Photos courtesy of Wanda Harron Photography
There has been some movement again on the Top 10 Power Rankings after last weekend as the Ontario Conference finished the regular season.
These rankings will be released every Thursday.
Here’s the full list as the CJFL enters Week 12 and the Thanksgiving long weekend!
|1||Okanagan Sun (9-0)||1|
|2||St. Clair Saints (8-0)||2|
|3||Regina Thunder (7-0)||3|
|4||Saskatoon Hilltops (4-3)||7|
|5||London Beefeaters (6-2)||5|
|6||Westshore Rebels (6-3)||4|
|7||Valley Huskers (6-3)||8|
|8||Edmonton Huskies (5-2)||9|
|9||Ottawa Sooners (5-3)||10|
|10||Winnipeg Rifles (3-4)||5|
Photo below courtesy of Shoot The Breeze Photography
The CJFL is proud to announce the Football Canada Players of the Week following Week 11 of the regular season.
Now it’s time to VOTE for the Fans Choice Player of the Week. Polls are open now and will close on Wednesday at 7:00pm PST. VOTE HERE!
Offensive Players of the Week
RB Boston Davidsen – Saskatoon Hilltops
The Hilltops running attack on Sunday combined for 303 yards in a massive win over the Edmonton Wildcats. Boston Davidsen was the featured back carrying the ball 12 times for 157 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns.
QB Dominic Britton – Okanagan Sun
For the fourth time this season quarterback Dominic Britton of the Okanagan Sun is named the Offensive Player of the Week after another outstanding performance. He finished the ballgame 20 of 30 for 328 yards and threw four more touchdown passes, with two of them coming in the final quarter. He added five rushes for seven yards.
QB Matthew Guenette – St. Clair Saints
The Saints signal caller completed 11 of his 19 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns as he led his club to their eighth win of the season beating the GTA Grizzlies completing an undefeated regular season.
Defensive Players of the Week
DB Paul Loggale – Edmonton Huskies
The Huskies defence dominated play on Sunday and didn’t allow the Winnipeg Rifles high flying offence to get in gear creating six turnovers. Defensive back Paul Loggale intercepted two passes, had two knockdowns and blocked a kick on route to this weekly award.
DB Christopher Rolack II – Valley Huskers
On Saturday afternoon the Valley Huskers defence was on point in slowing down the Westshore Rebels and their potent passing attack. Defensive back Christopher Rolack II was excellent in coverage, not allowing his receiver to be a factor in the game. He collected a game high nine solo tackles and wins this weekly award for the second time this season.
LB Richard Graham – Ottawa Sooners
As he has done all season for Ottawa, Richard Graham was all over the field making plays for the Sooners on the weekend. In addition to his three solo tackles, he picked off a pass that he returned 51 yards to the house for a touchdown.
Special Teams Players of the Week
KR Charles Sawi – Saskatoon Hilltops
The Hilltops combined for 64 points on Sunday but arguably the most exciting six points came on the opening kick-off of the second half. Charles Sawi caught the kick-off on his own 14, followed his blockers, found an extra gear and returned it 96-yards for a touchdown. He also returned a missed field goal 32 yards and carried the ball on offence 60 yards which adds up to 188 total all-purpose yards in one afternoon.
K/P Tato Ferreyro Araya – Langley Rams
He was a perfect 2-2 in field goal hitting from 27 and 32 yards and 3-3 in convert attempts. When the offence stalled, he flipped the field with two punts averaging over 33 yards. He added six kick-offs which averaged 54 yards.
K/P AJ Williamson – London Beefeaters
The strong leg of AJ Williamson was all the Beefeaters would need in beating the Hamilton Hurricanes as he connected on all five of his field goal attempts with the longest coming from 47 yards out. He was also perfect on both of his converts. He averaged 41.2 yards on his nine punts, booming one-58 yards and tallied a pair of singles.
Polls are open NOW to vote to make one of these players the Fans Choice Player of the Week. VOTE HERE before Wednesday night at 7:00pm PST.
Photo courtesy of Eclectic Shots Photography
Here's a look at how the Prairie Conference unfolded this weekend.
Regina Thunder 39
Calgary Colts 14
The undefeated Thunder scored 30 of their 39 points in the second half as they clinched top spot in the Prairie Conference and will have homefield advantage throughout the Canadian Bowl playoffs.
All four of the Thunder touchdowns came via the air. Quarterback Carter Shewchuk completed 14 passes for 211 yards and three touchdowns and back-up Carter Moberg was 3-3 and threw a major. Receiver Rylan Sokul was terrific, making seven receptions for 120 yards and a score. Isaac Foord made two touchdown grabs and Zak Woidyla had the other TD. Over on the ground Ryland Leichert gained 99 yards on 17 carries and the ground attack combined for 188 yards.
For the Colts their lone touchdown came from quarterback Isaiah Klein as he found Kade Klosowsky on a 51-yard bomb in the fourth quarter. He completed 21 passes for 272 yards in his first start of the season. Meanwhile kicker Nicholas Sirleaf connected on two field goals.
Both the Thunder (7-0) and Colts (2-5) will enjoy the Thanksgiving bye weekend and finish the regular season next week.
Edmonton Huskies 33
Winnipeg Rifles 8
The Huskies scored 23 of their 33 points in the first half and pitched a second half shutout to win their fifth of the season.
Quarterback Jordan Lane had a big game completing 23 of 31 for 305 yards and threw touchdown passes to Adam Rafat and Jordan Howe. On the ground Alex Gayle gained 83 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown in the second quarter.
The defence was outstanding, forcing six turnovers including four interceptions. Paul Loggale had two of those picks while Roman Iwuc and Cedric McCallum each had one, McCallum returning his 65 yards. Yohann Akale had a game high of nine tackles.
The Rifles offence did gain 401 total yards, but the six turnovers really hurt their momentum. They didn’t score a touchdown for the first time this season and have now lost two straight. Kicker Alex Minor booted a pair of field goals in the setback.
This Thanksgiving weekend the Huskies (5-2) and Rifles (3-4) will enjoy the bye week.
Saskatoon Hilltops 64
Edmonton Wildcats 7
After a very low 6-2 first quarter score the Hilltops exploded for 35 second quarter points on route to their fourth victory. The win has put them into a position in which they can clinch a home playoff date with a win in their next game.
Quarterback Trey Reider got his second consecutive start completing 16 of 20 for 207 yards and threw three touchdown passes. He found Dillan Heintz for two of those majors and Noah Flaman for the other.
The ground assault was outstanding behind their offensive line gaining 303 yards. Boston Davidsen was the featured back with 157 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Carter McLean and Corbin Ebben also crossed the goal line on the ground.
After the Hilltops scored 35 second quarter points, Charles Sawi took the third quarter kick-off 96 yards for a touchdown, his second long return TD of the season.
Defensively the Hilltops collected eight sacks and forced five turnovers. Josh Dunham had two sacks and Konner Johnson had one and six tackles.
The Hilltops (4-3) and Wildcats (0-7) will enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend off.