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Week 11 Preview

By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) 09/30/2022, 10:00am PDT

With the season winding down, points are so important

Photo courtesy of Boris Terzic

It’s Week 11 of the CJFL regular season with all but one team in action.  For the Ontario Conference, this is the final weekend of the campaign. 

SATURDAY

Hamilton Hurricanes @ London Beefeaters – Saturday October 1, 5:00pm – City Wide Field | WATCH HERE

It’s the final game of the regular season for both these teams that are playoff bound.  Regardless of the outcome on Saturday the Beefeaters will finish second and the Hurricanes fourth.   It’s also the second meeting in three weeks between these two after the Beefeaters snuck away with a 16-15 victory after an untimely Hurricanes fumble and a Beefeaters rouge with four seconds remaining to claim the win.

This game will no doubt be another defensive struggle with two of the best in the Conference.  Last meeting the Beefeaters could only generate 13 yards through the air against the Hurricanes secondary.

Head-to-Head

Records: Hurricanes 3-4 – Beefeaters 5-2
Points For: Hurricanes 149 – Beefeaters 222
Points Allowed: Hurricanes 121 – Beefeaters 127

Passing Leaders: Kieran Dej – 58 of 113 for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns (Hurricanes) – Ethan Chambers – 36 of 97 for 519 yards and 2 touchdowns (Beefeaters)

Rushing Leaders: Kadien Williams – 52 carries for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns (Hurricanes) – Taz Bell – 70 carries for 494 yards and 3 touchdowns (Beefeaters)

Receiving Leaders: Anthony Grigg – 31 receptions for 524 yards and 6 touchdowns (Hurricanes) – Nick Mackenzie – 12 receptions for 221 yards and 1 touchdown (Beefeaters)

Leading Tacklers: Isaiah Joseph – 43 tackles (Hurricanes) – Tyler Thompson – 27 tackles (Beefeaters)

Westshore Rebels @ Valley Huskers – Saturday October 1, 3:00pm – Exhibition Field | WATCH HERE

For the second time this season the Rebels and Huskers will duke it out after the Rebels won the first meeting 38-17 in Week 2.  

A win would clinch second place and a home playoff date for the Rebels while the Huskers would need a win by more than 21 points to leapfrog the Rebels into second place.   Both teams have punched their ticket the Canadian Bowl playoffs, positioning however is still to be determined.

The Rebels have won three of their last four including a 47-28 victory last weekend.  This is their final road game of the regular season.  Meanwhile the Huskers are coming off a bye week and have had the extra week to prepare for the Rebels. 

Head-to-Head

Records: Rebels 6-2 – Huskers 5-3
Points For: Rebels 307 – Huskers 208
Points Allowed: Rebels 208 – Huskers 207

Passing Leaders: Te Jessie – 132 of 238 for 2305 yards and 25 touchdowns (Rebels) – Josh Janssen – 125 of 217 for 1713 yards and 18 touchdowns (Huskers)

Rushing Leaders: Gerren Hardisty – 102 carries for 666 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rebels) – Reece Wyke – 154 carries for 824 yards and 5 touchdowns (Huskers)

Receiving Leaders: Kiernan Poissant – 34 receptions for 577 yards and 8 touchdowns (Rebels) – Dylan Manocha – 27 receptions for 433 yards and 4 touchdowns (Huskers)

Leading Tacklers: Doloni Robinson – 29 tackles (Rebels) – Jaiden Claassen – 37 tackles (Huskers)

Prince George Kodiaks @ Langley Rams – Saturday October 1, 4:00pm – McLeod Stadium | WATCH HERE

It’s a rematch of their game on September 10th when the Rams beat the Kodiaks in Prince George 43-16.

This is the Rams final game of the regular season as they are fighting for their playoff lives.  They currently sit in the final playoff spot and have the tiebreaker over the Kamloops Broncos who have the same points but a game in hand.  A Rams win on Saturday would mean the Broncos would have to win their final two games to leapfrog them. 

