The CJFL is proud to announce the Football Canada Players of the Week following Week 10 of the regular season.
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Offensive Players of the Week
WR Alexander Bonnetplume – VI Raiders
For the second time in three weeks Alexander Bonnetplume has been honoured with this award. Over the weekend he hauled in a game high eight passes for 116 yards and caught two touchdowns in an important road victory.
RB Isaac McAlonan - Hamilton Hurricanes
In a dominant performance on the road, Isaac McAlonan repeatedly pounded the Grizzlies’ defensive front gaining chunk yardage on each of his 20 carries, three of which went for touchdowns. In all, he rushed for 148 yards and even had a reception coming out of the backfield for an additional 11 yards.
QB Damon Dutton – Saskatoon Hilltops
An outstanding performance by first year starter Damon Dutton who put a cap on the regular season on the road connecting on 28 of 37 attempts for 359 yards and threw three touchdowns.
Defensive Players of the Week
DB Gevhahn McNally-Hardisty – VI Raiders
Over the weekend the Raiders defence completely shut down the Westshore Rebels thanks in large part to the “ball hawk” skills of Gevhahn McNally-Hardisty. The veteran intercepted a pair of passes and returned them for a combined 52 yards and made two solo tackles.
LB Tyler Thompson - London Beefeaters
In sending notice to the rest of the OFC, Tyler Thompson and the rest of the his Beefeater defensive teammates reminded everyone that to take the Teddy Morris trophy they will have to go through the Beefeater defence. Of the 11 forced turnovers in the game by the Beefeaters, Thompson had two interceptions, one of which he returned 28 yards for a touchdown. In addition to his interceptions, he also chipped in with a solo tackle.
LB Cornelius Brown Jr - Quinte Skyhawks
As he has done all season long, the Skyhawks' uber-talented linebacker was a one man tackling machine. Brown Jr.’s nose for the ball had him taking down Hurricane ball carriers all afternoon as he wrecked up 13 tackles (11 solo) as well as scooping up a fumble for 19 yards for an impressive total of 26 defensive points.
LB Konnor Johnson – Saskatoon Hilltops
On the road in Winnipeg the Hilltops defence was led by Konnor Johnson who filled the stats sheet and came up with six solo tackles, an assisted stop, an interception and a knockdown.
Special Teams Players of the Week
R Jeffroy Ojong – Westshore Rebels
When the Rebels needed good field position on special teams they looked to returner Jeffroy Ojong who totalled five kick returns for 77 yards.
R Cliff Jerry Karinogh - GTA Grizzlies
In a game that had few bright spots for the GTA Grizzlies, one shining light was Cliff Jerry Karinogh whose kick and punt returns often provided the Grizzlies with favorable field position. He returned six kick offs for 118 yards and four punts for 48 yards.
R Declan Mullin – Edmonton Wildcats
In their final game of the regular season the Wildcats were helped on the scoreboard from their Special Teams when Declan Mullin returned a kick-off 99 yards for a touchdown, easily the most exciting play of the weekend. In all he returned seven kicks for 168 yards and that major.
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