Vernon Magnums’ running back Riley MacGillivray (12) uses the straight arm to keep West Kelowna Sun Devils tackler Tyson Hughes at bay in Southern Interior Football Conference Junior Bantam league action Sunday at Grahame Park.

Sun Devils stop Atom Magnums

West Kelowna Sun Devils double Vernon Magnums 36-18 in Atom football play Sunday at Grahame Park.

The West Kelowna Sun Devils kept their undefeated Atom football season alive with a 36-18 win over the Vernon Magnums Sunday at Grahame Park.

The Magnums were unable to contain the Sun Devils’ dangerous ground attack in the Southern Interior Football Conference tilt.

“Despite the outcome, I still think we can play with these guys,” said Vernon head coach Tim Thorpe. “All of their scores came on long runs where we lost outside contain. If we can fix this problem, we can play with any team in the league.”

Leading the Magnum offence was quarterback Kolby Thorpe with 111 yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns. Running back Colin Charlton had 79 yards on 15 carries.

Defensively, Thorpe had six tackles, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. Gunnar Nyberg had five tackles and Charlton had four.

“Fundamentally, our boys have improved tenfold and I’m excited to see that,” said Thorpe. “The players are working hard in practice and we are starting to see major improvement in many players. Now we just need to put it together as a team.”

The Atom Magnums visit the Kelowna Lions on Sunday.


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