The Kodiaks have a chance to play spoiler to the defending Canadian Bowl champions.  A win would make things for the Rams a bit more stressful.   This is their final road game of the season and are looking to make it count.   They have lost four straight and are looking to create some momentum as they prepare for 2023.

Head-to-Head

Records: Kodiaks 1-7 – Rams 4-5
Points For: Kodiaks 112 – Rams 176 
Points Allowed: Kodiaks 259 - Rams 184

Passing Leaders: Liam Oczkowski – 86 of 159 for 1105 and 2 touchdowns (Kodiaks) – Trey Jones – 82 of 156 for 1236 yards and 8 touchdowns (Rams)

Rushing Leaders: Liam Oczkowski – 26 carries for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns (Kodiaks) – Caleb Wheeler – 64 carries for 345 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rams)

Receiving Leaders: Andrew Brown – 14 receptions for 328 yards and 1 touchdown (Kodiaks) – Terrel Jones – 22 receptions for 419 yard and 3 touchdowns (Rams)

Leading Tacklers: Marcellus Pope – 30 tackles (Kodiaks) – Cole Barron – 28 tackles (Rams)

SUNDAY

Regina Thunder @ Calgary Colts – Sunday October 2, 1:00pm – Shouldice Park | WATCH HERE

The undefeated Thunder travel to Calgary for their only meeting with the Colts this season and it will be their final road game.  If the Thunder win, they would clinch first place in the Prairie Conference and homefield advantage throughout the Canadian Bowl playoffs.

The Colts have lost three straight and are at home for the final time this season.  They are fighting for their playoff lives and are on the outside looking in, two points back of the final playoff spot.

Head-to-Head

Records: Thunder 6-0 – Colts 2-4
Points For: Thunder 205 – Colts 184
Points Allowed: Thunder 102 – Colts 175

Passing Leaders: Carter Shewchuk – 130 of 196 for 1949 yards and 13 touchdowns (Thunder) – Nick Kennedy – 92 of 152 for 1239 yards and 11 touchdowns (Colts)

Rushing Leaders: Ryland Leichert – 102 carries for 611 yards and 3 touchdowns (Thunder) – Alan Xiang – 81 carries for 589 yards and 5 touchdowns (Colts)

Receiving Leaders: Isaiah Woodley – 32 receptions for 561 yards and 5 touchdowns (Thunder) – Nicholas Sirleaf – 23 receptions for 357 yards and 1 touchdown (Colts) 

Leading Tacklers: Matthew Schill – 24 tackles (Thunder) – Jordan Maucieri – 28 tackles (Colts)

Winnipeg Rifles @ Edmonton Huskies – Sunday October 2, 1:00pm – JP Bowl | WATCH HERE

This is the only time these two teams meet this season and it’s a very intriguing match-up. There is just two points separating them in the standings with the Huskies currently holding down a home playoff date as the second seed, however there is still two games to be played. 

Last week the Rifles had their three-game winning streak snapped and are on the road for the final time in the regular season.  The Huskers on the other hand have put together a three-game win streak and still have a shot to finish first.  If they win this week and the Thunder lose, then next week will be a game with first place on the line when the Huskies visit the Thunder. 

This game between the Rifles and Huskies is also a potential playoff preview. 

Head-to-Head

Records: Rifles 3-3 – Huskies 4-2
Points For: Rifles 153 – Huskies 179
Points Allowed: Rifles 136 – Huskies 161

Passing Leaders: Bryson McNeil – 141 for 223 for 2023 yards and 12 touchdowns (Rifles) – Jordan Lane – 51 of 98 for 968 yards and 5 touchdowns (Huskies)

Rushing Leaders: Brady Meeks – 61 carries for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rifles) – Alex Gayle – 114 carries for 710 yards and 8 touchdowns (Huskies)

Receiving Leaders: Jake Roger – 24 receptions for 523 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rifles) – Jake Strakowicz – 14 receptions for 244 yards (Huskies)

