Tuesday August 22, 2017
Once Upon a Game
Huskers continue to struggle
By Blake Roberts. BC Football Conference, Voice photo
Huskers play last year at Townsend Park in Chilliwack.
eek four is in the books, and what was expected to be a 4 team race may or may not be shaping up to be one of the 3 team variety. In a reversal of last week, all three home teams won this weekend, and all in dominating fashion. Let's break down the week that was, and the one coming up, plus a bit more.
The Okanagan Sun pummeling of the Valley Huskers* was largely expected, although the 71 points the Sun put up was more than I thought they would manage. Sun head Ben Macauley and his staff took moderate heat online for the scoreboard, but he was rotating players early in the second half. The issue that the Sunís depth being greater than the Huskers depth, and the Huskers defense being on the field as much as it was, conspired to make a rout inevitable.
The Huskers ďare what we thought they wereĒ as former Arizona Cardinalís coach Dennis Green would say. In fact, they probably arenít as good as we anticipated or hoped they might be. Still, as crazy as this might sound after a team loses 71-,7 there is reason to feel positive about the prospects in Chilliwack.
As someone who has been around this conference over 25 years, and has seen scores like this before, I can say this Huskers team looks vastly different than other clubs Iíve seen lose by a similar score. Their bench looked better coached, and they definitely have talent, just not enough to compete with the upper echelon teams in the conference.
The Week Ahead
One of the advantages
all the BCFC teams have is their small city settings generally means the
team bonds are greater than a junior team in a big city where the players
are more spread out. That bond is going to be critical for the team this
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