The injury-riddled Vernon Magnums fell 44-12 to the host Kelowna Lions in Southern Interior Football League action Sunday at Mission Sports Fields.
Fullback Miles Forrest and quarterback Dylan Huber were offensives standouts for Vernon, while Kolton Neal shone defensively and Trystin Gerstmeyer was stellar on special teams.
The Magnums entertain the Kelowna Riders Saturday, 1 p.m., at Grahame park.
In Junior Bantam exhibition play Saturday, the host Magnums bowed 24-0 to the hard-hitting Victoria Renegades.
Vernon was busy all game, recording tackles, recovering fumbles, making difficult catches in traffic and blocking field goals. Offensive standouts were Charles Lemay with 45 total yards, Riley MacGillivray with 30, Logan Higgs with 25 and Zack Smith with 30 running and 20 passing yards.
Isaiah Ondrik contributed 20 yards rushing and 30 passing, while boosting the defence with seven tackles at corner. Higgs and Lemay had 19 tackles between them with Thomas Hyett supplying five and Carson Harrower with four.