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Top 10 Power Rankings

By CJFL 09/21/2023, 12:00pm PDT

The top 10 teams heading into Week 9

Photo courtesy of Wanda Harron Photography

As the season enters Week 9 there isn't much movement this week on the CJFL Top 10 Power Rankings.

Rankings Teams Last Week
1 Westshore Rebels (7-0) 1
2 St. Clair Saints (5-0) 2
3 Saskatoon Hilltops (5-0) 3
4 Okanagan Sun (5-1) 4
5 Regina Thunder (4-1) 6
6 London Beefeaters (4-2) 7
7 Valley Huskers (4-2) 8
8 Langley Rams (4-2) 9
9 Edmonton Huskies (3-2) 5
10 Hamilton Hurricanes (3-3) 10


CJFL Players of the Week

By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) 09/19/2023, 6:15pm PDT

The best performances from this past week

The CJFL is proud to announce the Week 8 Players of the Week. 

Offensive Players of the Week

Prairie Conference
QB Liam Ozkowski – Calgary Colts

On Sunday quarterback Liam Ozkowski turned in his best junior performance using his arm and his legs.  Through the air he completed 32 passes for 369 yards and two touchdowns.  When the coverage was there, he had the smarts to put the ball under his arm and carry it five times for 61 yards and scored two more touchdowns. 

BC Conference
QB Te Jessie – Westshore Rebels

For the third time this season quarterback Te Jessie has been the best offensive player in the BC Conference.  This past weekend he completed 15 passes for 358 yards and threw six more touchdowns.  He also ran once for 17 yards. 

Ontario Conference
RB LJ Dyer – London Beefeaters

In a pivotal game that clinched London a home playoff game LJ Dyer was an unstoppable force for the Beefeaters punishing the Hamilton Hurricanes for an incredible 318 yards on 36 carries.  His 318 yards is third most all-time in the OFC and tied for 11th most all-time in the CJFL.

Defensive Players of the Week

Prairie Conference
DB Cedric McCallum – Edmonton Huskies

It was a physical game on Sunday between the Huskies and Calgary Colts with one player stepping up big time for his team. Cedric McCallum was a beast making 11 solo tackles to lead the defensive push. 

BC Conference
DL Phillip Palmarin – Okanagan Sun

The speed and agility of Phillip Palmarin of the Okanagan Sun on Saturday night was unmatched by the Kamloops Broncos. He was everywhere on the field recording an interception, a sack, jumping on two fumbles, tallying a sack and assisting on two others. 

Ontario Conference 
LB Zach Chaddock – Hamilton Hurricanes

Zach Chaddock was the main reason that prevented the offensive player of the week from reaching pay dirt on Sunday. Chaddock was seemingly always in the middle of the action as he accumulated nine solo tackles, had a sack, one batted ball and a fumble recovery for an impressive 25 defensive points.

Special Teams Players of the Week

Prairie Conference
DL Steven Groves – Edmonton Wildcats

It was a tough day for the Wildcats on Sunday, but one player that stood out on special teams was the play of Steven Groves.  He helped hold down the Saskatoon Hilltops return game and make four solo special teams tackles. 

BC Conference 
DL Phillip Palmarin – Okanagan Sun

It’s the second Player of the Week honour for Phillip Palmarin who was simply incredible on special teams.  Some players go their entire football career never blocking a kick…Palmarin had two on the weekend turning in a very memorable game. He also added a pair of special teams tackles,

Ontario Conference 
KR/PR Daniel Bumbaco – St. Clair Saints

The most electric special teams play of the weekend was turned in by Daniel Bumbaco as he fielded a punt from deep within his own territory and raced the length of the field for a 112-yard punt return touchdown.  The first quarter score broke open the game as the Saints routed the Grizzlies on the road. Bumbaco’s return was tied for the ninth longest in OFC history.

BC Conference Week 8 Summary

By Ryan Watters 09/18/2023, 8:45am PDT

The Rebels, Sun and Rams each with lopsided wins

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Three lopsided wins on Saturday highlighted Week 8 in the BC Conference.

Westshore Rebels 95
VI Raiders 14

The hometown Rebels came out flying in the first quarter scoring 23 points en route to the victory. 

Offensively quarterback Te Jessie amassed 358 yards on 15 completions and threw six touchdown passes.  He connected with Kieran Poissant for three of them and found CJ Vincent, Cairo Berry and Tristan Remus-Arevalo for singles.   

Speaking of Berry, he, and teammate Chris McLarty each returned a punt for a touchdown in the ballgame. 

The ground game chewed up 247 yards led by Gerren Hardisty who scampered for 123 yards on eight carries and had a touchdown.  Malik Gagne-Smith, Manny Mansaray and Ryan Vincent also had majors on the ground. 

Defensively they held the Raiders to 67 net yards of total offence.  

The Raiders two touchdowns both came in the second quarter.  Arguably the highlight of their game came from a 76-yard pick-six by Kaya Saunders.  Their only other score was a Ben Chomolok touchdown pass to Ruben Bonsu. 

Next week the Rebels (7-0) will visit the Kamloops Broncos (0-6) while the Raiders (0-7) head home to welcome the Langley Rams (4-2).

Okanagan Sun 66
Kamloops Broncos 7

The Kamloops Broncos scored on their first drive on Saturday night but were then shutout by the Okanagan Sun the rest of the way and fell 66-7.

Offensively on the ground the Sun churned up 261 yards and scored five touchdowns.  Tristen Peddle had two of them, while Aidan Wieberg, Kyle Dennis and Adam Rocha each had one.   Rocha also threw for a pair of touchdowns and Hunter Norman threw another.  Receiver Sam Melanson caught two of those touchdown passes and Ethan Marshall caught the other one. 

On the defensive side Philip Palmarin turned in a sparkling game.  He blocked three kicks, had a sack, had two fumble recoveries, an interception and a tackle. 

The lone Bronco touchdown came on their opening drive when Josh Chairison found Colton Meikle for the major. 

Next weekend the Sun (5-1) will enjoy the bye week and the Broncos (0-6) host the top ranked Westshore Rebels (7-0).

Langley Rams 39
Prince George Kodiaks 17

The Kodiaks had a difficult time keeping up with the Jones’ this past weekend as the Rams went into Prince George and took down the Kodiaks winning both games in the home-and-home.

Offensively the Rams saw quarterback Trey Jones complete 18 passes for 239 yards and threw a pair of touchdowns to Isaiah Edwards.  Running back Bruce Jones also scored twice on 12 carries.  Receiver Terrel Jones hauled in four passes for 49 yards. 

The defence also got into the endzone when Drew Lirag recovered a loose ball and returned it 46 yards for a touchdown.  Kinneth Balucos had a solid game with two interceptions and a fumble recovery. 

Over on the Kodiaks side, quarterback Kayle Cowley threw two touchdown passes finding Jerome Erickson and Kaden Wagner. 

Their defence was led by Aidan Simpson and Jason Kragt who each had eight tackles, with Simpson adding an interception and a knockdown.

Next weekend the Rams (4-2) stay on the road and visit the VI Raiders (0-7) and the Kodiaks (2-4) welcome the Valley Huskers (4-2).


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