CFC TOP 10 National High School Games of the Week (5) 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.






Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers @ CFC#7 Terry Fox Ravens

Friday October 9th, 7:30pm, Town Centre Park

In this week’s BC High School Football Game of the Week, the Terry Fox Ravens (1-0) host the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (0-1) at Town Centre Park.

The Ravens come into the game with a victory after defeating WJ Mouat 52-22 last week. In the win, grade 11 tailback Jeremie Kankolongo was a threat on both sides of the ball rushing for 147 yards and touchdowns of 47 and 27 yards, respectively, and also recording three sacks. Quarterback Jake Laberge had an efficient day completing 6-of-10 passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns, including touchdown throws of 27 and 55 yards to Jaden Shanley. Other scores for the Ravens came from Kyle Pickard’s 14-yard run, Lucas Prinster’s 13-yard catch, and Mitch Bye’s fumble recovery.

On the other hand, the Panthers opened the regular season with a 41-14 loss against Vancouver College. In the loss, the Panthers carried 25 times overall for 197 yards, with Drey Blair leading the way with 10 carries for 100 yards including a 55 yard score. The only other score by the Panthers was orchestrated by quarterback Jonny Chwaklinski who scored on a 19-yard run. On the defensive side, Chwaklinski led the team with 15 tackles and a fumble recovery while Tyson Gilbert recorded 10 tackles and a sack. Those two will look to keep the Ravens’ offence in check in their first head-to-head match-up of the season.

Will the Panthers be able to get a win over the highly-ranked Ravens? Tune in this week to find out!

Source: BC High School Football

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CFC#23 Holy Names Knights @ Brennan Cardinals

Friday October 9th, 3:00pm

In Windsor County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) action on Friday afternoon, CFC#23 Holy Names Knights will visit Brennan Cardinals.

Each team comes into this contest with perfect 2-0 records.  Last year, the Knights pulled out a 34-17 victory over the Cardinals.

For the Knights, they want to make a statement in this game while getting one step closer to their season goal of winning the league championship.  The team will be led by 2014 WECSSAA Defensive MVP Zach Herzog, running back/defensive back Adem Ireyomi, two-way lineman Nic Tesolin and defensive back/wide receiver Inho Choi.

With bragging rights and perfect records on the line, this will be a highly contested game.

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St. Thomas Aquinas Flames @ CFC#22 Catholic Central Crusaders

Friday October 9th, 7:00pm

In London, two undefeated squads will battle each in the hopes of keeping their winning steak alive.

CFC#22 Catholic Central Crusaders will host St. Thomas Aquinas Flames in London Catholic Tier 1 play under Friday Night Lights.

The Flames are fresh off a 45-0 shutout victory over Mother Teresa Spartans.  Pivot Jack Kys spearheaded the offensive effort and that should hold true this week.

Not to be outdone, the Crusaders dismantled St. Joseph’s Rams 41-0 last week.  The key to their victory was their stingy, relentless defence.

For the Flames to come out on top, they need to solve the Crusaders defence and get point on the scoreboard quick.

A bright light in the Crusaders offence was the play of substitute quarterback Sebastian Vanin who held his own.

If the Crusaders want the “W”, they need to ensure special teams has a solid game and the entire team plays disciplined football.

Either fans will witness a spectacular offensive showcase of a defensive struggle.  This one will be a nailbiter.

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Sisler Spartans @ CFC#28 Vincent Massey Trojans WPG

Thursday October 8th, 4:30pm

Two 3-1 squads are set to battle in Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL) action on Thursday.

The Sisler Spartans are still feeling the sour aftertaste of losing their quarterfinal contest in 2014 against CFC#28 Vincent Massey Trojans.

Ethan Paul is coming off a WHSFL Player of the Week performance as he scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving)  and rushed for 238 yards on 41 carries and 142 yards on  four receptions for the Spartans.

The only that is certain about this one is that one team will suffer their second defeat of the season.

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CFC#15 AN Myer Marauders @ Blessed Trinity

Thursday October 8th, 1:00pm

An annual rivarly will take centre stage in Niagara on Thursday afternoon.

Blessed Trinity Thunder will host CFC#15 AN Myer Marauders in a rematch of last year’s Niagara ‘AAA’ semi-finals.  The Marauders defeated the Thunder 28-7.

Marauders quarterback Tre Ford has viable offensive targets in Michael Casciano, Joe Murdaca, Ryan Wach, Jake Andrews and Tyrell Ford.

For the Thunder, pivot Kameron Hallas will lead the team’s offence and will look to make connections with Jack Cheshire.  On defence, a player to watch is Arthur Willett.

Fireworks are going to ensue in this one.

Matt Lawen scored a touchdown at the 2014 Turkey Bowl (Photo credit: Mona Ghiz, Ghiz Photography)

Matt Lawen scored a touchdown at the 2014 Turkey Bowl (Photo credit: Mona Ghiz, Ghiz Photography)



CFC#26 Citadel Phoenix @ Sir John A McDonald Flames

Sunday October 11th, 1:00pm Saint Mary’s Huskies Stadium

The long weekend in Nova Scotia marks Turkey Bowl time.

For the second consecutive year, Saint Mary’s Huskies Stadium will be the site of a duel between CFC#26 Citadel Phoenix and Sir John A MacDonald Flames.  Earlier this season, the Phoenix crushed the Flames 37-2.

While it was a big margin of victory for the Phoenix, the Flames have improved since that game.

If last year’s Turkey Bowl game was any indication, fans will be in for another treat.  The Phoenix came out on top with a 28-17 victory in front of a packed house at Saint Mary’s Huskies Stadium.

The Phoenix will have a quarterbacking one-two punch of Cameron Valardo and Monecko Clayton. Jonah Williams will anchor the defence.