Leading Tacklers: Brandon Kamenz – 27 tackles (Rifles) – Paul Loggale – 26 tackles (Huskies)

Saskatoon Hilltops @ Edmonton Wildcats – Sunday October 2, 1:00pm – Emerald Hills | WATCH HERE

It’s the lone meeting of the season between the Toppers and ‘Cats.
The Hilltops snapped their three-game losing skid last week with a convincing win over the Colts in Calgary.   This is their final road game as they currently sit tied for third with the Winnipeg Rifles with six points.  Oddly enough the Rifles are also in Edmonton on Sunday as they face the Huskies.  A Hilltops win, Rifles win and Huskies loss will create a log jam in the Prairie Conference as each team would move to 4-3.

The Wildcats have an opportunity to play spoilers on the Hilltops but they will need to play their best game of the season.  They are still winless and are the only team in the Conference to have allowed over 200 points scored this season.  They play at home for the final time this year. 

Head-to-Head

Records: Hilltops 3-3 – Wildcats 0-6
Points For: Hilltops 136 – Wildcats 98
Points Allowed: Hilltops 108 – Wildcats 273

Passing Leaders: Damon Dutton – 67 of 107 for 730 yards and 3 touchdowns (Hilltops) – Caleb Taylor – 61 of 115 for 921 yards and 2 touchdowns (Wildcats)

Rushing Leaders: Boston Davidsen – 121 carries for 734 yards and 3 touchdowns (Hilltops) – Jayden Sak – 45 carries for 240 yards (Wildcats)

Receiving Leaders: Boden Marley – 24 receptions for 264 yards and 1 touchdown (Hilltops) – Travis Heggart – 19 receptions for 307 yards and 2 touchdowns (Wildcats)

Leading Tacklers: Matt Wist – 30 tackles (Hilltops) – Tanner Shaw – 32 tackles (Wildcats)

Okanagan Sun @ Kamloops Broncos – Sunday October 2, 12:00pm – Hillside Stadium | WATCH HERE

These BC Interior rivals will battle for the only time this season on Sunday afternoon at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops. Last week the Sun clinched first place and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs and remain the top seeded team in the CJFL.  They have two games remaining on their schedule and both are on the road.  They visit Kamloops this weekend, then Prince George next weekend.  

The Broncos have won two in a row and got themselves back into the playoff picture, but they need to win their last two games and have the Langley Rams lose this weekend in order to stay in the discussion.  They will try to do something no other team has been able to do this year and that’s beat the Sun.  It’s a tall task as the Sun average the most points scored and fewest points allowed. 

Head-to-Head

Records: Sun 8-0 – Broncos 4-4
Points For: Sun 353 – Broncos 178
Points Allowed: Sun 104 – Broncos 181

Passing Leaders: Dominic Britton – 95 of 165 for 1592 yards and 17 touchdowns (Sun) – Reid Vankoughnett – 101 of 199 for 1660 yards and 10 touchdowns (Broncos)

Rushing Leaders: Jevon Garwood – 82 carries for 742 yards and 8 touchdowns (Sun) – Evan Guizzo – 49 carries for 263 yards and 1 touchdown (Broncos)

Receiving Leaders: Noah Bymak – 24 receptions for 487 yards and 7 touchdowns (Sun) – Colton Meikle – 29 receptions for 642 yards and 5 touchdowns (Broncos)

Leading Tacklers: Peyton Ryder – 33 tackles (Sun) – Maxim Bosc – 27 tackles (Broncos)

GTA Grizzlies @ St. Clair Saints – Sunday October 2, 2:00pm – Acumen Stadium | WATCH HERE

It’s a David vs. Goliath match-up as the Saints and Grizzlies meet for the only time this season.  The undefeated Saints hosting the winless Grizzlies.

The Saints have rolled through the regular season and have clinched first place and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs and are hoping to host the National Semi-Final game.  They already know they will need to battle the Hamilton Hurricanes in a Conference semi-final so this game against the Grizzlies means nothing in the standings. Many believe the Saints will rest most of their starters or they will see limited playing time.

