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Week 5 Players of the Week

09/21/2021, 1:45pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The best from Week 5 of the CJFL season

The Canadian Junior Football League is proud to announce the Football Canada Players of the Week following Week 5 of the regular season

Offensive Players of the Week

Prairie Conference
QB Declan O’Flaherty – Edmonton Huskies

In just three quarters of play Declan O’Flaherty seemingly had his way in Winnipeg.  He completed 25 passes for an incredible 442 yards and threw four touchdowns to four different receivers.   He also spread the ball around to keep the Rifles defence guessing as eight different players caught a pass.

Ontario Conference
RB Brandon Owusu - GTA Grizzlies

Despite the loss, Brandon Owusu helped to power the Grizzlies rushing attack carrying the ball 19 times for 112 yards and was the main offensive punch scoring a pair of touchdowns.

BC Conference
QB Jake Laberge – VI Raiders

As a veteran quarterback Jake Laberge was able to bounce back in his second game of the season and showed how he can take over a game.  On Sunday he was masterful completing 20 of 27 passes for 348 yards and threw three touchdowns in the Raiders first victory of the season.

Defensive Players of the Week

Prairie Conference
LB Ryan Mills – Regina Thunder

For the second straight week the Thunder defence needed to have a solid game against a very scary Saskatoon Hilltop offence.   Ryan Mills was the anchor compiling 23 defensive points after making six solo tackles, assisting on eight others and picked up a sack in a massive home win.

Ontario Conference
DB Thomas Robinson - Quinte Skyhawks

As part of a secondary that limited the GTA Grizzlies to only two pass completions for 10 yards for the entire game, Thomas Robinson contributed three tackles on the day while also recovering two fumbles including one that was returned 13 yards for a touchdown in the Skyhawks history making victory.

BC Conference
DB Kyle Clarot – Langley Rams

In a bizarre game that included a stadium without power, the Rams defence was electric in their second win of the season.   The veteran Kyle Clarot came up big with a game high seven tackles, had an assist and a critical interception.

Special Teams Players of the Week

Prairie Conference
K Eric Maximuik – Regina Thunder

For the second straight week the Thunder kicker found himself in a critical role against their rival the Saskatoon Hilltops.   He was responsible for 12 of the Thunder’s 30 points after kicking three field goals, a couple of coverts and had a rouge. He combined for 10 kicks that would travel 633 yards and did a good job of flipping the field for the home squad.

Ontario Conference
K Connor Rafferty - Quinte Skyhawks

It was quite the day for the Skyhawks kicker connecting on all five of his field goal attempts and both of his converts.  He was most impressive in punting the ball as he constantly flipped the field and pinned the GTA Grizzlies all day long.  His eight punts grossed 207 yards yet the Grizzlies were not able to gain a single yard on any of the eight kicks.

BC Conference
K Ethan Homan – Valley Huskers

In a massive road victory on the Island, Ethan Homan played an important role.  He connected on a pair of field goals and scored 10 of the Huskers 22 points.  His eight punts bailed out the Huskers offence as he combined for 271 yards and had a rouge.

Ontario Conference Summary

09/20/2021, 2:15pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

A historic win on Sunday

Photo courtesy of Boris Terzic

This past weekend there was only one game played in the Ontario Conference and history was made as the Quinte Skyhawks recorded their first ever CJFL victory.

Quinte Skyhawks 31
GTA Grizzlies 20

The Skyhawks used some timely defence and their kicking game was perfect in picking up their first CJFL win on Sunday.  They also used a very strong second quarter scoring 20 of their 31 total points in the second frame.

Kicker Connor Rafferty was a perfect 5-5 in field goal attempts connecting on kicks of 15, 33, 33, 32 and 25 yards out to help seal the deal.   The biggest play however was arguably a 13-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by Thomas Robinson in the second quarter.  As a matter of fact he had two fumble recoveries and a pair of solo tackles on the afternoon.

