Kamloops Broncos president Dino Bernardo was honoured by the B.C. Football Conference on Thursday.
Bernardo, who has been with the Broncos since they joined the BCFC in 2007, was named the Ken Smith Executive of the Year along with Fred Ponech, the BCFC Treasurer. The Broncos made the playoffs this season for the first time, going 2-7-1 and losing in a semifinal to the Vancouver Island Raiders.
Three Broncos players were named all-stars. Braden McCarthy, a defensive lineman, was honoured after a season in which he had 33 solo tackles, four sacks and a fumble recovery.
Grady Chalmers, a Broncos linebacker, also was named an all-star. He made 29 solo tackles and four sacks and also returned a fumble for a touchdown. He also blocked a point-after try in a 37-36 victory over the visiting Westshore Rebels on Sept. 14, a result that gave the Broncos their first playoff berth.
Also named to the all-star team was offensive lineman Cameron Brown.
Evan Foster of the Langley Rams, who set a Canadian Junior Football League record with 16 sacks, was named the BCFC’s outstanding defensive player, while Vancouver Island Raiders receiver Whitman Tomusiak took the offensive award.