Sun sign three prospects

Okanagan Sun head coach Shane Beatty has signed three players who attended last week’s spring Junior A football camp in Kelowna.

Okanagan Sun head coach Shane Beatty has signed three players who attended last week’s spring Junior A football camp in Kelowna.

Brett Chabidon, a 22-year-old defensive back from the East Side Eagles Majors (Winnipeg), joins the Sun for his final season of junior eligibility after sitting out last season following ACL surgery.

Said Beatty on Chabidon: “When we brought him out to camp he just shined, a real physical kid, a great kid. Even though he is only going to be here one year I think he will press for a starting position right away and be a real leader for us because of his great personality as well as his ability.”

Kelton Hurt, 19, is a 6-foot-3, 280-poundoffensive linemen from the Chinook High School Coyotes (Lethbridge).

Beatty on Hurt: “He has a nasty streak to him. He has a lot of learning to do about the position still, but he has some nasty in him on the field, I like that about him. He got in a couple dustups on the field at camp, he didn’t back down from anybody out there.”

Marcus Cooper, 18, is a 5-foot-8, 190-pound ruunningback from the Grande Prairie Composite High School Warriors, the alma mater of the late and great Sun RB Jeff Halvorson.

The Sun opens the 2013 season Saturday, July 27 at the Apple Bowl against the Valley Huskers of Chilliwack.