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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).

BC Conference Summary

10/18/2021, 11:30am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The Rams, Sun and Huskers win in Week 9

Photo courtesy of Shoot the Breeze Photography

Langley Rams 34
Westshore Rebels 7

The defending Cullen Cup champion Rams continue to roll and stay undefeated after the lopsided victory on Sunday.

After using the running attack in most of their previous wins, the Rams did most of their damage offensively through the air using a pair of quarterbacks that combined for three touchdowns and 297 yards on 11 completions. Their favourite target was Daniel Kubongo who hauled in four passes for an incredible 222 yards, averaging over 55 yards a catch and caught two touchdowns.   Xavion Fleary added another touchdown.

Their Specials Teams also played a major role as Mario Johnson returned a kick-off 100 yards for a score.

Defensively the Rams were once again dominating giving up just 21 yards through the air, picking off three passes.

The lone Rebels touchdown came in the second quarter when Demar Hohnstein plowed into the end zone from a yard out.  Zach Lubin was the best offensive threat for the Rebels rushing 28 times for 119 yards.

This coming weekend the Rams (6-0) will welcome the Kamloops Broncos (0-6) on Saturday while the Rebels (1-5) host the VI Raiders (2-4).

Okanagan Sun 70
VI Raiders 25

The Sun scored early and often on Saturday night dismantling the Raiders for their sixth win of the season.

Running back Malcolm Miller is the first back in the CJFL to reach the 1000-yard plateau after another strong game carrying the rock 27 times for 295 yards and scored two more touchdowns.  He also caught a 17-yard major.   He has now chewed up 1272 yards this season setting a new Sun team record.

Quarterback Dominic Britton completed 12 passes for 288 yards and threw five touchdowns including a pair to Kyle Zakala and singles to Mike O’Shea, Kaiden Banfield and Miller.  Speaking of O’Shea he returned a missed field goal 125 yards for touchdown, which is the second longest in BC Conference history.

On the defence the Sun collected four sacks and held the Raiders to just 38 yards on the ground.

The Raiders on the other hand did most of their damage through the air as quarterback Jake Laberge completed 15 passes for 261 yards and connected on three touchdowns finding Maren Bradbrook, Dylan Pye and Marcel Grant.

This coming weekend the Sun (6-1) will enjoy a bye week while the Raiders (2-4) stay on the road and visit the Westshore Rebels (1-5).

Valley Huskers 15
Kamloops Broncos 0

The Huskers win their fourth of the season using a balanced attack against the winless Broncos.    Brandon O’Connor had 15 carries and scored a touchdown, as did Ebiye Okoko-Chomseng.

Defensively they would bend but not break and forced 10 turnovers including two interceptions from Jordan Chizda as they pitched a shutout.

This coming weekend the Huskers (4-3) enjoy a bye week in preparation of their final game, while the Broncos (0-6) visit the Langley Rams (6-0).

Week 9 Head to Head

10/16/2021, 10:30am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

It's Football Weekend in Canada

Photo courtesy of Jim Motokado

The CJFL is proud to celebrate Football Weekend in Canada with a full-slate of games.  The weekend is being celebrated across the country with not only a series of games from every organization, but with several digital events.  CLICK HERE for details from Football Canada.

As far as the CJFL is concerned, it's Week 9 of the regular season!

SATURDAY GAMES

Valley Huskers @ Kamloops Broncos – Saturday October 16, 6:00pm – Hillside Stadium | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Huskers 3-3 – Broncos 0-5
Points For: Huskers 71 – Broncos 43
Points Allowed: Huskers 105 – Broncos 262

Passing Leaders: Josh Janssen – 74 of 144 (51%) for 794 yards and 4 touchdowns (Huskers) – Clark Snider – 28 of 64 (44%) for 301 yards and 2 touchdowns (Broncos)

Rushing Leaders: Brandon O’Connor – 81 carries for 266 yards and 3 touchdowns (Huskers) – Cam Gregorczyk – 68 carries for 210 yards and 1 touchdown (Broncos)

