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The Westshore Rebels clinched first place in the BC Football Conference going an amazing 7-1-1 on the season and along the way defeating the powerful Okanagan Sun and the Vancouver Island Raiders for the first time in club history and this weekend, they took down the very strong Langley Rams by the score of 38-29 in Langley.
They are the very first Victoria-based team to win the league title.
Jamel Lyles scored four touchdowns, three of them in the first half as he ran a total of 184 yards on 16 carries.
The score was 21-19 Rebels at the half.
Ashton Mackinnon, the Rebels’ quarterback and Nathan Pinto completed and game-changing 109-yard touchdown play at the end of the third quarter to make it 31-19.
Coquitlam native Jay Jay Jackson scored with under two minutes to go for Langley to cut the lead to 31-29, but it was too little, too late.
Lyles has accumulated 1,446 yards rushing, which is the fourth highest in BCFC history and is just 30 yards behind Andrew Harris’s record set in 2009.
The Rebels play one more game Saturday, October 1st at Westhills Stadium.