The Sun, Broncos and Raiders win in Week 6

An exciting Week 6 in the BCFC as the Okanagan Sun, Kamloops Broncos and VI Raiders all claimed a victory heading into the Labour Day bye week.


After a relatively slow first half on Saturday afternoon in Westshore, the second half was the BCFC’s most exciting half of football as the Kamloops Broncos held onto a 37-36 win over the Rebels.  Both teams combined for 52 points in the second half.

The Broncos offence tallied 393 total yards and 21 points in the final quarter.  Quarterback Steve Schuweiler finished 24 of 34 for 235 yards and threw his Conference leading 16th touchdown of the season, hitting Derek Yachison, who scored his Conference leading 11th major.  Devin Csincsa caught 10 balls for 94 yards to lead his club.

Jacob Palmarin and the Broncos running attack was solid.  He had a game high 17 carries for 129 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns.   Schuweiler got into the ground game as well, scoring a major on six carries.

The special teams got into the act as well, when Austin Semeniuk took a kick-off 79 yards to the house.

On the defensive side the Broncos forced just two turnovers, one on downs and Shaquille Lawson jumped on a fumble.   Julio Makambo recorded a sack, while Tevin McCarty and Tracker Robinson shared one.  Braden Van Koughnett led the Broncos with five solo tackles.

The Broncos head into the bye week 4-2 and will have two weeks to prepare for the Langley Rams (3-3), a team they lost to in Week 2 in Kamloops.

The Westshore Rebels scored 29 points in the second half and tallied 426 yards of total offence but came up just one point short of a game victory.

Quarterback Ashton MacKinnon was simply outstanding, completing 21 of 27 passes for 310 yards and threw three touchdowns passes.  MacKinnon leads the CJFL with 116 completions.  Both Eric Williams and Talyn Davies caught six passes each while Williams, Hunter Lake and Joe Barkhouse caught TD passes.

MacKinnon also rushed five times and scored a touchdown.  Jordan Worth led the club with eight rushes for 75 yards and a touchdown.

The Rebels defence forced four Broncos turnovers was Barkhouse picked off a pass and Tyler Leader and James Bradley recovered fumbles.  The “D” also forced a turnover on downs.  Bradley, Kevin Gabriel and Jordan Bosse each tallied five tackles.  Bradley and Gabriel each had a sack.

Following next week’s bye the Rebels (1-5) will travel to face the Valley Huskers (0-6) in Chilliwack.


The VI Raiders clobbered the Valley Huskers 53-0 behind 627 yards of total offence and a 21 point first quarter.

Quarterback Liam O’Brien had his best game finishing 23 of 30 for 405 yards with five touchdown passes finding eight different receivers.  Dustin Rodriguez hauled in six passes for a game high 177 yards and a major, while Taylor Flavel caught seven passes for 114 yards and a pair of touchdowns.  Dustin Hamm, Nathan Berg and Arthur Fabbro also caught touchdown passes.

Berg also led the run game with eight carries for 88 yards, while O’Brien rushed five times for 64 yards and a touchdown.

The Raiders “D” allowed just 174 total offence yards and created a pair of interceptions.    Both Dexter Shea and Quinton Bowles each had a sack while Adam McDonald and Cole Virtanen each had picks.

Following the Labour Day bye the Raiders (4-2) will visit the Okanagan Sun (6-0) on Sunday September 13th.

The Valley Huskers struggled offensively managing just 86 yards on the ground and 93 through the air in their lone visit to Caledonia Park.

Quarterback Noah Falconer was 6 of 17 for 93 yards and threw a pair of interceptions.  His top target was Jess Deering who caught three passes for 49 yards.

On the ground Jackson Ryan carried the rock 15 times for 74 yards.

Defensively the D-line showed their speed recording five sacks.  Travis Dietrich collected three of them, while Raphael Olivares had two.  Jason Ghag intercepted a pass and Travis Mcstravic had a game high eight tackles.

The Huskers (0-6) head into the bye week, then host the Westshore Rebels (1-5) on September 12th.

