Westshore Rebel’s Krause, Lyles Named Among 2016 CJFL Football Offensive Player Elite

Christian Krause and running back Jamel Lyles were both selected to the Offensive All-Canadian team.

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Christian Krause and running back Jamel Lyles were both selected to the Offensive All-Canadian team.
Christian Krause and running back Jamel Lyles were both selected to the Offensive All-Canadian team.

Langford, BC ( ISN ) – The Canadian Junior Football League released their top Offensive award recipients Friday ahead of this weekend’s CJFL Canadian Bowl Championship, and Westshore Rebel’s offensive lineman Christian Krause and running back Jamel Lyles were both selected to the Offensive All-Canadian team.

Lyles, a large part of the Rebels offence this season with his dynamic running ability, was named to one of the nations best for his BCFC record breaking season, dominating the field  with 1604 total rushing yards on 187 carries and fifteen touchdowns. Lyles shares the honour with Regina Thunder Victor St. Pierre-Laviolette who posted 1020 yards to his credit , carrying the rock 120 times for eight TD’s.

Christian Krause and running back Jamel Lyles were both selected to the Offensive All-Canadian team.

Rebels Christian Krause, also named to the All-Canadian team, was a big cog in the running game for Westshore. Krause, with the aid of his fellow offensive line, were instrumental in providing the holes for Lyles to navigate through. Krause was also recognized as a formidable opponent in protecting Westshore’s QB Ashton MacKinnon.

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The awards, evenly split between the Prairie conference ( 7 ) and BC Conference ( 6 ), also saw VI Raiders veteran receiver Dustin Rodriguez receive an offensive nod for his talents catching 51 receptions for 941 yards and 4 touchdowns.

The CJFL Major awards winners will be announced Friday November 11, 2016 during the Canadian Bowl Banquet of Champions.

Below is a complete list of Offensive award winners as released by the Canadian Junior Football League.

Offensive Line

Christian Krause – Westshore Rebels

Jordan Kuziek – Calgary Colts

Drayke Unger – Saskatoon Hilltops

Logan Ferland – Regina Thunder

Michele Vecchio – Okanagan Sun

Receivers

Dustin Rodriguez – VI Raiders – 51 receptions for 941 yards and 4 touchdowns

Dylan Schrot – Calgary Colts – 39 receptions for 651 yards and 2 touchdowns

Mike West – Valley Huskers – 44 receptions for 693 yards and 6 touchdowns

Sam Mike – Saskatoon Hilltops – 35 receptions for 558 yards and 8 touchdowns

Running Backs

Jamel Lyles –Westshore Rebels – He won the BCFC rushing crown and set a new CJFL single season record for yards. He carried the rock 187 times for 1604 yards and 15 touchdowns

Victor St. Pierre-Laviolette – Regina Thunder – 120 carries for 1020 yards and 8 touchdowns on route to his PFC rushing title

Quarterback

Brad Launhardt – Edmonton Huskies – 178 completions, 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns, a completion percentage of 58% and an efficiency rating of 84.1%. He also rushed 71 times for 605 yards and 4 touchdowns

Place Kicker

Tiernan Docherty – Langley Rams – His 24 made field goals set a new BC Conference single season record and is tied for second in CJFL history. He had the longest field goal in the Conference in 2016 of 51 yards.

 

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