Articles by: Ryan Watters

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CJFL RECAP (6): Hamilton Hurricanes, Edmonton Huskies get shut outs

September 5, 2017 at 2:10 pmby 0 comments

Ontario Conference The Fratmen, Beefs and Hurricanes each win Windsor AKO Fratmen 40 Ottawa Sooners 23 The Fratmen ran their record to 3-1 with their third straight victory executing a well balanced attack gaining 141 yards on the ground and 87 through the air.  Quarterback Brandon Reaume again was stellarRead More

BCFC (Cullen Cup) Championship recap

October 31, 2016 at 5:10 amby 0 comments

Okanagan Sun 21 @ Westshore Rebels 32 For just the second time in franchise history the Westshore Rebels are BC Conference champs with a 32-21 victory over the Okanagan Sun on Saturday from Westhills Stadium in Langford. The Rebels scored 25 of their 32 points in the first half andRead More

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 12:  Rashaun Simonise #13 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the football upfield during the game against Minnesota Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Simonise: From CIS to NFL to CJFL

September 12, 2016 at 5:29 amby 0 comments

The Okanagan Sun are proud to announce a major player signing as former Cincinnati Bengals receiver Rashaun Simonise will join the club in time for this weekend’s history making game against the Saskatoon Hilltops. Simonise, 21, was a CIS All-Canadian last year for the University of Calgary Dinos making 51Read More

CJFL WEEKEND WARRIOR: Brody Jones

CJFL WEEKEND WARRIOR: Brody Jones

August 13, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

Entering his third season with his hometown Winnipeg Rifles The Winnipeg Rifles have had a solid running attack in the last couple of seasons with Michael Ritchott carrying the load.  Last season he carried 105 times for 801 yards and scored seven touchdowns. He wouldn’t have this sort of successRead More

CJFL Season Preview: Edmonton Huskies

CJFL Season Preview: Edmonton Huskies

August 12, 2016 at 5:39 amby 0 comments

A retooled Huskies team is ready for the 2016 season Photo courtesy of Gord Mellor The Edmonton Huskies have high hopes to improve on their one win season from a year ago.  They have made some significant changes on their coaching staff and feel they have had success recruiting theRead More

CJFL: A new Thunderclap (AUDIO)

CJFL: A new Thunderclap (AUDIO)

August 7, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

Sawyer Buettner is the favourite to win the #1 quarterback spot There is a changing of the guard at the quarterback position in Regina for the Thunder.  Gone is All-Canadian Jaeden Marwick after leading the PFC with a 67% completion percentage and in is 19 year old Sawyer Buettner. AsRead More

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: Winnipeg Rifles (AUDIO)

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: Winnipeg Rifles (AUDIO)

August 6, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

A new era with a new head coach The Winnipeg Rifles will have a new, tough mentality in 2016 under new head coach Geordie Wilson.  He brings a winning attitude and will expect to win, rather than hope to win. The Rifles have filled a number of much needed holesRead More

CJFL PLAYS OF THE WEEK (2) [VIDEO]

CJFL PLAYS OF THE WEEK (2) [VIDEO]

August 5, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments
CJFL RECAP: BCFC (2)

CJFL RECAP: BCFC (2)

August 3, 2016 at 6:06 amby 0 comments

The Rebels, Sun and Rams win in Week 2 Westshore Rebels 45 VI Raiders 22 For the first time in their franchise history the Rebels beat the Raiders and it was the offence that was outstanding scoring 28 points in the second half.   It was a well balanced attack combiningRead More

CJFL PLAYS OF THE WEEK (1) [VIDEO]

CJFL PLAYS OF THE WEEK (1) [VIDEO]

July 29, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

The best six plays of Week 1 The best plays from Week 1 of the 2016 BCFC season.  Enjoy!