SUN 52 – RAMS 10

After a rainout on Saturday the Langley Rams hosted the Okanagan Sun on Sunday afternoon, with the visitors sweeping the seasonal series blowing out the Rams 52-10.

The Sun scored 37 points in the second half, on route to their sixth win of the season behind 339 yards of total offence.
Quarterback Josiah Joseph played the first half completing 11 of 18 for 130 yards and threw a touchdown to Shai Ross.

The second half belonged to Cam Bedore, coming off the bench completing 9 of 11 for 162 and threw four touchdown passes.

Five different receivers caught passes, Kyle Patchell leading the way with seven catches and a touchdown.  Ross finished with two touchdowns on four receptions, while Kyle Kawamoto and Lerone Robinson also hauled in majors.

Defensively the Sun allowed just 39 yards on the ground and Brennan Van Nistelrooy was all over the field.  He intercepted his Conference leading fifth pass and blocked a punt which JP Kalambay picked up for a touchdown.  Beck Fullerton also intercepted a pass and Tinaye Muza recovered a fumble.  Keagan Hughes led the club with five tackles and Jonas Gering recorded a sack.

The Sun (6-0) enter the bye week in first place and will prepare to host the VI Raiders (4-2) on Sunday September 13th at the Apple Bowl.

The Langley Rams offence never really got rolling on Sunday.  Quarterback Dylan Tucker finished 12 of 22 for 146 yards and threw two interceptions.    His main target was Bobby Pospischil who caught seven passes for 86 yards.

The lone touchdown the Rams scored was on defence.    Sack master Brock Gowanlock recorded his CJFL leading 10th sack.  In the process he jarred the ball from Joseph’s hand, pick it up and rumbled 40 yards for a touchdown.

The Rams “D” held the Sun to just 59 yards on the ground.  Ben Sharpe led the club with six tackles and had a pair of knockdowns.   Marcus Brown recorded two sacks and had a fumble recovery while Saeed Hosain Ali also had a sack.

Heading into the bye week the Rams sit at 3-3 and will prepare for a visit from the Kamloops Broncos (4-2) on Saturday September 12th.



The Hilltops. Thunder and Colts all win in Week 3

Photo courtesy of Darren Steinke

Week 3 in the PFC saw three lopsided scores as the Hilltops and Thunder stayed perfect and the Colts won their second straight.


Saturday night the Colts played their second straight game in Edmonton, beating the Wildcats 38-14 using the run game to control the offence.

Six different players carried the rock with Xavier Ramsay carrying the load with 20 carries for 149 yards and a touchdown.  Quarterback John Kiesman rushed four times for 68 yards and had a pair to touchdowns.  In all the Colts rushed for 276 yards.

Through the air Kiesman completed just nine passes for 138 yards and threw a 37 yard TD pass to Aaron Roemmele.

The Colts “D” was led by Akida Lewis who had a game high nine tackles and a sack.  Colton Burr had a pair of sacks while Owen Redlick recovered two fumbles, picked off a pass and had two tackles.  Jayden Lawson also intercepted a pass and Reyd Kessler recovered a fumble.  The Colts defence created seven turnovers.

Next weekend the Colts (2-1) will stay on the road and visit the Winnipeg Rifles (0-3) part of the PFC’s Rivalry Week.

The Edmonton Wildcats struggled against the Colts in Week 3, compiling just 81 yards on the ground and 270 yards of total offence.

Quarterback Jordan Olson finished 6 of 17 for just 90 yards and threw an interception, before Colton Hippe’s 11 of 16 for 162 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Ronnie Oling.  The top Cats receiver was Landyn Vick who hauled in four passes for a game high 101 yards.

Kicker Ryan Smith was good on 2 of 3 field goals.

Defensively the Wildcats created five turnovers as Tony Savchuk picked off two passes, Jayden Dalke recovered a fumble, as did Jonathan Harke.

The Wildcats (1-2) will play their city rivals the Huskies (0-3) on Saturday night at 7:00pm part of the PFC’s Rivalry Week (#cjflrivalry).


For the second straight week the Saskatoon Hilltops dominated the Winnipeg Rifles, staying undefeated with a 65-9 victory behind a very balanced attack.

