The Vernon Marauders lost 30-6 to the Kelowna Lions in junior Bantam play Sunday at the Capital News Centre Turf Field.
Keegan Vicklund scored the Marauders’ only touchdown on an 11-yard pitch pass from fullback Tyler Sova early in the first quarter.
Despite solid blocking from teammates Teylor Munger, Zack Boring, Jayden Koscielny and Josiah Gaskell, runningbacks Connor Manahan, Zack Rogers and Keaton Vernon moved the ball consistently but could not quite find the end zone.
On defence, Tyler (Ducky) Sova was the standout with 14 tackles, followed by Morgan Nichols with nine, Miles Forrest with six and Tyler Braun with five tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception.
The Marauders visit the Kelowna Dragons Sunday afternoon.
In playoff Atom action, the Salmon Arm Mustangs rolled over the Vernon Blue Bombers 42-0 Sunday at Grahame Park.
“It was a tough game for us today but we were proud of the kids as they played hard right to the whistle,” said Bomber head coach Guy McLean.
“Tayber McLean led the way rushing for 42 yards and Jared Cooper stepped up today and played QB for us and also led the team with six tackles.
“We had a lot of players step up and play out of position because of some injuries so we are happy with that and the team only returned five players so overall a great season and we couldn’t be more proud of the whole team.”
The Vernon Magnums bowed 49-0 to the North Delta Longhorns in Midget play Sunday at Grahame Park.
“Our depth chart was very short due to extensive players on the injury reserve list,” said Magnum head coach Bill Tarr. “It was a very clean and hard hitting game through all four quarters. The Magnums could not stop a very good passing game executed by the Longhorns.”