Winnipeg – The Prairie Junior Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week Award goes to Winnipeg Rifles running back Michael Ritchott.
Photo Courtesy of Ron Penner
Ritchott rushed for an incredible 358 yards on 33 carries to lead the Rifles to a 42-28 win over the Edmonton Wildcats in their 2016 regular season home opener last Saturday Night at Investors Group Field.
The 358 yards is the 4th most productive all time ground game in the history of the Canadian Junior Football League. The former Grant Park Pirate also caught a 9 yard pass for a total of 367 offensive yards in helping Winnipeg even it’s record at 1-1.
The Rifles are back in action on Saturday Night when they host the Regina Thunder in a 7 p.m. kickoff at IGF.