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VI Raiders 51
Kamloops Broncos 10
What a day for the Raiders who raise their record to 3-1 after dominating the Broncos at Caledonia Park. Returner Brycen Mayoh was simply outstanding tying a CJFL record with a 129 yard missed field goal return for a touchdown. He also returned a punt 68 yards for a major, then had a second missed field goal return for a touchdown called back. On the offence side he caught four passes for 110 yards another touchdown. In all Mayoh tallied 402 all-purpose yards, which is fifth all-time in CJFL history.
Not to be outdone defensive lineman Quinton Bowles tied a CJFL record with five sacks. Incredibly the Raiders recorded 10 sacks in the ball game. Brody Taylor had three of them to compliment Bowles.
The lone Broncos touchdown came from their special teams as reigning Conference Special Teams Player of the Week Max Joseph returned a punt for the score.
The Raiders (3-1) now prepare for a huge game on Saturday afternoon when they face the Okanagan Sun (4-0), while the Broncos (1-3) host the Langley Rams (1-3).
Westshore Rebels 29
Langley Rams 5
The Rebels defence received full marks on the weekend completely shutting down the Rams offence allowing just 52 yards on the ground and 178 in total. They would also force seven turnovers.
The offence saw the return of running back Trey Campbell from injury and he was a one-man wrecking crew. On the ground he rushed 16 times for 150 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns, then caught five passes for 115 yards and had another touchdown. His 21 touches, 265 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns makes a strong case for the Player of the Week.
Next weekend the Rebels (3-1) will host the Valley Huskers (0-4) on Saturday afternoon while the Rams (1-3) will look to turn things around in Kamloops that evening against the Broncos (1-3).
Okanagan Sun 71
Valley Huskers 7
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The BC Conference Game of the Week should be a physical match up when the Langley Rams (1-2) visit the Westshore Rebels (2-1) on Saturday afternoon.
In their two meetings last year, both games were shootouts with the Rebels outscoring the Rams 80-63.
For the Rebels it’s their home opener and they are happy to be home after a fine 2-1 start. The Rams are 1-0 on the road so far and look to show the rest of the league their 1-2 start means nothing.
Ryan Watters talks with both Charly Cardilicchia from the Rebels and Khari Joseph of the Rams to set up the game.
Photo courtesy of Jim Motokado
The CJFL season opened on Saturday as the BC Conference kicked off with all six teams. He's a snapshot of what happened.
Okanagan Sun 19
Westshore Rebels 15
The CJFL Game of the Week and Cullen Cup rematch was a tail of two halves as the Sun got a slim measure of revenge beating the defending BC Conference champion Rebels.
The champs started the game quickly scoring a pair of touchdowns on the strength of quarterback Scott Borden’s arm. He found both Dasan Greenaway and Austin Lindo-Brow for majors. Borden finished 21 of 41 for 281 yards and the touchdown. Greenaway was his favourite target with a game high 114 yards on seven receptions and the major.
The second half belonged to the Sun defence which allowed just one Rebels point after halftime. In all the Sun “D” recorded seven turnovers and blocked two kicks which would lead to points.
Offensively quarterback Keith Zyla finished 11 of 22 for 178 yards and threw a pick. With his legs Zyla had a touchdown plunge on a third down play while Kyler Mosley ran one in as well.
Next weekend the Sun (1-0) will host the Kamloops Broncos (1-0) and the Rebels (0-1) take on the VI Raiders in Nanaimo (1-0) in an Island Rivalry game.
VI Raiders 20
Langley Rams 13
The game that officially kicked off the new CJFL season turned out to be a dandy as the Raiders held on to be at the host Rams.
The Raiders played an outstanding road game tallying 299 yards offensively led by quarterback Jacob Laberge. The sophomore finished 14 of 27 for 224 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Taylor Becker.
Kicker James Parker was nearly perfect drilling three of four field goal attempts. The other scoring came from the defence on a pair of safeties.
Quinton Bowles made an impressive return to the Raiders defensive line recording a pair of sacks and Shawn Arabsky had an interception.
The Rams used a pair of quarterbacks on Saturday. Ryan Matters was 8 of 17 for 97 yards and Colby Peters completed 7 of 13 for 74 yards.
Their touchdowns came courtesy of the running attack as Joseph Carter and Brett Westad each got into the endzone. Carter led all rushers with 67 yards on 13 carries.
Next weekend the Raiders (1-0) will host their Island rivals the Westshore Rebels (0-1) and the Rams (0-1) will face Valley Huskers (0-1) in Chilliwack.
Kamloops Broncos 41
Valley Huskers 8
The most lopsided game was in Kamloops in which both teams had to deal with extremely windy conditions at Hillside Stadium.
The reigning CJFL Rookie of the Year, quarterback Colby Henkel came out flying, leading the Broncos to 41 points. He finished 18 of 27 for 225 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes. He found eight different receivers including Brody Bernier and Tim Solypa for majors. Bernier caught a game high seven passes for 95 yards.
The Broncos running attack compiled 147 yards led by Andrew Pocrnic who rushed nine times for 50 yards and had a score. Jacob Tubajon touched the ball four times and rushed for a pair of touchdowns.
Defensively the Broncos held the Huskers to just 133 yards of total offence.
Huskers quarterback Noah Falconer struggled with the wind completing 9 of 20 for 47 yards, but did throw a six yard touchdown pass to Nathan Desnoyers.
Running back Keegan Vicklund rushed a game high 14 times for 51 yards.
The highlight of the game came at halftime when Broncos defensive back Michael Baerg proposed to his girlfriend Brooke on the field. She said YES!
Next weekend the Broncos (1-0) will head to the Okanagan for an Interior rivalry game with the Sun (1-0) and the Huskers (0-1) host the Langley Rams (0-1).