As the season is coming to a close, we are happy to introduce our 2023 OSFL All-Stars. All-OSFL was designed to provide players with the opportunity to be recognized and celebrated for their season’s performance.
The All-Star roster was compiled from the nominations of managers and coaches across the league. When determining the final roster, All-Star selections were not solely based on player stats but also considered off-the-field contributions such as dedication to their team, leadership, and growth through the season.
There are accompanying quotes and rationale for why each player was selected, including the honourable mentions.
We will be releasing our All-OSFL lists for the following divisions: U18 AAA, U18 AA, U16 AAA, U16 AA, U14 AAA, and U14 AA.
Quarterback: Xavier Uhr, Cornwall Wildcats
Xavier is the Wildcats’ Team Captain and is regarded among his teammates as one of the best overall human beings you could ever cross paths with. This year Xavier was 105/185 for 1695 yards, 10 TD, and only 2 interceptions. In addition, he also had 100 yards rushing with 6 more touchdowns on the ground.
Running Backs: Jeremiah Haye, Myers Riders; Ethan Rhosen, Toronto Jr Argos
Jeremiah Haye, Myers Riders:
Jeremiah is a team leader on the field and off. Jeremiah was there for his teammates when needed, helping to make the players around him better. His impact extends to the field where Jeremiah had 115 caries for 1012 yards, and 12TDs.
Ethan Rhosen, Toronto Jr Argos:
After starting the season as a backup, Ethan won the starting running back job in Week 3 and ran with it, igniting the Jr Argo’s offence. Before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 7, Ethan carried the ball 55 times for 413 yards, had 7 catches for 66 yards, and had 7 touchdowns.
Wide Receivers: Noah Cardinal, Cornwall Wildcats; Titan Gaudon, Cambridge Lions; Jackson Taylor, Hamilton Jr Tiger-Cats
Noah Cardinal, Cornwall Wildcats:
Noah had a great season with 33 receptions for 733 yards and 7 touchdowns. While we find his stat line impressive, he could care less about his individual achievements as he always looks for his teammates to succeed before himself.
Titan Gaudon, Cambridge Lions:
Titan has managed to be an incredible teammate on and off the field while persevering through his personal hardships. With this, he still managed to have a great season for the Lions where he had 38 catches for 689 yards, 6 touchdowns receiving, and another kick return touchdown. Titan is regarded as a fierce competitor but is also one of the kindest, sportsmanlike leaders you can find. He will be a great addition to Laurier next year.
Jackson Taylor, Hamilton Jr Tiger-Cats:
Jackson was dedicated to improving his craft with him attending numerous camps throughout the year. This paid off with Jackson having 377 yards and 5 touchdowns with a 17.5-yard average per catch this season.
Flex: Khalil Durman, Cambridge Lions
In Cambridge, Khalil is recognized as the most dominant blocker in the OSFL. He helped block for 4 running backs who all averaged over 6 yards per carry on a team that rushed for over 200 yards per game. Khalil is also a Team Captain and leader of the Lions.
Offensive Lineman: Adam Wood, Hamilton Jr Tiger-Cats; Kodi Blackshaw, Cambridge Lions; Christian Cote, Toronto Jr Argos, Donavan Scherer Little, Essex Ravens; Patrick St Onge, Essex Ravens
Adam Wood, Hamilton Jr Tiger-Cats:
Adam was an integral member of the Ticats, helping in leading them to an undefeated season. Adam is a leader on the field who plays extremely smart with his high football acumen.
Kodi Blackshaw, Cambridge Lions:
Kodi is considered the Quarterback of the Lion’s offensive line. As a 2 year starter, Kodi’s athleticism, incredible power, and technical ability make him the top offensive lineman for the league’s top rushing attack. Kodi is an incredible leader and mentor to the three Grade 11 offensive linemen, spreading his wisdom as he looks to take his abilities to Laurier next year.
Christian Cote, Toronto Jr Argos:
It is hard to miss Christian at his 6’4 260 lb frame. In 7 games, Christian was the best pass blocker on the Jr Argos, bringing a level of nastiness to every snap. Christian was also the team’s Offensive Captain who helped elevate those around him.
Donavan Scherer Little, Essex Ravens:
At 6’1 310 lb, Donavan was one of the better linemen in the league this season. In addition to his on-the-field performance, he is a very good leader whom his teammates look up to.
Patrick St Onge, Essex Ravens:
Patrick was the starting Center of the Ravens’ offensive line this year at 6’2 255 lb. He continued to make plays and was an integral member of their team’s success this season. Patrick was also one of the team’s leaders.
