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As the season enters Week 9 there isn't much movement this week on the CJFL Top 10 Power Rankings.
|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|
The CJFL is pleased to announce the Week 7 Players of the Week after some incredible individual performances last weekend.
Offensive Players of the Week
QB Maurice Sodja – St. Clair Saints
In winning his second offensive player of the week award, Sodja’s performance on Saturday was the definition of “efficiency”. In limited action in the Saints impressive win over the visiting Hurricanes, Sodja was nearly perfect as he completed 7 of 8 passes for 193 yards and five touchdowns for an incredible quarterback efficiency rating of 383.854 for the game. If that wasn’t enough, Sodja ran the ball six times for 66 yards before calling it a night.
WR Nicholas Sirleaf – Calgary Colts
The Calgary Colts recorded their first win of the season last weekend, and their aerial assault was a major factor. Receiver Nicholas Sirleaf hauled in a game high 11 passes for 159 yards and had a touchdown. As an honourable mention, quarterback Liam Ozkowski also took over as the Conference’s leader in pasting yards with another 346 yards against Winnipeg.
RB Gerren Hardisty – Westshore Rebels
The Rebels offensive line again dominated the trenches this past weekend and running back Gerren Hardisty took advantage. He galloped 15 times for 154 yards and scored a pair of rushing touchdowns for the undefeated Rebels.
Defensive Players of the Week
DL Carl Fabre – St. Clair Saints
In a very physical game, Carl Fabre was an uncontrollable beast that seemingly lived in the Hurricanes' backfield where he terrorized the Hamilton quarterbacks as he compiled four sacks, had a tackle for loss and two assisted tackles for 16 defensive points.
LB Matt Wist – Saskatoon Hilltops
The linebacker had perhaps the timeliest interception of the weekend, climbing the ladder to steal away a potential completion to a wide-open receiver behind him. His pick came at a critical time in the game in Regina helping his Hilltops remain undefeated. He also added a pair of tackles, a knockdown and had an assisted stop.
LB Demar Hohnstein – Westshore Rebels
Saturday afternoon the Rebels defence was suffocating and held the Valley Huskers to a very quiet day. Linebacker Demar Hohnstein once again showed he is one of the best in the BC Conference with 2.5 sacks, along with three tackles and three assisted stops.
Special Teams Players of the Week
DB Dylan Roberts – London Beefeaters
In capturing his second special teams player of the week award this season, Dylan Roberts was an absolute kick covering demon recording four solo special teams tackles as he suffocated the Skyhawks’ returners all day.
LB Kyler Banfield – Winnipeg Rifles
What a game on specials for Kyler Banfield! He blocked a kick and recovered it, had three special teams tackles, and assisted on another.
DB Raiden Mastin – Valley Huskers
Raiden was outstanding on special teams this past weekend against the top ranked Westshore Rebels. He blocked a kick, made three special teams tackles and assisted on another one.
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A quick look back at this weekend's games in the BC Conference
Westshore Rebels 54
Valley Huskers 21
The Rebels once again dominated on both sides of the ball to remain undefeated with a big victory over the visiting Huskers. They scored 33 points in the first half and didn’t look back while their defence held the visitors to 145 totals yards, 24 of them on the ground.
Speaking of this Rebels defence, they were incredible recording nine sacks. Both Cody McMahon and Demar Hohnstein each had 2.5 and Praise Odogun collected a pair. They forced eight turnovers including two interceptions.
Offensively it was just another day at the office for quarterback Te Jessie. He completed 18 passes for 276 yards and four more touchdowns finding Cairo Berry twice, along with Zion Brown and CJ Vincent once. Vincent had a nice game of four catches for 121 yards and the score. Meanwhile on the ground, Gerren Hardisty ran 15 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
The Huskers game changed early on when quarterback Tyran Duval was hurt and didn’t return. In his absence, Lucas Feaver threw a pair of touchdowns finding TJ Robertson and Josh Caverly. Robertson also rushed for a major.
Next week the Rebels (6-0) will host the VI Raiders (0-6), while the Huskers (4-2) lick their wounds during a bye week.
Okanagan Sun 68
VI Raiders 22
Saturday night the Okanagan Sun honoured the women and men that have been fighting the wildfires in the area with a special fundraising night helping the BC Burn Fund and gave the packed house plenty to cheer about.
They scored 24 points in the first quarter and went on to the lopsided victory. Their offensive running attack galloped for 270 yards led by Aidan Wieberg and his three touchdowns on 12 carries and 130 yards. Adam Rocha and Tristen Peddle also scored touchdowns on the ground.
Through the air Kenny Williams and Josh Guenther each hauled in touchdown passes.
Ethan Marshall returned a kick-off 88 yards for a touchdown and defensively Romario Reid had a 14-yard pick-six.
All of the Raiders offence was the combination of Ben Chomolok and Paul Romanoff. Chomolok completed 24 passes for 220 yards and those three scores to his leading receiver.
Next week the Sun (4-1) will visit the Kamloops Broncos (0-5) and the Raiders (0-6) will visit the Westshore Rebels (6-0).
Langley Rams 62
Prince George Kodiaks 0
The Rams blasted the Kodiaks gaining 506 yards of total offence, compared to just 34 for the visiting Kodiaks.
Defensively the Rams forced six turnovers and generated two touchdowns. Sean Cullen returned an interception 35 yards for a score and Howard Jiao picked up a fumble and rumbled 20 yards the other way for a major.
On the ground Kairo Hassan rushed 17 times for 109 yards and had two touchdowns offensively. Both Trey Jones and Max Bougie threw a pair of touchdowns finding Broxx Comia twice and Isaiah Edwards and Isaiah Andersen once.
Next week the Rams (3-2) and Kodiaks (2-3) will meet in the second half of the home and home, but this time in Prince George.