CJFL National Semi-Final: Hamilton Hurricanes vs. Langley Rams

CJFL National Semi-Final

Hamilton Hurricanes 10-0 @ Langley Rams 9-3

4PM, Nov 3

Mcleod Athletic Park, Langley BC

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Game Notes

·      Hamilton ranked #2 nationally, Rams #6

·      Winner of this game travels to Saskatoon Nov 17 to face the Hilltops in the Canadian Bowl

·      Hamilton head coach-Jason Hayes (11th season)-Jason was the 1993 CJFL Offensive Player of the Year at QB for Hamilton.

·      Langley head coach-Howie Zaron (1st season, took over mid-season following resignation of matt Blokker)

·      How Hamilton got here

o   Hamilton 49 GTA Grizzlies 0 (OFC semi-final)

o   Hamilton 28 Windsor AKO Fratmen 23 (OFC championship)

·      How Langley got here

o   Langley 37 VI Raiders 26 (BCFC semi-final)

o   Langley 39 Okanagan Sun (BCFC Championship)

·      BCFC vs OFC national semi-final history

o   BCFC 5-1 vs OFC

o   First time Rams franchise has played the OFC in a national semi-final. (Surrey Rams did face Ottawa Sooners in national championship in Ottawa in 1992. Game won by Ottawa 35-18.

o   Hamilton has played in one national semi-final, losing to the VI Raiders 38-13 in Nanaimo in 2010. As far as JR national championships, the Hamilton JR Tigers defeated the Vancouver Blue Bombers in 1950, in 1949 the Hamilton Wildcats beat the Vancouver Blue Bombers 14-11 and in 1947 the Vancouver Blue Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tigers 19-8 in a 2-game series

Players to Watch 

·      Hamilton QB #3 Jake Marquette

o   OFC Offensive Player of the Year. Completed 63.8% of his passes for 1437 yards. 22 TDS and 1 INT

·      Langley receiver #15 Jevon Cottoy

o   BCFC all star with 39 catches for 657 yards and 9 TDS. In 2 play-off games tallied 11 receptions for 356 yards and 4 TDS. Imposing figure at 6’5, 240 pounds.

·      Hamilton receiver # 88 Keyshaun Jordan

o   OFC Top rookie also led the conference with 663 yards and 13 TDS on 28 receptions

·      Langley QB #10 Duncan Little

o   Named offensive player of the game in BCFC championship after missing most of the semi-final after leaving the game due to injury. Finished 2nd in BCFC passing with 2611 yards, 18 TDS, 12 INT.

·      Hamilton LB # 50 Zachary Hoffner

o   OFC all-star with 34 total tackles and 4.5 sacks

·      Langley LB #26 AJ Blackwell

o   Named defensive player of the week in both conference play-off games. 40 total tackles during the regular season.

·      Hamilton DL #90 Tom Zarafonaitis

o   3rd in OFC with 4 sacks on season

·      Langley DB #21 Kyle Clarot

o   BCFC all star for 2nd straight season. Top BCFC defensive back 2018, rookie of the year 2017

Source: bcfootballconference.com

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