Articles by: Craig Farrish

#22 David-Daniel Pendleton

HB Pendleton isn’t “afraid of any contact or collisions”

June 24, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

David-Daniel Pendleton’s athletic development started on the frozen ice surfaces of the Greater Moncton area. The sophomore never strapped on football pads until the ninth grade at Moncton High. Dawning the Purple Knights helmet came with the expectation to bleed purple. Players transitions from the rink to gridiron can beRead More

2017 High School Team Previews (NB): Moncton Purple Knights “focus on the details”

2017 High School Team Previews (NB): Moncton Purple Knights “focus on the details”

June 22, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will be posting high school team previews from June to September as part of our comprehensive season coverage. Canadafootballchat.com (CFC) has tapped into our network of coaches to produce high school team previews for the 2017 season. The previewsRead More

DT Tower plays with the mindset of destroy or be destroyed

DT Tower plays with the mindset of destroy or be destroyed

June 16, 2017 at 5:35 amby 0 comments

The chalk line in the sand that defines accepted and flagged violence in the trenches is a thin one. Tantramar Titan, Riley Tower, a bulldozer of a defensive tackle, tip-toes this line. “I’m a rough player who will do anything to win. I play a physical game of football, onceRead More

Dual threat QB/WR Lafford has sights set on third championship

Dual threat QB/WR Lafford has sights set on third championship

June 14, 2017 at 5:35 amby 0 comments

Dual threat quarterback and receiver, Jeffrey Lafford, is preparing for his senior season with the two time champion and CFC50 ranked, the Tantramar Titans, with his sights set on winning a third title. Lafford joined the Titan’s squad in grade 9 with four years of gridiron experience, playing in theRead More

RB/DB Estabrooks uses olympic lifting to develop “discipline and mental toughness”

RB/DB Estabrooks uses olympic lifting to develop “discipline and mental toughness”

June 10, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Cole Estabrooks started playing football in grade ten at Moncton High School. The ‘Purple Knight’ was green as a  rookie, but by the completion of his senior season had emerged as a battle tested leader. The 6 foot, 192 pound athlete contributed on the field as a running back andRead More

DE Cormier plays with a chip on his shoulder and rage in his step

DE Cormier plays with a chip on his shoulder and rage in his step

June 6, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

#50 Zach Cormier Tantramar Titan, DE Zach Cormier, attended high school in Sackville, New Brunswick, despite living on the other side of the Trans Canada Highway, in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Cormier chose TRHS over the local school for the higher academic standard and the fact that the Nova Scotia school didn’tRead More

Riley Ring-Dineen still following his brothers gridiron footsteps

Riley Ring-Dineen still following his brothers gridiron footsteps

June 4, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

For Riley Ring-Dineen football is literally all about family. The seventeen year old,  soon to be St. John High senior, jumped at the opportunity to play at the age of nine so he could be like his older brother. By the time Riley hit high school, he’d had five yearsRead More

#66 Dylan Houlihan

Harrison Trimble Trojan DT Houlihan thought he was too small to play

May 31, 2017 at 5:30 amby 1 comment

Dylan Houlihan didn’t try out for the Harrison Trimble Trojans until grade 11. Like many would-be players, Dylan had reservations about his size, and so remained interested in football from afar. In the summer before grade 11 his friends, who saw his potential, launched a campaign to get him toRead More

DT Ronnie Thiessen “plugs gaps like a rabid junkyard dog”

DT Ronnie Thiessen “plugs gaps like a rabid junkyard dog”

May 24, 2017 at 5:35 amby 0 comments

At 18, defensive tackle, Ronnie Thiessen, has played football for half of his life. He was first coached his 3-pt stance at nine years old in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Thiessen started with the Kinsmen youth football league then spent his junior and freshman year with the Aden Bowman Collegiate Bears. During hisRead More

WR Glodin Mulali started playing football “by accident”

WR Glodin Mulali started playing football “by accident”

