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).