Kamloops Broncos at Okanagan Sun

Ethan Newman looks to pass against the Kamloops Broncos at the Apple Bowl on August 3, 2019 in Kelowna.

Kelton Kouri rushed for 99 yards, Javen Kaechele caught three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown, and two quarterbacks made it tough to pick a clear starter.

The Okanagan Sun never trailed, and were never threatened, in a 26-3 victory over the Kamloops Broncos on Saturday night in B.C. Football Conference play at the Apple Bowl.

The Sun (1-0) has never lost to Kamloops (0-1) since it rejoined the league in 2007.

Receiver Kian Ishani and running back Lawrenzo Dissee also scored touchdowns.

Isaac Wegner kicked three singles, was 2-for-2 on converts and hit 1-of-3 field goals (he was good from 36 yards out).

Quarterbacks Alex Douglas and Ethan Newman — both new to the Sun, but with junior football experience on their resumes — split time under centre.

Douglas was 9-for-17 for 125 yards and two passing touchdowns; Newman was 7-for-10 for 127 yards. Neither QB threw an interception.

The game was Jamie Boreham’s first as head coach of a BCFC team. The 2007 Grey Cup winner with the Saskatchewan Roughriders had promised a character-driven Sun team that would play disciplined football.

Discipline, however, was about the only thing lacking in Saturday’s effort.

The Sun outgained Kamloops 523-128 yards in total offence.

But they also racked up 185 penalty yards on 20 infractions. Kamloops wasn’t much better, and the refs flagged them 13 times for 95 yards.

The Okanagan defence was sound, although the secondary was busier than the coaches might have wanted.

Defensive back Jonah Williams made six tackles while DB Tyler Going had three tackles, knocked down a pass and forced a fumble.

Defensive lineman Cory Mccoy had the only sack and Ryley Amendt the only interception (that he returned 22 yards).

Elsewhere on Saturday, the Langley Rams defeated the Vancouver Island Raiders 42-30 in a matchup of two premier quarterbacks.

Langley’s Duncan Little threw for 342 yards on 20-of-35 passing with three TDs and two interceptions. V.I. pivot Jacob Laberge was 15-for-29, with 212 yards, three TDs and one INT.

Also, the Westshore Rebels edged the Valley Huskers 21-20. Brandon Poulin caught 10 passes for 115 yards and a major in a losing cause. Zachary Lubin carried the ball 12 times for 71 yards and two TDs for the victorious Rebels.

In Week 2, the Sun face the Huskers on the road next Saturday; Kamloops hosts Langley and V.I. squares off against Westshore.