Defensive Lineman: Nick Garcia, Hamilton Jr Tiger-Cats; Ryan Foley, Toronto Jr Argos; Dylan Redmond, Kingston Grenadiers, Aidan Laird, Cornwall Wildcats
Nick Garcia, Hamilton Jr Tiger-Cats:
On the defensive line, Nick made his presence known with 10 tackles, 3 sacks, and an interception for a touchdown. Nick was one of the players on the Tiger-Cats selected to the Steel City Bowl.
Ryan Foley, Toronto Jr Argos:
After never playing on the defensive line before this season, Ryan took off and was a crucial piece of Jr Argos’ defence. He was a disruptor from day 1, ending the season with 27.5 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks.
Dylan Redmond, Kingston Grenadiers:
Dylan was always making his presence known from his strip-sacks to blocked punts. Dylan was a leader for the Grenadier, encouraging other players with his positive attitude and was continuously working to improve himself throughout the season.
Aidan Laird, Cornwall Wildcats:
From traditionally being a backup, Aidan stepped up in a big way and far exceeded expectations. He ended the season with 20.5 tackles, 3 sacks, and a forced fumble.
Linebackers: Sonny Chantler, Essex Ravens; Marco Piccioni, Cambridge Lions; Griffin Charlebois, Cornwall Wildcats
Sonny Chantler, Essex Ravens:
Sonny is known for his crazy good work ethic and strong leadership abilities. His work ethic helped him amount to a very successful season in 2023. In 7 games, Sonny had 30 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 6 tackles for losses.
Marco Piccioni, Cambridge Lions:
Marco was the Lions’ leading tackler on the defence this season with 68 total tackles. In addition to his 68 tackles, he also had a forced fumble. Marco competed with Team Ontario this summer where he continued to play the game with unmatched effort.
Griffin Charlebois, Cornwall Wildcats:
Griffin was the heart and soul of the Wildcats’ defense where he had 32 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 tackles for loss, and an interception. While he ended the season with impressive stats, his impact far exceeded what appeared on the game sheet.
Defensive Backs: Nick Baeini, Essex Ravens; Tyson Pahl, Cambridge Lions; Graeme Lloyd, Durham Dolphins; Sean Underhill, Hamilton Jr Tiger-Cats; Sheadenn Bowerbank, Toronto Jr Argos
Nick Baeini, Essex Ravens:
Nick is a leader of the Ravens where he often leads by example in his immense worth ethic. Nick never stops working, a trait that helped him end the season with 38 tackles, 4 interceptions, an interception returned for a touchdown, 6 tackles for loss, 6 pass breakups, and 2 blocked kicks.
Tyson Pahl, Cambridge Lions:
As one of the Lions’ Team Captains, Tyson was the anchor of the secondary. He has 3 interceptions and did not give up a touchdown all season. While he was rarely thrown at, Tyson continued to make an impact on the field where he had 40 tackles and a defensive touchdown.
Graeme Lloyd, Durham Dolphins:
Graeme is an exceptional player, leader and playmaker. Not only does he make plays on the field with his 5 interceptions, but he also exhibits the mannerisms you look for off the field.
Sean Underhill, Hamilton Jr Tiger-Cats:
Sean was selfless this season, giving up the opportunity to be captain so that another player on the team could have it. On the field, Sean ended the season with 17 tackles, 2 sacks, a forced fumble, and 2 blocked kicks.
Sheadenn Bowerbank, Toronto Jr Argos:
Sheadenn embraced learning a new position this season with his transition to safety. Throughout the process, he carried a leadership role being a reliable and intelligent player for the Jr Argos. Sheadenn ended the season with 38 tackles, 11 passes defended, 2 interceptions, a safety, and a touchdown return.
Kicker: Nathan Walker, Durham Dolphins
With roughly 700 kickoff yards, Nathan has dedicated himself to his craft as a punter and kickoff specialist. Nathan also was the Dolphins’ PAT and field goal kicker. With his tremendous work ethic, Nathan is looking to continue making an impact with the York Lions this fall.
Punter: Matteo Trifon, Essex Ravens
Matteo is viewed as a dominating player in Essex as he had 18 punts for 960 yards. That gave Matteo an impressive average of about 59 yards. He also made an impact with 7 rouges and was 17/18 in PAT attempts.
QB: Nicky Rasile; Burlington Stampeders
RB: Mason Wilson; Cornwall Wildcats
WR: Tyrelle Jeremiah; Toronto Jr Argos
OT: Chris Rivero; Toronto Jr Argos
DL: Finn Caplin, Essex Ravens
LB: Ryan Tharby; Burlington Stampeders
CB: Logan Paulin; Cornwall Wildcats
K/P: Michael Horvat; Hamilton Jr Tiger-Cats