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The Canadian Junior Football League in conjunction with the BC Conference are proud to announce their Most Outstanding Players for 2023.
Ranji Mattu Memorial Coach of the Year – Dexter Janke – Westshore Rebels – he led his club to their first undefeated season in franchise history. They have homefield advantage throughout the CJFL Canadian Bowl Playoffs
Outstanding Offensive Lineman – Isaiah Letander – Valley Huskers (second consecutive year)
Outstanding Offensive Back – Te Jessie – Westshore Rebels (second consecutive year) – 150 of 212 for 2453 yards, 41 touchdowns. He completed 70.8% of his passes, the second-best percentage in CJFL history.
Outstanding Receiver – Kieran Poissant – Westshore Rebels (second consecutive year) – 54 receptions, 849 yards and 13 touchdowns
Outstanding Defensive Lineman – Cam Michaud – Okanagan Sun – 9 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 blocked kick, 4 assisted tackles
Outstanding Linebacker – Demar Hohnstein – Westshore Rebels – 56 solo tackles, 10 assisted tackles, 4.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles
Outstanding Defensive Back – Michael Jourdan – Okanagan Sun – 21 tackles, 8 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 assisted tackle
Outstanding Special Teams Player – KR Cairo Berry – Westshore Rebels – 37 kick returns, for 415 yards averaging 11.5 yards a return and 2 touchdowns
Outstanding Return Specialist – KR Cairo Berry – Westshore Rebels – 37 kick returns, for 415 yards averaging 11.5 yards a return and 2 touchdowns
Outstanding Offensive Rookie of the Year – OL Caleb Cunningham – Okanagan Sun
Outstanding Defensive Rookie of the Year – DB Raiden Mastin – Valley Huskers – 6 tackles, 1 sack, 2 blocked kicks, 1 fumble recover, 1 forced fumble
Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year – LB Demar Hohnstein – Westshore Rebels – 56 solo tackles, 10 assisted tackles, 4.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles
Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year – QB Te Jessie – Westshore Rebels (second consecutive year) - 150 of 212 for 2453 yards, 41 touchdowns. He completed 70.8% of his passes, the second-best percentage in CJFL history.
The BC Conference opens the Canadian Bowl playoffs on Saturday. The top ranked Westshore Rebels welcome the #4 seeded Langley Rams, and the defending Canadian Bowl champion and second seeded Okanagan Sun host the #3 Valley Huskers.
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Westshore Rebels 46
Kamloops Broncos 6
It was another well-balanced game for the top ranked Rebels on Saturday staying undefeated.
Quarterback Te Jessie continues to be dominant throwing for 200 yards on 14 completions and three more touchdowns. He found Kieran Poissant six times for 123 yards and two of those scores and hit Cairo Berry for the other. Running back Gerren Hardisty gobbled up 134 yards on 14 carries.
The defence forced six turnovers and Cody McMahon collected three sacks.
The lone Broncos score came on a touchdown pass to Colton Meikle from quarterback Tayen Lloyd in the fourth quarter.
This coming weekend the Rebels (8-0) will enjoy a bye and the Broncos (0-7) will host the VI Raiders (0-8).
Valley Huskers 34
Prince George Kodiaks 12
Coming off their bye week the Huskers were committed to the run game as their offensive line led the way in the rain to the tune of 324 yards. Running back Reece Wyke galloped 22 times for 222 yards and scored two touchdowns. Quarterback Tyran Duval returned after an injury and rushed for another major.
Arguably the most exciting play of the game was a 103 yard kick-off return for a touchdown by Christopher Rolack III.
Over on the defensive side, two players primarily stopped the Kodiaks. Jaiden Claassen had an interception, eight tackles and seven assisted stops and Andy Ofosuhene tallied a game high 9.5 tackles.
The Kodiaks did manage some success on the ground with 266 yards led by Omarion Martin who rushed 18 times for 155 yards. Their lone touchdown same from a short rush by Xander Shane.
This coming weekend the Huskers (5-2) will visit the Langley Rams (5-2) in a massive game for third place, while the Kodiaks (2-5) will welcome the Okanagan Sun (5-1).
Langley Rams 56
VI Raiders 23
The Rams have been one of the hottest teams as of late with their third straight win, getting it done on both sides of the ball.
Offensively on the weekend quarterback Trey Jones moved the ball with 316 passing yards on 19 completions and threw touchdown passes to Terrel Jones, Ryan Goeson and Isaiah Anderson.
The ground game also found success as Bruce Jones rushed for three scores and Isaiah Edwards rushed for another.
The Rams defence didn’t give up much either, but did get themselves on the scoreboard. Drew Lirag picked up a loose ball and returned it 50-yards for a touchdown. Both Sean Cullen and Evan Nolli blocked a kick while Aiden Friskie picked off a pass.
The Raiders found themselves playing catch-up the entire game.
Running back Favour Analike scored two touchdowns and quarterback Ben Chomolok hit Ryker Sansbury for a TD strike.
This coming weekend the Rams (5-2) host the Valley Huskers (5-2) and the Raiders (0-8) visit the Broncos (0-7).
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As we look ahead to Week 8 of the CJFL season, there is some movement in the Top 10 Power Rankings:
|1||Westshore Rebels (6-0)||1|
|2||St. Clair Saints (4-0)||2|
|3||Saskatoon Hilltops (4-0)||3|
|4||Okanagan Sun (3-1)||5|
|5||Edmonton Huskies (3-1)||7|
|6||Regina Thunder (3-1)||4|
|7||London Beefeaters (3-2)||8|
|8||Valley Huskers (4-2)||6|
|9||Langley Rams (3-2)||10|
|10||Hamilton Hurricanes (3-2)||9|
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