Ground game: Salmon Arm’s Ashly Bakema breaks free into open field in a game against the Kelowna Lions on Sunday in Kelowna.

Ground game: Salmon Arm’s Ashly Bakema breaks free into open field in a game against the Kelowna Lions on Sunday in Kelowna.

Jr. Bantams keep on rolling

The second-place Salmon Arm Jr. Bantam Chargers travelled to Kelowna on Sunday to battle with the third- place Kelowna Lions

The second-place Salmon Arm Jr. Bantam Chargers travelled to Kelowna on Sunday to battle with the third- place Kelowna Lions.

In a hard fought game rife with multiple turnovers by both teams, the Chargers came away with a 38-16 victory.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Chargers once again enjoyed a strong rushing attack, scoring four touchdowns on the ground.

Dylan Eugster opened up the scoring with a hard-fought touchdown run, and offensive player of the game, Ashly Bakema, scored the other three rushing touchdowns.

Defensively, the Chargers were led by linebacker Chase Henning who made tackles all over the field.

The defensive play of the game was an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown from corner Spencer Paquette.

The Chargers racked up three total interceptions in the game.

The top linesman award went to Dayton Bittner for his stout defensive play.

After dropping the opening game of the season to the Vernon Magnums, the Chargers have since reeled off six straight wins.

The Chargers look to finish the regular season off strong against the Kamloops Broncos this Sunday on the road.

Bantam

After dropping their first game of the season last week, the Salmon Arm Bantam Chargers returned to their winning ways with a 63-0 pounding of the Cowichan Bulldogs. The Chargers scored on the opening kickoff when Ryker Davison took the ball 60 yards for the major.

The Chargers’ offence was unstoppable with quarterback Jayden Mourato running in one touchdown and throwing for two more.

Also adding to the onslaught was Travis Beer and Tyler Chartier, who each scored two rushing majors. Bladen Stephens hauled in a 40-yard pass from Mourato for a major.

Rounding out the scoring was Gabe Walker who scored a three-yard pass.

The defence earned their first shutout with Jacob Zyri, who had one interception, numerous tackles and two sacks on the day, earning defensive player of the game.

Next up, the 7-1 Chargers take on the Vancouver Trojans at Rupert Park on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Peewee

The Salmon Arm Peewee Chargers lost  an offensive shootout  to the Kelowna Lions in Kelowna on Sunday 77-47.

Both team defences struggled throughout the game.

The Chargers had seven turnovers, which  was the definitive factor in the loss.

The third-place Chargers travel to face the West Kelowna Tiger-Cats this weekend in their final league game.

Playoffs commence Nov. 7.

 

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