Twelve months after a heartbreaking defeat, the Okanagan Sun are on their way back to the B.C. Football Conference final.
In a game that was over almost as soon as it began, the Sun disposed of the Kamloops Broncos 75-7 in the BCFC semifinal Sunday at the Apple Bowl.
The Sun will host Vancouver Island Raiders next Sunday for a berth in the Canadian Bowl. The Cullen Cup final between the Sun and Raiders will kick off at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Apple Bowl.
Vernon high school standouts Zac Kronbauer (VSS) and Tye Kitzman (Fulton) are members of the victorious Sun.
The Broncos’ offence took a hit on the first play of the game when all-star running back Jacob Palmarin went down with an injury and didn’t return.
Nine Vernon products – defensive back Lucas Hofer, linebackers Kyle Richardson, Robby Filice and Michael Ochoa, offensive linemen Tanner Bishop, Jeff Hiscoe and Brandon Melbourne, defensive lineman Colten Gaudet and wide receiver Broden Romanovitch – played for the Broncos.
Romanovitch was named the Broncos’ Most Improved Offensive Player, while Hiscoe was selected Offensive Rookie Of The Year at the team’s recent year-end banquet.