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Week 3 Preview

08/04/2022, 8:00am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Three games highlight Week 3 of the CJFL season

It's Week 3 of the CJFL season as Saturday features three games in the BC Conference. 

VI Raiders @ Westshore Rebels – Saturday August 6, 7:00pm – Starlight Stadium | WATCH HERE

The island rivalry ignites in 2022 when the Raiders visit the Rebels for the first time with both teams coming off a victory.  The Rebels are 2-0 for the first time since 2019 and have the highest scoring offence through the first two weeks averaging 37 points.  New quarterback Te Jessie has been impressive so far throwing for five touchdowns and running for two more.

On the other side the Raiders defence will have their hands full with the Rebels, giving up 57 points in the first two weeks.   They are coming off a victory last weekend scoring just 14 points in Kamloops.  Quarterback Ben Chomolok has accounted for all four touchdowns the Raiders have scored this season, with three passing majors and he ran for one last weekend. 

Head-to-Head

Records: Raiders 1-1 – Rebels 2-0
Points For: Raiders 33 – Rebels 74
Points Allowed: Raiders 57 – Rebels 37

Passing Leaders: Ben Chomolok – 32 of 52 for 341 yards, 3 touchdowns (Raiders) – Te Jessie – 34 of 52 for 499 yards, 5 touchdowns (Rebels)

Rushing Leaders: Alosious Kun – 19 carries for 96 yards (Raiders) – Gerren Hardisty – 23 carries for 122 yards, 1 touchdown (Rebels)

Receiving Leaders: Maren Bradbrook – 7 receptions for 118 yards, 2 touchdowns (Raiders) - Kierran Poissant – 8 receptions for 137 yards, 2 touchdowns (Rebels)

Turnovers: Raiders +1 – Rebels +1

Langley Rams @ Valley Huskers - Saturday August 6, 7:00pm – Exhibition Field | WATCH HERE

For the first time this season the Rams and Huskers square off just 64kms between the two cities. Both teams are coming off a loss and are eager to get back into the win column.

This will be the first road game for the defending champion Rams and they are hoping a change of scenery will re-energize their club searching for their first win of the campaign.  Their defence has had trouble stopping teams so far and their offence has sputtered out of the gate.   The Huskers meanwhile suffered a lopsided defeat at Westshore last week after opening the season with a convincing victory over Prince George.

Head-to-Head

Records: Rams 0-2 – Huskers 1-1
Points For: Rams 27 – Huskers 48
Points Allowed: Rams 56 – Huskers 43

Passing Leaders: Tristen Secord-Yanciw – 10 of 19 for 153 yards, 1 touchdown (Rams) – Josh Janssen – 27 of 53 for 316 yards, 4 touchdowns (Huskers)

Rushing Leaders: Caleb Wheeler – 31 carries for 152 yards, 1 touchdown (Rams) – Reece Wyke – 29 carries for 173 yards (Huskers)

Receiving Leaders: Beckham Dickie – 6 receptions for 98 yards (Rams) – Payton Lake – 9 receptions for 95 yards, 1 touchdown (Huskers)

Turnovers: Rams 0 – Huskers -3

Kamloops Broncos @ Prince George Kodiaks - Saturday August 6, 7:00pm – Masich Place | WATCH HERE

For the fist time in CJFL history a regular season game will be played in Prince George as the newly expanded Kodiaks welcome the Broncos. 

The Kodiaks have had an extra week to prepare after their bye week last weekend.  In their inaugural game they fell 31-5 to the Valley Huskers.  The Broncos meanwhile fell 14-7 in their home opener last weekend in a tight match-up with the VI Raiders.   They will make the five-and-a-half-hour trip north this weekend looking for their first win.

The game will take place at Masich Place Stadium in Prince George.  It’s the city’s premier, multi-purpose turf sports facility that can host provincial and national competitions in addition to local sporting events.  The stadium can hold 1800 screaming fans that will no doubt be in attendance for this historical game on Saturday night.

Head-to-Head

Records: Broncos 0-1 – Kodiaks 0-1
Points For: Broncos 7 – Kodiaks 5
Points Allowed: Broncos 14 – Kodiaks 31

Passing Leaders: Reid Vankoughnett – 10 of 24 for 145 yards (Broncos) – Liam Oczkowski – 9 of 19 for 182 yards (Kodiaks)

Rushing Leaders: Chris Finden – 2 carries for 22 yards (Broncos) - Liam Oczkowski – 2 carries for 26 yards (Kodiaks)

Receiving Leaders: Kaleb Senz – 4 receptions for 58 yards (Broncos) – Andrew Bronw – 2 receptions for 107 yards (Kodiaks)

Leading Tacklers: Maurice Onyeamenu – 10 tackles (Broncos) – Marcellus Pope – 6 tackles (Kodiaks)

Turnovers: Broncos -1 – Kodiaks -1

Players of the Week - Week 2

08/03/2022, 11:15am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The best from Week 2 in the CJFL

The CJFL in conjunction with the BC Conference are proud to announce the Week 2 Football Canada Players of the Week.

