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Week 10 Head to Head

10/22/2021, 4:00pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Check out the match-ups and broadcast links

Photo courtesy of Honey Mustard Media

SATURDAY GAMES

Quinte Skyhawks @ London Beefeaters – Saturday October 23, 5:00pm – City Wide Sports Park | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Skyhawks 2-5 – Beefeaters 4-2
Points For: Skyhawks 167 – Beefeaters 215
Points Allowed: Skyhawks 264 – Beefeaters 114

Passing Leaders: Carter Stephen – 63 of 171 (37%) for 887 yards and 6 touchdowns (Skyhawks) – Clarke McCallum – 55 of 107 (51%) for 969 yards and 12 touchdowns (Beefeaters)

Rushing Leaders: Adam Misiewicz – 68 carries for 161 yards (Skyhawks) – Taz Bell – 43 carries for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns (Beefeaters)

Receiving Leaders: Brandon Robbins – 24 receptions for 310 yards (Skyhawks) – Mitchel Spence – 15 receptions for 308 yards and 5 touchdowns (Beefeaters)

Leading Tacklers: Burkley Banilevic – 29 tackles (Skyhawks) – Codey McRoberts – 17 tackles (Beefeaters)

Turnovers: Skyhawks -14 – Beefeaters +16

Kamloops Broncos @ Langley Rams – Saturday October 23, 4:00pm – McLeod Stadium | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Broncos 0-6 – Rams 6-0
Points For: Broncos 43 – Rams 149
Points Allowed: Broncos 277 – Rams 19

Passing Leaders: Clark Snider – 28 of 64 (44%) for 301 yards and 2 touchdowns (Broncos) – Trey Jacob – 36 of 73 (49%) for 588 yards and 5 touchdowns (Rams)

Rushing Leaders: Cam Gregorczyk – 80 carries for 291 yards and 1 touchdown (Broncos) – Joel Klassen – 62 carries for 498 yards and 1 touchdown (Rams)

Receiving Leaders: Ayden Cummins – 11 receptions for 151 yards and 3 touchdowns (Broncos) – Daniel Kubongo – 13 receptions for 385 yards and 4 touchdowns (Rams)

Leading Tacklers: Avery Dunster – 24 tackles (Broncos) – Kyle Clarot – 17 tackles (Rams)

Turnovers: Broncos -25 – Rams +16

Edmonton Wildcats @ Edmonton Huskies – Saturday October 23, 7:00pm – JP Bowl | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Wildcats 2-5 – Huskies 4-3
Points For: Wildcats 158 – Huskies 299
Points Allowed: Wildcats 237 – Huskies 168

Passing Leaders: Devin Desormeau – 76 of 142 (53%) for 991 yards and 8 touchdowns (Wildcats) – Declan O’Flaherty – 124 of 211 (59%) for 1962 yards and 16 touchdowns (Huskies)

Rushing Leaders: Nathan Zacharias – 94 carries for 549 yards and 3 touchdowns (Wildcats) – Alex Gayle – 127 carries for 802 yards and 10 touchdowns (Huskies)

Receiving Leaders: Lucas Howe – 18 receptions for 337 yards and 6 touchdowns (Wildcats) – Adner St. Hilaire – 31 receptions for 578 yards and 3 touchdowns (Huskies)

Leading Tacklers: Colton MacNeil – 23 tackles (Wildcats) – Maurice Dubois – 30 tackles (Huskies)

Turnovers: Wildcats -10 – Huskies +3

VI Raiders @ Westshore Rebels – Saturday October 23, 7:00pm – Starlight Stadium | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Raiders 2-4 – Rebels 1-5
Points For: Raiders 114 – Rebels 112
Points Allowed: Raiders 164 – Rebels 204

Passing Leaders: Jake Laberge – 83 of 163 (51%) for 1381 yards and 14 touchdowns (Raiders) – Colby Henkel – 78 of 149 (52%) for 1153 yards and 6 touchdowns (Rebels)

Rushing Leaders: Jason Henderson – 90 carries for 408 yards and 2 touchdowns (Raiders) – Zack Lubin – 76 carries for 445 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rebels)

Receiving Leaders: Alexander Bonnetplume – 20 receptions for 382 yards and 6 touchdowns (Raiders) – Kieran Poissant – 22 receptions for 435 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rebels)

Leading Tacklers: Gevhahn McNally-Hardisty – 31 tackles (Raiders) – Austin Morgan – 22 tackles (Rebels)

Turnovers: Raiders +3 – Rebels -14

SUNDAY GAMES

Saskatoon Hilltops @ Winnipeg Rifles – Sunday October 24, 1:00pm – Maple Grove Park | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Hilltops 5-2 – Rifles 2-5
Points For: Hilltops 196 – Rifles 109
Points Allowed: Hilltops 118 – Rifles 234

Passing Leaders: Damon Dutton – 99 of 146 (68%) for 1169 yards and 9 touchdowns (Hilltops) – Thomas Hubbard – 59 of 115 (51%) for 627 yards and 5 touchdowns (Rifles)

Rushing Leaders: Carter McLean – 112 carries for 558 yards and 3 touchdowns (Hilltops)

Receiving Leaders: Ethan Godson – 22 receptions for 392 yards and 5 touchdowns (Hilltops) – Luke McMillan – 27 receptions for 330 yards and 3 touchdowns (Rifles)

Leading Tacklers: Matt Wist – 25 tackles (Hilltops) – Brandon Kamenz – 33 tackles (Rifles)

Turnovers: Hilltops +7 – Rifles -4

Calgary Colts @ Regina Thunder – Sunday October 24, 1:00pm – Leibel Field | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Colts 1-6 – Thunder 7-0
Points For: Colts 142 – Thunder 258
Points Allowed: Colts 277 – Thunder 128

