Articles by: Zack Smart

High school roundup (NS) [6]: Three teams remain undefeated heading into final weeks

High school roundup (NS) [6]: Three teams remain undefeated heading into final weeks

October 19, 2017 at 5:55 amby 0 comments

Every week canadafootballchat.com (CFC) will be getting the scoop on what went down in high school football and what’s coming up the following week. If you have a game recap or upcoming preview, please submit it to info@canadafootballchat.com. Week 6 action in the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation High SchoolRead More

Fantuz Courage Award: The inspiring comeback journey of Chris Haas

Fantuz Courage Award: The inspiring comeback journey of Chris Haas

October 14, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Every now and then you will come across a story that not only inspires you, but also makes you believe anything is possible. The courageous comeback journey of Chris Haas is one of those stories, as the young man overcame the seemingly impossible and proved that determination and positivity canRead More

High school roundup (NS) [5]: Three teams move to 5-0 as things heat up in final stretch

High school roundup (NS) [5]: Three teams move to 5-0 as things heat up in final stretch

October 12, 2017 at 5:49 amby 0 comments

Every week canadafootballchat.com (CFC) will be getting the scoop on what went down in high school football and what’s coming up the following week. If you have a game recap or upcoming preview, please submit it to info@canadafootballchat.com. Week 5 action in the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation High SchoolRead More

High school roundup (NS) [4]: Five teams remain undefeated while others begin to build momentum

High school roundup (NS) [4]: Five teams remain undefeated while others begin to build momentum

October 5, 2017 at 5:48 amby 0 comments

Every week canadafootballchat.com (CFC) will be getting the scoop on what went down in high school football and what’s coming up the following week. If you have a game recap or upcoming preview, please submit it to info@canadafootballchat.com. Week 4 action in the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation High SchoolRead More

High school roundup (NS) [3]: Tight races shaping up for division lead

High school roundup (NS) [3]: Tight races shaping up for division lead

September 28, 2017 at 5:46 amby 0 comments

Every week canadafootballchat.com (CFC) will be getting the scoop on what went down in high school football and what’s coming up the following week. If you have a game recap or upcoming preview, please submit it to info@canadafootballchat.com. *CFC50 teams will not be featured here. You will find them inRead More

High school roundup (NS) [2]: Multiple teams bounce back from Week 1 losses

High school roundup (NS) [2]: Multiple teams bounce back from Week 1 losses

September 21, 2017 at 8:46 pmby 0 comments

Every week canadafootballchat.com (CFC) will be getting the scoop on what went down in high school football and what’s coming up the following week. If you have a game recap or upcoming preview, please submit it to info@canadafootballchat.com. *CFC50 teams will not be featured here. You will find them inRead More

Fantuz Courage Awards: Keyshawn Manning excels in school and football with the support of family

Fantuz Courage Awards: Keyshawn Manning excels in school and football with the support of family

July 25, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

This week’s Fantuz Courage Award nominee is a special young player named Keyshawn Manning. A natural born leader on and off the field, Manning gets good grades in school, shines in the sport of football, and is a great older and younger sibling to his seven brothers and sisters. ManningRead More

Fantuz Courage Awards: Jason Preece overcame tragedy with the help of football

Fantuz Courage Awards: Jason Preece overcame tragedy with the help of football

July 15, 2017 at 5:55 amby 0 comments

In both life and football, a person must overcome adversity and tough challenges to succeed and go far. Few stories echo this sentiment more than the journey of young Jason Preece, a London Minor Football player who made it through one of the most difficult times imaginable and is stillRead More

Fantuz Courage Awards: David Matias and his Panthers never gave up despite small roster

Fantuz Courage Awards: David Matias and his Panthers never gave up despite small roster

July 1, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

The ability to persevere and keep going when things get tough is one of the most useful skills the sport of football can teach you. This attitude is embodied perfectly in the story of young David Matias and his atom Panthers of the London Minor Football Association, a team thatRead More

Fantuz Courage Awards: Camden Melrose showed mental toughness during injury comeback

