Vernon Magnums running back Gunnar Nyberg (right) avoids the would-be tackle of Ethan Schupner of the West Kelowna Sundevils en route to a 51-yard touchdown scamper during Southern Interior Football League atom division action Sunday morning at Grahame Park.

Vernon Magnums gun down Lions

Vernon Magnums pound Kelowna Lions 50-18 in Southern Interior Junior Bantam Football League action.

The Vernon Magnums scored on the opening kickoff and just kept rolling from there Sunday in Kelowna.

Isaiah Ondrik hustled 70 yards to the end zone on the return, jumpstarting the Magnums’ offence in a 50-18 Southern Interior Junior Bantam Football League win over the host Kelowna Lions.

Charles Lemay had a monster two-way game for Vernon, racking up four TDs and leading the defence with eight tackles. Logan Higgs ran for two TDs and 142 yards on 21 carries.

The O-line was solid in allowing Ethan Anderson to pass four times for 70 yards.

Thomas Hyett and Trey Winstanley had five tackles each. Devin Hofsink, Ondrik and Ethan Schiman also stood out on defence.

Vernon hosts the Kamloops Broncos in their final home game Sunday, noon, at Grahame Park.

In Atom action Sunday at Grahame, the Magnums iced the West Kelowna Sundevils 40-0.

Vernon had big rushing days from Gunnar Nyberg (70 yards), Reid Williamson (50 yards), Brayden Khun Khun (48 yards) and Grady Krause (40 yards), each with a touchdown.

Lockland Kilford and Dillan Rinkle each supplied 15-yards TDs, and Issiaha Grant ran for 60 yards.

The defence was also strong, with Hudson Kibblewhite delivering seven tackles and a fumble recovery. Morgan Hackman had 10 tackles and a fumble recovery and Dominick Kitzman had four tackles.

The Peter’s Tirecraft Magnums lost for the first time in six weeks in Pee Wee division play, falling 50-8 to the host Lions in Kelowna.

Vernon let down its guard for a five-minute span, which allowed Kelowna to rack up 32 unanswered points. Other than that, the game was mostly fought in the centre of the field.

Ethan Mitchell led the team with an interception and a touchdown, Taber Mclean recovered a fumble, and Vernon made good on its first-ever extra point attempt, with Cody Wessels at centre, Jaret Cooper as the holder and Joey Mazzei as kicker.

The Pee Wees host Kamloops at 2 p.m.

The Bantam Magnums bowed 46-6 to the Salmon Arm Chargers Sunday at Grahame, with Zach Boring tossing a 55-yard reception to Josh Hyer for Vernon’s lone score.

Dorian Weeks was a standout at centre, Trystin Gerstmeyer hustled at running back, and Weston Vanderveen, Jackson Ponipal and Reid MacKenzie had terrific showings on defence.

Vernon visits Kelowna on Sunday.

 

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