The host Kalamalka Lakers finished an unbeaten season by ambushing the Westsyde Blue Wave of Kamloops 33-0 in Okanagan Conference senior AA varsity football play Friday.
Tailback Karson Patommel returned to the lineup and carried the ball nine times for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Robby Filice saw limited action and carried the ball twice for 14 yards and one TD.
Quarterback Brendan Squair completed 4-of-7 passes for 79 yards, including a 37-yarder to Noel So for a TD. Squair also ran a 60-yard punt return back for a score.
Defensively, Filice led the Lakers with 13 tackles and two fumble recoveries. Chris Leverman had another solid game with nine tackles and a sack.
“Chris is an undersized D-lineman with a drive that makes him play like he is a 250-pound lineman,” said Laker head coach Brad Yamaoka.
The 4-0 Lakers struggled offensively in the first half with turnovers and dropped balls.
“We will be focusing back on fundamentals for the next week,” added Yamoaka. “We need to go into the playoffs with a full head of steam, not sputtering like we did today.”
Yamoaka said the Lakers will face a tough team in first-round playoff action since the Eastern Conference is filled with very good teams.
“Two of them are ranked in the top-five and another is honourable mention.”
The Misson Roadrunners and the Rick Hansen Hurricanes and Robert Bateman Timber Wolves, both of Abbotsford, are battling for the Eastern Conference title.