CFC Prospect Game PREVIEW: Will Team BURRIS be Temple tuff?

On Saturday, June 1st, will be hosting the inaugural Canadian high school football all-star game, CFC Prospect Game, in Ottawa which will then be broadcast on TSN on Sunday, June 2nd.

Head coaches will be CFL legends Henry Burris and Matt Dunigan. Both teams feature CFC100/CFC150 ranked players. These are the top 70 players across Canada that were chosen through a lengthy process headed by the CFC Scouting Bureau and a 33 member selection committee.


Team Burris see’s quarterbacks Eli Hetlinger and super sophomore Callum Wither. Hetlinger is a proven champion as demonstrated by his recent provincial championship in Alberta. He was also named a CFC All-Canadian. Wither has received NCAA interest and is an up and comer to watch. Both pivots are good in the pocket but can also move around and make plays with their feet.

The offensive line should be one of the strengths for Team Burris as it features a solid group that has size and athleticism They have a bonified left tackle in Albert Reese and they have a collection of interior offensive linemen such as Nick Lemay, Ty Anderson, Zach Lepage, and Giordano Vaccaro who all fall under the category of road grading, run blocking maulers. And just for good measure they have the ultimate swing man in the class of 2020 in Cameron Friesen.

Moving along to the receiving core, Kaiden Bannon and Logan Buchwitz bring height and size. Rounding out this group are four dynamic playmakers who are both fast and quick and can make people miss in the open field; Jerel Brown, Kaseem Ferdinand, Oliver Longpre, Sony Bermudez-Chavez.

Two running backs to watch are Ishe Matanga, the Swiss Army knife from provincial champs Vincent Massey and’s version of Danny Woodhead in Lloydminster’s own Matt Morin – who is outstanding turning little plays into big plays.

Defensively, let’s get started up front. This group will feature six fantastic defensive linemen in Jordan Friesen, Trey O’Brien, Max von Muehldorfer to go along with the inside guys in Mitchell Price and Natale Frangione – who could very well be the strongest players on the field. Sean Lozada rounds out this group with his ability to get out of his stance and create havoc.

The heart and soul of any good defense are the linebackers and Team Burris has a quartet of extremely talented athletes that features size, speed, and instincts. Playing inside linebacker is Ian Marin who is one of the better inside linebackers for 2020, Tyson Krushelniski one of the more physical backers, Kundanji Sinkala who was one of the most impressive linebackers during the combine. The fourth linebacker is Kody Gutek who is a jack of all trades. He’s played linebacker, running back, defensive back.

The defensive backs showcase six athletes. Rhyland Kelly and Taran Birdi will be locking down people from their cornerback positions as both are extremely athletic and over six feet tall. The other four will play primarily halfback and safety in Tyler Brechin, free safety Brad Kemayou, Tanner Doxtator, and Avery Smiley who will also be playing some SAM linebacker and halfback.

Lastly, but most importantly, Team Burris features two specialists in punter Ethan Nagler and Zack Frustaglio. Nagler is himself a jack of all trades, but will focus on punting and Frustaglio was one of the top place kickers during the tryouts.

Catch all the action at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa at 1:00pm EDT.

Purchase your tickets here.

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