CFC TOP 10 National High School Games of the Week (3)

CanadaFootballChat.com brings you the Top 10 National High School Games of the Week.  Each week, we will share with you the must see games of the week.

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10) ALBERTA:
Holy Rosary Raiders @ Cold Lake Royals
Friday, September 25, 5:00 pm, Soholt Field, Cold Lake

So far in 2015 nothing seems to be able to stop the Raiders juggernaut.  Cold Lake appears to be the top contender of the Tier IV teams in the Wheatland to try to knock off Holy Rosary but it will be a tough task indeed.  At least they get them at home where the friendly confines of Soholt Field have always been kind to the Royals.  Still the Raiders are a program that just keeps getting better with each year and this year’s version seems like a team on a mission.

Source: Alberta Schools Athletic Association

new westminister prior to game versus mt douglas

9) BRITISH COLUMBIA:
GW Graham Grizzlies @ New Westminster Hyacks
Friday September 25th, Mercer Stadium, 7:30PM

After an outstanding 33-0 performance over number one ranked AA power John Barsby, the GW Graham Grizzlies (1-0; 0-0) will visit Mercer Stadium to face the New Westminster Hyacks (1-2; 0-0) for Homecoming under theFriday Night Lights.

The Grizzlies had a solid performance last week containing the Bulldogs to just 76 yards of offence on the day. In the shutout, defensive back Ethan Mastin and safety Tristan Davis forced and recovered a fumble and had an interception, respectively, as part of a strong Grizzlies effort. On offence, quarterback Gabe Olivares went 13-of-16 for 205 yards and touchdown passes to Emerson Smith and Baker Douglas. Von Richardson led the ground attack with just eight carries for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while receiver Tyler Sprott led the pack with three receptions for 75 yards.

The Hyacks, who are coming off a hard-fought 39-25 loss to the Terry Fox Ravens, will look for quarterback Jamie Shiho to light up the offence. Shiho finished with 264 all-purpose yards, passing for 156 yards and rushing for 108, including a 56-yard scoring run. Shiho’s favourite target will likely be Michael Thind, who caught six passes for 112 yards and a score. On defence, look out for the Hyacks’ current tackling leaders Gurvir Ghuman and Jeff Lugtu to hold down the fort against the Grizzlies.

Aside from the action on the field, the New West Homecoming game will be one to watch as the game ball will be parachuted onto the field by the BC Sky Diving team and followed by fireworks after the game.

In a cross-conference battle, can the Grizzlies tear apart the Hyacks offence? Or will the Hyacks bring out the fireworks in more ways than one? Tune in this week to find out!

Source: British Columbia High School

LeClair and Weichel

8) MANITOBA
Vincent Massey Trojans @ Grant Park Pirates
Friday September 25th, 5:00pm

Two 1-1 teams battle it out on Friday evening in Manitoba.  The last time these two teams met back over a year ago, the Trojans thumped the the Pirates 42-1.  However, this is 2015 and two different teams will be on the field this time around.

The Pirates will be led by #CFC100 defensive end Tony Rossi. Additonally, tackle Brendan Lomow, defensive lineman Kelsey Summners-Traverse, nose tackle Alex Balogh, offensive/defensive linemen Hayden Summerton as well as Max ZImberg will figure prominently in the outcome of this game for the Pirates.

However, the Pirates hope the offensive magic continues in this contest between running back.tailback Josh Weichel and pivot Peter LeClair.

Jalen Jackson

7) ONTARIO
CFC#3 WF. Herman Green Griffins @ Sandwich Sabres
Thursday September 24th, 7:00pm

The big reason this is in the Top 10 is that national and provincial powerhouse CFC#3 WF. Herman Green Griffins opens their season tonight in Windsor. In recent years, the Green Griffins have continued their dominance as they have won three consecutive OFSAA Bowls and five in the past six years.

The team will be on the road tonight as they begin their quest for a four peat against Sandwich Sabres as well as a run for the #CFC50 top ranking.  The player to watch in this one is #CFC100 athlete Jalen Jackson.

Riley Boersma 1

6) ONTARIO
St. James Lions @ Centennial Spartans
Thursday September 24th @ 3:00pm

Guelph will be the site of a timeless rivalry as Centennial Spartans host St. James Lions.  In their previous meeting on September 19th, 2014, the Lions came out on top 40-21.

The expectation is that once again these two teams will deliver another exciting, dramatic game for Guelph District 10 football fans.

Ricardo Mills-Barrett 1

 

5) ONTARIO:
St. Marguerite d’Youville Panthers @ CFC#21 St. Roch Ravens
Friday September 25th TBA

In Brampton, two competitive rivals will once again script another chapter in their historic tale.  St. Marguerite d’Youville Panthers will visit CFC#21 St. Roch Ravens.

While last year the Ravens earned a 44-0 victory, the Panthers are thinking redemption this time around.

“d’Youville is probably our biggest rival in Brampton now,” commented Ravens Co-Head Coach Neil Majoros to CFC.  “We’ve had some pretty memorable games throughout our short history.”

“The Panthers are hard working and well coached so we’ll expect some big hits and a close game.”