CJFL RECAP: BCFC (1)

CJFL RECAP: BCFC (1)

July 26, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

The Sun, Raiders and Rebels win in the opening week Week 1 Summary VI Raiders 37 Kamloops Broncos 14 The Raiders held serve collecting 423 offensive yards beating the Broncos in the opener.  New quarterback Jacob Laberge completed 12 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns.  Dustin Rodriguez caught oneRead More

CJFL WEEKEND WARRIOR: Chae Faickney

CJFL WEEKEND WARRIOR: Chae Faickney

July 25, 2016 at 6:02 amby 0 comments

Entering his third season with the Langley Rams The Langley Rams have had a dominating run game in the last number of season’s thanks in large part to the talented players on the offensive line giving Nathan Lund room to run. Chae Faickney (21) will enter his third season outRead More

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: Westshore Rebels (VIDEO)

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: Westshore Rebels (VIDEO)

July 24, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

They’ve retooled and recruited heavily The Westshore Rebels enter the 2016 with renewed energy and a number of new recruits.  Head coach JC Boice enters his second year and feels more comfortable finding the needs for his team.  That said, Boice has some major weapons returning like quarterback Ashton McKinnonRead More

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: Langley Rams (VIDEO)

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: Langley Rams (VIDEO)

July 24, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

A new coach and a new era in Langley The Langley Rams missed the BCFC Cullen Cup title game last year for the first time in five seasons.  This year Khari Joseph takes over as the new head coach, moving up from his defensive coordinator position.  Speaking of defence, theRead More

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: Kamloops Broncos (VIDEO)

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: Kamloops Broncos (VIDEO)

July 23, 2016 at 6:06 amby 0 comments

A new Broncos team relying on defence The Kamloops Broncos will rely on their defence in 2016 rather than their high octane offence.  Following last season their three major weapons all graduated leaving running back Jacob Palmarin to defend his CJFL rushing title with a new quarterback and crop ofRead More

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: Valley Huskers (VIDEO)

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: Valley Huskers (VIDEO)

July 23, 2016 at 6:04 amby 0 comments

A team looking to a new head coach to turn things around The Valley Huskers are looking to change the culture surrounding their 2016 football club and hiring Jason Quinter as their new head coach was a HUGE step. The Huskers have struggled with consistency in the last few years,Read More

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: Okanagan Sun (VIDEO)

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: Okanagan Sun (VIDEO)

July 23, 2016 at 6:02 amby 0 comments

The defending BCFC champs The Okanagan Sun haven’t lost a regular season game since Week 2 of the 2014 season, a win streak that has reached 18 games. A number of new faces fill the roster and the sidelines in 2016.  Perhaps the most notable is the 16th head coachRead More

CJFL: Top 50 Players of 2016

CJFL: Top 50 Players of 2016

July 22, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

These 50 players will have an impact on their team and the CJFL The CJFL announces the Top 50 players of 2016 as the season officially kicks off in the BCFC this Saturday, July 23rd. RANKING NAME TEAM POSITION 1 Cole Benkic Saskatoon Hilltops LB 2 Jacob Palmarin Kamloops BroncosRead More

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: VI Raiders (VIDEO)

CJFL SEASON PREVIEW: VI Raiders (VIDEO)

July 22, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

Looking to get back to the BCFC title game The VI Raiders have retooled and are ready to get back to action under second year head coach Jerome Erdman. This offseason they had some big pieces to fill including at quarterback after All-Canadian Liam O’Brien left for the CIS. “WeRead More

CJFL: CFL Draft Pick signs with Sun

CJFL: CFL Draft Pick signs with Sun

July 17, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

Quinn Horton was selected 68th overall by Calgary The Sun coaching staff is proud and excited to announce the signing of a CFL Draft pick to the 2016 roster. Quinn Horton is coming off an outstanding 2015 with SFU where he was the team’s top tackling defensive linemen with 22Read More

CJFL: A “Chott” for the Rifles (AUDIO)

CJFL: A “Chott” for the Rifles (AUDIO)

July 16, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

Running back Michael Ritchott is poised for a big season Photo courtesy of Matthew Hamilton He was a dangerous weapon for the Winnipeg Rifles last season and is poised to take on a bigger role this year entering his fourth CJFL season.  Michael Ritchott finished second in the PFC rushingRead More

CJFL in the Community: Valley Huskers Funk a family man (AUDIO)

CJFL in the Community: Valley Huskers Funk a family man (AUDIO)

July 2, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

The CJFL celebrates its players that have graduated from a football program and are now in the workforce making a difference in their community. Teague Funk made an impact for the Valley Huskers not only on the field, but in the community as well.   Back in 2010 he was theRead More

CJFL WEEKEND WARRIOR: Aarmin Purewal

CJFL WEEKEND WARRIOR: Aarmin Purewal

June 26, 2016 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

The Rebels have something to prove in 2016 Expectations are high in Victoria this season as the Westshore Rebels are looking to improve on a two win season from a year ago. Head Coach JC Boice has had a full year to recruit talented players and with the addition ofRead More