Their lone offensive touchdown came courtesy of the run when quarterback Kyle Baronet scored on a seven yard dash in the second quarter.

On the other side of the field the Grizzlies did most of their scoring in the second half, scoring 13 of their 20 points after halftime.  

They predominately stayed with the run game led by Brandon Owusu and his 19 carries for a game high 112 yards and had a pair of touchdowns.  David Lim added a major in the fourth quarter on the strength of 14 carries and 79 yards.  In all the Grizzlies pounded the rock for 269 yards.

This coming weekend the Skyhawks (1-2) will host the St. Clair Fratmen (2-0) while the Grizzlies (0-3) will travel to London to face the Beefeaters (2-1).

Week 5 Head to Head

09/17/2021, 11:15am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Seven games on tap this weekend

Photo courtesy of Crazy Bees Photography

Valley Huskers @ Westshore Rebels – Saturday September 18, 4:00pm – Starlight Stadium | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records – Huskers 1-1 – Rebels 0-1
Points For – Huskers 44 – Rebels 6
Points Allowed – Huskers 54 – Rebels 62

Passing Leaders: Josh Janssen – 20 of 42 (47%) for 234 yards, 3 touchdowns (Huskers) – Colby Henkel – 19 of 34 (56%) for 174 yards, 1 touchdown (Rebels)

Rushing Leaders: Brandon O’Connor – 26 carries for 110 yards, 1 touchdown (Huskers) – Colby Henkel – 3 carries for 26 yards (Rebels)

Receiving Leaders – Payton Lake – 2 receptions for 47 yards (Huskers) – Kieran Poissant – 5 receptions for 114 yards (Rebels)

Leading Tacklers: Andy Ofosuhene – 9 tackles (Huskers) – Austin Morgan – 5 tackles (Rebels)

Turnovers: Huskers +6 - Rebels -4

Saskatoon Hilltops @ Regina Thunder – Saturday September 18, 7:00pm – Mosaic Stadium | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Hilltops 2-1 – Thunder 3-0
Points For: Hilltops 66 – Thunder 117
Points Against: Hilltops 51 – Thunder 32

Passing Leaders: Damon Dutton – 17 of 29 (59%) for 254 yards, 1 touchdown (Hilltops) – Carter Shewchuk – 46 of 61 (75%) for 692 yards, 6 touchdowns (Thunder)

Rushing Leaders: Carter McLean – 66 carries for 343 yards, 2 touchdowns (Hilltops) – Justin Reiger – 42 carries for 266 yards, 2 touchdowns (Thunder)

Receiving Leaders: Lachlan Horsley – 10 receptions for 172 yards (Hilltops) – Isaac Foord – 13 receptions for 289 yards, 4 touchdowns (Thunder)

Leading Tacklers: Jaxon Funk – 17 tackles (Hilltops) – Stephen Smith – 13 tackles (Thunder)

Turnovers: Hilltops 0 – Thunder +4

SUNDAY GAMES


Quinte Skyhawks @ GTA Grizzlies – Sunday September 19, 1:00pm – Centennial Stadium

Head to Head

Records: Skyhawks 0-2 – Grizzlies 0-2
Points For: Skyhawks 43 – Grizzlies 4
Points Allowed: Skyhawks 133 – Grizzlies 104

Passing Leaders: Carter Stephen – 26 of 66 (39%) for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns (Skyhawks) – Alex Purvis – 6 of 17 (35%) for 46 yards (Grizzlies)

Rushing Leaders: Adam Misiewicz – 29 carries for 80 yards (Skyhawks)

Receiving Leaders: Brandon Robbins – 5 receptions for 81 yards (Skyhawks)

Leading Tacklers: Burkley Banilevic – 8 tackles (Skyhawks) - Josh Amador – 7 tackles (Grizzlies)