However, for the Flames to be successful against the Phoenix, the team has to find cracks on both the offensive and defensive lines.

Adam Bennett will be the one to watch for on the Flames.

“Citadel is always the benchmark of the league, with their high number of players, and a fantastic coaching staff they are very tough to beat,” commented Flames Head Coach Paul Moore in a previous interview with CFC.  “We are prepared, and really for the challenge.  Sir John A and Citadel’s history have been full of close exciting games.”

“They are a rival that we respect very much. We are prepared for a physical battle.”

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CFC#10 Bev Facey Falcons @ Bellerose Bulldogs
Thursday, October 8, 6:00 p.m., Riel Park (St. Albert)

Tier I is a different world this year.  With the exception of St. Francis, Notre Dame, and Bev Facey, the rest of the crew at that level has had some consistency problems to say the least.  One such prospect is the Bellerose Bulldogs, who lost to Tier II power Paul Kane last week in a defensive battle hampered by a rain/wind storm.  Their ability to bounce back will be tested by the bankable Falcons who are Edmonton Division I’s only undefeated team.  Can the Bulldogs prove they belong with the elite in Tier I or will it be just another day at the office for the Falcons?

Source: Alberta Schools Athletic Association

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CFC#3NP Upper Canada College Blues @ CFC#4NP St. Andrew’s College Saints

Wednesday October 7th, 2:00pm

Round two of this traditonal, historic Conference of Independent School Athletic Association (CISAA) continues Wednesday.  Two weeks ago, CFC#3NP  Upper Canada College Blues got past CFC#4 St. Andrew’s College Saints 30-25 by scoring in the last play of the game.

For the Blues, Justin Wong, Hunter Okubasu, Patrick Stevenson and Clayton Jeffrey are expected to lead the team again on the field.

As for the Saints, rookie running back A’dre Simmonds, quarterback Ben Schmidt as well as their offensive line which is led by Gregor MacKellar, Lucas Ferreira, George Hutchings, Douglas Chen-Young and Cayne Lander will try to conquer the Blues defence.

Nick Grossi and Walter Karabin highlight this defensive unit.

While these two teams meet again, the intensity and emotion of this rivalry makes this a top national game of the week.

Kalenga Muganda (Photo credit: Paul Dionne)

Kalenga Muganda (Photo credit: Paul Dionne)


CFC#38 Cure-Antoine-Labelle Wolves @ CFC#4 Seminaire Saint Francois Blizzard

Saturday October 8th, 1:00pm, Parc Roi-du-Nord

On Saturday afternoon, CFC#38 Cure-Antoine-Labelle Wolves will try to do something no other team in RSEQ Juvenile Division 1 has been able to do this season – hand CFC#4 Seminaire Saint-Francois Blizzard their first loss this year.

Last September, the Wolves cruised to a 42-7 victory over the Blizzard.  However, this is a new year.

Already, the Wolves have suffered two defeats this season and are showing signs they are not the same team from 2014.

Guillaume Ranger will be the offensive spark for the Wolves.  Last week, he scored three touchdowns and had 216 yards on seven receptions in the loss to Jacques-Rousseau Sphinx.  On defence, Daryl Jean-Charles and Jeremie Engelo will guide the unit.

As for the Blizzard, the dynamic trio of Kalenga Muganda, Dominic Binette and Vincent Charbonneau will put points on the board while pivot Thierry Doucet will execute the offensive game plan.  Defensively, Samuel Gagne and Nicolas Fortier are the ones to watch for as they play a pivot role in the unit’s success.

Will the defending champions Wolves make this game their turning point and come back to form? Or does the Blizzard intensify gaining even more strength after this battle?  The answer will come this long weekend.

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CFC#6 Leboldus Golden Suns @ CFC#9 Campbell Tartans

Friday October 9th, 5:15pm

WIthout a question, this is the “must see” game of the week nationally.

Not only is this a battle of two undefeated #CFC50 squads, but one of the healthiest rivalries in the Regina Intercollegiate Football League (RIFL).

CFC#6 and defending provncial 4A champions, Leboldus Golden Suns will visits CFC#9 Campbell Tartans.  Last year, the Tartans broke the Golden Suns winning streak and won their regular season contest 37-30. However, the Suns got the last laugh and defeated the Tartans two weeks later (31-21) and then in the 4A Championship Final 42-27.

Semba and Brayden

For the Golden Suns, the combination of pivot Brayden Kuski and Semba Mbasela has been threatening and opponents have not been able so far to stop the magical offensive duo.  In last week’s victory over Balfour Bears, Mbasela continued his season tear as he tallied two majors and rushed for 206 yards while pivot Brayden Kuski completed 10 passes in 14 attempts for 250 yards and four passing touchdowns.

Equally, the Tartans have a solid quarterback in Brayden Wagg and multiple offensive targets in Avery Pierce, Yianni Maragos and Bennett Stusek.

Defensively, Golden Suns have a #CFC100 duo in the secondary that the Tartans offence will have to get past in Nicholas Dheilly and Rylan Lucyk. The Tartans will count on defensive standout Kane Knauss, Josh Hagerty and Avery Tiefenbach.

While the Tartans had a bye from conference play, they took in a tune up game with Saskatoon Bethlehem Stars.  The Tartans won 23-12. In his postgame comments, Tartans Head Coach Ryan Hall conceded the Golden Suns are not going to be an easy task.

“We needed a good week last week to help prepare us for what will be our toughest challenge of the season when we play the defending champion LeBoldus Golden Suns this week,” commented Hall.

This battle is expected to be a dramatic thriller from start to finish.  Guaranteed, fans in Regina will be on the edge of their seats throughout this one.

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