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CJFL Spotlight: Keyshawn Jordan

01/22/2019, 8:00pm PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The CJFL Rookie of the Year

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The CJFL Rookie of the Year for 2018 is Hamilton Hurricanes receiver Keyshawn Jordan.

He was outstanding with an Ontario Conference leading 33 receptions, 753 yards and 15 touchdowns.  He also averaged 22.5 yards a catch.

Following the CJFL Banquet of Champions he spoke with Ryan Watters about winning the award.

CJFL Spotlight: Jake Marquette

01/06/2019, 11:00pm PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year

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The CJFL Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year is Hamilton Hurricanes quarterback Jake Marquette.

He was simply dominating this past season with 28 touchdown passes, completing 67% of his throws and led the Ontario Conference with 97 completions.   He threw for 1,760 yards and averaged 12.1 yards a completion.

Following the CJFL Banquet of Champions he spoke with Ryan Watters about winning the award.

The Saskatoon Hilltops Win Canadian Bowl

11/17/2018, 4:00pm PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The drive 5 has been successful

The Saskatoon Hilltops have won their fifth straight Canadian Bowl adding to their recording setting pace following a 58-21 victory over the Langley Rams on Saturday.

The Hilltops used a well balanced offensive attack led by the Offensive Player of the Game running back Josh Ewanchyna who had 28 carries for 245 yards and three touchdowns.  His 245 yards is third most in Canadian Bowl history. Defensive All-Canadian Garth Knittig also had a one-yard touchdown plunge.

Quarterback Jordan Walls conducted the offence completing 16 of 21 for 247 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes.  John Brown hauled in four passes for 72 yards and a score while Keegan Dick caught four balls for 69 yards and a major.    Walls even caught a 21 yard pass of his own on a trick play, which saw receiver Rylan Kleiter throw him the ball.

On the defensive side the Hilltops forced seven turnovers highlighted by a 48 yard pick-six by defensive back Logan Bitz who also had a pair of tackles and two assisted stops.  He was named the Defensive Player of the Game.   Bobby Ehman, who has now won five Canadian Bowl titles, led the Hilltops with oddly enough five solo tackles.     Meanwhile Logan Kelsey-Stern blocked a field goal attempt.

On the other side of the field the Rams did have success throwing the football. Quarterback Duncan Little finished 20 of 31 for 265 yards and hit Jevon Cottoy for a 42 yard touchdown.    Cottoy caught a game high five passes for 109 yards and even ran for a touchdown.

Perhaps the highlight of the game came from the Rams special teams as AJ Blackwell returned a kick-off 100 yards for a touchdown.   It’s the second longest kick-off return in Canadian Bowl history.  He also made a team high five solo tackles.  Teammate Nathan Murray also made five tackles and had the lone interception.  

Three Hilltop players, Adam Benkic, Connor Guillet and Ehman are the only players to have won five Canadian Bowl rings in their junior career.

The Hilltops will graduate a number of key pieces including Walls and CJFL Defensive Player of the Year Cody Peters and are now the only team in CJFL history to win five consecutive Canadian Bowls.  Head Coach Tom Sargeant has now won 12 national championship games.