Edmonton Huskies @ Winnipeg Rifles – Sunday September 19, 1:00pm – Maple Grove Field | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Huskies 2-1 – Rifles 1-2
Points For: Huskies 139 – Rifles 39
Points Allowed: Huskies 60 – Rifles 119

Passing Leaders: Declan O’Flaherty – 38 of 67 (57%) for 670 yards, 6 touchdowns (Huskies) – Bryson McNeil – 36 of 80 (45%) for 411 yards, 1 touchdown (Rifles)

Rushing Leaders: Alex Gayle – 55 carries for 347 yards, 2 touchdowns (Huskies) – Sekina Scheibler – 26 carries for 79 yards (Rifles)

Receiving Leaders:  Adner St. Hilaire – 10 receptions for 230 yards, 2 touchdowns (Huskies) - Luke McMillan – 12 receptions for 178 yards, 1 touchdown (Rifles)

Leading Tacklers: Maurice Dubois – 16 tackles (Huskies) – Brandon Kamenz – 17 tackles (Rifles)

Turnovers: Huskies +5 – Rifles -3

Calgary Colts @ Edmonton Wildcats – Sunday September 19, 1:00pm – Emerald Hills | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Colts 0-3 – Wildcats 1-2
Points For: Colts 57 – Wildcats 82
Points Allowed: Colts 133 – Wildcats 105

Passing Leaders: Cole Belway – 34 of 68 (50%) for 449 yards, 3 touchdowns (Colts) - Devin Desormeau – 47 of 82 (57%) for 632 yards, 7 touchdowns (Wildcats)

Rushing Leaders: David Bowers – 11 carries for 54 yards (Colts) – Nathan Zacharias – 52 carries for 326 yards (Wildcats)

Leading Tacklers: Austin Daisy – 21 tackles (Colts) – Colton MacNeil – 14 tackles (Wildcats)

Turnovers: Colts -4 – Wildcats -2

VI Raiders @ Kamloops Broncos – Sunday September 19, 3:00pm – Exhibition Stadium | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Raiders 0-1 – Broncos 0-1
Points For: Raiders 1 – Broncos 15
Points Allowed: Raiders 22 – Broncos 36

Passing Leaders: Jake Laberge – 7 of 20 (35%) for 46 yards (Raiders) – Matthew Wilson – 10 of 30 (33%) for 126 yards, 1 touchdown (Broncos)

Rushing Leaders: Jason Henderson – 18 carries for 47 yards (Raiders) – Cam Gregorczyk – 17 carries for 94 yards, 1 touchdown (Broncos)

Receiving Leaders: Dylan Pye – 2 receptions for 32 yards (Raiders) – Cam Gregorczyk – 4 receptions for 58 yards (Broncos)

Leading Tacklers:  Sean Adams – 4 tackles (Raiders) – Raffaele Caligiuri – 4 tackles (Broncos)

Turnovers: Raiders -4 – Broncos -6

Okanagan Sun @ Langley Rams – Sunday September 19, 6:00pm – McLeod Stadium | WATCH HERE | Sun radio broadcast

Head to Head

Records: Sun 3-0 – Rams 1-0
Points For: Sun 101 – Rams 22
Points Allowed: Sun 14 – Rams 1

Passing Leaders: Dominic Britton – 21 of 35 (60%) for 432 yards, 4 touchdowns (Sun) – Trey Jones – 13 of 27 (48%) for 211 yards, 2 touchdowns (Rams)

Rushing Leaders: Malcolm Miller – 28 carries for 242 yards and 1 touchdown (Sun) – Derek Best – 10 carries for 35 yards (Rams)

Receiving Leaders: Mike O’Shea – 8 receptions for 210 yards and 4 touchdowns (Sun) - Darian Pritchard – 3 receptions for 71 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rams)

Leading Tacklers: James Stockwood – 6 tackles (Sun) – Keegan Vicklund – 5 tackles (Rams)

Turnovers: Sun +4 – Rams +4

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