It was lights out for the Okanagan Sun, in every sense of the word, at the Langley Rams home opener at McLeod Athletic Park.
A power failure, half an hour before kickoff, meant the Sunday, Sept. 19 game had to end when it was too dark to play.
By then, after three quarters, Rams were leading the Sun 7-0, thanks to a one-pointer by kicker Tato Ferrero Araya in the second quarter and a touchdown in the third quarter by defensive back Joel Klassen.
Coach Cory Philpot told the Langley Advance Times this version of the Rams “could possibly be the best defence around.”
The truncated game will count, thanks to the Sun coach, who conceded the win.
“He gave us the game on a handshake,” Philpot remarked.
Eventful night at McLeod Stadium for Game 2 vs @okanagan_sun. Power went out ½ hr before kickoff. Played as long as light would allow for 3 qtrs ending in a 7-0 win over the Sun in the dark. On a 'lighter' note, we launched our own Redemption Lager Beer from @SmugglersTrail.🍺 pic.twitter.com/lywjYtLBi8— Langley Rams (@LangleyRams) September 21, 2021
On Sept. 11, the Rams opened their season with a trip to the Vancouver Island Raiders in Nanaimo, posting a 22-1 victory with two touchdowns by Darian Pritchard, one TD from Tate Williams, plus a two-pointer from Jaesse Nielsen.
VI kicker Ethan Moran had the single point for the Island team.
Rams are currently at the top of the standings in the six-team British Columbia Football conference, which is part of the
Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL).
Next game sees Rams play the Valley Huskers at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Game time is 7 p.m.
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