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18 Invited to CFL Combine

By Ryan Watters 02/13/2024, 11:30am PST

The CJFL will be well represented on March 8

A total of 18 players with CJFL experience have been invited to the CFL Invitation Combine on March 8th.  The event will take place on the campus of the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

These top prospects will be put through a series of drills to showcase their skills for the CFL’s general managers, coaches and player personnel.

The hope for these 18 players is to receive an extended invitation to the main CFL Combine slated for March 21-24 taking place in Winnipeg. 

The 18 CJFL invites are:

Ife Adebogun – Edmonton Huskies

Burkely Banilevic – Quinte Skyhawks

Jaiden Claassen – Valley Huskers

Geoff Clubine – London Beefeaters

Ezzat Elnagmi – St. Clair Saints

Richard Graham – Ottawa Sooners

Anthony Grigg – Hamilton Hurricanes

Matthew Hajewich – Regina Thunder 

Dawson Marchant – Langley Rams

Brandyn Martin – Regina Thunder

Nate Norton – St. Clair Saints

Payton O’Connor – Regina Thunder

Isaiah Okoli – Langley Rams

Keewone Parker – St. Clair Saints

Kaine Stevenson – Westshore Rebels

Liam Stewart – Langley Rams

James Stockwood – Okanagan Sun

Daniel Townsend – Okanagan Sun
 

Second Team Defensive All-Canadians

By Ryan Watters 11/06/2023, 9:00am PST

Some of the best defensive players from 2023

Photo courtesy of AllSportMedia.ca

The CJFL is proud the announce the 2023 Second Team Defensive All-Canadians.

Defensive Line

Cody McMahon – Westshore Rebels – 9 sacks, 7 tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 1 fumble recovery

Carl Fabre – St. Clair Saints - 16 tackles, 8 sacks, 10 assisted tackles

Evan Nolli – Langley Rams – 33 tackles, 8 assisted tackles, 5 sacks, 1 blocked kick, 1 knockdown, 1 fumble recovery

Payton O’Connor – Regina Thunder - 9 tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 1 knockdown, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery

Linebackers

Matt Wist – Saskatoon Hilltops - 22 tackles, 17 assisted tackles, 6 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 for a touchdown, 2 knockdowns, 2 forced fumbles

Zachary Chaddock – Hamilton Hurricanes - he had 28 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 knockdown, 6 assisted tackles

Jaiden Claassen – Valley Huskers – 44 tackles, 29 assisted tackles, 7 sacks, 1 interception

Defensive Backs

Dalton Urban – Saskatoon Hilltops - 5 interceptions, 12 tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 1 knockdown, 1 fumble recovery for a touchdown

Sam Kolkman – Edmonton Huskies - 7 interceptions, 20 tackles, 4 assisted tackles, 1 forced fumble

Keagan Curtis – Kamloops Broncos – 5 interceptions, 23 tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 6 knockdowns

Felix Ofori – GTA Grizzlies - 34 tackles, 1 sack, 1 knockdown, 1 interception, 6 assisted tackles

Kyle Huish – Langley Rams – 19 tackles, 1 sack, 5 interceptions, 3 knockdowns

PUNTER

Malcolm Cameron – Langley Rams – 35 punts, averaging 39.3 net yards and 1 single

The Second Team Offensive All-Canadians will be unveiled on Tuesday November 7th.

 

The BC Conference Cullen Cup is Set

By Ryan Watters 10/23/2023, 11:15am PDT

The Rebels and Sun advance

Westshore Rebels 40
Langley Rams 14

The top ranked team in the country, the Westshore Rebels are moving onto the BC Conference Cullen Cup title game after a 40-14 victory over the Langley Rams in the CJFL Canadian Bowl Playoffs.

The Rebels took control in the second quarter scoring 17-points putting the game out of reach for the Rams.   BC Conference Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year quarterback Te Jessie completed 21 of 26 for 240 yards and threw a pair of touchdowns and ran for one more.   He found Cairo Berry and CJ Vincent for majors while spreading the ball around finding six different receivers.

On the ground the Rebels chewed up 124 yards and scored twice.  Jessie with his touchdown and Gerren Hardisty scored on 13 carries and gained 70 yards.

Defensively the Rebels forced 10 turnovers, six of which were on downs.  Riley Berfelo had two interceptions and Gio Linuzzi had one.  BC Conference Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year Demar Hohnstein had a big game with two sacks and six tackles.
The Rebels will now host the Okanagan Sun in a rematch of last year’s BC Cullen Cup title game.  The winner hosts the 2023 Canadian Bowl. 

Meanwhile the Rams season comes to a close.  Quarterback Trey Jones threw a touchdown pass to Broxx Comia and Kairo Hassan ran for another in the setback. 

Okanagan Sun 33
Valley Huskers 16

The Sun punched their ticket to the BC Conference Cullen Cup title game with a big win over the third seeded Huskers. 

Offensively the Sun were balanced with 332 total yards; 180 through the air and 160 on the ground.  Running back Aidan Wieberg rushed for two touchdowns on 12 carries and gained 101 yards and Elelyon Noa added another major on 12 carries. 

On the defensive side the Sun added to the scoring when Tariq Brown had a 32-yard pick six.  They forced six turnovers in total with Michael Jourdan coming up with an interception, along with five tackles and a knockdown and Jacob Bond had a team high 7.5 tackles.

The Sun will now head to Westshore to battle the Rebels on Saturday for the BC Conference Cullen Cup title game.  The winner hosts the 2023 CJFL Canadian Bowl. 

The Huskers season is over and actually outgained the Sun offensively with 380 yards, mostly passing.  Three quarterbacks combined 367 yards passing with receiver TJ Robertson throwing the lone TD strike on a trick play finding Reece Wyke in the endzone.