Beefeaters grab five Canadian honours
London Community News
The London Beefeaters were still having their name called, even after wrapping up their season last month, when they cleaned up at the Canadian Junior Football League’s (CJFL) Banquet of Champions on Friday (Nov. 9) in Langley, B.C.
Five Beefeater members picked up awards at the year-end ceremony to give London its most recognition in all its years at the national level.
President George Thomson was chosen as Executive of the Year and John Vouvalidis was named Coach of the Year, while Nathan Caranci, Zack Medeiros and Ian Barrie were named to the CJFL All-Canadian team as offensive lineman, kicker and defensive back respectively.
Both Thomson and his first-year Beefeater bench boss took a 2-6 team from last year and turned them into a 7-1 squad that earned its first Ontario Football Conference (OFC) championship in its 37-year history this season.
Kicker Zack Medeiros scored more points for his team than any player in the OFC with 85 and helped lead London to the second-most amount of points scored by a team in the league.
The Beefeaters finished their season after they lost 51-7 to the eventual champions Saskatoon Hilltops in the CJFL semifinal.
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