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CJFL Offensive All-Canadians

11/14/2019, 1:15pm PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The very best from the offensive side of the ball

The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) is proud to announce the Offensive All-Canadians for the 2019 season.

The Prairie Conference lead the way with six All-Canadians.  In all there are 13 Offensive All-Canadians.

Offensive Line
Logan Ferland – Regina Thunder (third season)
Mason Ochs – Saskatoon Hilltops (third consecutive season)
Nikos Lazarakis – Langley Rams
Matt Bettencourt – London Beefeaters
Daniel Townsend – Okanagan Sun

Receivers
North Rainey – VI Raiders
– 36 receptions for 729 yards and 5 touchdowns

Cody Holmes – Windsor AKO Fratmen – 45 receptions for 683 yards and 12 touchdowns

Isaac Foord – Regina Thunder – 31 receptions for 605 yards and 2 touchdowns

Jared Hayes-Williams – Windsor AKO Fratmen – 50 receptions for 781 yards and 9 touchdowns

Running Backs
Andrew Pocrnic – Langley Rams
– 163 carries for 1199 yards and 26 touchdowns

Brandt Burzuk – Edmonton Huskies – 129 carries for 824 yards and 6 touchdowns

Quarterback
Blake Scherle – Regina Thunder
– 144 completions, 58.3% completion percentage, 2196 yards, 17 touchdowns, 93.8% passer efficiency rating

Place Kicker
Rylan Kleiter – Saskatoon Hilltops
– 18 of 22 field goals, 81.8% his longest of 42 yards, plus 33 converts

The CJFL Major Award winners will be announced on Friday November 15, 2019 during the Canadian Bowl Banquet of Champions.

The 112th Canadian Bowl will kick-off Saturday November 16, 2019 at 1:00pm at McLeod Stadium in Langley

 

CJFL Defensive All-Canadians

11/13/2019, 11:45am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The very best from the defensive side of the ball

The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) is proud to announce the Defensive All-Canadians for the 2019 season.

In total there are 13 Defensive All-Canadians and one Return Specialist All-Canadian.

Defensive Line
Tom Zarafonitis – Hamilton Hurricanes
(second consecutive year) – 13 tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 5.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries

Jesse McNabb – Saskatoon Hilltops (second consecutive year) – 26 tackles and 3 sacks

Carson Bell – Regina Thunder – 11 tackles, 13 assisted tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery

Cory McCoy – Okanagan Sun – 19 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 knockdown

Linebackers
Tyler Going – Okanagan Sun
– 32 tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 2 sacks, 2 knockdowns, 1 forced fumble, 2 interceptions

Jadyn Pingue – Saskatoon Hilltops – 29 tackles, 7 assisted tackles, 1 knockdown, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception

Mark Straw – GTA Grizzlies – 30 tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 3 sacks, 1 blocked kick, 1 knockdown, 1 interception

Defensive Backs
Kyle Clarot – Langley Rams
(second consecutive season) – 21 tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 5.5 sacks, 4 knockdowns, 1 fumble recovery, 2 interceptions including one for a touchdown

Colton Holmes – Saskatoon Hilltops (second season)– 12 tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 2 knockdowns, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception

Maleek Womack – Westshore Rebels – 24 tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 1 sack, 5 knockdowns, 1 forced fumble, 8 interceptions including one for a touchdown

Cheyvez Campbell – Edmonton Huskies – 13 tackles, 4 assisted tackles, 3 knockdowns, 3 fumble recoveries, 6 interceptions

Tanner Gaskill-Cadwallader – London Beefeaters – 16 tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 2 sacks, 2 knockdowns, 3 interceptions including one for a touchdown

Punter
Nik Hunchak – VI Raiders
– 72 punts for a 41.9 yard average, 5 singles

Return Specialist
Brandon Poulin – Valley Huskers (second consecutive season) – 45 punt returns, for 392 yards, an average of 8.7 yards.  Plus 29 kick-off returns for 601 yards, a 20.7 yard average

The CJFL All-Canadian Offensive players will be announced on Thursday November 14, 2019.

The CJFL Major Award winners will be announced on Friday November 15, 2019 during the Canadian Bowl Banquet of Champions.

The 112th Canadian Bowl will kick-off Saturday November 16th at 1:00pm at McLeod Stadium in Langley.

CJFL Past Commissioner's Winner

11/12/2019, 8:30am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Caleb Haight of the Saskatoon Hilltops

Photo courtesy of Louis Christ Photography

The CJFL Past Commissioner’s award is presented to a player each year that shows commitment to his community and to strive to make it a better place.  Caleb Haight of the Saskatoon Hilltops has done that.

Since 2016 Caleb has ramped up his community involvement and outreach.    He started by driving local inner city kids to court-mandated community service and volunteered at local church youth groups, then caught the bug of giving back.  The following year he became the defensive line coach for the Bedford Road Redhawks high school football team and did that for two seasons.   He also got involved with the Hilltops outreach program by representing the team in various parades and community breakfasts.  He tutored high school debate and volunteered as a judge for local tournaments.

Here in 2019 Caleb added to his community outreach resume by becoming the head coach of the Kensington Stampeders grade five/six-six-a-side football team.  He also volunteered with the Kinsman Hockey League, tying skates and running the scoreboard.  For the second straight year, during the Hilltops high school camp he volunteered his time as the defensive line coach.

Caleb Haight is most deserving of this award as the CJFL Past Commissioner’s award winner for community service.  He is just one of many players across the CJFL giving back in community outreach programs.

For example the BC Conference Ron White Community winner is Mitch Walz of the Okanagan Sun.   This past season Mitch organized a clothing donation for his family and to help the homeless in Kelowna along with volunteering as a coach for the Rutland highschool football team.   He also volunteered his time at the animal rescue farm Hoofprints and to represent the Sun at a number events including Easter Seals, CRIS, KidSport, the BC Games and the Hungry, Hurgry Charity Run.

These are just two of the players across the CJFL making a difference in their communities.

Congratulations Caleb Haight on being named the CJFL Past Commissioner’s Award winner for 2019.