The Grizzlies are playing for pride and are focusing on the 2023 season.  They have scored double-digit points just once this year and are averaging just under seven points a game. 

Head-to-Head

Records: Grizzlies 0-7 – Saints 7-0
Points For: Grizzlies 48 – Saints 323
Points Allowed: Grizzlies 222 - Saints 87

Passing Leaders: Andrew Brush – 45 of 92 for 794 yards and 8 touchdowns (Saints)

Rushing Leaders: Elio Almedia – 50 carries for 155 yards (Grizzlies) – Jonathan Cartier – 49 carries for 403 yards and 4 touchdowns (Saints)

Receiving Leaders: Jared Hayes Williams – 28 receptions for 523 yards and 5 touchdowns (Saints)

Leading Tacklers: Jamal Vassell – 20 tackles (Grizzlies) – Josh Allen – 23 tackles (Saints)

Ottawa Sooners @ Quinte Skyhawks – Sunday October 2, 2:00pm – Loyalist College | WATCH HERE

The Sooners and Skyhawks wrap up the regular season on Sunday with their second meeting of the season.  During the Labour Day weekend the Sooners pounded the Skyhawks in their first ever meeting 53-3.

Regardless of the outcome the Sooners will finish third in the Conference and go on the road to face the London Beefeaters in a semi-final.  The Skyhawks season will come to an end and preparation will begin to come back stronger in 2023.

Head-to-Head

Records: Sooners 4-3 – Skyhawks 2-5
Points For: Sooners 194 – Skyhawks 95
Points Allowed: Sooners 146 – Skyhawks 321

Passing Leaders: Owen Cowan – 80 of 150 for 1141 yards and 8 touchdowns (Sooners) – Brody Fairbairn – 63 of 122 for 748 yards and 6 touchdowns (Skyhawks)

Rushing Leaders: Rogean Wilson – 63 carries for 288 yards and 4 touchdowns (Sooners) – Adam Misiewicz – 67 carries for 246 yards and 4 touchdowns (Skyhawks)

Receiving Leaders: Mark Webb – 11 receptions for 276 yards and 2 touchdowns (Sooners) – Nick Szigeti – 11 receptions for 258 yards and 1 touchdown (Skyhawks)

Leading Tacklers: Richard Graham – 21 tackles (Sooners) – Thomas Robinson – 19 tackles (Skyhawks)

Ontario Conference Week 10 Summary

By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) 09/28/2022, 12:00pm PDT

The Saints, Beefeaters and Skyhawks record a win

Photo courtesy of Joanna Kurowski

A quick rewind of the three games in the Ontario Conference this past weekend.

St. Clair Saints 23
Hamilton Hurricanes 13

It was a defensive battle last weekend as the top two defences in the Conference went toe-to-toe.

The Saints got the victory to remain undefeated, but their passing game was almost non-existent as they relied on the running attack.  Jonathan Cartier led the way with 137 yards on 21 carries and scored a touchdown.  Kian Voakes and quarterback Andrew Brush also scored majors on the ground as they combined to chew up 239 yards as a team. 

Their defence held the Hurricanes at bay until the fourth quarter as they forced an incredible seven turnovers including four interceptions.   Nick Brajkovic, Nate Norton, Kenley Williams and Shaye Wynter each picked off a pass.  Nikko Hrcan had a pair of sacks and recovered a fumble.

The Hurricanes allowed all 23 points to the Saints in the first half, pitching a second half shutout. They scored all 13 of their points in the final frame.  Quarterback Kieran Dej found Anthony Grigg for a pair of fourth quarter touchdown passes.

Linebacker Isaiah Joseph led the solid Hurricanes defence with four tackles, a sack, had four assisted stops and forced and recovered a fumble.

This weekend the Ontario Conference will play their final regular season games as the Saints (7-0) host the GTA Grizzlies (0-7) on Sunday while the Hurricanes (3-4) visit the London Beefeaters (5-2) the day before.

