Blue Bombers win Atom title

Vernon Blue Bombers ground Lions to claim Southern Interior Football Conference Atom division title.

The Vernon Blue Bombers are the Southern Interior Football Conference Atom division champions.

The captured the title with a 16-6 win over the Okanagan Mission Lions Sunday in Kelowna.

Vernon’s Zach Smith opened the scoring on a 40-yard rush. He finished with 170 yards on 20 carries.

Liam Glennon supplied a two-point conversion to give the Bombers an 8-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, Mission responded with a 50-yard rushing TD, only to see Smith complete the offence with a 60-yarder.

The Bombers’ Matthew Reich chipped in with eight rushes for 40 yards, while Ethan Anderson (25 yards) and Isaiah Ondrik (20 yards) also moved the ball.

Ondrik was a beast on defence with 10 tackles, Brady Szeman had seven and Reich six.

“I was very proud of the effort the boys gave today,” said Blue Bombers head coach Chris Sochan.

“We played the same team two weeks ago and were outplayed on both sides of the ball. Sunday was a different story as we managed to get two long runs and control the ball a bit more.

“It was an exciting, hard-fought game that was fun to be a part of. All team members deserve credit for the victory.”

Added defensive coordinator Jeff Anderson: “We made some defensive adjustments to contain their quarterback, who ran all over us two weeks ago and the boys executed the game plan perfectly.

“Aside from one long run, our defence contained and frustrated their offence.”

The Bombers battle northern champion Prince George for the Interior title, Nov. 12, in Kamloops.


Just Posted

Vernon Vipers shut out Penticton Vees in first game of home-and-home

James Porter Jr. stopped all 42 shots, Seiya Tanaka-Campbell scored his first BCHL goal Friday night

Conservation officers on the hunt for North Okanagan moose poachers

Officers execute search warrant Friday morning, investigation continues

Vernon Montessori students re-gift to raise funds

Holiday Gift Shop fundraiser supports Project Christmas Elf, teaches sustainability

Sagmoen’s lawyer argues ‘abuse of power’ in police search

The trial of Curtis Sagmoen continued at the Vernon Law Courts on Friday

Vernon’s All Saints Church sets table for less fortunate

Fifth annual Festive Street Lunch will take place at All Saints’ Church tomorrow

‘Where the miracles live’: Shane Koyczan narrates powerful KGH Foundation video

‘There is more to being alive than just our data plans… there’s our plans’

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

WATCH: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

The fire was reported around 2 a.m. Saturday morning

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens after vehicle incident near Boston Bar

Initial reports of a jack-knifed semi truck had closed both directions of the highway

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers

Some marching orders come from the Liberal Party’s campaign, while others are new additions

Scheer’s resignation tips party into internal war over school tuition payments

The Conservatives have a Toronto convention already scheduled for April

Most Read