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Week 10 Preview

By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters), 09/23/22, 10:30AM PDT


Week 10 of the CJFL season opens up

Photo courtesy of Honey Mustard Media

It’s a busy Week 10 of the CJFL season with all but one team in action.


Ottawa Sooners @ London Beefeaters – Saturday September 24, 5:00pm – City Wide Field | WATCH HERE

This is a massive game for both teams as they meet for the second time this season with identical records.  This game could potentially mean a home playoff date for the winning team.

Back in Week 1 the Beefeaters handed the Sooners a 42-14 beating in Ottawa.  The Beefeaters used 261 yards on the ground to pound away at the Sooners’ defence and they forced six turnovers.  It was the first game the Sooners had played since 2019 and it showed.  Plenty has changed since then.  The Sooners have won four of their last five while the Beefeaters just snuck by Hamilton last weekend snapping their two-game losing streak. 


Records: Sooners 4-2 – Beefeaters 4-2
Points For: Sooners 188 – Beefeaters 191
Points Allowed: Sooners 115 – Beefeaters 121

Passing Leaders: Owen Cowan – 69 of 127 for 1029 and 8 touchdowns (Sooners) – Ethan Chambers – 31 of 82 for 378 yards and 2 touchdowns (Beefeaters)

Rushing Leaders: Rogean Wilson – 54 carries for 259 yards and 4 touchdowns (Sooners) – Taz Bell – 70 carries for 494 yards and 3 touchdowns (Beefeaters)

Receiving Leaders: Mark Webb – 11 receptions for 276 yards and 2 touchdowns (Sooners) – Nick Mackenzie – 10 receptions for 154 yards and 1 touchdown (Beefeaters)

Leading Tacklers: Richard Graham – 18 tackles (Sooners) – Tyler Thompson – 27 tackles (Beefeaters)

St. Clair Saints @ Hamilton Hurricanes - Saturday September 24, 7:00pm – Tim Hortons Field

It’s the second game of the season between these two teams after the Saints won the opener 20-6 in the second game of the year.  Both teams each scored a touchdown, and the defences were solid not allowing either offence to really get going. To date these are the two stingiest defences in the Conference. 

The Saints remain undefeated as the second ranked team in the country and will play in their final road game this year.  They have one more home game next week then will have homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

Meanwhile the Hurricanes have won two of their last three losing last week after an ill-timed fumble resulting in a one-point loss at home.   They are looking to clinch a playoff date, but it will most likely be on the road. As a matter of fact, this game against the Saints is a potential playoff preview. 


Records: Saints 6-0 – Hurricanes 3-3
Points For: Saints 300 – Hurricanes 136
Points Allowed: Saints 74 – Hurricanes 98

Passing Leaders: Andrew Brush – 42 of 86 for 723 yards and 8 touchdowns (Saints) – Kieran Dej – 39 of 80 for 684 yards and 8 touchdowns (Hurricanes)

Rushing Leaders: Andrew Brush – 24 carries for 269 yards and 5 touchdowns (Saints) – Kadien Williams – 49 carries for 222 yards and 3 touchdowns (Hurricanes)

Receiving Leaders: Jared Hayes Williams – 27 receptions for 512 yards and 5 touchdowns (Saints) – Anthony Grigg – 20 receptions for 387 yards and 4 touchdowns (Hurricanes)

Leading Tacklers: Josh Allen – 21 tackles (Saints) – Isaiah Joseph – 39 tackles (Hurricanes)

Edmonton Huskies @ Edmonton Wildcats – Saturday September 24, 7:00pm – Emerald Hills | WATCH HERE

For the second time in three weeks the two teams from Edmonton will duke it out with plenty on the line.  Two weeks again the Huskies snuck by the Wildcats 25-22 despite being outscored 9-3 in the final quarter.   Both teams were relatively balanced scoring touchdowns through the air and on the ground.  Wildcats quarterback Caleb Taylor was a standout completing 17 passes for 232 yards.  The Huskies counted with Alex Gayle and the ground game that saw him gallop to 102 yards on 17 carries.

The Huskies have won two straight beating the Calgary Colts last week 45-27.  The Wildcats are still looking for their first win of the campaign.