London Beefeaters 31
Ottawa Sooners 6

The defending Ontario champs put together a very balanced attack in what could be a potential playoff match-up outgaining the Sooners 360 yards to 121.

Their ground assault tallied 253 yards between five different ball carriers as Keegan Cardona, LJ Dyer and quarterback Ethan Chambers each scored touchdowns.   Kicker AJ Williamson nailed three field goals in addition to those majors. 

The defence as unrelenting holding the Sooners run game to just 53 yards and without a touchdown.  They combined for seven sacks led by Dylan Clarke who collected 3.5 of them on route to being named the Defensive Player of the Week.

The lone Sooners’ points came from a 47-yard pick six in the second quarter by Christian Fadael.   Offensively they were frustrated all game by the Beefeaters suffocating defence.

This Saturday the Beefeaters (5-2) will host the Hamilton Hurricanes (3-4) while the Sooners (4-3) look to snap their two-game losing skid when they visit the Quinte Skyhawks (2-5) on Sunday. 

Quinte Skyhawks 37
GTA Grizzlies 7

The Grizzlies jumped out quickly in this game as Cliff-Jerry Karlngoh took the opening kick-off 95 yards for a touchdown to give the hometown crowd something to cheer about.  However, it was the only scoring the Grizzlies could muster. 

Offensively the Skyhawks used their aerial attack to beat the Grizzlies.  Quarterback Brody Fairbairn completed 15 passes for 207 yards and threw touchdowns to Nick Szigeti and Josiah Bowman.  Speaking of Bowman, he also threw a touchdown pass, on his only pass attempt, a 60 yarder to Isaiah Lockwood. 

This Sunday the Skyhawks (2-5) host the Ottawa Sooners (4-3) in their final game of the season while the Grizzlies (0-7) visit the St. Clair Saints (7-0).

Week 10 Preview

By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) 09/23/2022, 10:30am PDT

Week 10 of the CJFL season opens up

Photo courtesy of Honey Mustard Media

It’s a busy Week 10 of the CJFL season with all but one team in action.

SATURDAY

Ottawa Sooners @ London Beefeaters – Saturday September 24, 5:00pm – City Wide Field | WATCH HERE

This is a massive game for both teams as they meet for the second time this season with identical records.  This game could potentially mean a home playoff date for the winning team.

Back in Week 1 the Beefeaters handed the Sooners a 42-14 beating in Ottawa.  The Beefeaters used 261 yards on the ground to pound away at the Sooners’ defence and they forced six turnovers.  It was the first game the Sooners had played since 2019 and it showed.  Plenty has changed since then.  The Sooners have won four of their last five while the Beefeaters just snuck by Hamilton last weekend snapping their two-game losing streak. 

Head-to-Head

Records: Sooners 4-2 – Beefeaters 4-2
Points For: Sooners 188 – Beefeaters 191
Points Allowed: Sooners 115 – Beefeaters 121

Passing Leaders: Owen Cowan – 69 of 127 for 1029 and 8 touchdowns (Sooners) – Ethan Chambers – 31 of 82 for 378 yards and 2 touchdowns (Beefeaters)

Rushing Leaders: Rogean Wilson – 54 carries for 259 yards and 4 touchdowns (Sooners) – Taz Bell – 70 carries for 494 yards and 3 touchdowns (Beefeaters)

Receiving Leaders: Mark Webb – 11 receptions for 276 yards and 2 touchdowns (Sooners) – Nick Mackenzie – 10 receptions for 154 yards and 1 touchdown (Beefeaters)

Leading Tacklers: Richard Graham – 18 tackles (Sooners) – Tyler Thompson – 27 tackles (Beefeaters)

St. Clair Saints @ Hamilton Hurricanes - Saturday September 24, 7:00pm – Tim Hortons Field

It’s the second game of the season between these two teams after the Saints won the opener 20-6 in the second game of the year.  Both teams each scored a touchdown, and the defences were solid not allowing either offence to really get going. To date these are the two stingiest defences in the Conference. 

