Dillon Falkmann of the Columbia Valley Bighorns makes a spectacular leaping catch during their game against the Vernon Magnums October 2.

Bighorns facing tough lineup

The Columbia Valley Bighorns were on the losing side of a lopsided 46-7 defeat at the hands of the Vernon Magnums at Bighorns Field Sunday, October 2.

The Columbia Valley Bighorns were on the losing side of a lopsided 46-7 defeat at the hands of the Vernon Magnums at Bighorns Field Sunday, October 2.

The Magnums, currently ranked first in their division, took advantage of a depleted Bighorns side that was missing one of its top receivers due to injury.

“Our team came out strong, but finished really weak,” Bighorns coach Bruce Marlow said. “Our veterans really stepped up, and although there are only four or five of them they really made a big difference.”

The Bighorns record falls to 2-2 after their win last week over the Penticton Cougars. The team now enters a tough pair of home-and-home games against Cranbrook, beginning with a trip to Cranbrook October 9.

“The team really needs to improve on believing in themselves — they get down on themselves a bit when they make a mistake and they start backing up,” Marlow said.

“However, our special teams were a little better, and our offensive lines’ blocking was far better than its ever been. Our quarterback Ryley Purdy also had another great game.”

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