March 22, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Harrison Trimble Trojan wide receiver, Glodin Mulali, tried out for football in the tenth grade, by accident. Mulali and his family immigrated to Moncton, New Brunswick from Nigeria toward the end of grade nine. Throughout the summer Mulali and the Trojan’s QB Dylan Tabone became friends. Tabone urged the athleticRead More

CFC100 Lavallee has “amazing, God given size and ability”

CFC100 Lavallee has “amazing, God given size and ability”

March 8, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

L’Odyssee Olympien, Charles Lavallee, is blessed with the build coaches pray for in their offensive linemen.  Charles fills his thick powerful frame out at six foot four and three hundred and twenty solid pounds. With this mass comes raw power, and surprising speed. “I never knew how powerful he wasRead More

WR Cameron Morley has the “focus of a sniper”

WR Cameron Morley has the “focus of a sniper”

March 5, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

For the past four years Cameron Morley played with Moncton High’s  Purple Knights. The 5’10, 170 pound WR estimates he played five downs of football in his grade nine season. In grade ten he arrived at camp in shape, with the focus of a sniper. By the second week ofRead More

TE Will Johnston “has sights and hands set ” on becoming a Varsity Blue

TE Will Johnston “has sights and hands set ” on becoming a Varsity Blue

March 3, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Moncton High, Purple Knight tight end, Will Johnston led his team with nine receptions, netting one hundred and ten yards through the air, in one game. The 6’3, 230lbs locomotive was an integral blocker in the Knights, run dominate, double wing back T offense.

OL Estabrooks uses mass and technique to “pancake” defenders

OL Estabrooks uses mass and technique to “pancake” defenders

February 17, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Dylan Estabrooks’ senior season with the CFC 50  Tantramar Titans ended with a second, undefeated championship. Estabrooks was the left tackle on an offensive line that dominated defences all year, paving the way for CFC100 Aidan O’Neal’s national rushing title.

Sophomore rookie WR Parry, catches attention with 30 receptions

Sophomore rookie WR Parry, catches attention with 30 receptions

February 11, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

Scott Parry took his first snap of football this past fall with the Leo Hayes Lions. A sophomore, Parry stepped on the gridiron a rookie, but brought with him the experience of playing on the provinces rep basketball team. Parry’s transition from the hard court to the gridiron was aRead More

Attridge keeping his options open

Attridge keeping his options open

January 8, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

They told me to just do it, I listened to what that swoosh said A photo posted by Darien Attridge (@darienattridge) on Oct 29, 2016 at 10:38am PDT Belmont Bulldog senior, Darien Attridge was a defensive and offensive threat in the AAA Western Conference in British Columbia. At 5’10 and 195 pounds,Read More

“Caddy”, the pride of Dorchester

“Caddy”, the pride of Dorchester

December 19, 2016 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

Tantramar Titan junior, Ryan ‘Caddy’ Cadman, played left guard for the 2015 and 2016 undefeated championship seasons with the CFC50 No. 25 nationally ranked, Tantramar Titans in New Brunswick. Both titles were won with an old school power run offense. The Titans specialty was the jet sweep, meaning Cadman oftenRead More

de Jesus is technically sound

de Jesus is technically sound

December 3, 2016 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

Eduardo Moreno de Jesus started playing football for the Sackville Titans in grade 7. Under the tutelage of Sackville’s legendary Coach Joe Lafford, Eduardo developed a vicious, yet technically sound style of blocking. “Coach Joe was old school, he taught us how to be mean but technical too.” Like mostRead More

NSAAF defending champion, #CFC50 Citadel Phoenix

NSAAF defending champion, #CFC50 Citadel Phoenix

November 23, 2016 at 5:18 amby 0 comments

Imposing atop a massive green hill, Fort Citadel was built to protect the Royal British Fleet, and the city of Halifax. The Fort was never challenged mainly due to it’s superior design and embattlements. The  legacy of the forts impenetrable walls lives on thru the two time NSAAF defending champion,Read More

 
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