Defensive Line-Westshore Rebels
Nehamiah Forde (Huron High School Kitchener) has been performing very “un-rookie” like all season long for the Rebels and has been a force on the defensive line.
This past weekend in his club defensive white-washing of the Valley Huskers (34-0 semi-final win), he arguably turned in his best performance of the season with a tackle and a pair of sacks. Forde and his teammates were in the Huskers backfield all afternoon, limiting the Huskers to 167 yards net offence and racking up 7 sacks as a group.
The Rebels just played its best game of the season. Another performance like this would see the Cullen Cup return to Langford in 2022.
Running Back-Langley Rams
Designated import Caleb Wheeler (Linden High School-Washington) leads all rookie runningbacks in BCFC rushing and in fact sits in 4th spot overall with 75 carries for 443 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season.
Last Saturday with the Rams fighting for a play-off spot Wheeler offered up his best performance of the season with 11 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown.
The Rams have this weekend off before a semi-final game Oct 15 and will be looking for more of this type of performance if the club is to advance to the Cullen Cup for the 4th straight season.
Defensive Back-Okanagan Sun
Mt. Boucherie High School grad (West Kelowna) has been seeing his share of playing time in a deep Sun secondary and this past weekend had his best game of the year as the Sun defence largely shut down the Rams offence in a 42-10 win.
Matity offered up 7 total tackles and an interception that he returned for 33 yards as his club limited the visitors to 263 net yards of offence.
Keegan Curtis-Defensive Back
Winston Knoll Collegiate (Regina) Keegan Curtis already has a BCFC defensive player of the week performance earlier this season (week 4) and narrowly missed out on defensive player again this week.
Still, his 3 interceptions against the Prince George Kodiaks is easily enough to take home rookie honours this week.
The ball hawking Curtis leads the BCFC with 7 interceptions on the season.
The long trek west from Auburn High School (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) is paying off for rookie receiver Zion Brown and the Westshore Rebels.
Saturday night against the Sun, Brown had another strong showing with 4 receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown.
This is Browns 3rd BC Lions Player of the week as he took home rookie and offensive player in week 6. He currently sits 7th in conference receiving yards with 308.
Brock Dufort made the trek to play junior football from Clavet High School in Saskatchewan, a tiny town of 400 residents.
While his hometown may be small, Dufort has had a big impact for the Broncos playing special teams and this past Saturday night against the Rebels had his first two receptions of the year late in the game when his club was looking to close a 12 point deficit.
His second reception of just over 60 yards resulted in a touchdown with just under a minute to play that put his club within 5 points. While the Broncos fell short in a 32-27 loss, Brock Dufort showed the Broncos receiving depth will be a force to be reckoned with in the last half of the season
You will remember the name Zion Brown as yesterday he was named the BCFC offensive player of the week…turning that trick as a rookie makes his selection as rookie of the week a no brainer. The Auburn High School grad (Dartmouth Nova Scotia) had 5 receptions for 129 yards as the Rebels moved to 4-1 on the season.
This is the second time the Rebels Zion Brown has captured rookie of the week as he turned the trick in week #1 as well. Only..he didn’t, that’s the other Zion Brown on the Rebels roster, the one from Calgary.
Yes…there are two of them.
Running back-Okanagan Sun
Hometown running back Aidan Wiberg (Mount Boucherie-West Kelowna) grad got his chance to show his stuff in a loaded Okanagan Sun Saturday night when starter Jevon Garwood was injured in the first quarter.
Wiberg showed he has a bright future at the Apple Bowl, racking up 120 yards and a touchdown on just 7 carries as the Sun rolled past the VI Raiders 58-1 to move to 4-0 on the season
Receiver-Prince George Kodiaks
The BCFC has long had players from Prince George on its rosters, as the community is home to some of the top high school programs in the province. When the Kodiaks franchise was born this season it meant that local players would no longer have to travel to play junior football.
College Heights Secondary grad Jerome Erickson is one of the players benefitting from football in the north and is having one of the top rookie seasons in the BCFC.
Erickson had a big night in his club’s game in Chilliwack against the Huskers Saturday night with 9 receptions for 99 yards & a touchdown.
Erickson sits third in the conference with 14 receptions on the season after this past weekend.
Kaleb Senz sat out football last season but signed with the Kamloops Broncos this season after graduating from Sheldon Williams High School (Regina) in 2021.
The Kamloops Broncos got their first win of the season this past Saturday night (35-20 road win in Kamloops) and Sense contributed in a big way with 148 all purpose yards by way of 4 receptions for 102 yards & 1 TD, 4 punt returns for 20 yards and 1 kick-off return for 26 yards.
Kaleb Senz will no doubt play a pivotal role in the Broncos push for the play-offs this season
Langley Rams-Running back
Caleb Wheeler joins the Rams this year out of Linden High School in Washington as one of 2 international players allowed on CJFL rosters.
While Wheeler is a rookie, that Rams had big expectations that #33 has lived up to in every way. In his clubs defensive battle loss to the Okanagan Sun on the weekend Wheeler was an offensive focal point chipping in 72 yards on 19 carries as well as 2 receptions.
Wheeler currently sits 2nd in the BCFC rushing derby with 152 yards
Joane Cardinal Schubert (Calgary) grad Zion Brown takes our first ever BCFC Rookie of the Week with a very un-rookie like performance.
Zion caught 11 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown in the Rebels opening day win