Passing Leaders: Justin Verloop – 51 of 101 (50%) for 679 yards and 7 touchdowns (Colts) – Carter Shewchuk – 93 of 147 (63%) for 1494 yards and 14 touchdowns (Thunder)

Rushing Leaders: Ike Okafor – 85 carries for 385 yards and 2 touchdowns (Colts) – Ryland Leichert – 76 carries for 428 yards and 4 touchdowns (Thunder)

Receiving Leaders: Rylan Sokul – 37 receptions for 614 yards and 6 touchdowns (Thunder)

Leading Tacklers: Austin Daisy – 51 tackles (Colts) – Stephen Smith – 31 tackles (Thunder)

Turnovers: Colts -8 - Thunder +12

Hamilton Hurricanes @ GTA Grizzlies – Sunday October 24, 1:00pm – Centennial Stadium

Head to Head

Records: Hurricanes 3-2 – Grizzlies 0-6
Points For: Hurricanes 148 – Grizzlies 46
Points Allowed: Hurricanes 110 – Grizzlies 235

Passing Leaders: Ethan Belbeck – 68 of 134 (51%) for 1048 yards and 11 touchdowns (Hurricanes) – Alex Purvis – 19 of 40 (47%) for 244 yards and 1 touchdown (Grizzlies)

Rushing Leaders: Isaac McAlonan – 37 carries for 253 yards and 1 touchdown (Hurricanes) – David Lim – 34 carries for 141 yards and 1 touchdown (Grizzlies)

Leading Tacklers: Sebastian Gottfredsen – 16 tackles (Hurricanes) – Josh Amador – 21 tackles (Grizzlies)

Turnovers: Hurricanes -6 – Grizzlies -7

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10/22/2021, 9:15am PDT
By Supplied

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Prairie Conference Summary

10/18/2021, 7:15pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The Thunder, Hilltops and Colts score a Week 9 victory

Photo courtesy of Gord Mellor

Regina Thunder 45
Edmonton Huskies 42

It was arguably the best game of the CJFL season with the Thunder coming back to win in overtime to clinch first place in the Prairie Conference.   

Down by 16 points heading into the final frame the Thunder came roaring back and forced overtime where they scored nine points including a 35-yard game winning screen pass to Brayden Long.

In all quarterback Carter Shewchuk was solid throwing for 363 yards on 23 completions and had four touchdowns, three of which went to Rylan Sokul and the game winner to Long.  Sokul caught eight balls for 105 yards and Isaac Foord hauled in five for 83 yards.

Defensively Bobo Kisusari made eight tackles and recovered a fumble and Ryan Mills made a game high nine solo tackles and forced a fumble.

The Huskies let this game slip away gaining 576 total offensive yards against one of the top defences in the country.    

The return of All-Canadian running back Brandt Burzuk complimented Alex Gayle who is on pace for a possible All-Canadian nomination.  The dynamic duo combined for three touchdowns on 41 carries and 283 yards.  Meanwhile quarterback Declan O’Flaherty threw for 306 yards found Adner St. Hilaire for a touchdown and ran for one on his own.

The only quarter the Huskies were shutout in was the fourth, which proved disastrous as the Thunder mounted their comeback.

This coming weekend both teams will conclude the regular season with the Thunder (7-0) hosting the Calgary Colts (1-6) and the Huskies (4-3) hosting the Edmonton Wildcats (2-5) in a possible playoff preview.

Saskatoon Hilltops 44
Edmonton Wildcats 7

The Hilltops officially clinched second place in the Prairie Conference and a first round playoff bye with their weekend victory.

Offensively the Hilltops used almost everyone on their roster in their final home game.  They used three quarterbacks led by starter Damon Dutton who threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns.  Trey Reider saw his first action and was 6-6 for 90 yards and threw a major.   

A total of 10 different receivers caught passes led by Dillan Heintz who caught four balls for 120 yards and a pair of touchdowns, all in the first half.  Noah Flaman and Josh Wiebe also had touchdown receptions.   Meanwhile on the ground Boston Davidsen scored twice on 17 carries.

The only defensive blemish was a second quarter touchdown.  Other than that the Wildcats had difficulty moving the ball.   Joe Yauise had an interception as did Dylan Cook and punter Doug Fleming got on the board with a pair of singles.

This Sunday the Hilltops (5-2) travel to meet the Winnipeg Rifles (2-5) while the Wildcats (2-5) will face the Edmonton Huskies (4-3).

Calgary Colts 23
Winnipeg Rifles 17

The Colts recorded their first win of the season on Sunday thanks in large part to an Yvenson Saintus interception with 20 seconds to go in the fourth quarter.

Offensively the Colts gathered 458 total yards including 300 through the air, mostly from quarterback Nick Kennedy who completed 22 passes for 276 yards and threw a touchdown to Brandon MacIsaac.  His favourite target was Shemar McBean who caught five passes for a game high 123 yards.   Kennedy also ran for a touchdown as did running back Ike Okafor.

The CJFL’s leading tackler Austin Daisy collected seven more tackles, a sack and an interception.

The Rifles on the other side saw a solid game from quarterback Bryson McNeil who completed 16 passes for 233 yards and hit Tim Solypa for a 24-yard touchdown strike.   McNeil also rushed for a touchdown of his own.

Linebacker Brayden Clarke had an outstanding game with seven solo tackles and an interception.

This weekend both teams will conclude their regular season when the Colts (1-6) visit the Regina Thunder (7-0) and the Rifles (2-5) host the Saskatoon Hilltops (5-2).