CJFL RECAP: PFC (6), BCFC (8)

PRAIRIE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE (PFC):

The Colts, Hilltops and Thunder claim a “W”

Photo courtesy of Chris Stutz

The PFC’s Week 6 is in the books.  The Saskatoon Hilltops stay undefeated, the Calgary Colts win on a last second play and the Regina Thunder are back on the winning track with a blowout victory.

COLTS 20 – WILDCATS 18

The weekend began in Calgary with the Colts getting a last second touchdown to claim their third win with a 20-18 victory over the visiting Edmonton Wildcats.  Quarterback John Kiesman connected with Coel Bazinet for a 30 yard game winning TD pass.

Kiseman finished 15 of 27 for 264 yards and the one touchdown strike, finding seven different receivers.  He also rushed seven times for 51 yards.

Dylan Minshull carried eight times for 81 yards to led the Colts, who collected 436 yards of total offence.

Defensively the Colts were led by linebacker Jakub Jakoubek and his six tackles, three assists and one forced fumble.   Both Jayden Lawson and Owen Redlick picked off a pass.

The Colts (3-2) will host the other Edmonton team, the Huskies (1-4) on Saturday night at 7:00pm.

The Edmonton Wildcats got a single point in the fourth quarter to go up by four points, but saw their second win of the season disappear on a last second touchdown.

Quarterback Jordan Olson completed 17 of 27 passes for 183 yard and threw a touchdown pass to Luther Hakunavanhu, who had a game high six catches.

The Cats tried to use the ruo wear out the Colts defence as Bray Josue carried a game high 21 times for 135 yards.  Olson also scored a touchdown on the ground.

Linebacker Cameron Maschmeyer led the Wildcats with five tackles.  Jayden Dalke intercepted a pass and Brandon Quach and Jeremy Fagnan each recovered a fumble.  Travis Semenok collected the lone sack.

The Wildcats (1-4) will head to Winnipeg to face the Rifles (1-4) on Sunday afternoon.

HILLTOPS 49 – HUSKIES 17

The defending champs continue to roll in Week 6 as the Saskatoon Hilltops head into a bye week after a 40 point first half and a 49-17 win over the visiting Edmonton Huskies.

Quarterback Jared Andreychuck was 13 of 20 for 162 yards and threw four more touchdowns.  He and two other pivots combined to find 10 different receivers.  Tyson Sawatzky, Davis Mitchell, Evan Turkington and Colin Stumborg each caught touchdown passes.

The ground game tallied 120 yards as Des Vessey scored the lone major on the ground.

The Special Teams got into the act as well.  Returner Adam Machart returned a third quarter kick-off 94 yards for a touchdown.

The Toppers defence forced four turnovers, two on downs while Bobby Ehman jumped on a fumble and Ryan Melnyk intercepted a pass.  12 different players had a multi-tackle game.

The Hilltops (6-0) head into the bye week and will prepare to face the Edmonton Wildcats (1-4) on Sunday October 4.

Despite collecting just 20 yards less than the Hilltops, the Edmonton Huskies were never really in this game giving up 40 first half points, 28 of which in the first quarter.

Quarterback Bradley Launhardt finished 19 of 32 for 203 yards and threw a touchdown strike to Darion Grymaloski.
Jimmie Airey carried 18 times for 81 yards.

Defensively the Huskies were on the field for the majority of the game.  Branden Modin led the club with six tackles and had a 40 yard pick six.  Stephan Paleniuk recorded the lone sack.

The Huskies (1-4) will play in Calgary against the Colts (3-2) on Saturday night.

THUNDER 51 – RIFLES 22

The Regina Thunder flexed their offensive muscle on Sunday, blasting the Winnipeg Rifles 51-22 behind 672 yards of total offence.  The passing game accounted for 436 of those yards.

Quarterback Jaeden Marwick was 22 of 28 for 346 yards and threw three touchdown passes.  Back-up Sawyer Buettner also threw a touchdown strike on three completions.  Their main target was Preston Bews who caught nine passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns.  Kasim Ocaya caught the other TD pass, while Thomas Bresciani hauled in a pair of passes for 114 yards.

On the ground Victor St. Pierre galloped for 120 yards and 15 carries and scored a touchdown.  His partner in crime, Colton Klassen also scored a major on 11 carries and 59 yards.

The defence was led by defensive back Menedum Menegbo who was seemingly in on every tackle.  He finished with four stops, an assist, had a knockdown and two interceptions, returning one 74 yards.  Paul Toth also picked off a pass and Matthew Criddle recorded the lone sack.

The Thunder (4-2) will get a much needed break with a bye this coming weekend.  On Sunday October 4th they will make a trip to Calgary for a very important match-up with the Colts.

The Winnipeg Rifles were not able to muster much against the Thunder, despite playing at home.  Their offence collected 287 total yards.  They would use two quarterbacks, as Jamie Ybarra Jr was 5 of 7 for 104 yards and two touchdowns, but threw three interceptions.  Jonathan Remple was 4 of 12 for 55 yards.

Ybarra connected with Ian Lee and Macho Bockru for touchdowns.  Lee caught six passes for 134 yards.

Running back Michael Ritchott rushed seven times and scored a touchdown to open the scoring in the first quarter.

The Rifles defence was busy, led by Braedy Will who collected nine tackles and an interception.  Caleb Kane-Goudie also picked off a pass and recovered a fumble.  Linebacker Colin Simon recorded the lone sack.

This Sunday the Rifles (1-4) will host the Edmonton Wildcats (1-4) at 12:00pm.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA FOOTBALL CONFERENCE (BCFC):

The Sun, Rams and Raiders all win in Week 8

The BCFC Rivalry Week is in the books as the Okanagan Sun, VI Raiders and Langley all won to maintain a very exciting playoff race.

