Golds secure second place

The Salmon Arm Varsity Golds secured their playoff spot on Friday

The Salmon Arm Varsity Golds secured their playoff spot on Friday, defeating Mount Boucherie 28-12. They finish in second place behind Kelowna.

They have one more game to play, this Friday, Nov. 4 at Rutland, but the outcome won’t change the standings.

Friday’s game versus Mount Boucherie was a strange one.

After just two plays the score was 6-6 because both teams returned off a kickoff for a touchdown.

“If that happens in a CFL game, a fan wins a million,” remarked head coach Rob Neid. Yet it happened twice on Friday.

In other highlights, PL Lord had another big game, catching five passes for 105 yards and one touchdown. Right now he’s ranked as the number one receiver in the province.

Quarterback Eric Borthistle also had a good day, completing seven of 11 passes for 113 yards and the touchdown.

Will Walton did the difficult and hit a 28-yard field goal.

Chris Szybunka had another big game on defence with 10 tackles, as did Hayden Jeffrey.

Jeffrey intercepted a pass and ran it back 23 yards to the one-yard line, as well as returning the kick-off for an 81-yard touchdown.   Jordan Guertzen and Cyril Carter notched sacks.

Although the playoffs haven’t been finalized, Salmon Arm will play in Kamloops on Nov. 11 at 5 p.m.

 

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