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Rams sweep weekly honours

Langley Rams defensive back Clovis Lumeka tackles Kamloops Broncos
Langley Rams defensive back Clovis Lumeka tackles Kamloops Broncos' Derek Yachison during the Rams' 70-24 victory at McLeod Athletic Park on Aug. 31. Lumeka who had a pick-six interception score was named the league's defensive player of the week.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times

Langley Rams scored all three player of the week awards for week 6 in the B.C. Football Conference.

The Rams defeated the Kamloops Broncos 70-24 on Aug. 31 at McLeod Athletic Park, in the only junior football game of the week. The win improved Langley to 4-1 while Kamloops fell to 3-2.

Running back Mario Narte was offensive player of the week after scoring three touchdowns on 13 carries, finishing with 156 yards rushing as well. It was the first time he has won the weekly honour.

Defensive player of the week went to defensive back Clovis Lumeka, who had a pick-six, taking the interception 77 yards for the touchdown. He also finished with four solo tackles and one pass knockdown. It was also his first weekly honour.

Kicker Steve Thomas won the special teams player of the week for the second time.

Thomas was two-for-two on field goals, nine-for-nine on convert attempts and also scored a single on an 85-yard kick-off.

The Rams are back in action on Sept. 6 as they travel to Kelowna's Apple Bowl to face the Okanagan Sun in a battle of 4-1 teams.

Gary Ahuja/Langley Times

Langley Rams running back Mario Narte cuts the ball upfield during his team's 70-24 destruction of the visiting Kamloops Broncos on Aug. 31 at McLeod Athletic Park. Narte carried the ball 13 times for 156 yards and three touchdowns and was named the league's offensive player of the week.

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