Duncan Olthuis, head coach of the Kamloops Broncos, is hoping to keep things rolling in the playoffs.
Well, he's hoping to keep the Broncos (2-7-1) rolling, not the way they've been playing over the past three weeks.
The Broncos were defeated 51-0 by the Okanagan Sun (8-2) in Kelowna on Sunday in the final game of the 2013 regular season. But for the first time in the franchise's history, Kamloops will be playing football in the B.C. Football Conference's postseason.
"It's great that we made the playoffs but we don't want to be one of those teams that say 'It's great that we're here' and then be out in the first round," Olthuis said. "We want to hopefully continue this on throughout the rest of the postseason and get a few games into it."
The Broncos are on a three-game losing streak after dropping a 22-20 decision to the Westshore Rebels in Victoria on Sept. 30, and a 30-0 decision to the visiting Sun on Sept. 23.
Kamloops was blanked for the third time this season on Sunday - the second time by the Sun - and will enter the playoffs having scored the second fewest points in the BCFC. The Broncos finished the season much as they began it, with a 51-0 loss - on July 27, they were stomped by the Rams in Langley.
They'll need to find a way to score if they're to defeat the first-place Vancouver Island Raiders, their first round playoff opponent, who scored a league-leading 392 points this season. Kamloops scored just 176.
"The main concern that I have is our focus," Olthuis said. "The last game we had against (Westshore) I think we were a little too cocky coming into that game because of how we performed against them the game before that," Olthuis said, adding that, against Okanagan "we came off the bus and it didn't feel like we were focused or ready to go.
"It's things that we can clear up. We have a lot of good kids on this team and I think the leaders on this team will get them focused and ready to go this week."
Olthuis said the Broncos will travel to Vancouver Island on Friday and spend the night in Nanaimo, before facing the Raiders at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Statistics from Sunday's game weren't available at press time.