season. On Saturday the T-Birds let a 17-point lead slip away  in a 36-32 loss to the Manitoba Bisons.

Tomorrow the T-Birds play in Regina (1-2).

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