The Saints remain undefeated as the second ranked team in the country and will play in their final road game this year.  They have one more home game next week then will have homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

Meanwhile the Hurricanes have won two of their last three losing last week after an ill-timed fumble resulting in a one-point loss at home.   They are looking to clinch a playoff date, but it will most likely be on the road. As a matter of fact, this game against the Saints is a potential playoff preview. 

Head-to-Head

Records: Saints 6-0 – Hurricanes 3-3
Points For: Saints 300 – Hurricanes 136
Points Allowed: Saints 74 – Hurricanes 98

Passing Leaders: Andrew Brush – 42 of 86 for 723 yards and 8 touchdowns (Saints) – Kieran Dej – 39 of 80 for 684 yards and 8 touchdowns (Hurricanes)

Rushing Leaders: Andrew Brush – 24 carries for 269 yards and 5 touchdowns (Saints) – Kadien Williams – 49 carries for 222 yards and 3 touchdowns (Hurricanes)

Receiving Leaders: Jared Hayes Williams – 27 receptions for 512 yards and 5 touchdowns (Saints) – Anthony Grigg – 20 receptions for 387 yards and 4 touchdowns (Hurricanes)

Leading Tacklers: Josh Allen – 21 tackles (Saints) – Isaiah Joseph – 39 tackles (Hurricanes)

Edmonton Huskies @ Edmonton Wildcats – Saturday September 24, 7:00pm – Emerald Hills | WATCH HERE

For the second time in three weeks the two teams from Edmonton will duke it out with plenty on the line.  Two weeks again the Huskies snuck by the Wildcats 25-22 despite being outscored 9-3 in the final quarter.   Both teams were relatively balanced scoring touchdowns through the air and on the ground.  Wildcats quarterback Caleb Taylor was a standout completing 17 passes for 232 yards.  The Huskies counted with Alex Gayle and the ground game that saw him gallop to 102 yards on 17 carries.

The Huskies have won two straight beating the Calgary Colts last week 45-27.  The Wildcats are still looking for their first win of the campaign.

Head-too-Head

Records: Huskies 3-2 – Wildcats 0-5
Points For: Huskies 131 – Wildcats 84
Points Allowed: Huskies 147 – Wildcats 225

Passing Leaders: Jordan Lane – 39 of 76 for 707 yards and 2 touchdowns (Huskies) – Caleb Taylor – 56 of 110 for 854 yards and 2 touchdowns (Wildcats)

Rushing Leaders: Alex Gayle – 102 carries for 616 yards and 7 touchdowns (Huskies) – Jayden Sak – 36 carries for 196 yards (Wildcats)

Receiving Leaders: Carver Trapp – 9 receptions for 225 yards and 1 touchdown (Huskies) – Travis Heggart – 14 receptions for 240 yards and 2 touchdowns (Wildcats)

Leading Tacklers: Paul Loggale – 21 tackles (Huskies) – Tanner Shaw – 29 tackles (Wildcats)

Langley Rams @ Okanagan Sun – Saturday September 24, 4:00pm – Apple Bowl | WATCH HERE | Sun Radio broadcast HERE

The CJFL’s top ranked team puts their undefeated record on the line on Saturday when the Sun host the Rams in their second meeting of the season.  In Week 2 in Langley the Sun claimed a 20-7 road victory after scoring 17 of their 20 points in the second half.  The Sun defence gave up a first quarter touchdown and then shutout the Rams the rest of the way.

This will be the final home game for the Sun who are coming off a 49-7 victory last weekend over the Valley Huskers.  The Rams on the other hand have not enjoyed the same success as they did last year, however they are starting to heat up at the right time winning four of their last five games and will play in their final road game of the regular season.  They are coming off a 19-14 victory on the Island beating the Raiders.

