Articles by: Zack Smart

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

QB Pettigrew brings the total package

QB Pettigrew brings the total package

February 5, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Dustin Pettigrew isn’t your average quarterback. Playing the game since he was only seven years old, Pettigrew has experience lining up at running back, linebacker, safety and even defensive end. A talented play-maker, Pettigrew was recently named league MVP after his senior season as starting quarterback for the CEC CougarsRead More

Three-time champion MacDougall has the drive to perform at highest level

Three-time champion MacDougall has the drive to perform at highest level

January 31, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

At the heart of every effective rushing attack is a solid offensive line creating holes and leading the way up front. The CFC#50 no. 32 Citadel Phoenix just won their third straight NSSAFFL championship with the help of their explosive and dynamic ground attack. Offensive lineman Sean MacDougall was aRead More

Defensive Lineman Allain is on path for big things

Defensive Lineman Allain is on path for big things

January 20, 2017 at 6:20 amby 0 comments

Michael Allain is a defensive juggernaut in the trenches. Coming off the edge with quickness and through the interior with power, Allain’s hard work and abilities as a defender have led to him playing football south of the border. .@Hudl https://t.co/43m8z7PVN4 — Mike Allain (@Mike_Allain5) October 30, 2016    

CFC100 DL Austin Miller brings total package to Western Mustangs defence

CFC100 DL Austin Miller brings total package to Western Mustangs defence

January 18, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Austin Miller is a player who poses major problems for opposing offences. Standing 6-foot-3 275-pounds, Miller is a disruptive force at defensive tackle who has the strength to go through blockers and the speed to consistently hunt down ball-carriers in the backfield. Ranked on the CFC100 top prospects list, Miller’s impressive playRead More

Lineman Spicer knows what it takes to be a champion

Lineman Spicer knows what it takes to be a champion

January 9, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Coming off his second straight championship season with the #CFC50 No. 32 Citadel Phoenix, Kirklen Spicer is a player who knows what it takes to be consistent on the field. Using his massive 6-foot-3 305-pound frame to win one-on-one battles at the line of scrimmage, Spicer has lined up atRead More

CFC100 lineman Spencer Nichols is ready to compete at next level

CFC100 lineman Spencer Nichols is ready to compete at next level

December 20, 2016 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Spencer Nichols is a supreme talent at the line of scrimmage. With his perfect blend of size, speed and athleticism, Nichols has excelled as both an offensive and defensive lineman for the CFC50 No. 12 ranked South Lions, and he has claimed his spot as one of the most well-roundedRead More

 
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