Photo courtesy of Robert Murray
The London Beefeaters are proud to announce the appointment of Jesse Maddox as the new head coach for the 2019 season.
Coach Maddox re-joined the Beefeaters program during the off-season as the team’s Defensive Coordinator as well as the Director of National Recruiting and is excited to be stepping into the new role of head coach.
Jesse has spent the past 10 years in Fort McMurray, AB as the owner and head coach of the Fort McMurray Monarchs (Alberta Football league). During that time, Coach Maddox led the Monarchs to two National Championships and looks to brings those same principles and ideas to the Beefeaters program.
Coach Maddox is a former London Beefeaters player and coach - he understands the culture of Junior Football in London and is excited to lead the team. Not only has Coach Maddox had great success coaching out west, he has established himself as a premier recruiter including being given the role of Western Canada Scout for the University of Western Ontario football program.
The Beefeaters will continue their indoor workouts with Coach Maddox leading the way. He is also currently recruiting some additional coaches to add to our staff.
Chris Marshall, former head coach has tendered his resignation effective immediately. Coach Marshall has accepted a coaching position with the Western Mustangs.
Statement from Coach Marshall:
'First and foremost, I want to thank all the players that have come through our program. Your commitment to the vision and competitive drive has been what's helped establish the Beefeaters as a top tier program in the province. I've enjoyed every moment of being on the field with you guys and will miss working with each one of you. I look forward to celebrating all your wins coming this year.
I also want to take the time to say thanks to the coaches. You guys put in so much work and put up with me pushing you and I can say I have gained a number of lifelong friends from this experience. I would not have felt as comfortable stepping down if not for the great crew of coaches that are already in place.
I also want to thank our executive team, in particular Rob and Jen Annen, who work so tirelessly to make sure the program runs. Without them, we wouldn’t have a team and without their support, the coaching staff and the vision we brought to the table, we would not have had the success we've had so far. I wish the Beefeaters the best as they move forward and hopefully, I have left my mark. I know I will never forget all the players and coaches I've worked with on this team!’
The London Beefeaters are grateful to Chris for his dedication, hard work and commitment to the team. Chris joined our coaching staff in 2016 as Offensive Line Coach and then took on the role of Head Coach in 2017 – he has definitely left his mark - THANK YOU!!
The Saskatoon Hilltops host the Langley Rams TODAY at 1:00pm in the 111th Canadian Bowl.
It’s the oldest Canadian football championship will see the Hilltops making their eighth trip to the national final in the last nine years, while the Rams are back for the first time since 2014. It’s the third time in seven seasons they meet.
The Canadian Bowl has seen some unbelievable moments and displays of true determination. In 2018 the National Championship game will be held in Saskatoon at SMF Field for the first since 2015.
The Prairie Conferences has won the last eight Canadian Bowls.
A quick glance at the 2018 Canadian Bowl:
Langley Rams @ Saskatoon Hilltops - Saturday November 17 @ 1:00pm – SMF Field
Comparison in 2018
Record Regular Season – Rams 7-3 - Hilltops 8-0 – Playoffs Rams 3-0 – Hilltops 2-0
Points For – Rams 264 – Hilltops 402 – Playoffs Rams 115 – Hilltops 86
Points Allowed – Rams 158 – Hilltops 70 – Playoffs Rams 47 Hilltops 14
Passing Leaders – Duncan Little – 187 of 307 (61%) for 2611 yards and 18 touchdowns (Rams) - Jordan Walls – 122 of 197 (62%) for 2010 yards and 18 touchdowns (Hilltops)
Rushing Leaders – Maximillian Joseph – 64 carries for 428 yards and 5 touchdowns (Rams) - Josh Ewanchyna – 134 carries for 1007 yards and 15 touchdowns (Hilltops)
Receiving Leaders – Jevon Cottoy – 39 receptions for 657 yards and 9 touchdowns (Rams) – Jason Price – 31 receptions for 709 yards and 4 touchdowns (Hilltops)
Field Goals – Mattias Bueno – 8 of 10 (80%) – Rams – David Solie – 16 of 26 (61%) - Hilltops
Leading Tacklers – Isaiah Okolli – 41 tackles (Rams) – Cody Peters – 23 tackles (Hilltops)
The CJFL Banquet of Champions is set for tonight in Saskatoon as the Major Award winners will be recognized.
Both the Langley Rams and Saskatoon Hilltops will be piped in by the traditional bagpipers, the team Presidents will address the audience, the All-Canadians will be announced and a special tribute to Don McDonald will be played.
Then the hardware will be awarded. The nominees are:
Gord Currie Coach of the Year:
BCFC – Bob Reist – Valley Huskers
PFC – Tom Sargeant – Saskatoon Hilltops
OFC – Jason Hayes – Hamilton Hurricanes
Rookie of the Year
BCFC – Eli Nelms-Horton
PFC – Chopper Hippe – Edmonton Wildcats
OFC – Keyshaun Jordan – Hamilton Hurricanes
Larry Wruck Defensive Player of the Year
BCFC – Conor Richard – Okanagan Sun
PFC – Cody Peters – Saskatoon Hilltops
OFC – Zachary Hoffner – Hamilton Hurricanes
Peter Dalla Riva Offensive Player of the Year
BCFC – Julian Wytinck – Valley Huskers
PFC – Jordan Walls – Saskatoon Hilltops
OFC – Jake Marquette – Hamilton Hurricanes
The 111th Canadian Bowl will kick-off Saturday November 17, at 1:00pm at SMF Field in Saskatoon, SK.
Watch the pay per view Canadian Bowl broadcast HERE
Listen to the Saskatoon radio broadcast HERE