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Vernon Jackal's rookie Ike Olson (with ball scoring a try earlier in the season against salmon arm) opened the scoring on Vernon's first possession against the Kelowna queues when Jackals rolled into a 48-17 Okanagan Rugby Union victory in K-Town. (Morning Star – file image)

Vernon Jackal's milk Kelowna rugby cows

Vernon improves to 2-0-1 in the Okanagan Rugby Union with 48-17 drum on the road

Vernon Jackal's cruise into May long weekend in the Okanagan Rugby Union unbeaten.

The Jackals improved to 2-0-1 Saturday with a convincing 48-17 victory over hometown Kelowna queues.

Rookie Ike Olson broke a tackle and scored 30 yards out on Vernon's first possession of the match.

Tries often came early for visitors with young Lewis McKnight weaving in front of two and Jan Vreys adds another before half. Some excellent defensive games from Lamp Feeney and coach Jed Miller accounted for half of the team's total tackles, and paced the jackals with a comfortable 26-5 lead.

The cows came out and swung in the second half with a beautiful backlash by Michael DeBoer, taking advantage of dull defenses to score an attempt and set up again. It was as close as the home team would catch up with when the fast Jackal's wings Trey Horton and Travis Beck went on some big runs that ended in a couple of tries and put the game out of reach.

Vernon and Penticton harlequins are tied to the top spot as the league takes a break in the long weekend. The Jackals is going up to Salmon Arm to face a hungry Yeti squad looking for their first win on Saturday 25 May.


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