Alex Douglas ran for two touchdowns as the Okanagan Sun defeated the Valley Huskers 21-16 in B.C. Football Conference play on Saturday night in Chilliwack.
Douglas ran for the two majors on six carries for 28 yards. Malcolm Miller also ran for a TD in a game-best 95-yards on 12 carries.
The Sun needed to keep the ball along the ground because their aerial attack was not working.
Douglas completed 4-for-21 passes for 67 yards — nearly half of which came on a single 32-yard strike to Javen Kaechele.
The defence was much better, holding Valley to just nine first downs and 145 yards total offence.
The Sun also forced the Huskers into conceding a safety. Isaac Wegner was 1-for-2 on convert attempts to round out the scoring.
For the most part, the Sun defence held All-Canadian Brandon Poulin in check. But he still caught seven passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns.
Valley QB Reid Vankoughnett completed 15-of-26 passes for 166 yards. He also threw one interception (picked off by the Sun’s Tyler Going).
The Sun will need a more complete game on Saturday at home when the Westshore Rebels arrive for a 7 p.m. game at the Apple Bowl.
Westshore defeated the Vancouver Island Raiders 39-30 on the weekend at home to remain 2-0. Also on Saturday, the Langley Rams busted the Kamloops Broncos 63-7 at Hillside Stadium.