CJFL GOW: Battle of Alberta in PFC Week 3, Rematch in BCFC Week 6

PFC GAME OF THE WEEK (3):

The Wildcats host the Colts in a battle of Alberta

The Game of the Week in the PFC will be in Edmonton as the 1-1 Wildcats host the 1-1 Calgary Colts in the lone Saturday game.

Last weekend the Colts got their first win of the season, blowing out the Edmonton Huskies, on the same field where they will play this weekend against the Wildcats.   Also last weekend the Wildcats suffered their first set back, falling in Regina.

Offensively both teams are fairly similar, trying to find their identity.  The Colts have scored 69 points, most of those coming in the 59-10 victory last week, while the Thunder have tallied 49 points.

Colts quarterback John Kiesman has 10 more completions than Wildcats pivot Jordan Olson and 86 more yards.  Both players have thrown an interception, while Kiesman has thrown six touchdown passes to Olson’s three.

Both Kiesman and Olson have zeroed in on one receiver.  Kyle Brick of the Colts is one of only two PFC receivers with at least 10 receptions.  He has 166 yards and leads all receivers with four majors.   On the other side of the field the Wildcats’ Brandon Olson leads his club with six receptions and 132 yards along with two touchdowns.

The ground attack for either team has started rolling quite yet.  Both clubs have one rusher in the PFC’s top 10.  Bray Josue of the Cats has carried the rock 15 times for 173 yards, while the Colts’ quarterback Kiesman leads his team with 13 carries for 108 yards.

Defensively the Wildcats have given up more than the Colts.  In the first two games the Wildcats have allowed 96 points, an average of 48 points, while the Colts have given 41 points, or just over 20 a game.

The Colts “D” leads the PFC with 10 takeaways, including six interceptions, three of which by Owen Redlick.  The Wildcats have just three takeaways, two of them on downs.

Jayden Dalke of the Wildcats is the only player with at least 10 tackles this year, to go along with his Conference leading 31 defensive points.

These two teams will face each other twice over the next three weeks.  On September 19 the Colts will host the Wildcats.
In their last two meetings in Edmonton, they have each won once.  Last year the Colts claimed a 34-6 victory, part of their four game winning streak. Back in 2013 the Wildcats won 29-8, kicking off a three game winning streak.

With a victory on the weekend and depending on the other games, one of these teams could move into a first place tie.  Kick-off from Clarke Park is scheduled for 7:00pm on Saturday.

Comparison

Record – Colts 1-1 – Wildcats 1-1

Points For – Colts 69 – Wildcats 49
Points Allowed – Colts 41 – Wildcats 96

Passing Leaders – John Kiesman – 32 of 51 for 392 yards, 6 touchdowns and 1 interception (Colts) – Jordan Olson – 22 of 45 for 306 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception (Wildcats)

Rushing Leaders – John Kiesman – 13 carries for 108 yards (Colts) – Bray Josue – 15 carries for 173 yards and 2 touchdowns (Wildcats)

Receiving Leaders – Kyle Brick – 10 receptions for 166 yards and 4 touchdowns (Colts) – Brandon Olson – 6 receptions for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns (Wildcats)

Field Goals – Kyle Byrne 1 of 2, 50% (Colts)

Leading Tacklers –Dylan Niedermaier 7 tackles (Colts) – Jayden Dalke 10 tackles (Wildcats)

Takeaways/Giveaways – Colts +5 – Wildcats -1

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BCFC GAME OF THE WEEK (6):

A rematch as the Rams host the Sun

The Game of the Week in the BCFC will feature a rematch between the Okanagan Sun (5-0) and the defending BCFC champion Langley Rams (3-2) on Saturday night.

Just two weeks ago the Sun beat the Rams 32-13 at the Apple Bowl behind 429 yards of total offence along with an outstanding defensive performance.

Sun quarterback Josiah Joseph was solid in the second half completing 12 of 14 for 211 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Lerone Robinson.  Couple that with a three touchdown night by Dillon Fortune on the ground and the Sun would remain undefeated.

Defensively the Sun allowed just 149 yards of total offence by the Rams forcing four touchdowns, including three interceptions.  Quarterback Dylan Tucker finished 9 of 18 for 61 yards while Devoun Hallums was 3 of 7 for 22 yards.

The Rams managed just 89 yards on the ground, Nathan Lund collecting 50 of those yards on 10 carries.

The CJFL’s sack leader Brock Gowanlock was held without a sack for the only time this season.  He has 9 coming into Week 6.

Alex Agnoletto of the Rams has caught fire recently, leading his club with 18 tackles and recorded his first interception last weekend.  He has been named the BCFC’s Defensive Player of the Week twice this year.

This should be a physical affair, however both teams need to avoid penalties.  Combined back in Week 4 the Sun and Rams totaled 18 penalties for 175 yards.

This Game of the Week will feature the best two defences in the BCFC.  The Sun have allowed a Conference low 26 points, while the Rams have allowed the second fewest points of 87.  Both teams have 21 takeaways, the Sun with a Conference high 10 interceptions, led by Brennan Van Nistelrooy’s four.

The Rams have not lost to the Sun at home since 2011.  Last year the only regular season loss for the Sun was in Langley falling 33-20.

Comparison

Record – Sun 5-0 – Rams 3-2

Points For – Sun 267 – Rams 146
Points Allowed – Sun 26 – Rams 89

Passing Leaders – Josiah Joseph 42 of 54 for 785 yards, 7 touchdowns and 1 interception (Sun) – Dylan Tucker – 24 of 45 for 467 yards, 5 touchdowns and 1 interception (Rams)

Rushing Leaders – Dillon Fortune 38 carries for 272 yards and 4 touchdowns (Sun) – Nathan Lund – 39 carries for 397 yards and 4 touchdowns (Rams)

Receiving Leaders – Kyle Kawamoto 18 receptions for 496 yards and 2 touchdowns (Sun) – Bobby Pospischil – 15 receptions for 429 yards and 2 touchdowns (Rams)

Field Goals –Thomas Huber 10 of 13, 76% (Sun) – Brian Hope 4 of 7, 57% (Rams)

Leading Tacklers –Cord Deline 13 tackles (Sun) – Alex Agnoletto 18 tackles (Rams)

Takeaways/Giveaways – Sun +6 – Rams +10

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