Records: Huskies 3-2 – Wildcats 0-5
Points For: Huskies 131 – Wildcats 84
Points Allowed: Huskies 147 – Wildcats 225

Passing Leaders: Jordan Lane – 39 of 76 for 707 yards and 2 touchdowns (Huskies) – Caleb Taylor – 56 of 110 for 854 yards and 2 touchdowns (Wildcats)

Rushing Leaders: Alex Gayle – 102 carries for 616 yards and 7 touchdowns (Huskies) – Jayden Sak – 36 carries for 196 yards (Wildcats)

Receiving Leaders: Carver Trapp – 9 receptions for 225 yards and 1 touchdown (Huskies) – Travis Heggart – 14 receptions for 240 yards and 2 touchdowns (Wildcats)

Leading Tacklers: Paul Loggale – 21 tackles (Huskies) – Tanner Shaw – 29 tackles (Wildcats)

Langley Rams @ Okanagan Sun – Saturday September 24, 4:00pm – Apple Bowl | WATCH HERE | Sun Radio broadcast HERE

The CJFL’s top ranked team puts their undefeated record on the line on Saturday when the Sun host the Rams in their second meeting of the season.  In Week 2 in Langley the Sun claimed a 20-7 road victory after scoring 17 of their 20 points in the second half.  The Sun defence gave up a first quarter touchdown and then shutout the Rams the rest of the way.

This will be the final home game for the Sun who are coming off a 49-7 victory last weekend over the Valley Huskers.  The Rams on the other hand have not enjoyed the same success as they did last year, however they are starting to heat up at the right time winning four of their last five games and will play in their final road game of the regular season.  They are coming off a 19-14 victory on the Island beating the Raiders.


Records: Rams 4-4 – Sun 7-0
Points For: Rams 166 – Sun 311
Points Allowed: Rams 142 – Sun 94

Passing Leaders: Trey Jones – 71 of 129 for 1113 yards and 8 touchdowns (Rams) – Dominic Britton – 85 of 145 for 1473 yards and 15 touchdowns (Sun)

Rushing Leaders: Caleb Wheeler – 64 carries for 345 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rams) – Jevan Garwood – 71 carries for 576 yards and 6 touchdowns (Sun)

Receiving Leaders: Terrel Jones – 13 receptions for 271 yards and 3 touchdowns (Rams) – Noah Bymak – 19 receptions for 426 yards and 6 touchdowns (Sun)

Leading Tacklers: Cole Barron – 24 tackles (Rams) – Peyton Ryder – 32 tackles (Sun)

Westshore Rebels @ VI Raiders – Saturday September 24, 7:00pm – NDSS Field | WATCH HERE

This will be the second of three meetings this season between these Island rivals with the last match up set for the final weekend.  Back on August 6th the Rebels dismantled the Raiders 45-10 behind 435 yards of total offence.  Quarterback Te Jessie threw three touchdown passes to lead the way.

The Rebels are coming off a bye week and will be well rested while the Raiders play their final home game of the season.  They have lost six straight, a slide that began with their loss to the Rebels in August. 


Records: Rebels 5-2 – Raiders 1-7
Points For: Rebels 260 – Raiders 103
Points Allowed: Rebels 180 – Raiders 245

Passing Leaders: Te Jessie – 110 of 202 for 1904 yards and 20 touchdowns (Rebels) – Ben Chomolok – 126 of 242 for 1577 yards and 11 touchdowns (Raiders)

Rushing Leaders: Gerren Hardisty – 86 carries for 514 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rebels) - Ben Chomolok – 33 carries for 287 yards and 5 touchdowns (Raiders)

Receiving Leaders: Kieran Poissant – 26 receptions for 480 yards and 7 touchdowns (Rebels) – Maren Bradbrooke – 17 receptions for 352 yards and 5 touchdowns (Raiders)

Leading Tacklers: Dolani Robinson – 27 tackles (Rebels) – Sean Adams – 27 tackles (Raiders)

Kamloops Broncos @ Prince George Kodiaks – Saturday September 24, 7:00pm – Masich Stadium | WATCH HERE

It’s the second half of the home-and-home after the Broncos took down the Kodiaks 47-17 last weekend in Kamloops.  This week the scene will shift to Prince George and Masich Stadium.

Last week the Broncos used 457 yards of total offence for their third win of the season, snapping their three-game losing streak.  Quarterback Reid Vankoughnett was amazing with three passing touchdowns and three rushing TDs.  Receiver Colton Meikle was named the Conference Offensive Player of the Week with five receptions averaging over 44 yards a catch and hauled in all three touchdown passes from Vankoughnett. 

The Broncos need to win to stay in the hunt for the final playoff spot in the BC Conference. 

The expansion Kodiaks have lost three in a row and face the Broncos for the final time this season dropping both previous meetings.  They will have to cut down on the turnovers after coughing up the football six times last weekend in Kamloops.


