Smith sparks Magnums

Zack (Crazy Legs) Smith led the Vernon Magnums to an impressive minor football victory Sunday.

Morning Star Staff

Crazy Legs led the Vernon Magnums to an impressive minor football victory Sunday.

Quarterback Zack Smith – Crazy Legs, to coaches and teammates – ran twice for 55 yards and a touchdown, breaking a ridiculous number of tackles along the way, and was 7-for-7 through the air for 144 yards and three TDs as the Magnums rolled the West Kelowna Ti-Cats 51-13 at West Kelowna’s sparkling new community field.

Isaiah Ondrik scored twice for the Magnums, catching three passes for 75 yards, as well as successfully kicking the converts and a late field goal. He also made some key tackles on defence.

Liam Gombrich, looking like Seattle stud Marshawn Lynch, broke tackle after tackle, rushing three times for 75 yards with a touchdown, his third in two weeks.

Trent Charlton ran twice for 24 yards and caught four passes for 25 yards, putting another six points on the scoreboard.  Matthew Reich caught a 45-yard TD pass from Smith.

Ethan Mitchell, Devin Hofsink and Ethan Shiman were also great playmakers for the Magnums. Connor Dewhirst was tough on the O and D lines.

Newcomer Sarah Jobagy was instrumental in stopping a Ti-Cat touchdown at the end of the game.