CFC TOP 10 National High School Games of the Week (8)

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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Saint John Greyhounds Ben Campbell

Saint John Greyhounds Ben Campbell

10) NEW BRUNSWICK (PLAYOFFS):
Saint John Greyhounds @ Fredericton Black Kats
Friday October 30th, 7:00pm, Scotia South
The postseason has arrived in the New Brunswick High School Football League (NBHSFL).  In quarterfinal action this week, a battle between two rivals highlights the schedule.
Under Friday Night Lights, Fredericton Black Kats will host Saint John Greyhounds. The winner of this game will earn a berth into the 12-Man semi-finals the following week.
Back on September 18th was the last time these two teams met and the Black Kats scored a 39-14 win over the Greyhounds. However in this storied rivalry, there have been very close, tight games between the two teams as evidenced by the Greyhounds slim 38-37 victory over the Black Kats during the 2014 regular season.
On the Black Kats, a couple of players to watch for are running back Cam Cassie and defensive lineman Morgan Martin.  As for the Greyhounds, Ben Campbell will anchor the offensive line.
With the stakes high, expect fireworks in this key postseason matchup.
Grant Park Pirates Peter LeClair and Josh Weichel

Grant Park Pirates Peter LeClair and Josh Weichel

9) MANITOBA (PLAYOFFS):
Oak Park Raiders @ Grant Park Pirates
Friday October 30th, 4:30pm
Another province begins playoffs as Manitoba comes on board.  In the Winnipeg High School Football League’s (WHSFL) John Potter ‘AAA’ quarterfinals, it is expected that for the second time this seasonm the Oak Park Raiders and Grant Park Pirates will provide an entertaining, yet dramatic game from start to finish.
The last meeting between these two teams had was on September 18th and the Raiders pulled out a 32-26 win.
For their part, the Pirates hope to avenge that crushing defeat in a big way.

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.

As for the Raiders, special teams may be their advantage in this quarterfinal as they hope Nico Di Fonte has the magic touch.

Brayden Wagg 2

 

8) SASKATCHEWAN (PLAYOFFS):
Riflel Royals @ CFC#16 Campbell Tartans
Friday October 30th, 5:00PM

Out of the two 4A Schwann Conference semi-final contests this week in the Regina Intercollegiate Football League (RIFL), this one iss the intriguing one.

Riffel Royals is a much improved team from a year ago.  #CFC100 pivot Mason Nyhus as well as running back Kyle Borsa will lead the offence against a very strong Campbell Tartans defence.

This game is truly a quarterbacking duel as the Tartans will look to Brayden Wagg to once again turn in a solid performance as he has consistenly done so the entire RIFL season.

Veteran leadership will be the guiding force on the Tartans’ defence.  Linemen Carter Stusek and Avery Tiefenbach as well as linebacker Josh Hagerty are the anchors of the unit.  Additionally, Kane Knauss and Ethan Englot will lead the Tartans’ secondary.

Neither team thinks it will be a breeze to win this game. The Tartans won their previous meeting back on September 3rd 38-14.  Both squads are coming into the semi-finals with heightened momentum after winning their quarterfinal games by big margins.

With a spot in the semi-finals, will Nyhus or Wagg steer their team one step closer to the championship? The answer comes at the end of the week – Regna get ready! This one we predict will keep fans on the edge of their seats.