Fantuz Courage Awards: Camden Melrose showed mental toughness during injury comeback

June 25, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

While it is hard to bounce back from a serious injury as a professional football player, it is even more inspiring when a young player successfully returns from their very first serious injury to play the sport again. Camden Melrose accomplished just that, courageously facing his first major injury atRead More

CFC100 Uko loves being part of a football brotherhood

CFC100 Uko loves being part of a football brotherhood

June 20, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

#CFC100 Samwel Uko is a talented running back who has remained humble on his journey to becoming one of the top offensive prospects in the nation. Uko has never lost sight of the team aspect that football is built on. His immense skill is equally matched by his mental strength andRead More

Fantuz Courage Awards: Pierce Smith overcame adversity while being a team leader

Fantuz Courage Awards: Pierce Smith overcame adversity while being a team leader

June 19, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Overcoming adversity is something that we all must do at some point in our lives. For young quarterback Pierce Smith, that challenge came very early on in the form of a learning disability that affected his ability to read and write. But with the help of the game he loves,Read More

CFC100 Desrochers makes life difficult for opposing quarterbacks

CFC100 Desrochers makes life difficult for opposing quarterbacks

May 30, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Shane Desrochers is a pass rusher who brings physicality on every play. A monster in the weight room and game-changer on the defensive line, Desrochers has big ambitions for his football career and the drive to make them a reality. Preparing for his final football season before university amidst anRead More

CFC100 James has perfect blend of power and athleticism

CFC100 James has perfect blend of power and athleticism

April 24, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Some football players are blessed with either great power or game-changing athleticism. But when these two physical gifts show up together in one prospect, it makes for a truly special player. For CFC100 Isaiah James, impacting a game and helping his teammates succeed stems from his ability to combine rawRead More

‘I’m going to go out and earn it’ DE Meagher is determined to reach next level

‘I’m going to go out and earn it’ DE Meagher is determined to reach next level

April 21, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Few positions on defence can influence a game like an athletic edge rusher putting pressure on the opposing quarterback. Seamus Meagher served that role for the CEC Cougars, a team that routinely frustrated the passing attack of their opponents.

LB Yoo brings passion and versatility to Varsity Blues

LB Yoo brings passion and versatility to Varsity Blues

March 25, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Jaechan Yoo has grown up loving the game of football. Yoo was an All-Star linebacker and defensive MVP for the Halifax West Warriors this past season, and his ability to play the run and pass with equal proficiency helped his team win a championship just two years after experiencing aRead More

‘My mental game is my strongest attribute:’ DE Bezanson combines football intelligence with physical skill

‘My mental game is my strongest attribute:’ DE Bezanson combines football intelligence with physical skill

March 20, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Isaac Bezanson is a true student of the game. Playing on the defensive line for the Halifax West Warriors this past season, Bezanson’s ability to combine football intelligence with physical skill earned him an All-Star nod and helped his team clinch the championship in their division. From his versatility playingRead More

Riley Gabriel can take it the distance on any play

Riley Gabriel can take it the distance on any play

March 15, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Riley Gabriel is a human highlight-reel. A deep threat at receiver who can also gain yards after contact, Gabriel is a true game-changer who is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. With his lethal combination of athleticism, physicality and good hands, Gabriel has the ability toRead More

REC Forsey is a versatile weapon who lives for competition

REC Forsey is a versatile weapon who lives for competition

February 28, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

With his 6-foot-4, 206-pound frame, Michael Forsey is a big and versatile target on offence. Lining up all over the field for the CPA Cheetahs, Forsey’s skills as a receiver and blocker saw him utilized at wide receiver and slot back for the 7-2 ball club. The ultimate team player,Read More

RB Spilman thrives in between the tackles

RB Spilman thrives in between the tackles

February 10, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

The CPA Cheetahs battled their way to a 7-2 record this past season, including an impressive 5-0 start that earned them the no. 39 spot on the #CFC50 in October. Daniel Spilman served as the team’s workhorse at running back. After enjoying his best season as a runner, and beingRead More

 
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