Kyle Patchell hasn’t been getting cheated in his final games in an Okanagan Sun uniform.
The fifth-year, homegrown receiver has put together back-to-back performances that have earned the graduating player a permanent place in the club’s history books.
Patchell, 22, set a new all-time Sun record on Oct. 3 in Kamloops with 11 catches against the Broncos, breaking the single-game mark of 10 receptions set by Jeremy White in 1999 and Aaron David in 2000.
Two weeks later in the BCFC semifinal against Kamloops, Patchell went back to work, equalling his own standard with 11 catches for 176 yards and three touchdowns.
“Really this whole season has been a high for my career, and to be able to have a couple of solid games at the end is pretty nice,” said Patchell, a KSS grad. “But most important is getting a big team win (over Kamloops) to get us into the final.”
Patchell, who grew up in Kelowna and played football at every level prior the Sun, expects his last game at the Apple Bowl will be a special and memorable event.
“It means a lot,” Patchell said. “I grew up playing football (in Kelowna) all the way through high school and always watched the Sun at the Apple Bowl with my dad and brother.
“To think I’ve been with (the Sun) for five years, it’s crazy to think it’s coming to an end already. It’s nice to be able to play the (BCFC final) here with a chance to celebrate a championship.”