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The Top 10 Power Rankings are out as the regular season comes to a close. The BC Conference will play their final games, while the Prairie and Ontario Conferences open the 2019 post season.
Last weekend the BC teams had a bye weekend, there was only one game in Ontario and just two in the Prairies, so nothing has changed in the Power Rankings
|1||Saskatoon Hilltops (8-0)||1|
|2||Langley Rams (9-0)||2|
|3||Windsor AKO Fratmen (7-1)||3|
|4||Regina Thunder (6-2)||4|
|5||Edmonton Huskies (6-2)||5|
|6||Westshore Rebels (7-2)||6|
|7||London Beefeaters (6-2)||7|
|8||Hamilton Hurricanes (6-2)||8|
|9||Okanagan Sun (5-5)||9|
|10||VI Raiders (4-5)||10|
The CJFL is proud to announce the Week 11 Players of the Week
Offensive Players of the Week
WR Cody Holmes – Windsor AKO Fratmen
The Windsor offense was firing on all cylinders as Cody Holmes had his way with the Ottawa Sooners secondary as he hauled in nine passes, three of which went for touchdowns and 240 yards receiving as the Fratmen left the nation’s capital with a statement win.
QB Tyler Hermann – Saskatoon Hilltops
In his final regular game Tyler Hermann was simply outstanding as the Hilltops pivot. He completed 20 of 26 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns guiding the Toppers to an undefeated season.
Defensive Players of the Week
LB Blake Ouellette – Windsor AKO Fratmen
Not to be outdone by their offensive counterparts, the Fratmen defence proved very much to be the immovable object as they limited to the Sooners offence to 53 net yards. Leading the way was defensive captain Blake Ouellette who recorded 1.5 sacks, forced a fumble and had 2 tackles as well as batted down a pass.
DL Jesse McNabb – Saskatoon Hilltops
The Hilltops defence was solid this past weekend holding down the Edmonton Wildcats in a playoff preview. Jesse McNabb led the defensive lineup with three sacks, six tackles and was an overall nuisance for the Wildcats.
Special Teams Players of the Week
K Sam Richardson – Windsor AKO Fratmen
Sam Richardson has appeared to have solidified the kicking situation for the Fratmen. He was perfect on all seven of his convert attempts and averaged 50.7 yards on his kickoffs with his longest travelling 75 yards for a point.
KR Tyrese Bristol – Calgary Colts
Despite a loss, the most exciting play in the Colts-Huskies game was the 98 yard kick-off return for a touchdown by Tyrese Bristol. In all he had four kick returns for an average of 42 yards.
Photo courtesy of Shelly Priest
Saskatoon Hilltops 48
Edmonton Wildcats 8
Including playoffs and Canadian Bowls the Hilltops won their 27th straight game on Sunday pounding the Wildcats in a playoff preview.
The Hilltops offence gained 577 total yards primarily through the air. Quarterback Tyler Hermann in his final regular season game was 20 of 26 for 364 yards and threw four touchdowns. He threw touchdown passes to Keegan Dicks, Connor Graham, Taner Rhode and a 58 yard major to Dillan Heintz in the second quarter.
On the ground Ben Abrook added to his impressive season with 101 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. Carter McLean also scored on the ground.
Defensively the Hilltops forced five turnovers and six sacks led by Jesse McNabb who had three of them.
The Wildcats on the other hand didn’t do much offensively. Their only points came on the defensive side of the ball in the third quarter when Zach Putters returned an interception 43 yards for a pick six.
The Hilltops finish 8-0 and will host the Wildcats (2-6) on Sunday at SMF Field in a Prairie Conference semi-final.
Edmonton Huskies 49
Calgary Colts 21
The Huskies put together a very balanced attack on Sunday collecting 490 yards of total offence. An incredible 11 different receivers caught passes from two quarterbacks. Declan O’Flahery threw for 139 yards and four touchdowns while Jordan Lane completed two more majors. Both Ronnie Oling and Harrison Cabel each caught two touchdown passes and Sam Clayton and Adner St. Hilaire hauled in the others.
The ground game gathered 220 yards led by Alex Gayle and his 11 carries for 129 yards.
On the defensive side Nicholas Cowan picked up a fumble and scored a touchdown with a three yard return, all part of a 35 point second quarter.
The special teams also blocked two Colt kicks.
Despite being down 35-0 at halftime the Colts did rally and never quit in the second half scoring all 21 of their points.
Quarterback Cole Belway completed 21 passes for 216 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes finding Chinomso Chikwendu and Seguin Adeseye.
Defensive back Tyrese Bristol also scored for the Colts.
The Huskies (6-2) now move onto the Prairie Conference semis this coming Sunday. They will hit the road and play in Regina, taking on the Thunder (6-2) with the winner moving onto the Conference final. The Colts (1-7) season comes to a close.