Weekly ‘Did You Know’ (6): Ryan’s big week; OFC ineligibility, different times in the AUS & news involving CFC 100 players

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DID YOU KNOW (5): OCTOBER 10TH

DID YOU KNOW (4) – OCTOBER 3RD

DID YOU KNOW (3) – SEPTEMBER 26th

DID YOU KNOW (2) – SEPTEMBER 19th

DID YOU KNOW (1) – SEPTEMBER 12th

Chuck Wall

1)      INELIGIBILITY IN OFC:

One of the biggest stories which surfaced this past week was the news that the London Beefeaters of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) fielded an ineligible player. After a game protest by the AKO Fratmen, the OFC Discipline Committee upheld their ruling that receiver Chuck Wall cannot play out the remainder of the season as well as the playoffs because he played for Yates Cup Champions, Western Mustangs earlier in the year. However, he played for the Beefeaters in the last weekend’s game against AKO Fratmen.  The league’s Discipline Committee said that this was in violation of CJFL Rule 5 (k).

The Beefeaters were fined for permitting Wall to play in the game.  Additionally, the Fratmen was awarded a 1-0 victory (originally Beefeaters were victorious 37-0).

Wall was disappointed with the decision and issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, the OFC made the decision today that I will be ineligible to play for the London Beefeaters for the rest of the season because I played for Western earlier in the year. I am disappointed in the decision they made because I feel like in my situation an exception to the rule was appropriate. I had a blast this year and it’s been an honour to play with such a great group of guys. I’m upset with their decision but having said that, life goes on. To be able to play football is a privilege and sometimes privileges can be taken away from you, but it’s not the end of the world. I will take the memories I’ve made with this team and the things I’ve learned and move forward in my life, supporting my friends and teammates any way I can. There’s lots to live for and there’s lots to be happy about, so there’s no point in spending any time upset. I love my life and I am extremely grateful for everyone who supports me. Thank you.”

Central Tech Petition

2)      CENTRAL TECH’S PLEA FOR HELP:

The Central Technical Blues of the Toronto District Secondary School Athletic Association (TDSSAA) wants to make a dream become a reality and is asking for the public’s assistance.  The Blues are seeking signatures for a petition aimed at getting approval to build Championship Field. The petition is called “YES TO STUDENTS and YES TO THE CTS CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD!!!”

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION

Wayndel Lewis

3)      A NEW CJFL “1000” MEMBER:

With the conclusion of the Prairie Football Conference (PFC) regular season, running back Wayndel Lewis of the Saskatoon Hilltops has reached the 1,000 plateau.  This year, he has racked up 1,084 rushing yards on 130 carries and nine majors. For his efforts on the field, he won the PFC rushing title. Congrats Wayndel on this achievement!

(Photo Credit – Louis Christ)

Nomads versus Transcoma

4)      MANITOBA MINOR TEAM GETS BACK ON TRACK:

In last week’s DID YOU KNOW installment, we told you about the Winnipeg Nomads situation.  After uncertainly of whether the team would complete the season after firing the coaching staff and management, we have good news to report. The Nomads did take to the field last weekend against Transcoma Nationals.  President Jeffrey Bannon took over coaching duties and the Nomads got a second chance.  However, the investigation into the incident that created the snowball effect is still ongoing and the player who pushed the referee  is still suspended.

(Photo credit:  CTV Winnipeg)

Mount Allison versus Saint Mary's 2014 2

 

5)      TIMES ARE A CHANGING IN THE AUS:

Remember the days when the Saint Mary’s Huskies were a dominant force in the AUS?  Not so much the case anymore which was demonstrated last weekend in Sackville, New Brunswick.  The Huskies used to have the Mount Allison Mounties number but not this year.  In two games, the Mounties have routed the Huskies (38-0, 39-8). With two games left in the AUS regular season, the Huskies could potentially have their first winless season in 30 years.  Virtually, the Huskies need a miracle to get into the playoffs as they must win their last two games against St.FX and Acadia to have any hope of getting in.

On the other end, the Mounties are enjoying their best season with a 6-0 record.  Last week, the team clinched first place and will host the Loney Bowl Championship November 8th at MacAulay Field.  This will mark the first time the Bowl game will be hosted there since 1998 and second time for the AUS team as Mount Allison President and Vice Chancellor Robert Campbell commented on twitter:

 

(Photo credit:  Mona Ghiz, Ghiz Photography www.GhizPhotography.com)

Brady Oliviera

6)      CFC 100 OLIVEIRA MAKING A CASE:

CFC 100 running back and recent North Dakota commit Brady Oliveira is making his case for why he should be one of the top ranked players in the nation.  He has smashed Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL) records and he still has unfinished business.  The Oak Park Raiders standout has amassed 1,499 rushing yards and scored 22 touchdowns.

If he continues the pace, Oliveira could own three more records – rushing touchdowns (current holder is Ashton Poulin with 22 in 1999), overall majors (Jay Nolet with 25 in 1994) and rushing yards (Evan Bowness with 1667 yards in 2004).  In September, the CFC 100 broke the record for rushing majors in a single game.

Jack Cassar

7)      CFC 100 MAKES A DECISION:

For the past couple of weeks, we have been updating you on CFC 100 Jack Cassar’s situation.  This past week, we have learned that the Lorne Park Spartans linebacker will return back for a Victory Lap and will be re-classed to 2016.

Carl_Lavendiere

8)      MCGILL PLAYER RETIRES:

After suffering his fourth concussion at practice last week, McGill Redmen’s Carl Laverdiere has announced that he is retiring from the sport. With three years of eligibility left, his career has ended prematurely and is shocked by the early exit from a sport he clearly loves.

(Photo credit:  McGill Redmen Sports Information)

9)      BANTING’S NEW DYNAMIC TRIO:

The junior Banting Marauders of the Georgian Bay Secondary School Athletic Association (GBSSAA) have a bit of a new look to them this season.  Three girls have joined the squad – linebackers Jillian Melling and Alya Schofield as well as running back Sahara Haas.  The trio of grade nine students are fitting in and do not look out of sorts. They’ve earned the respect of not only their teammates but their opponents as well.

Jon Ryan 2014

10)   RYAN’S BIG WEEK:

For Seattle Seahawks and Regina native Jon Ryan, this has been an unforgettable week.  In the Seahawks 27-17 win over the Washington Redskins, Ryan capitalized on a fake field goal attempt and converted that into a five yard gain.  That one play created a domino effect as it set up the go-ahead touchdown score in the fourth quarter for the Seahawks.  It’s rare for a punter to capitalize on a chance such as this in a game.

Photo credit:  Rob Carr, Getty Images

 

 

 

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