CJFL (10): All three conferences heading towards playoffs

Prairie Conference Summary

Edmonton Huskies 43
Winnipeg Rifles 7

The Huskies remain undefeated after their defence shut down the Rifles on Saturday night.  The potent running attack was slowed to 107 total yards and Micheal Ritchott was held to just 75 yards.

The defence even got in on the scoring when Donovan Burgmaier picked up a fumble and rumbled 44 yards the other direction for the touchdown.  He also had one of four Huskies sacks.

On the offensive side a pair of Huskies quarterbacks threw touchdown passes to Brandt Burzuk and Connor Bergensen.    Brad Launhardt and Tommy Yanchuk combined to complete 20 passes for 211 yards.  Launhardt also rushed for a major and Jimmie Airey added another on the ground.

The lone Rifles touchdown came on the ground from quarterback Jonathan Remple in the fourth quarter.

The Huskies (7-0) now prepare for a first place showdown with the Saskatoon Hilltops (6-1) on Saturday night.  The Rifles (3-4) look to finish the regular season on Saturday night hosting the Regina Thunder (5-2)

Regina Thunder 33
Calgary Colts 15

Despite putting up 500 yards of total offence the Colts fell to the Thunder in Regina on Sunday.

Without quarterback Sawyer Buettner the Thunder predominately used the ground game to chew up yards.  Victor St. Pierre-Laviolette rushed 18 times for 169 yards and a touchdown and Joel Senko carried the rock nine times and scored a pair of touchdowns.

Back-up quarterback Brock Sich finished 11 of 19 for 190 yards and ran for a major.

On the defensive side the Thunder forced six turnovers including intercepting four passes to complement their four sacks.

The Colts were able to move the ball on the Thunder but not able to finish.  Quarterback Bailey Wasdal completed 19 passes for 338 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Jesse Kuntz.    Wasdal also ran for a touchdown.    Brandon MacIsaac had a monster game with four catches for 141 yards while Kuntz made eight receptions for 112 yards.

On the ground Dylan Minshull was impressive with 145 yards on 23 carries.

Next weekend the Thunder (5-2) will visit the Winnipeg Rifles (3-4) on Saturday night to wrap up the regular season, while the Colts (2-5) will end their campaign on Sunday in Edmonton against the Wildcats (1-6).

Saskatoon Hilltops 51
Edmonton Wildcats 0

The Hilltops offensive juggernaut rolled on collecting another 601 yards of total offence.  The ground game alone racked up 381 yards led by Adam Machart who carried 12 times for 221 yards, averaging 18 yards a carry and had a touchdown.  Logan Fischer and Ben Abrook also had touchdowns.

Through the air Jordan Walls completed 10 passes for 213 yards and threw touchdown passes to Sam Mike, Tanner Rhode and Ryan Turple.

Defensively the Hilltops gave most of their players some playing time.  Riley Pickett collected his Conference leading 10th sack while Evan Kretzer intercepted a pass.

One of the bright spots for the Wildcats was Cody Olson who rushed for 108 yards against a very stringy defence on nine carries.

The Hilltops (6-1) will travel to Edmonton on Saturday night to face the Huskies (7-0) in a first place showdown, while the Wildcats (1-6) will conclude their season on Sunday afternoon when they host the Calgary Colts (2-5).

Ontario Conference Summary

London Beefeaters 29
Ottawa Sooners 27

It was a heck of a finish as the Beefeaters scored 13 points in the final quarter to comeback and beat the Sooners on Saturday night.

Quarterback Clarke McCallum accounted for three touchdowns.  He scored two on the ground including the game winner and also found Mark Devlin through the air for a major.  He finished with 14 completions for 140 yards.

The Beefeaters defence also made some big plays, none bigger than the 60 yard pick six turned in by Quinn Johnson.  Julius Ochmann also had a pick.

The Sooners did most of their damage through the air.  Dylan Kazda and Torai Hibbert each hauled in touchdown passes.  Quarterbacks Evan Yourth and Tyler Scott combined for 299 yards on 20 completions.

Their defence recorded five sacks from five different players.

This coming weekend the Beefeaters (5-2) will travel to Windsor to face the AKO Fratmen (6-1) while the Sooners (2-5) will fight for their playoff lives when they host the GTA Grizzlies (1-6).  The winner will claim the fourth Ontario playoff berth.