Head-to-Head

Records: Rams 4-4 – Sun 7-0
Points For: Rams 166 – Sun 311
Points Allowed: Rams 142 – Sun 94

Passing Leaders: Trey Jones – 71 of 129 for 1113 yards and 8 touchdowns (Rams) – Dominic Britton – 85 of 145 for 1473 yards and 15 touchdowns (Sun)

Rushing Leaders: Caleb Wheeler – 64 carries for 345 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rams) – Jevan Garwood – 71 carries for 576 yards and 6 touchdowns (Sun)

Receiving Leaders: Terrel Jones – 13 receptions for 271 yards and 3 touchdowns (Rams) – Noah Bymak – 19 receptions for 426 yards and 6 touchdowns (Sun)

Leading Tacklers: Cole Barron – 24 tackles (Rams) – Peyton Ryder – 32 tackles (Sun)

Westshore Rebels @ VI Raiders – Saturday September 24, 7:00pm – NDSS Field | WATCH HERE

This will be the second of three meetings this season between these Island rivals with the last match up set for the final weekend.  Back on August 6th the Rebels dismantled the Raiders 45-10 behind 435 yards of total offence.  Quarterback Te Jessie threw three touchdown passes to lead the way.

The Rebels are coming off a bye week and will be well rested while the Raiders play their final home game of the season.  They have lost six straight, a slide that began with their loss to the Rebels in August. 

Head-to-Head

Records: Rebels 5-2 – Raiders 1-7
Points For: Rebels 260 – Raiders 103
Points Allowed: Rebels 180 – Raiders 245

Passing Leaders: Te Jessie – 110 of 202 for 1904 yards and 20 touchdowns (Rebels) – Ben Chomolok – 126 of 242 for 1577 yards and 11 touchdowns (Raiders)

Rushing Leaders: Gerren Hardisty – 86 carries for 514 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rebels) - Ben Chomolok – 33 carries for 287 yards and 5 touchdowns (Raiders)

Receiving Leaders: Kieran Poissant – 26 receptions for 480 yards and 7 touchdowns (Rebels) – Maren Bradbrooke – 17 receptions for 352 yards and 5 touchdowns (Raiders)

Leading Tacklers: Dolani Robinson – 27 tackles (Rebels) – Sean Adams – 27 tackles (Raiders)

Kamloops Broncos @ Prince George Kodiaks – Saturday September 24, 7:00pm – Masich Stadium | WATCH HERE

It’s the second half of the home-and-home after the Broncos took down the Kodiaks 47-17 last weekend in Kamloops.  This week the scene will shift to Prince George and Masich Stadium.

Last week the Broncos used 457 yards of total offence for their third win of the season, snapping their three-game losing streak.  Quarterback Reid Vankoughnett was amazing with three passing touchdowns and three rushing TDs.  Receiver Colton Meikle was named the Conference Offensive Player of the Week with five receptions averaging over 44 yards a catch and hauled in all three touchdown passes from Vankoughnett. 

The Broncos need to win to stay in the hunt for the final playoff spot in the BC Conference. 

The expansion Kodiaks have lost three in a row and face the Broncos for the final time this season dropping both previous meetings.  They will have to cut down on the turnovers after coughing up the football six times last weekend in Kamloops.

Head-to-Head

Records: Broncos 3-4 – Kodiaks 1-6
Points For: Broncos 164 – Kodiaks 103
Points Allowed: Broncos 172 – Kodiaks 245 

Passing Leaders: Reid Vankoughnett – 92 of 183 for 1543 yards and 10 touchdowns (Broncos) – Liam Oczkowski – 67 of 128 for 935 yards and 2 touchdowns (Kodiaks)

Rushing Leaders: Cam Grzegorczyk – 53 carries for 236 yards and 3 touchdowns (Broncos) – Keanu Brown – 31 carries for 203 yards and 10 touchdowns (Kodiaks)

Receiving Leaders: Colton Meikle – 28 receptions for 639 yards and 5 touchdowns (Broncos) – Jerome Erickson – 25 receptions for 272 yards and 3 touchdowns (Kodiaks)