Receiving Leaders: Dylan Manocha – 15 receptions for 265 yards and 1 touchdown (Huskers) – Ayden Cummins – 11 receptions for 151 yards and 3 touchdowns (Broncos)

Leading Tacklers: Andy Ofosuhene – 24 tackles (Huskers) – Avery Dunster – 16 tackles (Broncos)

Turnovers: Huskers +3 – Broncos -22

VI Raiders @ Okanagan Sun – Saturday October 16, 7:00pm – Apple Bowl | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Raiders 2-3 – Sun 5-1
Points For: Raiders 89 – Sun 277
Points Against: Raiders 94 – Sun 42

Passing Leaders; Jake Laberge – 68 of 131 (52%) for 1110 yards and 11 touchdowns (Raiders) – Dominic Britton – 61 of 112 (54%) for 1175 yards and 12 touchdowns (Sun)

Rushing Leaders: Jason Henderson – 84 carries for 383 yards and 2 touchdowns (Raiders) – Malcolm Miller – 112 carries for 979 yards and 9 touchdowns (Sun)

Receiving Leaders:  Alexander Bonnetplume – 15 receptions for 293 yards and 6 touchdowns (Raiders) – Mike O’Shea – 18 receptions for 436 yards and 8 touchdowns (Sun)

Leaders Tacklers: Gevhahn McNally-Hardisty – 25 tackles (Raiders) – Peyton Ryder – 19 tackles (Sun)

Turnovers: Raiders +7 – Sun +10

SUNDAY GAMES

Regina Thunder @ Edmonton Huskies – Sunday October 17, 1:00pm – JP Bowl | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Thunder 6-0 – Huskies 4-2
Points For: Thunder 213 – Huskies 257
Points Allowed: Thunder 86 – Huskies 123

Passing Leaders: Carter Shewchuk – 70 of 99 (71%) for 1131 yards and 10 touchdowns (Thunder) – Declan O’Flaherty – 102 of 175 (58%) for 1658 yards and 15 touchdowns (Huskies)

Rushing Leaders: Ryland Leichert – 71 carries for 408 yards and 4 touchdowns (Thunder) – Alex Gayle – 109 carries for 666 yards and 8 touchdowns (Huskies)

Receiving Leaders: Rylan Sokul – 29 receptions for 509 yards and 3 touchdowns (Thunder) – Adner St. Hilaire – 25 receptions for 471 yards and 2 touchdowns (Huskies)

Leading Tacklers: Stephen Smith – 23 tackles (Thunder) – Maurice Dubois – 24 tackles (Huskies)

Turnovers: Thunder +10 – Huskies +5

Edmonton Wildcats @ Saskatoon Hilltops – Sunday October 17, 1:00pm – SMF Field | WATCH HERE | Hilltops radio broadcast

Head to Head

Records: Wildcats 2-4 – Hilltops 4-2
Points For: Wildcats 151 – Hilltops 152
Points Allowed: Wildcats 193 – Hilltops 111

Passing Leaders: Devin Desormeau – 76 of 142 (53%) for 991 yards and 8 touchdowns (Wildcats) – Damon Dutton – 83 of 120 (69%) for 955 yards and 6 touchdowns (Hilltops)

Rushing Leaders: Nathan Zacharias – 94 carries for 549 yards and 3 touchdowns (Wildcats) – Carter McLean – 106 carries for 485 yards and 3 touchdowns (Hilltops)

Receiving Leaders: Lucas Howe – 17 receptions for 298 yards and 6 touchdowns (Wildcats) – Ethan Godson – 20 receptions for 376 yards and 5 touchdowns (Hilltops)

Leading Tacklers: Jordan Wilson – 18 tackles (Wildcats) – Jaxon Funk – 24 tackles (Hilltops)

Turnovers: Wildcats -6 – Hilltops +3

St. Clair Fratmen @ Hamilton Hurricanes – Sunday October 17, 2:00pm – Bisons Alumni Field

Head to Head

Records: Fratmen 5-0 – Hurricanes 3-1
Points For: Fratmen 271 – Hurricanes 141
Points Allowed Fratmen 70 – Hurricanes 63

