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: Ivan West, Huronia Stallions
Ivan was not only a Captain for the Huronia Stallions, but he also ended the season near the top in all major passing categories. Ivan completed 41/78 passes for 1005 yards, 10 touchdowns, and only 2 interceptions.
Running Backs: Nathan Guisetti, Sault Sabercats; Emmett Gamble, Waterloo Jr Warriors
Nathan Guisetti, Sault Sabercats:
In only 5 games, Nathan managed to rush for 846 yards. He is viewed as the hardest working and most dedicated player on the Sabercats, never missing a practice. Nathan as one of the teams leader, leads by example going 100% in every practice or games.
Emmett Gamble, Waterloo Jr Warriors:
Emmet has been one of the team leaders for the Jr Warriors this past season, helping them finish the season with a 5-1 record. Emmet carried the ball 74 times for 741 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Wide Receivers: Lamar Kedroe, Peel Panthers; Liam Smith, Guelph Jr Gryphons; Gabe Hamilton, Brantford Bisons
Lamar Kedroe, Peel Panthers:
Lamar had “too many yards and touchdowns” this season. He also showed his dedication to the Panthers when he flew from Team Ontario straight to the game to help his team.
Liam Smith, Guelph Jr Gryphons:
Liam was a great leader on the Gryphons team this past season. His coaches and teammates view him as polite and coachable as he works hard at every practice. On the field, Liam had 10 receptions for 283 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Gabe Hamilton, Brantford Bisons:
Gabe Hamilton was an essential piece of the Bisons passing game, helping them end the season with a 4-2 record. Gabe has also OSFL POTW twice this season.
Flex: Mathieu Desbiens, North Bay Bulldogs
Mathieu is the Bulldogs offensive swiss army knife. With his speed, hands, and exceptional football IQ, Mathieu can and has played any position for them on offence. Mathieu ignited the Bulldogs offence with him rushing for 88 yards and 1 touchdown, in addition to him having 15 receptions for 200 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Offensive Lineman: Brian Elliot, Huronia Stallions; Damien Wong, Forest City Thunderbirds; Lucas Wong, Forest City Thunderbirds; Jayamma Nwador, Brampton Bulldogs; Noah Alexander, Waterloo Jr Warriors
Brian Elliot, Huronia Stallions:
Brian was the center on the Stallions offence who amassed 246 points for this season. Brian’s leadership and on the field performance helped lead one of the best offenses in the league.
Damien and Lucas Wong, Forest City Thunderbirds:
Both Damien and Lucas has been the Thunderbirds starting guards for the past two seasons. Leading by example, both are team leaders on the field and in the community. With excellent athletic ability and sportsmanship, the Thunderbirds have 2 great kids on the line.
Jayamma Nwador, Brampton Bulldogs:
Playing every snap of the season on both the offence and defensive line, Jayamma is a throwback Bulldog player that is commitment to his teammates.
Noah Alexander, Waterloo Jr Warriors:
Offensive Captain and leader of the offensive line, Noah played every down this season and lead the team with 22 pancakes.
Defensive Lineman: Rockwell Cheyne, Forest City Thunderbirds; Karsten Smith, Waterloo Jr Warriors; Austin Brabant, Huronia Stallions; Sam Brown, Waterloo Jr Warriors
Rockwell Cheyne, Forest City Thunderbirds:
Moving from offensive line to the defensive line this season, Rockwell showed improved strength and speed. Rockwell is a great team player that got at least 4 tackles per game for the Thunderbirds.
Karsten Smith, Waterloo Jr Warriors:
When a big play is needed, look no further than “Mr. Calm”. Karsten as the Jr Warriors defensive captain is never rattled and always works hard in practice and games. Karsten ended the season with 17 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and 6 sacks.
Austin Brabant, Huronia Stallions:
Austin’s true impact cannot be understood on the gamesheet alone. With 8 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, Austin was always recking havoc for the opposing offensive line.
Sam Brown, Waterloo Jr Warriors:
Sam is one of the hardest workers on the Jr Warriors, leading by example. Sam is very modest and will likely not be as impressed with his 8 sacks and 7 tackles for loss in only 5 games played as we are.
Linebackers: Karl Maroun, Clarington Knights; Nathan Hunter, Burlington Stampeders; Nathan Clarke, Quinte Skyhawks
Karl Maroun, Clarington Knights:
Karl had himself monster season. As defensive captain for the Knights, Karly had 59 tackles, 20 sacks, 7 forced fumbles, 8 tackles for loss, and an interception.
Nathan Hunter, Burlington Stampeders:
Nathan won the Stampeders Most Improved Player Award. Nathan started the year as a 3rd string linebacker, maintained a positive attitude all season and progressed throughout the season, eventually winning the starting position in their 4th game. Nathan ended the year tied for 2nd place in defensive points on the team, racking up 13 tackles, 6 assists, 5 tackle for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, and 1 knock down.
Nathan Clarke, Quinte Skyhawks:
Nathan is viewed as the “complete package”. Not only Nathan is great football player, he gives back to his community. Nathan ended the year with 4 sacks, 44 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 1 forced fumble. “Nathan is an all around amazing kid”
Defensive Backs: Garrett Rochester, Quinte Skyhawks; Trent McManemy, Huronia Stallions; Lex Rego, Waterloo Jr Warriors; Max Dufresne, North Bay Bulldogs; Joon Kim, Guelph Jr Gryphons
Garrett Rochester, Quinte Skyhawks:
With 31 tackles and 1 interception, Garrett’s stats do not do him justice. This lockdown corner seems to be in on every single play..
Trent McManemy, Huronia Stallions:
Trent was a Team Captain with the Stallions this past season. He ended the year with 8 tackles for loss and 4 interceptions.
Lex Rego, Waterloo Jr Warriors:
Lex always stands out with him amazing highlights and crazy vertical. Lex’s impressive athletic abilities got him 2 interceptions and 7 blocked kicks.
Max Dufresne, North Bay Bulldogs:
Don’t let Max’s smaller 5’7”, 120lbs frame surprise you because he plays like one of the biggest on the field. In 5 games, Max’s “superior football IQ and awareness” helped him record 21 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 forced fumble, and 3 interceptions. He is the quintessential lead by example player that always does what is asked of him, without hesitation or debate.
Joon Kim, Guelph Jr Gryphons:
Joon is very aggressive to the ball recording 16 tackles and 2 interceptions this season. Joon was a Captain of the Jr Gryphons and is very coachable.
Kicker: Many Amado, Forest City Thunderbirds
Many is an all around excellent athlete who can play numerous positions. This past year he was the Thunderbirds punter, kicker, punt and kickoff returner, and Wide Receiver.
Punter: Grayden McFarlane, North Bay Bulldogs
Grayden was always their shift to shift field position with his leg when called upon. Grauden recorded 453 punting yards in only 5 games played. He was also the Bulldogs holder on field goal attempts and starting tight end.
QB: Riley Braiden; Waterloo Jr Warriors
RB: Matthew Graham; Huronia Stallions
WR: Noah Buckindale; Huronia Stallions
FLEX: Owen Schill; Waterloo Jr Warriors
OL: Antonio Brydges; Guelph Jr Gryphons
LB: Kevin Maroun; Clarington Knights
LB: Conner Kreibich; Forest City Thunderbirds
DB: Jack Famiglietti; Huronia Stallions