Offensive Player of the Week
QB Dominic Britton – Okanagan Sun

Britton led the Sun to a giant road win over the defending champion Langley Rams on Saturday in a rematch of the 2021 Cullen Cup championship game.  He finished with 16 pass completions for 261 yards and threw a touchdown strike.  He showed his versatility as well by running for a second touchdown on five carries for 20 yards. 

Defensive Player of the Week
DL Maurice Onyeamenu – Kamloops Broncos

It was an outstanding individual performance by Maurice Onyamenu on Saturday night.  He was seemingly all over the field in the Broncos home opener making an impressive 10 solo tackles.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Christopher Rolack II – Valley Huskers

For the second straight week a Husker wins this weekly award and Rolack II was a no brainer in being named.  He returned six punts for 101 yards, highlighted by a 69-yard return for a touchdown.  He added three kick-off returns for 68 yards giving the Huskers good field position. 

BC Conference Week 2 Summary

07/31/2022, 11:30pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The Sun, Rebels and Raiders record a win

A quick recap of the three games in the BC Conference in Week 2 of the CJFL season. 

Okanagan Sun 20
Langley Rams 7

Saturday afternoon featured a rematch of the 2021 BC Conference Cullen Cup championship game in which the Langley Rams won.  Fast-forward to this past weekend and the Okanagan Sun got a slight measure of revenge with the 13-point victory in Langley.

Quarterback Dominic Britton led the Sun with 16 completions for 261 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Mike O’Shea, his first major of the season.  Britton also accounted for the other Sun touchdown using his feet to scamper into the endzone.  In all, he found six different receivers. 

On the defensive side the Sun didn’t give up much led by Peyton Ryder’s game high seven solo tackles, while Tyler Turner and Garrett Cape each recorded five.

The Rams only score on Saturday was a 42-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Tristen Secord-Yanciw to Alex France.  The Rams’ pivot made 10 completions for 153 yards with Beckham Dickie hauling in a team high three passes for 63 of those yards. 

One of the bright spots on the Rams defence was Cade Manuel South who had two sacks and a pair of tackles.

Next week the Sun (2-0) will have a bye week while the Rams (0-2) will face the Valley Huskers (1-1) on the road.

Westshore Rebels 38
Valley Huskers 17

The Westshore Rebels looked good for the second straight week and scored 18 points in the final frame to collect their second victory on the season. 

The reigning Offensive Player of the Week, quarterback Te Jessie was strong again throwing two touchdown passes and running for another.  He completed 18 passes for 277 yards and found Kierran Poissant and Eli Nelms-Horton for majors. Poissant had an even 100 yards on five catches to lead the game. 

Special teams was also a factor as Gerren Hardisty galloped 96 yards on a kick-off return for a touchdown. 

Defensively the Rebels forced four turnovers including inceptions from Tanner Hayward and De’von Young.  Enoch Angbony jumped on fumble and Cordell Holder led the team with five tackles. 

Down 20-3 at halftime the Huskers exploded out of the break and scored 14 points in the third quarter to bring the game to within three but were held right there. 

Christopher Rolack II returned a punt in the third quarter 69 yards for a touchdown and Tyran Duval ran into the endzone on a short yardage situation for another score.  Speaking of running Reece Wyke was outstanding and was the major weapon for the Huskers carrying the rock 17 times for a game high 121 yards behind his offensive line. 

Another big play for the visitors was a 70-yard fumble recovery return by Shane Claridge to give the Huskers terrific field position.   He also added four tackles while Andy Ofusuhene had a game high seven tackles. 

Next weekend the Rebels (2-0) will host their island rivals the VI Raiders (1-1) while the Huskers (1-1) welcome the Langley Rams (0-2).

VI Raiders 14
Kamloops Broncos 7

It was a contest that saw the defences prevail in Kamloops at Hillside Stadium.  

The Raiders picked up their first win as quarterback Ben Chomolok ran for a touchdown and threw for another finding Andre Gordon for a score.  He finished with 16 completions for 144 yards and spread the ball around to nine different receivers.  

On the other side of the field Broncos’ quarterback Reid Vankoughnett accounted for the only score by the home side. Like Chomolok he ran in a touchdown in the first quarter. 

The Broncos’ defence was led by Maurice Onyeamenu and his game high 10 solo tackles.  Both Jack Bellefontaine and Logan Ritchie each picked off a pass for the only turnovers. 

This coming weekend the Raiders (1-1) will visit the Westshore Rebels (2-0) and the Broncos (0-1) become the first CJFL team to visit the Prince George Kodiaks (0-1).

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