Rams running back Andrew Pocrnic didn’t have it all his own way, battling a Suns defence that aimed to limit his yardage. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Rams defeat Sun to get one step closer to Cullen Cup

Record-breaking running back Andrew Pocrnic scored

Langley Rams are bound for the Cullen Cup, following their 45-15 win over the Okanagan Sun Saturday in the BCFC semifinal at McLeodAthletic Park stadium in Langley.

In what amounted to a rematch of the 2018 Cup, the Sun capitalized on a Rams opening kickoff fumble and took an early 7-0 lead but the Rams dominated the rest of the game.

It was a 7-7 tie game with touchdowns by both teams by the end of the first quarter, but in the second quarter, Rams scored twice more to open up a 21-8 lead and never looked back.

READ MORE: VIDEO: Langley Rams football team wins Cullen Cup

Fresh off his record-setting regular season run, Rams running back Andrew Pocrnic accounted for two touchdowns during the game, carrying the ball 24 times for 190 yards.

Maximillan Joseph had 100 yards on 12 runs.

Rams rushed for 358 yards in total.

Colby Peters scored on a one yard run and threw touchdown passes of 30 and 40 yards to Khalik Johnson.

Ryan Barthelson got one for the defense and Jayden Shielan rounded out the scoring for the Rams with six converts and a 13 yard field goal.

Rams defenders held the Sun offense in check with five interceptions, Barthelson had two while Nathan Murray, Isaiah Okoli and Sebastian Reid each had one.

Nicolas Sorace sacked Sun quarterbacks twice and Caleb Abraham recorded one.

READ MORE: VIDEO: Andrew Pocrnic broke records as Langley Rams wrapped up undefeated season with win against Kamloops

Langley Rams will host the Westshore Rebels (who were 17-7 winners over the VI Raiders) in the Cullen Cup next Saturday Nov. 2.

Kickoff is 2:30 p.m. at McLeod Athletic Park (It was originally set for later in the day, but has been rescheduled).

Earlier in the day, BCFC major award winners were announced, and many were familiar names for Langley fans.

Offensive Most Valuable player award went to Andrew Pocrnic, defensive MVP was Kyle Clarot.

Pocrnic was also named top offensive and Clorot was named top defensive back.

Top Offensive Lineman award went to Nikos Lazarakis

Rams’ Howie Zaron was named coach of the year.



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Rams’ Jesse Walker and and a Sun player went for the reception. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Max Joseph carried the ball for the Rams. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Andrew Pocrnic brought in two touchdowns. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Mustangs were there to cheer for the Rams. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

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