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Rams defence stifles Sun

Langley Rams running back Ryan MacDonald breaks an Okanagan Sun tackle during B.C. Junior Football Conference action at McLeod Athletic Park on Saturday night. The Rams improved to 2-0 with their 33-20 victory. - Jillian Kirby/Langley Rams
Langley Rams running back Ryan MacDonald breaks an Okanagan Sun tackle during B.C. Junior Football Conference action at McLeod Athletic Park on Saturday night. The Rams improved to 2-0 with their 33-20 victory.
— image credit: Jillian Kirby/Langley Rams

After allowing the game’s first 11 points, the Langley Rams got on track and stifled the Okanagan Sun.

The Rams improved to 2-0 in the B.C. Junior Football League with the 33-20 win over the visiting Sun at McLeod Athletic Park on Saturday night.

Langley kicker Steve Thomas led the way for the team, accounting for 15 of his team’s points, earning the league’s special teams player of the week award for his efforts.

Thomas was good on all four field goal attempts (14, 22, 33 and 44 yards) and converted all three Ram touchdowns.

Offensively, the team found the end zone three times, with quarterback Dylan Tucker tucking the ball and running for one score from three yards out, and then throwing touchdown passes to Daniel English (31 yards) and Tore Corrado (61 yards).

For the game, Tucker was 16-for-24 for 252 yards. He also threw two interceptions.

Corrado (137 yards) and English (83 yards) each caught five passes.

The defence had a big say in the outcome of the game as the Rams forced four turnovers, had four quarterback sacks and held the Sun to just 218 yards of offence, including just 71 in the second half.

Okanagan had gone ahead 18-13 early in the third quarter before Langley scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to erase the 18-16 deficit.

John Beckerleg, Ben Sharpe and Marcus Brown all picked off Okanagan passes while Cecil Belanger forced and recovered a fumble.

Dylan Roper, with a pair, and Alex Agnoletto and Brock Gowanlock had the quarterback sacks.

The Rams are on a bye this week.

They face their first road game when they return, travelling to Victoria to face the Westshore Rebels on Aug. 16.

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