V.I. Raiders players Nathan Mayers

V.I. Raiders players Nathan Mayers

Rams sack Raiders on the road

The Langley Rams defeated the V.I. Raiders 32-17 in B.C. Football Conference play on Saturday at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park.

The V.I. Raiders couldn’t score touchdowns until it was too late, so they lost to the Langley Rams.

The Rams defeated the Raiders 32-17 in B.C. Football Conference play on Saturday at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park.

The home team led 18-0 at halftime and 25-3 after three quarters and made the lead stand up.

V.I. scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, both through the air from quarterback Jake Laberge to receiver Trevor Pelland. Nanaimo’s other points came on a 29-yard field goal from James Parker.

Laberge finished 16-for-27 passing for 232 yards, two TDs and one interception. Pelland finished with five catches for 87 yards. Nate Berg rushed 11 times for 42 yards.

Defensively, Cole Virtanen had a fumble recovery and an interception and Josh Paisley also had a pick. Matt Cox made seven solo tackles and Mason Kelley had a sack.

Langley scored two passing and two rushing touchdowns and outgained V.I. 389 total yards to 252. The Rams sacked the Raiders nine times.