CJFL Conference RECAP (FINAL): BCFC, OFC, PFC going into playoffs

Ontario Conference Summary

Windsor AKO Fratman 52
London Beefeaters 17

The Fratmen sweep the season series behind quarterback Brandon Reaume’s 303 yards through the air and five touchdown passes to five different receivers.   Omar Hayes-Williams was the main focus with six receptions and 104 yards. He along with D’Angelo Knox, Devon Woods, Marcus Cooper-Williams and defensive lineman Adam Slikboer each hauled in touchdown passes.  Reaume also ran in a touchdown from a yard out.

Defensively Ishmael Johnson picked up a fumble and sprinted 40 yards the other direction for a touchdown.

The Beefeaters suffer their third defeat and fall into third place.  Quarterback Clarke McCallum accounted for both touchdowns.   He ran one in from short yardage and found Hayden Amis with a 62 yard touchdown pass.

The Fratmen (7-1) finish the regular season with seven straight wins and will have homefield advantage throughout the CJFL playoffs.  They will welcome the Ottawa Sooners (3-5) to town in a semi-final on Saturday October 21st.   The Beefeaters (5-3) will be back on the road for the playoffs, visiting the Hamilton Hurricanes (5-3) also on October 21st.

Hamilton Hurricanes 63
Niagara Regional Raiders 0

The Canes clinched second place in the Ontario Conference and will host a playoff game in two weeks.  Quarterback Jake Marquette was unstoppable completing 12 of 14 for 256 yards and threw seven touchdown passes, four of which to Trey Ivey.  As a matter of fact Ivey’s 180 yards in receptions was more than the Raiders total offence.

On the ground Brandon Bettencourt had 12 carries for 100 yards and a major.

Defensively the Hurricanes pitched a shutout holding the Raiders to 125 yards of total offence and forced six turnovers.

The Hurricanes (5-3) will host the London Beefeaters (5-3) on Saturday October 21st in a semi-final, while the Raiders (0-8) season comes to a close.

Ottawa Sooners 42
GTA Grizzlies 23

The Sooners clinched the final playoff spot with their home victory over the Grizzlies.  Quarterback Tyler Scott was 12 of 26 for 249 yards and threw two touchdown passes; one to Torai Hibbert and the other to Dylan Kazda.

Vincent MacDonald was outstanding on the ground with 11 carries for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

The defence held the Grizzlies to 132 yards of total offence.  Joemy Maisonneuve intercepted a pass and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown.

The Grizzlies defence did the bulk of the scoring for the visitors.  Dorian Miller returned an interception 80 yards for a major and Bryan Deans and a pick six of 15 yards.

Offensively back-up quarterback Parsa Afshar threw a touchdown pass to Miller of 46 yards.

The Sooners (3-5) will now prepare for a tough road semi-final when they travel to Windsor to face the AKO Fratmen (7-1) on October 21st and the Grizzlies (2-6) season comes to a close.


Prairie Conference Summary

Saskatoon Hilltops 38
Edmonton Huskies 28

It was a battle of the two best teams in the country and when the dust settled the defending Canadian Bowl champions emerged victorious with 243 yards on the ground and a 21 point third quarter.

Without the CJFL’s leading rusher Logan Fischer in the line-up the Hilltops used Adam Machart and Josh Ewanchyna to pound away at the Huskies.  Machart carried 20 times for 143 yards and a touchdown while Ewanchyna carried 17 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

The Hilltops defence added to the scoring as well when Adam Benkic recovered a fumble and rushed seven yards into the endzone.  In all the defence forced four turnovers including two fumbles.

With the win the Hilltops clinch first in the Prairie Conference and home field advantage throughout the post season.

The Huskies actually outgained the Hilltops with 406 yards of total offence.   Quarterback Brad Launhardt was 22 of 42 for 266 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes to Zack Desiatnyk.  The Huskies pivot also ran for a touchdown.  Brandt Burzuk rushed 14 times for 133 yards.

The loss for the Huskies (7-1) is their first of the season and they will finish second in the Prairie Conference standings.  They will host the Regina Thunder (5-3) on Sunday afternoon in a semi-final, while the Hilltops (7-1) will host the Winnipeg Rifles (4-4) in the other.

Winnipeg Rifles 35
Regina Thunder 22

It really was a game that meant nothing in the standings as both teams knew they are playoff bound and a win or loss did not determine the final standings.

The Rifles used 237 yards on the ground led by Micheal Ritchott who carried a game high 19 carries for 169 yards and scored two touchdowns.

As far as the Rifles passing game, they didn’t produce much.  Just 64 yards in total through the air and Jonathan Remple found Alexander Tachinski for a major.

