#CFC10 Non-public school RANKINGS (11): Raiders end season with a thriller, RICCs unholy first win

Canada Prep big second half comeback

After being down 14-7 at half the Raiders rallied to win a second half shootout by a score of 36-35.  The game was tied at 21-21 with just over 9 minutes to go.

Royal Imperial Knights travelled to Raleigh, North Carolina to pick up their first victory against the Word of God Christian Academy Rams.  #CFC100 QB Mason Brown finished with 7 passing touchdowns.


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Trinity College Bears (16), Upper Canada College (32)

I have never seen a team that so badly wants to win.

This group of UCC players were as young as 8 years old when the current streak of championship appearances began; that has to be one of the most impressive runs of any sport in the College’s nearly 200-yard history. You will have to look long and hard to find an 0-7 team that is as talented and hard working as TCS.

Even though UCC put the first three touchdowns on the board, TCS had a spring in their step and played hard right the entire way, just as I’d advised Blues’ fans they would.  Their first four series ended in punts, yet the turning point in this one actually came as early as the second quarter.

With the Blues leading 14-0, the Bears were driving almost 70 yards and had two or three chances to score, yet were stymied each time.  Still, on first and goal on the UCC two-yard line you’d think they would be odds on to take it in for their first touchdown.

But you’d be wrong. That’s because a furious one-two punch by # 33 Hannibal de Pencier and #29 Maxine Barbeau jarred the ball loose.  # 9 Joe Hill —who had another tremendous afternoon with a big 4th quarter interception that snuffed out the Bears hopes— scooped up the fumble and instead of 14-7, it was UCC with the ball and on the march.  Even when the Blues decided to concede the 2 points, there is a world of difference between 14-7 and 14-2.

The O line was absolutely outstanding in this one.  Let’s give them a shout out:
# 52 Michael Spiegel
# 55 Pearce Gould
# 58 Martin Loic
# 74 Jonathan Wedgbury
# 77 Jose Guerra

“This is the best blocking I’ve seen in a long time; they were down field all game long and throwing second, and even third blocks”, according to Offensive Co-Ordinator Christian Heffernan.

The beneficiary of this was # 28 Rasheed Tucker, who was able to rush for a whopping 16 yards per carry for 240 yards.  Sometimes he bounced off a tackler and would pick up yards, other times he would move into a higher gear than anyone else and simply outrun them.  Rasheed has clearly established himself as one of the UCC greats, and he still has another year left; send me a postcard next year…

The first touchdown of the day was an off tackle by Rasheed for a 50- yard rip around the right side that surprised everyone.  Conrad added the PAT and the Blues were off and running, 7-0.

TCS would gamble and make some big plays, but just when it looked like they’d find daylight, the Blues would stop them cold, as they did when #5 Sevion DaCosta and # 55 Pearce Gould sacked the TCS QB and forced them into a second and 20 situation.

Beginning early in the game, # 1 Juwan Edghill was able to read the field and gain all kinds of extra yardage on punts—remarkably intelligent running—and his savvy gave UCC good field position throughout the afternoon.

Our second touchdown featured a swing pass from Jay to # 84 Josh Archibald who would have settled for a first down, but instead galloped over 60 yards to score. Josh also led all UCC tacklers with 7 stops. Conrad’s PAT made it 14-0.

Kickoffs were intelligently managed by # 37 Alex Alfaro, who kept the ball away from the dangerous TCS back #5, even if a few penalty yards had to be tacked on.

The second quarter brought in the rain, and with it the passing game abated for both teams.

Fortunately for us Rasheed could be counted on rain or shine, and on a simple dive play ran 66 yards for the 3rd UCC touchdown of the day, and the PAT made it 21-0. However, with just minutes to go in the half, TCS would execute a perfect pass up the middle to make it 21-8 at halftime.

Conrad scored the first points of the second half with a field goal to increase the UCC lead.  However, TCS on a replica of their first touchdown threw a 30- yard strike.   The two- pointer made it 24-16, and once again, TCS was hanging with us.

However just as soon as it looked like they might make a game of it, Rasheed, dashed 60 yards for his third touchdown of the day and with Conrad’s PAT that would make it was 31-16.

The 4th quarter brought an all-out deluge from both the skies and the UCC D, who as per all season swamped their opponents.  This included the Joe Hill interception.

The final few minutes featured some strong running by # 12 Will Stevens and another booming kick by Connor McKinney to make it 32-16, and that’s how it ended.

The Blues hard work has earned them home field advantage for next week’s final against SAC.  Kick off is scheduled at 1:00 pm on the Oval on Wednesday, November 9th.

Source: Upper Canada College


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#CFC10 ranking

Rank Last Team/School City, Prov Overall PTS PTS Conf. Non-conf. USA USA USA opponent USA opponent = WINS USA opponent = LOSSES Last Result
  WK     Rec. F A Rec. Rec. Rec. avg +/_ Record Rankings (MaxPreps) Rankings (MaxPreps)  
1 1 Canada Prep Raiders Welland, ON 3-5 final 208 260 3-5 3-5 -6.5 56-24 = 70% 2443, 438, 4154 1750, 101, 90, 163, 899 won 36-35 vs. Suffield Academy
2 2 Football North Clarkson Mississauga, ON 3-5 171 168 3-5 3-5 +0.5 54-32 = 63% 7180, 6819, 8656 870, 67, 71, 3079, 49 IDLE
3 3 Upper Canada College Blues Toronto, ON 7-1 186 100 6-1 1-0 Won 32-16 vs. Trinity
4 4 St. Andrew’s College Saints Aurora, ON 7-2 342 135 5-2 2-0 Won 36-14 vs. St. Mike’s
5 5 Royal Imperial Knights St. Catharines, ON 1-6 130 267 1-6 1-6 -19.6 40-26 = 61% 12966 3020, 226 120, 2922, 363, 323 won 49-0 vs. Word of God Christian Academy
6 6 St. Michael’s College Kerry Blues Toronto, ON 4-5 final 172 257 3-4 1-1 0-1 -42 13-0 = 100% 24 Lost 36-14 vs. SAC
7 7 Trinity College Bears Port Hope, ON 0-7 final 126 283 0-7 Lost 32-16 vs. UCC

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