However, the Ravens have a pair of #CFC100 players that will be extremely hard for the Panthers to contain in defensive backs Tyrell Richards and Ricardo Barrett.  These two will be hard for the Panthers offence to handle or even get past.

Photo credit: Matthew Gourlie, Moose Jaw Herald Times

Photo credit: Matthew Gourlie, Moose Jaw Herald Times

4) SASKATCHEWAN:
Peacock Tornadoes @ Vanier Vikings
Saturday September 26th, 3:15pm

In Moose Jaw on Saturday afternoon, the Peacock Tornadoes contunue their journey towards defending their Saskatchewan Provcincial 3A Provincial Championship.  However, the team will face a very competitive Vanier Vikings squad.

Despite the loss of #CFC100 2015 pivot Sawyer Buettner, the Tornadoes have not lost a step.

However, the Tornadoes are going to have to find to stop Kelton Kouri.  In their win against the Estevan Elecs, the offensive standout scored four touchdowns and rushed for 325 yards – a personal best for him.

Brett Ross is another offensive threat to watch on the Vikings.  On defence, the trio of Gavin Kulcar, Paul Froehlich and Riley Follensbee will be tenacious and aggressive towards the Tornadoes offence.

The Vikings are coming into this contest oozing with momentum and confidence after scoring a 48-27 win over Weyburn Eagles.

There will be fireworks in this game no doubt.  Fans will be sitting on the edge of their seats in this one.

Citadel Phoenix double tag team on CPA Cheetahs player (Photo credit: Joe Chrvala)

Citadel Phoenix double tag team on CPA Cheetahs player (Photo credit: Joe Chrvala)

 

3) MARITIMES
#CFC30 Citadel Phoenix @ Moncton Purple Knights
Saturday September 25th, Alumni Field (Mount Allison), 6:30pm

A new tradition appears to be starting in the Maritimes as two strong football programs in neighboring provinces will meet this weekend after the AUS/RSEQ interlock game at Mount Allison’s Alumni Field on Saturday night.

Nova Scotia powerhouse and CFC#30 Citadel Phoenix will travel to Sackville, New Brunswick to take on the Moncton Purple Knights. The game ranks extremely high as a must see National High School Game because the Phoenix are the defending Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation Football League (NSSSAFFL) Provincial Tier 1 team while the Purple Knights are the 2014 New Brunswick High School Football League 12-Man champs.

The Phoenix boast a 1-2 quarterback punch with Cameron Valardo and Monecko Clayton.  The team will count on running backs Jack Campbell and Tyrique Dixon-Bowden for offensive output.

However, the Phoenix defence and offensive line will set the tone of this game early.  If the Purple Knights can crack these two Phoenix strengths, then it will be a tight battle.

“This game is a great thing for New Brusnwick and Nova Scotia football,” commented Phoenix Offensive Coordinator Jon Dyer of the Martime contest.  “It’s probably been decades since a high school team from each province have faced off against each other and this will be great experience for all of the kids involved.”

Adre Simmonds 2015 2

 

 

2) ONTARIO:
CFC#2NP St. Andrew’s College Saints @  CFC#3NP Upper Canada College Blues
Saturday September 26th, 2:30pm

One of the greatest, historical rivals takes shape once again as CFC#3NP and defending Conference of Independent School Athletic Association (CISAA) Champions Upper Canada College Blues open their season by hosting CFC#2NP St. Andrew’s College Saints.

The Saints are coming off a non-conference win over #CFC50 ranked Huron Heights Warriors.  Rookie A’dre Simmonds has been invincible thus far in exhibition play.  However, the Saints have dominated the line of scrimmage, which is led by Gregor MacKellar, Lucas Ferreria,#CFC100 George Hutchings, Cayne Lander and Douglas Chen-Young.

Despite the departure of Head Coach David Shaw, the Blues are expected to contend again for the championship. #CFCOPC quarterback Zacharie Quiviger will lead the offence this season.

This one is definitelty a must see game.

Kalenga Muganda (Photo credit: Paul Dionne)

Kalenga Muganda (Photo credit: Paul Dionne)

1) QUEBEC
CFC#4 College Notre Dame Cactus @ CFC#11 Seminaire Saint Francois Blizzard
Friday September 25th, 7:00pm @ Seminaire Saint Francois

Taking top spot is a huge #CFC50 battle in Quebec.

Coming off the heels of a hard fought single point victory over CFC#13 Cure-Antoine Labelle Wolves, momentum is on CFC#4 College-Notre Dame Cactus.  This victory was impressive considering the Cactus lost key members of their 2014 squad including offensive threat Francois Rocheleau and RSEQ Juvenile Division 1 Defensive Player of the Year Bruno Lagace.

Kalenga Muganda is the one to watch on the Blizzard.  Last week, he amassed 223 rushing yards on 22 carries in the Blizzard’s 26-8 win over Saint Jean Eudes Condors.

Heading up the Cactus offence is Theodore Seabom who racked up 146 yards on 26 carries in last week’s win. Emmanuel Garnier provides another threat as he had 110 yards on 21 carries for the Cactus.

The only thing we know for sure is that one team will suffer their first defeat of the season at the end of this one. It should be a dramatic game from start to finish in Quebec.

 

 

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