The Hilltops set the tone  very early as Bryant Sackney took the opening kick-off 100 yards the other direction for a touchdown.

Four Hilltop quarterbacks finished 21 of 35 for 226 yards.  Starter Jared Andreychuck did most of the damage finishing 16 of 24 for 211 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes to Evan Kopchynski and Logan Fischer out of the backfield.  Evan Turkingons and Chad Braun each caught five passes each.

Fischer led the ground game with 10 carries for 85 yards and a score.  Both Des Vessey and Adam Marchart also caught TD passes.

The Hilltops defence also flexed their muscle creating seven turnovers and eight sacks.  Cole Benkic intercepted a pass returning 10 yards for a touchdown while Tom Schnitzler picked up a fumble and returned it 10 yards for a major.  Bobby Ehman had four tackles and an interception to lead the Hilltops.  Blake Hermann collected three sacks and Connor Guillet, Tyrell Hering, Schnitzler, Blake Adams and Matt Kozun each had a sack.

Saturday the Saskatchewan rivalry ignites again as the Hilltops (3-0) host the Regina Thunder (3-0) part of the PFC’s Rivalry Week. (#cjflrivalry).

The Winnipeg Rifles got behind the 8-ball early allowing the opening kick-off to go 100 yards the other direction and were down 21-7 after the first quarter.

Quarterback Jamie Ybarra Jr. finished 5 of 8 and threw a touchdown pass to Ian Lee. However he also threw his Conference leading fifth interception. Back-up Jonathan Remple came off the bench and completed 13 of 25 for 160 yards and threw a pick.

On the ground Blair Mattes carried 10 times for 27 yards, while Ybarra scampered three times for 34 yards.

The Rifles defence was on the field for the majority of the day.  Defensive back Brandan Gates finished with a game high nine tackles.  Evan Vitt tallied a pair of sacks and Andrew Ricard picked off a pass.

On Saturday night the Rifles (0-3) host the Calgary Colts (2-1) at 7:00pm part of their Alumni Game.


The Regina Thunder kept pace with the defending champs, staying undefeated blasting the Edmonton Huskies 76-9 in their first road game.

The Thunder compiled 722 yards of total offence, including 418 through the air.  Quarterback Jaeden Marwick had a career game completing 18 of 22 for 289 yards and five touchdowns.  He also ran for a TD. Back-up Sawyer Buettner was a perfect 9 of 9 for 129 yards and threw a TD as well.

Kasim Ocaya hauled in a game high seven passes for 146 yards and a pair of touchdowns.  Kristopher Calcutt also caught two touchdown passes, while Preston Bews and Thomas Bresciani each made a touchdown reception.

On the ground Colton Klassen was a force carrying 16 times for 178 yards and two touchdowns.  Victor St. Pierre-Laviolette rushed 10 times for 83 yards and two majors.

The Thunder “D” created five turnovers highlighted by a 76 yard return on an interception by Marcus Hall.  Dustin Erbach also picked off a pass and Ethan Hautz recovered a fumble.  Erbach and Taylor Mayer each had five tackles.

Saturday night the Thunder (3-0) will lock up with the Saskatoon Hilltops (3-0) at SMF Field at 7:00pm in the PFC Game of the Week.  (#cjflrivalry).

The Edmonton Huskies scored all nine of their points in the second quarter as kicker Cole Sabourin connected on three field goals.  He is now a perfect 5-5 this season.

The Huskies offence was led by quarterback Bradley Launhardt who completed 13 of 29 for 209 yards.   Nine different receivers caught balls, led by Dylan Stanton and his four receptions.  James Aldred had a team high 71 yards.

On the ground Jimmie Airey rushed 10 times for 80 yards.

The “D” was led by Brandon Mellen who had nine tackles and Jassen Brown who had six.  Michael Getzinger intercepted a pass for the lone Huskies turnover and both Stephan Paleniuk and Brown each had a sack.

The Huskies (0-3) will host the Wildcats (1-2) on Saturday night at Clarke Park part of the PFC’s Rivalry Week (#cjflrivalry).

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