Photo courtesy of Jason Harding
Keith Zyla’s junior football career came to a close following the 2018 season after spending all five years of eligibility with the Okanagan Sun.
During his five seasons Zyla played multiple positions on both sides of the ball showing off his versatility. When we first joined the Sun Zyla was used sparingly and didn’t get a real opportunity to play until the 2016 season where he and Foster Martens shared the quarterback position. Zyla finished the season completing 46% of his passes for 724 yards and threw six touchdowns passes. He also rushed 31 times for 235 yards and scored four majors.
In his final season (2018) the veteran was all over the field. As a quarterback he completed 43% of his passes for 285 yards and threw two touchdowns. As a receiver he caught 14 balls for 90 yards a touchdown. As a running back he carried the ball five times for minimal gains and even ran back four punts for 13 yards.
On the defensive side he played both defensive back and safety but only made one tackle.
He served all five seasons of CJFL eligibility in Kelowna with the Sun and the CJFL salutes Keith Zyla for his five years of service and wishes him the best of luck in the next chapter of life.
Photo courtesy of Kirby Sports Photography
Receiver Nick Agnoletto of the Langley Rams graduates from the CJFL after five outstanding seasons. He capped off his junior career with a BC Conference Cullen Cup championship, a national semi-final victory and a trip to the 2018 Canadian Bowl in Saskatoon.
His final season was his best in the CJFL hauling in 32 passes for 379 yards a caught two touchdown passes. In his final game, the 2018 Canadian Bowl, Agnoletto caught a game high seven receptions for 86 yards.
He served all five seasons of CJFL eligibility in Langley and the CJFL salutes Nick Agnoletto for his five years of service and wishes him the best of luck in the next chapter of life.
Photo courtesy of Kamloops This Week (2009)
Rob Ellis (left) will have another chance to turn the Kamloops Broncos into a competitive CJFL franchise.
The organization’s board of directors voted unanimously on Wednesday January 16th to make him head coach, a position he held in 2009 and 2010 before health concerns forced him to relinquish the job, according to a club press release.
Kamloops was 2-8 in 2008, the year before Ellis’ first tenure began. He led the team to a 5-15 record over the following two seasons.
He is inheriting an 0-10 club this year.
The winless 2018 campaign sparked a major organizational overhaul.
Gone are former head coach Brad Yamaoka, former president Dino Bernardo and former general manager Jan Antons.
Joe Liberatore has taken over GM duties and Darren Watt is listed as interim president on the club’s website.
“With the recent changes in the executive structure of the Kamloops Broncos, coach Ellis adds a sense of stability and structure,” the press release said. “His presence assures our fans, supporters and, most importantly, our players that we are seriously moving forward with renewed vigour and enthusiasm in putting the best possible product on the field.”