Lions get last laugh on Football Day

Mother Nature spared Sunday’s Football Day in Salmon Arm from the rain and teams were rewarded

  • Oct. 11, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Mother Nature spared Sunday’s Football Day in Salmon Arm from the rain and teams were rewarded with the perfect football weather.

The Atom Chargers kicked off Football Day in Salmon Arm with a game against the Kelowna Lions.

This was the first game for the Chargers where the coaches were not allowed on the field to give help when needed.

“Our goal for the team this game was to have all the players understand where to play and have them understand the plays that we called from the sideline,” said head coach Chris Lawson.

The Chargers coped well and worked together and as a team.

Although they lost their fourth game, they all came off the field with smiles on their faces and proud of what they had accomplished.

The defensive players made Kelowna work hard for their touchdowns and the offensive players worked hard to gain yards.

Quarterback Logan Herrington earned MVP and had the entire team helping him during every play.

“With this being the first Atom team for the association in four seasons, the coaches couldn’t be more proud with how far they’ve come and learned, they’ve learned the importance of team work, patience and focus to learn a complex game,” said Lawson.





The Peewee Chargers fell to the Kelowna Lions Sunday, in a hard-fought battle.

The two teams were very evenly matched, as they went into halftime tied at 12.

The Chargers’ touchdowns came from Malakai Rockwood on a 40-yard romp to the endzone, and quarterback Cohen Boyd, who had a great game, collecting close to 100-rushing yards.

In the second half, big fullback Tristan Verney gave the Chargers the lead when he plunged into the endzone from the one-yard line.

They held the lead until the fourth quarter, when Kelowna put two touchdowns on the board to make the final score 26-20 for the Lions.

Junior Bantam

The Junior Bantam Chargers lost a close battle Sunday against the first-place Kelowna Lions with 19-6.

The Chargers were  led by the strong play of their Defensive Player of the Game Dom Kemitzis giving up only two touchdowns and one field goal to an explosive Lions offence.

The Chargers also had strong performances from Ryan Berke and Lineman of the Game Caleb Seyl. The Chargers offence was led by Jonah Rivette, who scored the Chargers sole touchdown.

The Chargers are 3-2 on the year so far, and will continue playing hard in a push for the playoffs as the season winds down.