Vernon Magnums rock Mustangs

Vernon Magnums ambush Salmon Arm Mustangs 46-0 to finish the Southern Interior Pee Wee Football Association regular season at 8-0.

The Vernon Magnums ambushed the host Salmon Arm Mustangs 46-0 Sunday to finish the Southern Interior Pee Wee Football Association regular season at 8-0.

Quarterback Zack Smith (5-for-7, 69 yards) passed for two touchdowns, ran for two more and added another two on interception returns to lead the Magnums.

Isaiah Ondrik (two receptions for 64 yards, 5-for-6 on extra points) had a stellar game filling in at tight end and placekicker with the highlight being a 50-yard touchdown reception on a go route. Matthew Reich rounded out the scoring with a tip-toe catch at the back of the end zone.

“We were firing on all cylinders again today,” said Magnums’ head coach Sean Smith. “Ethan Mitchell made some nice catches playing out of position, Ondrik displayed some great hands in his first action at tight end and our offensive line gave Zack time to throw. We were short at a few key positions but didn’t miss a beat which is a credit to our players’ understanding of the offence.”

Defensively, Reich and Joey Mazzei recorded five tackles apiece. Rookie Jordan Knopf and Smith each had fumble recoveries.

The Magnums have the week off (bye) before taking on the winner of the fourth/fifth-place game Sunday, Nov. 10 at Grahame Park (noon).