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VI Raiders 13
Valley Huskers 6
The Raiders win on Saturday helped them finish third in the Conference. They scored 10 of their 13 points in the first half and then their defence took over.
Offensively quarterback Cole McGarvey finished with 11 completions for 164 yards and threw a major to Alex Bonnetplume for their lone touchdown of the contest. Kicker Nickolas Hunchak added to the scoring with a 30 yard field goal.
Defensively the Raiders held the Huskers to 128 yards of total offence and forced five turnovers. Gevhahn McNally-Hardisty, Tyler Hill and Ethan Moran intercepted passes and Nicholas Robinson collected three sacks.
The lone Huskers score came on the defensive side when Braeden Johnson picked up a loose ball and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown.
The Raiders (5-5) advance to the CJFL Canadian Bowl Championship Series and are the third seed in the BC Conference. They will travel to face the Westshore Rebels (8-2) in a semi-final this coming weekend.
Langley Rams 64
Kamloops Broncos 3
The Rams become the first team to finish undefeated in the BC Conference since 2015 after dismantling the Broncos on Saturday.
The night belonged to running back Andrew Pocrnic who with his six rushing touchdowns set a new CJFL record for most touchdowns in a single season with 27. His 26 rushing touchdowns also set a new CJFL mark. He finished the game with 222 yards on 19 carries.
All-Star quarterback Duncan Little had the night off, so a pair of backups had a chance to shine. Trey Jones threw a touchdown pass to Jesse Walker.
The Rams “D” forced six turnovers including a 39 yard pick-six from Michael Baerg.
The lone Broncos points came from the leg of Landon Munk and a 17 yard field goal.
This coming weekend the Rams (10-0) will host the Okanagan Sun (5-5) in the CJFL Canadian Bowl Championship Series. The winner will play for the BC Conference Cullen Cup.
Westshore Rebels 16
Okanagan Sun 9
In the driving rain on Vancouver Island the Rebels managed to win a sloppy game and lock down the second seed in the BC Conference.
Zach Lubin carried the majority of the load for the Rebels with 28 rushes for 162 yard and scored a touchdown. Quarterback Shawn Lal threw for 136 yards and found Kael Leachman for a major.
The Rebels didn’t give up much of the defensive side and forced four turnovers including three fumbles. Jesse Zajaros recovered one of them and had three tackles.
With the loss the Sun drop to the fourth seed and really couldn’t get much going against the Rebels. They threw for just 46 yards but did find some success on the ground behind Kelton Kouri’s 119 yards on 16 carries.
The Sun defence kept the game close and produced the lone touchdown. Garret Cape picked up a fumble and returned it 40 yards for the score. Tyler Going recorded a pair of sacks and had five tackles.
The Rebels (8-2) will now welcome their Island rival the VI Raiders (5-5) this coming weekend for a BC Conference semi-final and the Sun (5-5) will travel to Langley for a date with the top seeded Rams (10-0).
Photo courtesy of Adam Marchetti
The old saying goes, “records are meant to be broken.” Saturday night in Langley a CJFL record that has stood since 2006 fell at the hands…or should we say legs of running back Andrew Pocrnic.
In the Rams final regular season game the former Kamloops Bronco faced his old team and rushed for his 27th touchdown of the year setting a new CJFL single season record. The old record was held by Tristan Jones of the Edmonton Wildcats who scored 25 rushing touchdowns in 2006. Pocrnic also smashed the single season BC Conference record which was formally held by Andrew Harris when he rushed for 20 touchdowns in 2009 on route to a Canadian Bowl title.
Saturday night he rushed for six touchdowns and was unstoppable on the ground as the Rams stomped on the Broncos 64-3.
What a difference a year and a new offence line makes. Last season as a member of the Broncos Pocrnic rushed 80 times for 355 yards and scored just two touchdowns. He scored an incredible 25 more majors this season.
The Rams finish the regular season at 10-0 and have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The winner of the BC Conference will host the 2019 Canadian Bowl on November 16th.
Photo courtesy of Jim Motokado
It's the final weekend of the regular season with all teams in action. Still plenty to decide before the 2019 CJFL Playoffs. Check out the match-ups
Valley Huskers @ VI Raiders – Saturday October 19, 1:00pm – Caledonia Park | WATCH HERE
Head to Head
Records – Huskers 2-7 – Raiders 4-5
Points For – Huskers 154 – Raiders 252
Points Allowed – Huskers 304 – Raiders 202
Passing Leaders – Reid Vankoughnett – 87 of 159 (55%), 1053 yards, 7 touchdowns (Huskers) – Jake Laberge – 55 of 116 (47%), 1032 yards, 12 touchdowns (Raiders)
Rushing Leaders – Remis Tshiovo – 56 carries for 230 yards (Huskers) – Andre Goulbourne – 116 carries for 660 yards, 2 touchdowns (Raiders)
Receiving Leaders – Brandon Poulin – 60 receptions for 591 yards and 6 touchdowns (Huskers) – North Rainey – 34 receptions for 688 yards and 5 touchdowns (Raiders)
Leading Tacklers – David Steeves – 25 tackles (Huskers) – Gevhahn McNally-Hardisty – 28 tackles (Raiders)
Turnovers – Huskers -12 – Raiders +2
Kamloops Broncos @ Langley Rams - Saturday October 19, 5:00pm – McLeod Stadium | WATCH HERE
Head to Head
Records – Broncos 0-9 – Rams 9-0
Points For – Broncos 89 - Rams 389
Points Allowed – Broncos 389 – Rams 102
Passing Leaders – Nicolas Nica – 102 of 259 (39%), 1442 yards, 7 touchdowns (Broncos) – Duncan Little – 100 of 168 (59%), 1866 yards, 20 touchdowns (Rams)
Rushing Leaders – Kuda Murasiranwa – 36 carries for 147 yards (Broncos) – Andrew Pocrnic – 144 carries for 977 yards and 20 touchdowns (Rams)
Receiving Leaders – Garrett Kryzanowski – 29 receptions for 436 yards and 4 touchdowns (Broncos) – Khalik Johnson – 31 receptions for 553 yards and 9 touchdowns (Rams)
Leading Tacklers – Darby Kwan – 39 tackles (Broncos) – Isaiah Okoli – 26 tackles (Rams)
Turnovers – Broncos -15 – Rams +8
Head to Head
Records – Sun 5-4 – Rebels 7-2
Points For – Sun 189 – Rebels 263
Points Allowed – Sun 153 – Rebels 186
Passing Leaders – Alex Douglas – 77 of 171 (45%), 1117 yards, 10 touchdowns (Sun) – Shawn Lal – 128 of 234 (55%), 2070 yards, 15 touchdowns (Rebels)
Rushing Leaders – Kelton Kouri – 110 carries for 685 yards and 2 touchdowns (Sun) – Zach Lubin – 127 carries for 623 yards and 7 touchdowns (Rebels)
Receiving Leaders – Conor Richard – 16 receptions for 334 yards and 4 touchdowns (Sun) – Hayden Crothers – 34 receptions for 522 yards and 4 touchdowns (Rebels)
Leading Tacklers – Dawson Puk – 35 tackles (Sun) – Maleek Womack – 22 tackles (Rebels)
Turnovers – Sun +1 – Rebels +16