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CJFL Offensive All-Canadians

11/14/2019, 1:15pm PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The very best from the offensive side of the ball

The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) is proud to announce the Offensive All-Canadians for the 2019 season.

The Prairie Conference lead the way with six All-Canadians.  In all there are 13 Offensive All-Canadians.

Offensive Line
Logan Ferland – Regina Thunder (third season)
Mason Ochs – Saskatoon Hilltops (third consecutive season)
Nikos Lazarakis – Langley Rams
Matt Bettencourt – London Beefeaters
Daniel Townsend – Okanagan Sun

Receivers
North Rainey – VI Raiders
– 36 receptions for 729 yards and 5 touchdowns

Cody Holmes – Windsor AKO Fratmen – 45 receptions for 683 yards and 12 touchdowns

Isaac Foord – Regina Thunder – 31 receptions for 605 yards and 2 touchdowns

Jared Hayes-Williams – Windsor AKO Fratmen – 50 receptions for 781 yards and 9 touchdowns

Running Backs
Andrew Pocrnic – Langley Rams
– 163 carries for 1199 yards and 26 touchdowns

Brandt Burzuk – Edmonton Huskies – 129 carries for 824 yards and 6 touchdowns

Quarterback
Blake Scherle – Regina Thunder
– 144 completions, 58.3% completion percentage, 2196 yards, 17 touchdowns, 93.8% passer efficiency rating

Place Kicker
Rylan Kleiter – Saskatoon Hilltops
– 18 of 22 field goals, 81.8% his longest of 42 yards, plus 33 converts

The CJFL Major Award winners will be announced on Friday November 15, 2019 during the Canadian Bowl Banquet of Champions.

The 112th Canadian Bowl will kick-off Saturday November 16, 2019 at 1:00pm at McLeod Stadium in Langley

 

CJFL Defensive All-Canadians

11/13/2019, 11:45am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The very best from the defensive side of the ball

The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) is proud to announce the Defensive All-Canadians for the 2019 season.

In total there are 13 Defensive All-Canadians and one Return Specialist All-Canadian.

Defensive Line
Tom Zarafonitis – Hamilton Hurricanes
(second consecutive year) – 13 tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 5.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries

Jesse McNabb – Saskatoon Hilltops (second consecutive year) – 26 tackles and 3 sacks

Carson Bell – Regina Thunder – 11 tackles, 13 assisted tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery

Cory McCoy – Okanagan Sun – 19 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 knockdown

Linebackers
Tyler Going – Okanagan Sun
– 32 tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 2 sacks, 2 knockdowns, 1 forced fumble, 2 interceptions

Jadyn Pingue – Saskatoon Hilltops – 29 tackles, 7 assisted tackles, 1 knockdown, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception

Mark Straw – GTA Grizzlies – 30 tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 3 sacks, 1 blocked kick, 1 knockdown, 1 interception

Defensive Backs
Kyle Clarot – Langley Rams
(second consecutive season) – 21 tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 5.5 sacks, 4 knockdowns, 1 fumble recovery, 2 interceptions including one for a touchdown

Colton Holmes – Saskatoon Hilltops (second season)– 12 tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 2 knockdowns, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception

Maleek Womack – Westshore Rebels – 24 tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 1 sack, 5 knockdowns, 1 forced fumble, 8 interceptions including one for a touchdown

Cheyvez Campbell – Edmonton Huskies – 13 tackles, 4 assisted tackles, 3 knockdowns, 3 fumble recoveries, 6 interceptions

Tanner Gaskill-Cadwallader – London Beefeaters – 16 tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 2 sacks, 2 knockdowns, 3 interceptions including one for a touchdown

Punter
Nik Hunchak – VI Raiders
– 72 punts for a 41.9 yard average, 5 singles

Return Specialist
Brandon Poulin – Valley Huskers (second consecutive season) – 45 punt returns, for 392 yards, an average of 8.7 yards.  Plus 29 kick-off returns for 601 yards, a 20.7 yard average

The CJFL All-Canadian Offensive players will be announced on Thursday November 14, 2019.

The CJFL Major Award winners will be announced on Friday November 15, 2019 during the Canadian Bowl Banquet of Champions.

The 112th Canadian Bowl will kick-off Saturday November 16th at 1:00pm at McLeod Stadium in Langley.

BC Conference Major Award Winners

10/29/2019, 9:30pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The best in BC from the 2019 season

Photo courtesy of Adam Marchetti

The BC Conference announced their Most Outstanding Players and Coach of the Year for the 2019 season as a build up to the Cullen Cup championship game on Saturday afternoon when the #1 Langley Rams host the #2 Westshore Rebels.

BC Conference Outstanding Players:

Ranji Mattu Memorial Coach of the Year – Howie Zaron – Langley Rams (10-0).  He led the Rams to an undefeated regular season and home field advantage throughout the 2019  CJFL playoffs

Outstanding Offensive Lineman – Nikos Lazarakis – Langley Rams

Outstanding Offensive Back – Andrew Pocrnic – Langley Rams – He won the BC Conference rushing title with 1199 yards on 163 carries, averaging 7.4 each time he touched the ball.  He set a new CJFL record with 26 rushing touchdowns.

Outstanding Receiver – North Rainey – VI Raiders – He caught 36 passes for a BC Conference high 729 yards.  He averaged 20.3 yards a catch and hauled in five touchdowns.

Outstanding Defensive Lineman – Cory McCoy – Okanagan Sun – He collected 19 solo tackles, four sacks and knocked down a pass

Outstanding Defensive Linebacker – Tyler Going – Okanagan Sun –Another great season with 32 solo tackles, five assisted tackles, two sacks, two knockdowns, a forced fumble and had two interceptions

Outstanding Defensive Back – Kyle Clarot – Langley Rams (second consecutive season) – He was force in the Rams secondary with 21 tackles, two assisted tackles, 5.5 sacks, four knockdowns, one fumble recovery and had two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown

Outstanding Special Teams – Nik Hunchak – VI Raiders – He connected on four field goals this year, the longest from 30 yards out.  As a punter he showed a big leg with 72 punts averaging 41.9 yards and had five singles.  He added 45 kick-offs averaging 44.1 yards

Return Specialist – Brandon Poulin – Valley Huskers (second consecutive season) – he led the BC Conference with 29 kick-off returns averaging 20.7 yards.  He also had a Conference high 45 punt returns.  Perhaps the highlight of the season however was returning a missed field goal 118 yards for a touchdown.

Rookie of the Year – Linebacker –Abe Fimbo – Kamloops Broncos – The rookie made 38 solo tackles, had three assisted stops, knocked down three passes, blocked a kick and recovered a fumble

Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year – Defensive Back – Kyle Clarot – Langley Rams – What a year in the Rams secondary with 21 tackles, two assisted tackles, 5.5 sacks, four knockdowns, one fumble recovery and had two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown

Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year – Running Back – Andrew Pocrnic – Langley Rams – He set a new CJFL single season touchdown record with 27, won the BC Conference rushing title with 1199 yards on 163 carries, averaging 7.4 each time he touched the ball.  He also set a new CJFL record with 26 rushing touchdowns. Out of the backfield he made 18 receptions for 279 yards and caught a touchdown.

Saturday afternoon the Langley Rams welcome the Westshore Rebels in the 2019 BC Conference Cullen Cup championship game at 2:30pm.  The winner of this game will host the 112th Canadian Bowl game on Saturday November 16th