Kamloops Broncos

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Kamloops Broncos
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City Kamloops, British Columbia
League Canadian Junior Football League
Division B.C. Football Conference
Founded 2007
Colours Navy Blue, Orange and White
Jersey Outfitter Russell
Home field Hillside Stadium
Stadium Capacity 1,200 (Expandable)
Website Kamloops Broncos homepage

The Kamloops Broncos are a Canadian Junior football team based in Kamloops, British Columbia. The Broncos play in the six-team B.C. Football Conference (BCFC), which is part of the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) and competes annually for the national title known as the Canadian Bowl.

The team was founded as the Kamloops Cowboys in 2000, but were relegated to non-playing status by the BCFC in 2003 when the organization was unable to pay their debts. With the new Hillside Stadium facility at Thompson Rivers University, the Broncos franchise was formally approved by the BCFC in January 2007.

Regular season results[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Ties Standing Playoffs
2007 10 1 9 0 7th in BCFC No
2008 10 0 10 0 7th in BCFC No
2009 10 2 8 0 6th in BCFC No
2010 10 3 7 0 5th in BCFC No
2011 10 2 8 0 5th in BCFC No
2012 10 2 8 0 5th in BCFC No
2013 10 2 7 1 4th in BCFC Yes
2014 10 6 4 0 3rd in BCFC Yes
2015 10 5 5 0 4th in BCFC Yes
2016 10 2 8 0 5th in BCFC No

Notable seasons[edit]

2007
Inaugural season in the BCFC.

2010
In the 2010 season the franchise recorded their first ever win against the Langley Rams organization and produced their first ever CJFL All-Canadians.

2011
In 2011 the BCFC began the unbalanced schedule excluding geographical rivals.

2013
In the 2013 season the franchise recorded their first ever playoff appearance facing the Vancouver Island Raiders.

2014
In 2014 the club experienced their best season to date, going 6-4 and losing 48-46 to the heavily favored and eventual Cullen Cup Champion Langley Rams in the BCFC semi-final. The game was considered one of the best in CJFL history, the Broncos rallied from a 31-10 deficit led by the Bronco offense which amassed a record 653 yards of total offense. The Broncos also set many attendants records in 2014, recording sell-out crowds at every home game, this including an at-capacity game (over 1,000 in attendance) when they faced the Okanagan Sun on August 23rd, 2014.

2015
In 2015 the BCFC returned to a balanced schedule, the franchise put up one of the best offensive regular season's in CJFL history. Led by Derek Yachison, Jacob Palmarin, Devin Csincsa and Stephen Schuweiler the offense produced three 1000 yard players and broke numerous franchise, conference and league records. Yachison and Csincsa became the most productive receiving duo in CJFL history, thanks in part to the break out season of quarterback Stephen Schuweiler. Csincsa and Palmarin led the nation in receiving and rushing yards respectively, while Yachison led the nation in touchdowns, receptions and 2nd in yards behind teammate Csincsa. Yachison became the all-time BCFC record holder for receptions in a career on September 12, 2015 and finished his career 2nd all-time in CJFL history. The franchise recorded their first ever win against the Vancouver Island Raiders on August 22, 2015 in front of a sold out Hillside Stadium.

2016
2016 will mark the franchises 10th anniversary.

Personnel[edit]

  • Dino Bernardo - President of Operations (2007-Present)
  • Jan Antons - Vice President (2017) & General Manager (2014-Present)
  • Brad Yamaoka - Director of Player Personnel & Head Coach(2015-Present)
  • Todd Wiseman - Defensive coordinator(2015-Present)
  • Jesse Neufeld - Offensive coordinator (2015 - Present)

BCFC All-Stars & Conference Awards (as of 2010)[edit]

  • Alex Adams, DL (2010)
  • Mitch Day, LB (2010) 2010 BCFC Outstanding Linebacker
  • Mark Gratton, LB (2010)
  • Tyler Lee, DL (2012)
  • Adam Nesbitt, DB (2012)
  • Cam Brown, OL (2013,2014,2015)
  • Grady Chalmers, LB (2013)
  • Braden McCarthy, DL (2013)
  • Jacob Palmarin, RB (2014,2015)
  • Derek Yachison, WR (2014,2015) 2014 & 2015 BCFC Outstanding Receiver, 2015 BCFC Top Offensive Player
  • Devin Csincsa, WR (2015)
  • Stephen Schuweiler, QB (2015)
  • Derek Walde, OL (2015)

Canadian Junior Football League All-Canadians[edit]

  • Mitch Day, LB (2010)
  • Alex Adams, DL (2010)
  • Derek Yachison, WR (2014,2015) 2015 CJFL Top Offensive Player
  • Jacob Palmarin, RB (2015)
  • Devin Csincsa, WR (2015)
  • Cam Brown, OL (2015)

Broncos in the professional teams[edit]

  • Derek Yachison - BC Lions - Territorial Exemption 2013-2015 / Signed Player 2015-2016

Notable Bronco alumni achievements[edit]

  • Derek Yachison, WR - Kamloops Sports Council's Male Athlete of the Year (2015)
  • Grady Chalmers, LB - CIS Vanier Cup National Champion (2015)
  • Devin Csincsa, WR - CFL Edmonton Regional Combine Invitee (2016)
  • Jan Antons, General Manager - Kamloops Sports Council's Sport Person of The Year (2014)

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