DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Defensive Line-Westshore Rebels
Tarick Polius (West Toronto Prep School) is an absolute monster on the Westshore Rebels defensive line at 6’7 and 300 pounds. That’s big for the CFL, imagine what opposing lineman in the CJFL think when they look up.
He provided little opportunity for the Raiders running backs Saturday night and no doubt had QB Ben Chomolok’s attention as he tallied 4 tackles, 2 assists and 1.5 sacks.
Sun quarterback Dom Britton will no doubt be looking for the location of #97 when the undefeated Westshore Rebels & Okanagan Sun battle Saturday night on Telus channel 1999.
The CJFL allows 2 “designated international” players on each roster and while these spots are generally coveted for American players recruited to BCFC rosters, Onyeahmenu is an exception.
Maurice is an international student from Nigeria studying Human Resources at TRU in Kamloops and had never played football before suiting up for the Broncos. The sheer size of Onyeahmenu had him catch the eye of Broncos head coach Braden Vankoughnett who convinced him to trade in the soccer ball for the pigskin last season.
Maurice was a force for his club in a 14-7 season opening loss to the VI Raiders Saturday night but clearly the Broncos defence will be real this year with Onyeahmenu in the front 7. 10 solo tackles on the night...impressive
Kelon Thomas was one of the most dominant defensive lineman in the BCFC in 2022 and picked up right where he left off in his club’s 50-19 rout of the VI Raiders in Nanaimo Saturday night.
The Scarborough Thunder grad made life miserable for the Raiders QB as he was always around the ball with 5 tackles, 1 sack and 1 pass knockdown for the the Sun.
Opposing quarterbacks will be looking for #9 before the ball snaps this season.