Records: Broncos 3-4 – Kodiaks 1-6
Points For: Broncos 164 – Kodiaks 103
Points Allowed: Broncos 172 – Kodiaks 245 

Passing Leaders: Reid Vankoughnett – 92 of 183 for 1543 yards and 10 touchdowns (Broncos) – Liam Oczkowski – 67 of 128 for 935 yards and 2 touchdowns (Kodiaks)

Rushing Leaders: Cam Grzegorczyk – 53 carries for 236 yards and 3 touchdowns (Broncos) – Keanu Brown – 31 carries for 203 yards and 10 touchdowns (Kodiaks)

Receiving Leaders: Colton Meikle – 28 receptions for 639 yards and 5 touchdowns (Broncos) – Jerome Erickson – 25 receptions for 272 yards and 3 touchdowns (Kodiaks)

Leading Tacklers: Peter Orajekwe – 20 tackles (Broncos) – Marcellus Pope – 28 tackles (Kodiaks)


Regina Thunder @ Winnipeg Rifles – Sunday September 25, 1:00pm – IG Field | WATCH HERE

They are the two hottest teams in the Prairie Conference, and they meet for the second time this season after the Thunder beat the Rifles 24-22 in August.  The Thunder kicked two field goals in the fourth quarter and their defence pitched a shutout in the comeback win.  Both quarterbacks threw for over 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns in game and the Rifles won the turnover battle 5-3.

The Thunder haven’t lost a game this season and that two-point win was their closest margin of victory.   The Rifles meanwhile have won three in a row and are coming off a 28-point win over the Edmonton Wildcats last weekend. 

Currently these two teams are 1-2 in the Conference.


Records: Thunder 5-0 – Rifles 3-2
Points For: Thunder 176 – Rifles 130
Points Allowed: Thunder 79 – Rifles 107

Passing Leaders: Carter Shewchuk – 111 of 162 for 1662 yards and 11 touchdowns (Thunder) – Bryson McNeil – 116 of 184 for 1694 yards and 9 touchdowns (Rifles)

Rushing Leaders: Ryland Leichert – 85 carries for 519 yards and 2 touchdowns (Thunder) – Brady Meeks – 51 carries for 194 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rifles)

Receiving Leaders: Isaiah Woodley – 29 receptions for 485 yards and 4 touchdowns (Thunder) – Jake Roger – 21 receptions for 473 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rifles)

Leading Tacklers: Adam King – 19 tackles (Thunder) – Brandon Kamenz – 20 tackles (Rifles)

Saskatoon Hilltops @ Calgary Colts – Sunday September 25, 1:00pm – Shouldice Park | WATCH HERE

This will be the first of two meetings between these two teams as the season starts to wind down.  They are currently tied in the standings for the final playoff spot in the Prairie Conference so there is plenty on the line on Sunday.

The Hilltops have uncharacteristically lost three straight and are looking to right the ship with three games remaining in the regular season.  Two of their final three games are on the road including this one in Calgary.

The Colts meanwhile have cooled off and lost two games in a row and are finally at home after three straight on the road.  Last week they fell 45-27 in Edmonton to the Huskies. With three games left and two against the Hilltops, a team they are tied with in the standings, makes this game that much more important. 


Records: Hilltops 2-3 – Colts 2-3
Points For: Hilltops 101 – Colts 167
Points Allowed: Hilltops 91 – Colts 140

Passing Leaders: Damon Dutton – 66 of 104 for 726 yards and 3 touchdowns (Hilltops) – Nick Kennedy – 82 of 139 for 1139 yard and 11 touchdowns (Colts)

Rushing Leaders: Boston Davidsen – 102 carries for 590 yards and 2 touchdowns (Hilltops) – Alan Xiang – 69 carries for 544 yards and 5 touchdowns (Colts)

Receiving Leaders: Presley Peterson – 19 receptions for 234 yards (Hilltops) – Nicholas Sirleaf – 19 receptions for 307 yards and 1 touchdown (Colts)

Leading Tacklers: Joe Yausie – 25 tackles (Hilltops) – Damien Bucknor – 25 tackles (Colts)

Quinte Skyhawks @ GTA Grizzlies – Sunday September 25, 1:00pm – Chinguacousy Park | WATCH HERE

It’s a rematch from last week in which the Skyhawks claimed their first win of the season, 45-13.  They used a balanced game from both sides of the ball and their defence held the Grizzlies to 102 yards of total offence. 

This game marks the final road trip for the Skyhawks and final home game for the Grizzlies.


Records: Skyhawks 1-5 – Grizzlies 0-6
Points For: Skyhawks 95 – Grizzlies 41
Points Allowed: Skyhawks 321 – Grizzlies 222