Leading Tacklers: Peter Orajekwe – 20 tackles (Broncos) – Marcellus Pope – 28 tackles (Kodiaks)

SUNDAY

Regina Thunder @ Winnipeg Rifles – Sunday September 25, 1:00pm – IG Field | WATCH HERE

They are the two hottest teams in the Prairie Conference, and they meet for the second time this season after the Thunder beat the Rifles 24-22 in August.  The Thunder kicked two field goals in the fourth quarter and their defence pitched a shutout in the comeback win.  Both quarterbacks threw for over 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns in game and the Rifles won the turnover battle 5-3.

The Thunder haven’t lost a game this season and that two-point win was their closest margin of victory.   The Rifles meanwhile have won three in a row and are coming off a 28-point win over the Edmonton Wildcats last weekend. 

Currently these two teams are 1-2 in the Conference.

Head-to-Head

Records: Thunder 5-0 – Rifles 3-2
Points For: Thunder 176 – Rifles 130
Points Allowed: Thunder 79 – Rifles 107

Passing Leaders: Carter Shewchuk – 111 of 162 for 1662 yards and 11 touchdowns (Thunder) – Bryson McNeil – 116 of 184 for 1694 yards and 9 touchdowns (Rifles)

Rushing Leaders: Ryland Leichert – 85 carries for 519 yards and 2 touchdowns (Thunder) – Brady Meeks – 51 carries for 194 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rifles)

Receiving Leaders: Isaiah Woodley – 29 receptions for 485 yards and 4 touchdowns (Thunder) – Jake Roger – 21 receptions for 473 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rifles)

Leading Tacklers: Adam King – 19 tackles (Thunder) – Brandon Kamenz – 20 tackles (Rifles)

Saskatoon Hilltops @ Calgary Colts – Sunday September 25, 1:00pm – Shouldice Park | WATCH HERE

This will be the first of two meetings between these two teams as the season starts to wind down.  They are currently tied in the standings for the final playoff spot in the Prairie Conference so there is plenty on the line on Sunday.

The Hilltops have uncharacteristically lost three straight and are looking to right the ship with three games remaining in the regular season.  Two of their final three games are on the road including this one in Calgary.

The Colts meanwhile have cooled off and lost two games in a row and are finally at home after three straight on the road.  Last week they fell 45-27 in Edmonton to the Huskies. With three games left and two against the Hilltops, a team they are tied with in the standings, makes this game that much more important. 

Head-to-Head

Records: Hilltops 2-3 – Colts 2-3
Points For: Hilltops 101 – Colts 167
Points Allowed: Hilltops 91 – Colts 140

Passing Leaders: Damon Dutton – 66 of 104 for 726 yards and 3 touchdowns (Hilltops) – Nick Kennedy – 82 of 139 for 1139 yard and 11 touchdowns (Colts)

Rushing Leaders: Boston Davidsen – 102 carries for 590 yards and 2 touchdowns (Hilltops) – Alan Xiang – 69 carries for 544 yards and 5 touchdowns (Colts)

Receiving Leaders: Presley Peterson – 19 receptions for 234 yards (Hilltops) – Nicholas Sirleaf – 19 receptions for 307 yards and 1 touchdown (Colts)

Leading Tacklers: Joe Yausie – 25 tackles (Hilltops) – Damien Bucknor – 25 tackles (Colts)

Quinte Skyhawks @ GTA Grizzlies – Sunday September 25, 1:00pm – Chinguacousy Park | WATCH HERE

It’s a rematch from last week in which the Skyhawks claimed their first win of the season, 45-13.  They used a balanced game from both sides of the ball and their defence held the Grizzlies to 102 yards of total offence. 

This game marks the final road trip for the Skyhawks and final home game for the Grizzlies.

Head-to-Head

Records: Skyhawks 1-5 – Grizzlies 0-6
Points For: Skyhawks 95 – Grizzlies 41
Points Allowed: Skyhawks 321 – Grizzlies 222 

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