Hamilton Hurricanes 36
GTA Grizzlies 6

The Hurricanes got back in the win column on Sunday dominating the Grizzlies with 433 yards of total offence.

Quarterback Jake Marquette finished 18 of 29 for 280 yards and threw two touchdown passes caught by Austin Wagenaar and Emmett Putt.

On the ground David Adeniran and Brandon Bettencourt found the endzone as six ball carriers rushed for 165 yards on 21 carries.

The Canes forced five GTA turnovers and collected three sacks.   Brayden Hill and Neil Steward each picked off a pass.

The Grizzlies were held to 118 yards of total offence and out of the endzone.    Their only points came from Campbell Fair field goals in the second quarter.

This weekend the Hurricanes (4-3) will host the Niagara Regional Raiders (0-7) to wrap up the regular season while the Grizzlies (1-6) will fight for the final playoff spot when they travel to Ottawa to face the Sooners (2-5) on Saturday night.

Windsor AKO Fratmen 1
Niagara Regional Raiders 0

The Raiders forfeited the game due to a flurry of injuries.

BC Conference Summary

VI Raiders 42
Kamloops Broncos 24

The Raiders used a balanced attack on Saturday led by back-up quarterback Jamie Ybarra.  The fifth year veteran was 13 of 20 for 167 yards and threw touchdown passes to Brycen Mayoh, D’Shon Dingwell and Adam Finnik.  Mayoh also rushed for a touchdown.

Defensively the Raiders brought pressure often and recorded four sacks.    Brody Taylor collected two of those sacks, while Quinton Bowles and Matt Cox had the others.

The Broncos completed 23 passes for 181 yards led by quarterback Colby Henkel who threw the lone touchdown pass to Nick Hykawy.  Henkel also scampered 10 yards for a major.

The defence got on the Broncos scoresheet when Casey Powell recovered a fumble and sprinted 25 yards the other way for a touchdown.

The Raiders (5-3-1) will host the Langley Rams (4-5) on Saturday to wrap up the regular season while the Broncos (1-8) will conclude their year when they visit the Valley Huskers (0-9) on Saturday afternoon.

Westshore Rebels 42
Valley Huskers 17

The Rebels won their eighth straight on Saturday with a commanding road win over the Huskers with 403 yards of total offence.

Seven players carried the ball for the Rebels led by Trey Campbell’s nine carries for 89 yards and a touchdown.  Defensive lineman Jeremie Drouin also got into the endzone.

Through the air Scott Borden was 14 of 23 for 202 yards and threw touchdown passes for D’Saun Greenaway and Austin Lindo-Brow.

Defensively the Rebels got on the board as well when Daniel Clarke returned an interception 63 yards for the major.  They recorded five sacks from five different players.

The Huskers on the other hand saw a pair of touchdown passes from two different quarterbacks.  Noah Falconer and Nicolae Nica found DeAndrey O’Connor and Marius Anghel for majors.

On the defensive side Tyler McStravick had two sacks and Desmond Jeanson had a block and an interception return of 40 yards.

This Saturday the Rebels (8-1) will host the Okanagan Sun (8-0-1) in a first place showdown while the Huskers (0-9) will conclude their season at home when they host the Kamloops Broncos (1-8) on Saturday afternoon.

Okanagan Sun 24
Langley Rams 10

In their final home game of the regular season the Sun used the ground game to beat up the Rams to the tune of 311 yards.  Robbie Rodrigues rushed 16 times for 183 yards while quarterback Nick Wenman carried six times and scored three touchdowns.

Through the air he was 11 of 25 for 166 yards.
Defensively the Sun forced four turnovers including interceptions from Aldrich Berrios and Casey Pyper.

The Rams trailed by just three points at halftime but managed just three more points in the second half in their fifth loss of the campaign.

Receiver Khalik Johnson had another big game catching nine passes for 122 yards and hauled in a touchdown pass from Colby Peters.

This weekend the Sun (8-0-1) will travel to the Island to face the Westshore Rebels (8-1) on Saturday night and the Rams (4-5) will also be on the Island when they visit the VI Raiders (5-3-1).


Source: Ryan Watters, CJFL

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