RAIDERS 35 – REBELS 16

The weekend opened up with a battle on the Island as the Raiders hosted the Westshore Rebels in their 23rd meeting.

It was the Raiders aerial attack that would sink the Rebels 35-16.

Quarterback Liam O’Brien had his best game of the year finishing 17 of 20 for 337 yards and threw five touchdown passes.  Arthur Fabbro had a monster game catching six passes for 156 yards and three of those touchdown passes.  Dustin Rodriguez caught a game high seven passes for 148 yards and a major.  Dustin Hamm also caught a touchdown pass.

Defensively the Raiders held the Rebels to just 27 yards on the ground.  Thomas Novak collected a game high seven tackles and both Dexter Shea and Nigel Henry had five tackles each.

The Raiders are now 23-0 against their Island rivalry, sweeping the seasonal series this year.

Next Saturday the Raiders (5-3) will travel to face the Langley Rams (5-3) in a battle for second place and the inside track to a home playoff date.

The Westshore Rebels were without their main threat, quarterback Ashton MacKinnon.

Mr. Everything, Hunter Lake was inserted in the pivot position and struggled completing nine of 20 passes for 53 yards.  Not only did the Rebels miss their quarterback, but also their top receiver, as Lake is the back-up QB.

Lake did run 10 times, and scored both touchdowns, the Rebels could only rush for a total of 27 yards.

On the defence the Rebels were led by four sacks.  Jorge Monzon-Yarwood, Jordan Goertzen, Dusean Le Blanc and Cohen Sassaman each had one.  Goertzen recorded four tackles.

Next Saturday afternoon the Rebels (2-6) will host the first place Okanagan Sun (8-0) at 3:00pm.

RAMS 53 – HUSKERS 7

The Langley Rams and Valley Huskers played for the 27th time on Saturday night with the Rams completely dominated in a 53-7 victory, allowing just 58 yards of total Huskers offence.

The Rams offence compiled 602 yards led by the ground attack.  Jacob Patko carried a game high nine times for 110 yards and scored a touchdown.  Ryan MacDonald and quarterback Dylan Tucker also scored majors on the ground.

Through the air Tucker finished 11 of 20 for 276 yards and threw three more touchdown passes.  He found Khalik Johnson four times for 77 yards and a score along with Seye Akinsanmi and  Devoum Hallums for touchdowns.

The Rams defence was stellar, allowing just 58 total yards and held the Huskers without a first down in the second half.  Both Nathan Carrol and Denis Olivera intercepted a pass and Kyle Sagmoen collected the lone sack.

On Saturday the Rams (5-3) will host the VI Raiders (5-3) in a battle for second place and a home playoff date.

The Valley Huskers were frustrated all day long as the Rams completely dominated.

Quarterback Noah Falconer completed just six passes for 44 yards and the ground game gathered 20 yards as Jackson Ryan carried four times.

The Huskers lone touchdown came in the third quarter when Ryan Beaubien returned a kick-off 104 yards for a major.
Defensively the shorthanded Huskers were led by Conner Smith’s five tackles and Cody Lawlor’s interception.

The Huskers (0-8) will travel Kamloops on Saturday night for a date with the Broncos (4-4).

SUN 39 – BRONCOS 17

The Okanagan Sun offence set out to prove to the rest of the BCFC that they have the best offence in the Conference, and are just has high octane as the Kamloops Broncos.    Sunday they proved it collecting 524 yards in a 39-17 victory at the Apple Bowl, clinching first place after a 21 point second quarter.

Quarterbacks Josiah Joseph and Cam Bedore again split time, each playing two quarters.  Joseph finished 12 of 17 for 203 yards and threw a TD pass, while Bedore finished 4 of 10 for 114 and also threw a touchdown.

Lerone Robinson caught both TD strikes and finished with 74 yards.  Kyle Kawamoto was again the main threat hauling in four passes for 132 yards.  In all eight different receivers caught passes.

On the ground Dillon Fortune led the way with his fifth touchdown of the year.  He rushed nine times for 51 yards, Bedore ran four times for 64 yards and rookie Abdi-Nasir Abdi also scored a major on five carries and 20 yards.

Defensively Keagan Hughes was outstanding with a game high six tackles.  He also had half a sack and an assisted stop, but his most exciting play was a blocked punt that Matt McConnell scooped up for seven yard touchdown.  Jonas Gering collected 2.5 sacks and now has 11 on the season.  Lucas Machado and JP Kalambay also shared a sack.

The Sun (8-0) will travel to Westshore for the first time since 2013 to face the Rebels  (2-6) at 3:00pm on Saturday.
The Kamloops Broncos offence was slowed by the Conference’s top defence, collecting 306 yards.

Quarterback Steve Schuweiler finished 25 of 33 for 258 yards and threw a pair touchdown passes.  His main target was Devin Csincsa who caught eight passes for 125 yards and both touchdowns.  Broden Romanovitch hauled in four passes for 61 yards.

The BCFC’s leading rusher Jacob Palmarin was held to 56 yards on 15 carries, but now is 102 yards away from becoming the first running back to 1,000 yards since 2011.

On the defensive side Curtis Dingwall and Shaquille Lawson each recovered a fumble while Derek Trager led the club with five tackles.  Lawson was the best Bronco also collecting a sack and a half, a knockdown and a tackle.  Tevin McCarty tallied the other half sack.

The Broncos (4-4) will host the Valley Huskers (0-8) on Saturday night at 7:00pm at Hillside Stadium.

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