Eight turnovers marred the Kamloops Broncos' return to B.C. Football Conference action on Saturday in Chilliwack, where the hometown Valley Huskers prevailed 36-15 at Exhibition Stadium.
Kamloops, playing its first regular season game since the fall of 2019, dropped to 0-1 on the season, while Valley improved to 1-1.
Broncos' starting quarterback Matt Wilson completed 10 of 30 passes for 126 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions.
Cam Gregorczyk led the way offensively for the visitors, rushing for 94 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries and catching four passes for 58 yards.
Ethan Schnerch snared a 21-yard touchdown pass from Wilson.
BCFC standings as of Monday, Sept. 13: Okanagan Sun (2-0), Langley Rams (1-0), Valley (1-1), Kamloops (0-1), Vancouver Island (0-1) and Westshore (0-1).
In the original BCFC schedule, the Broncos are slated to host the Vancouver Island Raiders of Nanaimo on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Hillside Stadium, but that game cannot be played in Kamloops under current COVID-19-related Interior Health restrictions.
That contest is scheduled to be played on Sunday in Chilliwack, a 3 p.m. start, but BCFC president Tyler McLaren told KTW on Monday of rumblings that Interior Health restrictions may be relaxed this week, perhaps as early as Monday, Sept. 13.
If restrictions are eased and allow for game play, McLaren said the goal is for Kamloops to host the game on Saturday, a 6 p.m. start at Hillside Stadium.