The Langley Rams are still looking for their first win of the year after a 15-14 loss to the Okanagan Suns on Saturday (Aug. 13).
Although this is their third loss, coach Jeff Alamolhoda says the team has played well in the last two games.
“Our boys have battled hard. We have a new coach in place, a new system, new coordinators, a whole bunch of new faces. I think we’re really starting to get into our groove set now,” he said.
“As a coaching staff we thought we competed really hard in our last two games, and we have made huge strides from week one to week two to week three.”
Many players on the team stepped up and made some great plays.
Quarterback Brandon Leyh completed 14 of 28 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns.
Mike Park caught three balls for 56 yards.
Malcom Freeman carried seven times for 30 yards and Leyh seven times for 46 yards.
Arie Nakagawa also played well making five tackles, three assists and one forced fumble.
Scott Puffer had three tackles and two assists.
“I think the biggest thing we can do moving forward is trust more, do our individual plays, come together as a team and be cohesive,” Alamolhoda said.
“We need to continue to start to gel as a team,”
The Rams are 0-3 in the season so far and their next opponent, the Kamloops Broncos, are 1-2.
“We’re really pulling for one of our teammates who’s ill right now,” Alamolhoda said.
“We want to go get that win for Zach, show him that he’s in our hearts and we’re fighting for him.
“If we play the way the Rams play we will get a victory.”
The Rams face the Broncos on Aug. 20.