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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

Top 10 Power Rankings

09/16/2021, 8:15am PDT
By CJFL

The 10 best across the country

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

There has been some significant movement this week on the Top 10 Power Rankings including the Regina Thunder taking over the #1 spot.  It's the first time the Saskatoon Hilltops are not #1 in recent memory after the Thunder beat them on a last second field goal.  The Okanagan Sun and St. Clair Fratmen round out the top 3. 

There are also two newcomers on the list this week.

Here’s the full list as the CJFL enters Week 5 of the regular season:

Rankings Teams Last Week
1 Regina Thunder (3-0) 2
2 Okanagan Sun (2-0) 8
3 St. Clair Fratmen (2-0) 7
4 Saskatoon Hilltops (2-1) 1
5 Edmonton Huskies (2-1) 4
6 Langley Rams (1-0) 6
7 London Beefeaters (2-1) 5
8 Hamilton Hurricanes (2-1) 10
9 Valley Huskers (1-1) -
10 Winnipeg Rifles (1-2) -

 

Week 4 Players of the Week

09/14/2021, 11:00am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The very best from Week 4 of the CJFL season

The Canadian Junior Football League is proud to announce the Football Canada Players of the Week following Week 4 of the regular season

Offensive Players of the Week

BC Conference
WR Mike O’Shea – Okanagan Sun

For the second straight week O’Shea is honoured with a Player of the Week award after winning the Special Teams last week.  This past weekend O’Shea caught four passes for 94 yards and three touchdowns on route to a dominating win.

Prairie Conference
RB Alex Gayle – Edmonton Huskies

It was a terrific all-around game for Alex Gayle who touched the ball 22 times for a combined 153 yards in the Huskies victory. He rushed 18 times for 112 yards and a touchdown while also catching four passes for 41 yards.

Ontario Conference
RB Brendan McCraney – St. Clair Fratmen

In a big home win over the defending OFC Champion Beefeaters at a sold out Acumen Stadium, McCraney took a short pass 78 yards that left several Beefeater defenders grasping at air on his way to scoring the game winning touchdown with 36 seconds left in the game.  In all, McCraney had five catches for 142 yards and a pair of touchdowns.  

Defensive Players of the Game

BC Conference
DB Nathan Murray – Langley Rams

The Rams defence was stifling in their first win of the season and Nathan Murray was a big reason why.  In two separate VI Raider drives Murray intercepted two passes and returned them for a combined 54-yards.

Prairie Conference
LB Brady Fossen – Saskatoon Hilltops

In a defensive battle on Saturday night Brady Fossen stood out for the defending champs.  He collected five solo tackles, had an assist, a sack and forced a fumble.

Ontario Conference
LB Codey McRoberts – London Beefeaters

After winning the Special Teams Player of the Week award last week Codey McRoberts turned in another outstanding game.  Despite the loss on the road to the St. Clair Fratmen, the talented linebacker flashed all over the field registering nine tackles and intercepted a pass and returning it 60 yards for a touchdown.

Special Teams Players of the Week

BC Conference
K Ethan Homan – Valley Huskers

When the Huskers needed to pin the Kamloops Broncos deep they turned to their punter.  Ethan Homan punted eight balls for a combined 233 net yards.  He also was perfect on two field goals knocking them in from 17 and 34 yards away. He was 4-4 in converts as well accounting for 10 of the Huskers 36 points.

Prairie Conference
K Eric Maximuik – Regina Thunder

When you knock a game winning field goal in from 51-yards away with no time left on the clock, on the road you automatically clinch this award.  That’s exactly what Eric Maximuik did for the Thunder snapping the Saskatoon Hilltops long winning streak.   In all he connected on three field goal attempts and accounted for 10 of the Thunder’s 16 points on the night.

Ontario Conference
R Jevante Stanley – Hamilton Hurricanes

In ending any hopes for a Skyhawk upset on the road, Jevante Stanley returned a third quarter kickoff 110 yards for a touchdown for the hometown Hurricanes.  In all, Stanley returned three kickoffs for 156 yards and also returned two punts for 23 yards.

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