Vernon's Tristan McKenzie (right) helps teammate Jace Collard (left) avoid the tackle of Kamloops player Dionte Jelks during Atom football action Sunday afternoon at the new Vernon Athletics Park.

Vernon's Tristan McKenzie (right) helps teammate Jace Collard (left) avoid the tackle of Kamloops player Dionte Jelks during Atom football action Sunday afternoon at the new Vernon Athletics Park.

Broncos clip Magnums 13-12

The Kamloops Broncos shaded the Vernon Magnums 13-12 in Southern Interior Pee Wee Football League action Sunday.

  • Sep. 16, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Morning Star Staff

The Kamloops Broncos shaded the Vernon Magnums 13-12 in Southern Interior Pee Wee Football League action Sunday at the new Greater Vernon Athletics Park.

It was a slow start for both teams until Vernon’s Kolby Thorpe ripped off a 55-yard touchdown late in the first quarter. Colin Charlton then supplied another 55 yard TD.

The Magnums couldn’t really get going with drives stalling due to penalties and errors in the second half when the Broncos posted two scores and converted an extra point for the win.

Thorpe finished with 120 rushing yards, while registering a team-high 11 tackles defensively. Skyler Broughton added eight tackles.

“It was great to be in another close game; this is where character and determination are built,” said Magnum coach Tim Thorpe. “While it was tough to see this one slip away, I’m confident that we will learn from our mistakes and be better from it.”

In Atom play, the Kamloops Broncos bounced Vernon 36-6 Sunday morning.

Vernon rolled over Kamloops 64-0 in Junior Bantam action.