The Fulton Maroons got solid efforts from their depth players as they bounced the South Kamloops Titans 28-12 in Okanagan Varsity Football Conference play Saturday at Grahame Park.
Quarterback Tye Kitzman supplied a pair of rushing touchdowns (10 and 60 yards), and threw 13- and 38-yard TD receptions to Darrien Broomfield and Mike Williamson, respectively.
Brandon Isaac was 4-of-4 on extra points.
Max Champman led the ground assault with 162 yads on 20 carries, while Kitzman racked up 148 yards on 13 rushes. He was 7-of-14 in the air for 127 yards and one pick.
“This was a nice victory for our squad,” said Fulton head coach Mike Scheller. “We had a very short bench and our kids just stepped up and played. They gave it all they had and they should be proud of themselves.
“Colton Annis had to step in at defensive tackle, and he played very well. Kyle Dennis played his best game as a linebacker, and his best game as a Maroon. We are improving weekly.”
The Maroons moved the ball well, but fumbled several times in the first half, which slowed down the offence. Fulton led 7-6 at the break.
Scheller credited Chapman for a great two-way game.
“Max played awesome for us; he ground out the tough yards from his fullback spot and made all kinds of tackles on defence.
“Sikandar Ahmad is a kid I can’t say enough positive things about. He never quits and gives it all for his team. Whether blocking or chasing down tackles, his motor does not end.”
Defensively, the Maroons created a number of turnovers with their aggressive play. Trent Smith and Ike Olson were terrific on the defensive line, and Kitzman delivered some key shots at safety.
The Maroons, 2-3 overall and 1-1 in league play, visit the Valleyview Vikings of Kamloops Friday at Hillside Stadium.