Photo courtesy of Allen Douglas
Okanagan Sun 42
Langley Rams 10
The Okanagan Sun clinched first place in the BC Conference on Saturday with a dominating win over the Langley Rams at the Apple Bowl. They used an 18-point first quarter and never looked back.
Offensively the ground game led the attack as Jevan Garwood gobbled up 166 yards on 11 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns. Tristen Peddle added a TD on his three carries and 34 yards. Through the air quarterback Dominic Britton completed 10 passes for 119 yards and hit Mike O’Shea and Noah Bymak for touchdowns.
On the defence the Sun didn’t give up much allowing just 43 yards on the ground. They tallied three sacks, two of them by Devon Guy and they forced five turnovers including a pair of interceptions by Garret Cape.
The Rams scored eight of their 10 points in the fourth quarter with their lone touchdown being a passing play from quarterback Trey Jones to receiver Beckham Dickie.
Next weekend the Sun (8-0) will play in Kamloops against the Broncos (4-4) while the Rams (4-5) will play their final game of the regular season at home against the Prince George Kodiaks (1-7).
Kamloops Broncos 14
Prince George Kodiaks 9
It was a lower scoring affair on Saturday in Prince George as the Broncos kicked four field goals, tallied a safety and the defence didn’t give up points until the fourth quarter in the road win.
Kicker Cam Grzegorczyk booted field goals of 12, 20, 24 and 25 yards to tally 12 of the Broncos 14 points in his kicking debut for the visitors.
Their defence played well as Maurice Onyeamenu was outstanding leading the way with eight solo tackles and two sacks. As a group they forced three turnovers.
The Kodiaks scored the lone touchdown of the game which happened in the fourth quarter on a run by Quinn Neukomm.
This coming weekend the Broncos (4-4) host the Okanagan Sun (8-0) and the Kodiaks visit the Langley Rams (4-5).
Westshore Rebels 47
VI Raiders 28
It was a back-and-forth game in the first half as both teams seemed to be able to score at will as they went into the locker room with the Rebels leading 24-21. However, the second half was a different story with the Rebels taking control and outscored the Raiders 23-7 the rest of the way.
Rebels’ quarterback Te Jessie continues to make a bid for the Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year throwing another four touchdowns and ran for another one. He completed 22 passes for 391 yards and rushed seven times for another 63 yards. Receiver Cairo Berry had a great game making four receptions for 129 yards and two scores.
On the defensive side the Rebels held the Raiders to just 36 yards but had a difficult time stopping the passing attack. Raiders quarterback Ben Chomolok threw for 333 yards and a pair of touchdowns finding Dylan Pye and Jello Jutaculo.
Tyler Ruck was a bright spot for the Raiders on the defensive side making a game high seven solo tackles and had an interception.
This coming weekend the Rebels (6-2) will visit the Valley Huskers (5-3) in an important game while the Raiders (1-8) have a bye week.
Photo courtesy of Wanda Harron Photography
There has been some movement on the Top 10 Power Rankings after last weekend and some very exciting games.
These rankings will be released every Thursday.
Here’s the full list as the CJFL enters Week 10 of the regular season:
|1||Okanagan Sun (7-0)||1|
|2||St. Clair Saints (6-0)||2|
|3||Regina Thunder (5-0)||3|
|4||Westshore Rebels (5-2)||5|
|5||Winnipeg Rifles (3-2)||7|
|6||Ottawa Sooners (4-2)||4|
|7||London Beefeaters (4-2)||10|
|8||Valley Huskers (5-3)||6|
|9||Edmonton Huskies (3-2)||-|
|10||Langley Rams (4-4)||-|
Photo courtesy of Jim Motokado
Okanagan Sun 49
Valley Huskers 7
The Sun stay undefeated as they ran wild on the Huskers on Saturday afternoon in a lopsided victory that saw them gain 306 yards on the ground and 493 yards of total offence.
Running back Jevon Garwood led the attack with 98 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns. Aidan Wiberg also got into the endzone as did Tristen Peddle. Meanwhile the aerial assault saw quarterback Dominic Britton complete 13 of 15 for 192 yards and threw two touchdowns to Noah Bymak.
The Sun defence was outstanding with five sacks and four turnovers. They held the Conference’s leading rusher Reece Wyke to just 48 yards, Kemarr Bishop had a pair of interceptions and Dawson Puk added another.
The Huskers were quiet on Saturday with their lone touchdown coming in the third quarter. Quarterback Josh Janssen found Dhag Mora for the score.
Next weekend the Sun (7-0) host the Langley Rams (4-4) and the Huskers (5-3) will enjoy a bye week.
Langley Rams 19
VI Raiders 14
Down 7-5 at the half, the Rams came back to beat the Raiders on Saturday afternoon outscoring them 14-7 in the second half.
They would do most of their damage on the ground chewing up 250 yards. Kairo Hassan gathered 88 yards on four carries and Derek Best added 86 yards on 14 carries. Linebacker Cole Barron lined up in the Rams jumbo package and punched the ball into the endzone from a yard out.
Quarterback Trey Jones completed 10 passes for 146 yards and found Best for a touchdown out of the backfield.
Defensively Barron led the way with six solo tackles while his team collected five sacks and forced four turnovers, all of them were on downs.
The Raiders offence was held to 191 total yards but did manage a couple of scores. Quarterback Ben Chomolok threw a 10-yard touchdown strike to Maren Bradbrook and also ran in a touchdown to account for the scoring.
Next weekend the Rams (4-4) visit the Okanagan Sun (7-0) and the Raiders (1-7) host the Westshore Rebels (5-2).
Kamloops Broncos 47
Prince George Kodiaks 17
The Broncos collected a lopsided win over the Kodiaks at Hillside Stadium this past Saturday and quarterback Reid Vankoughnett was simply outstanding.
He threw three touchdown passes to Colton Meikle on only nine completions for 289 yards. He also ran for three touchdowns on four carries, accounting for a total of six majors.
Over on the defensive side the Broncos forced six turnovers, five of them interceptions. Keegan Curtis had three of those picks and Nolan Marsden-Beck added another and five tackles to lead his team.
The Kodiaks did move the ball through the air to the tune of 275 yards, but the five interceptions hurt. Quarterback Sam Sabine found Jerome Erickson for a touchdown and running back Quinn Neukomm scampered three yards for a major.
On Saturday these two will play the second half of the home-and-home as the scene shifts to Prince George where the Kodiaks (1-6) will be waiting for the Broncos (3-4) to arrive.