Passing Leaders: Michael Beale – 61 of 90 (62%) for 1138 yards and 16 touchdowns (Fratmen) – Ethan Belbeck – 55 of 105 (52%) for 898 yards and 10 touchdowns (Hurricanes)

Rushing Leaders: Jacob Savoni – 72 carries for 461 yards and 10 touchdowns (Fratmen) – Isaac McAlonan – 28 carries for 186 yards and 1 touchdown (Hurricanes)

Receiving Leaders: Cody Holmes – 20 receptions for 510 yards and 6 touchdowns (Fratmen) – Quincey Belanger – 14 receptions for 290 yards and 2 touchdowns (Hurricanes)

Leading Tacklers:  Braeden MacDougall – 12 tackles (Fratmen) – Uche Onyekwere – 9 tackles (Hurricanes)

Turnovers: Fratmen +7 – Hurricanes -2

Winnipeg Rifles @ Calgary Colts – Sunday October 17, 1:00pm – Shouldice Park | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Rifles 2-4 – Colts 0-6
Points For: Rifles 92 – Colts 119
Points Allowed: Rifles 211 – Colts 260

Passing Leaders: Thomas Hubbard – 58 of 111 (52%) for 618 yards and 5 touchdowns (Rifles) – Justin Verloop – 50 of 99 (51%) for 673 yards and 6 touchdowns (Colts)

Rushing Leaders: Sekina Scheibler – 40 carries for 150 yards (Rifles) – Ike Okafor – 62 carries for 294 yards and 1 touchdown (Colts)

Receiving Leaders: Luke McMillan – 25 carries for 291 yards and 3 touchdowns (Rifles) – Brendt Adams – 12 receptions for 259 yards and 4 touchdowns (Colts)

Leading Tacklers: Barrett Mueller – 29 tackles (Rifles) – Austin Daisy – 44 tackles (Colts)

Turnovers: Rifles -2 – Colts -10

Langley Rams @ Westshore Rebels – Sunday October 17, 4:00pm – Starlight Stadium | WATCH HERE

Head to Head

Records: Rams 5-0 – Rebels 1-4
Points For: Rams 115 – Rebels 105
Points Allowed: Rams 12 – Rebels 170

Passing Leaders: Trey Jones 29 of 57 (51%) for 404 yards and 4 touchdowns (Rams) – Colby Henkel – 78 of 149 (52%) for 1153 yards and 6 touchdowns (Rebels)

Rushing Leaders: Joel Klassen – 53 carries for 429 yards and 1 touchdown (Rams) – Zack Lubin – 48 carries for 326 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rebels)

Receiving Leaders: Daniel Kubongo – 9 receptions for 163 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rams) – Kieran Poissant – 21 receptions for 420 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rebels)

Leading Tacklers: Kyle Clarot – 16 tackles (Rams) – Austin Morgan – 20 tackles (Rebels)

Turnovers: Rams +16 – Rebels -14

GTA Grizzlies @ Quinte Skyhawks – Sunday October 17, 4:00pm – Loyalist College

Head to Head

Records: Grizzlies 0-5 – Skyhawks 1-5
Points For: Grizzlies 34 – Skyhawks 147
Points Allowed: Grizzlies 215 – Skyhawks 252

Passing Leaders: Alex Purvis – 16 of 34 (47%) for 219 yards and 1 touchdown (Grizzlies) – Carter Stephen – 47 of 141 (33%) for 617 yards and 4 touchdowns (Skyhawks)

Rushing Leaders: David Lim – 34 carries for 141 yards and 1 touchdown (Grizzlies) – Adam Misiewicz – 61 carries for 143 yards (Skyhawks)

Receiving Leaders: Brandon Robbins – 21 receptions for 277 yards (Skyhawks)

Leading Tacklers: Josh Amador – 19 tackles (Grizzlies) – Burkley Banilevic – 26 tackles (Skyhawks)

Turnovers: Grizzlies -5 – Skyhawks -16

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