Isaiah Ashem Hibbert

7) ONTARIO
CFC#45 Birchmount Park Panthers @ Northern Red Knights
Friday October 30th, 3:00pm
In Toronto, the regular season finales in Tier 1 end off with a marquee matchup as Northern Red Knights hosts CFC#45 Birchmount Park Panthers.
Both these teams are atop the standings and this is the first time in recent years that the two teams have met, whether it is regular season or playoffs.
#CFC100 Coulter Woodmansey highlights the Red Knights offensive line. #CFCOPC hopeful Jaiden Hyland as well as Isaiah Ashem-Hibbert could be game changers on offence as well. Defensively, #CFCOPC Ronan Silver will be tenacious in the quest to shutdown the Panthers defence.
While this might only be the regular season, this one surely has the makings of an epic battle between two teams who could begin scripting an interesting rivalry in years to come.
Michael Sherman
6) ALBERTA (PLAYOFFS):
Bishop O’Byrne Bobcats @ Henry Wise Wood Warriors
Wednesday October 28th, 4:30pm
Calgary Division 1 quarterfinals begin today.  While two of the top 10 #CFC50 teams are enjoying a bye, there are some great battles on the horizon this week.  However, it goes without saying this is a “must see” game.
If their last meeting is any indication, both the Bishop O’Byrne Bobcats and Henry Wise Wood Warriors are on the verge of delivering another nailbiter.  Back on October 8th, both teams couldn’t settle their regular season game and managed a 14-14 tie.
For the Bobcats, the tandem of #CFC100 standouts Michael and Christian Sherman will highlight this matchup.
The only thing we know or can predict for sure if that someone has to win this game as its a one and done,elimination game.
Cure Antoine Labelle Wolves 2015
5) QUEBEC (PLAYOFFS):
CFC#40 College Jean Eudes Eagles @ CFC#37 Cure Antoine Labelle Wolves
Saturday October 31st, 1:00pm, Parc Roi-du-Nord
RSEQ Juvenile Division 1 quarterfinals are set to go off this weekend and this game is the highlight of the schedule.
In early September, CFC#40 College Jean Eudes Eagles and CFC#37 Cure Antoine Labelle Wolves gave fans of Quebec high school football as great show.  The Wolves narrowly escaped with a 14-11 win over the Eagles.
However, a lot of football has been played since then.  The Wolves are notorious for rising to the occasion during the postseason.  One thing to watch for is the offensive spark between pivot Samuel Cloutier and target Guillaume Ranger. Jeremie Engelo anchors their defence.
As for the Eagles, they have a quarterback that can get the job done in Charles Olivier Lavigne.  Additonally, Stephenne Renaud has to be stopped if the Wolves hope to have the Eagles number for the second straight time once again.
With a spot in the semi-finals on the line, each team is hoping momentum is on their side and they will have the advantage in this quarterfinal.
Kyle Arndt 2
4) SASKATCHEWAN (CHAMPIONSHIP):
Central Cyclones vs Peacock Tornadoes
Saturday October 31st, 1:00pm, Gutheridge Field
The Central Cyclones are seeking their first Moose Jaw High School Football League (MJHSFL) Championship since 2007.
However, they need to get past their rivals and defending champions Peacock Tornadoes on Saturday afternoon for it to come to fruition.
Jonah Branning is the offensive catalyst for the Cyclones.  In last week’s semi-final, he scored five touchdowns, 131 rushing yards as well as 92 yards on six receptions.  The Tornadoes have to shut him down and not allow him to get on the scoreboard, Equally, pivot Ryan Reidy and running back Zach Hagerman will play integral parts of the Cyclones offensive attack.
Defensively, Aidan Baillie will try to limit the Tornadoes offence.
Speaking of the Tornadoes, they do come into this championship of having the Cyclones number on muliple occasions over the years, most recently a 35-11 victory earlier this month.  Kyle Arndt is the spark on offence for the team and has been invincible throughout the entire season.
Overall, Moose Jaw will be one of the most exciting spots this weekend on the national high school circuit as this contest, whether its regular season or playoffs, never fails to deliver a thriller.
blessed trinity versus St Paul 2014
3) ONTARIO
CFC#12 Paul Dwyer Saints @  CFC#32 Holy Trinity Tirans
Wednesday October 28th, 1:00pm
Needless to say, this rivalry is always one to watch.
Both CFC#12 Paul Dwyer Saints and CFC#32 Holy Trinity Titans come into this heavyweight battle undefeated.
In their last meeting in 2014, the Saints escaped with a 18-13 victory over the Titans.
With the sour aftertaste of the disappointing defeat a year later, the Titans want to avenge that loss at home.
League MVP Nathan Jones is expected to play a signifcant role on the Titans offence. The Saints have to find a way to contain the Titans running game on Wednesday.
However, the offensive line bolstered with veteran presence could be the advantage the Titans have this time around.
As for the Saints, #CFC100 receiver Tristin Park will be the one to watch for and the Titans need to find an answer for him.
expect defence and special teams to determine the outcome in what is expected to be another close game.
Photo credit: Lorne Park Spartans

Photo credit: Lorne Park Spartans

3) ONTARIO
CFC#6 Lorne Park Spartans @ CFC#30 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Crusaders
Friday October 30th, 12:00pm
With first place on the line in the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) Tier 1 South Division, this regular season finale is sure to be an explosive, yet intruiging game for both CFC#6 Lorne Park Spartans and CFC#30 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Crusaders.
Over the years, the games between these two squads have been extremely close and competitive.  Most recently, the Spartans topped the Crusaders 28-25 in a regular season battle back on September 26th, 2014.
The Spartans enjoyed a bye last week and come into this game with the advantage of being rested.  The combination of pivot Alex Lavric and receiver Devin Condlin are dangerous when together.  The Crusaders need to stop them from creating any sort of offensive magic in order to pull out the win.
While they want to have a firm grip on top spot in the South Division, the Spartans know the task at hand will not be easy knowing they have to get past the Crusaders.
“They can really move the ball on the ground or through the air with ease,” commented Spartans Head Coach Scott Price in an interview with CFC.  “As well, their quarterback situation is one of the best in the province.”
“We just need to find a way to keep him on the backs of his heels. If we can do that, I think we have a chance to stop him.”
Declan Michielin
1) BRITISH COLUMBIA
CFC#10 Mount Douglas Rams @ CFC#15 Vancouver College Fighting Irish
Saturday October 31st, 2:30pm
Football fans in British Columbia have pencilled this game for several weeks and it is clearly the “must see” game of the week nationally.
Two of the top teams in ‘AAA’ Division go head to head finally and the outcome of this game will result in one of them being handed their first defeat of the British Columbia High School Footballl Association (BCHSFA) season.
In their previous meeting on September 26th, 2014, CFC#10 Mount Douglas Rams earned a 31-14 win over CFC#15 Vancouver College Fighting Irish.
For the Fighting Irish to win, they need to find a way to stop Declann Michielin who turned in a stellar performance last week on both sides of the ball in the Rams victory over New Westminster Hyacks.
However, the Rams will have to contend with the Fighting Irish’s passing attack which has been consistent, yet top notch all season.  It is led by Michael Le and Jasper Schiedel.
This rivalry is a timeless, classic one in British Columbia and on Saturday another chapter will be scripted once again.

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