Defensively the Rifles bothered the Thunder’s offence and defensive back Andrew Ricard intercepted two passes, one of which he brought back 45 yards for a touchdown.  Donovan Hillary and four solo tackles.

The Thunder offence was well balanced with 211 yards shared by two quarterbacks.  Sawyer Buettner threw for 91 yards and a score and Carter Shewchuk made 10 competitions for 120 yards and threw a pair of touchdowns passes.

The Rifles (4-4) now have the tough task of visiting the Saskatoon Hilltops (7-1) on Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm while the Thunder (5-3) will visit the Edmonton Huskies (7-1) on the same day.

Calgary Colts 30
Edmonton Wildcats 16

The Colts scored all 30 points in the second half to comeback and beat the Wildcats in the regular season finale for both teams.

After Colts starting quarterback Bailey Wasdal was knocked out of the game rookie Dillon Pye took charge.  He finished 12 of 26 for 154 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Marlon Zamora.  He spread the ball around as well as eight different receivers caught a pass.  Pye also scrambled six times and scored a touchdown.

Dylan Minshull carried 12 times for 97 yards and a score.

The Colts defence pitched a second half shutout and Austin Daisy recovered three fumbles and returned one of them 90 yards for a touchdown.

The Wildcats did all their damage in the first half, scoring all 16 points.   Running back Bray Josue carried 16 times for 67 yards and their lone touchdown.

In his final CJFL game quarterback Colton Hippe completed seven passes for 52 yards.

Defensively Evin Kochisarli had a game high seven tackles and two sacks to lead the way.  As a group they forced five turnovers.

The Colts finish the second 3-5, while the Wildcats finish 1-7.


BC Conference Summary

Westshore Rebels 30
Okanagan Sun 19

The Rebels clinched their second straight regular season title in the BC Conference with their ninth consecutive win.

Their offence collected 432 total yards led by the ground game and Trey Campbell.  The BC rushing champ carried 23 times for 145 yards and a pair of touchdowns.   Quarterback Scott Borden completed 11 passes for 251 yards and threw a touchdown to Austin Lindo-Brow.

Defensively the Rebels played solid forcing six turnovers and four sacks, two of which from Kent Hicks.  They also tallied two blocks.

The Sun lose their first game of the season and will finish second in the BC Conference.  Quarterback Keith Zyla was 8 of 16 for 103 and Nick Wenman threw the lone touchdown pass finding Abdi Nasir Abdi from 21 yards out.  The only other major the Sun scored came from Nathanael Anderson on a five yard run.

Eli Haynes led the Sun defence with a game high eight tackles and Beck Fullerton picked off a pass.

The Rebels (9-1) will have home field advantage throughout the BC Conference playoffs and will host the Langley Rams (4-6) on Saturday night at 7:00pm, while the Sun (8-1-1) will host the VI Raiders (6-3-1) in the other semi on Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm.

VI Raiders 48
Langley Rams 16

What a regular season finale for Raiders pivot Jake Laberge.  The sophomore completed 12 passes for 203 yards and threw four touchdown passes, including a deuce to North Rainey. Brycen Mayoh also caught two touchdowns and 136 yards.   Laberge used his legs effectively scrambling four times and scored a touchdown.

The Raiders defence locked down the Rams offence forcing five interceptions including a pair from Jeremie Cheng.   One of his picks was returned for a 47 yard touchdown.

After the Rams fell behind 17-0 in the first quarter they were forced to throw the ball.  Quarterback Stephen Legare finished 22 of 39 for 268 yards and found Nick Agnoletto and Alex France for touchdowns.  Agnoletto caught seven passes for 126 yards to go along with his major.

The Raiders (6-3-1) finish third in the Conference and will travel to face the Okanagan Sun (8-1-1) on Sunday afternoon, while the Rams (4-6) will be back on the Island to face the Westshore Rebels (9-1) on Saturday night.

Kamloops Broncos 28
Valley Huskers 10

The Broncos pieced together their best game of the season on Saturday recording 430 yards of total offence. Quarterback Colby Henkel completed 24 passes for 273 yards and threw touchdowns passes to Matt Wight and Brody Bernier in his final game.   Henkel also used his legs and ran in a touchdown.

Speaking of running Max Joseph carried nine times for 67 yards and Andrew Pocrnic ran one in for a touchdown.

On the defence the Broncos force five turnovers including inceptions from Kaden Cook and Landon Wilkinson.

The Huskers season comes to a close with a winless record.  Quarterback Noah Falconer completed 10 passes for 122 yards and Nicolae Nica hit RJ Begg for their lone major.

The only other scoring was a 30 yard field goal from Ethan Homan.

The Broncos finish the season 2-8, while the Huskers wrap up at 0-10.


Source: Ryan Watters, CJFL

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