CFC25 Small School Rankings WEEK 2: Aden Bowman initiate the Saskatoon shuffle

Friendly reminder it’s a marathon not a sprint! Quebec and Saskatchewan provide the latest shuffle as programs learn that every week is a new chapter, and past results do not promise future success.




  • After a courageous start to the year going toe-to-toe with 6A frontrunners Holy Cross, it was a tough reality check for Bishop J. Mahoney. They had no answers for Aden Bowman, who ran away with the 27-7 victory in a result that shakes up the football landscape in Saskatoon. The Bears were knocking on the door last year with a couple close losses to the Saints, but it looks like they finally cracked the code and are now the favourites to emerge in the 5A Division. It’s likely not the last time these two meet on the field in 2023, and we can’t wait to see how Aden Bowman handles their matchup against Holy Cross later in the season.


  • We know who the top team is in Quebec with Dalbe-Viau putting together another dominant performance against Triolet, but the rest of the division are swimming in murky waters. St. Joseph remain undefeated after squeezing past College Laval 16-7, but it was a lot closer than they would’ve liked. They hold onto their top ten ranking for now, but will need to be on high alert the rest of the season with tough matchups against Roger-Comtois, Estacades and Triolet.
  • Estacades make their first appearance on the list this year after getting the best of Deux-Montagnes by a score of 14-5. They’re right in the thick of the battle for second best in Quebec, and will have a chance to prove themselves with a three game stretch against Triolet, Roger-Comtois and Saint-Joseph incoming.
  • Triolet couldn’t hold on against Dalbe-Viau, but they will need to erase their memory quickly with a big matchup against Roger-Comtois this week. The Patriotes are a real question mark sitting at 2-1, but they have the chance to shoot up the rankings if they can take care of business against the Harfangs.


British Columbia

  • Vernon are looking like serious contenders in the AA Provincial race after downing Langley 35-19 this week. They handled themselves with poise against their two toughest opponents on the schedule to begin the year, and now they need to keep their foot on the accelerator as they get ready to faceoff against Okanagan Mission in their first regular season contest.  On the other side, Langley fall off the rankings for now, but only because it’s not the CFC26. We won’t be shocked if they make another surge up the ladder later in the year.
  • Holy Cross came so close to pulling off the upset against CFC50 ranked St. Thomas More, and despite the 17-14 loss, they should be feeling very positive about the direction their program is heading. Sardis will provide a great measuring stick in their first regular season contest this week.
  • Don’t sleep on Argyle making some noise this season after finally getting out of the blocks with a smooth 20-0 victory over AAA Belmont. They will need to keep their head down in the early part of the regular season with big games against Langley and John Barsby later in the year.


  • Chinook make their first appearance on the list after another dominant 34-13 performance against W.R. Myers, but they will need to put together a perfect week of practice as they prepare for the ultimate test against Holy Trinity Academy this week. The Knights remain undefeated after downing their rivals from Foothills 34-24, but the Falcons did reveal a few weaknesses on the defensive side of the ball that the Coyotes will be looking to exploit.


  • After two weeks, it looks like we have figured out who the clear front-runners are in the new AAA division in Manitoba. Fort Frances chalked up another blowout win over Tec Voc, while Beaver Brae showed no signs of struggle against Daniel McIntyre. The two teams to watch who could throw a spanner into the rankings will be Churchill and St. John’s.



# Last Year School City Prov. Conf. Rec. Non-Conf. Rec Results
1 1 Holy Trinity Academy Knights Okotoks AB 0-0 4-0 W 34-24 vs. Foothills
2 2 Dalbé-Viau Aigles D’Or Lachine QC 3-0 0-0 W 44-23 vs. Triolet
3 3 Robert Bateman Timberwolves Abbotsford BC 0-0 3-0 W 27-15 vs. Centennial
4 5 Weyburn Eagles Weyburn SK 2-0 1-0 W 60-7 vs. Swift Current
5 6 Cochrane Cobras Cochrane AB 2-0 0-0 BYE
6 7 St. Joseph Celtics Grande Prairie AB 3-0 0-1 W 45-0 vs. Peace Wapiti
7 8 Vernon Panthers Vernon BC 0-0 2-0 W 35-19 vs. Langley
8 9 Yorkton Raider Gridders Yorkton SK 2-0 1-0 W 62-0 vs. Estevan
9 UR Aden Bowman Bears Saskatoon SK 2-0 0-0 W 27-7 vs. Bishop Mahoney
10 10 Séminaire Saint-Joseph Vert et Or Trois-Rivieres QC 3-0 0-0 W 16-7 vs. College Laval
11 11 George McDougall Mustangs Airdrie AB 3-0 1-0 W 36-8 vs. Springbank
12 12 John Barsby Bulldogs Nanaimo BC 0-0 1-0 BYE
13 13 Greenall Griffins Balgonie SK 2-0 0-0 W 45-15 vs. F.W. Johnson
14 4 Bishop J. Mahoney Saints Saskatoon SK 0-2 0-0 L 27-7 vs. Aden Bowman
15 14 Holy Rosary Raiders Lloydminster AB 0-0 2-1 BYE
16 UR Académie les Estacades Aigles Trois-Rivières QC 2-1 0-0 W 14-5 vs. Deux-Montagnes
17 19 Holy Cross Crusaders Surrey BC 0-0 1-1 L 17-14 vs. St. Thomas More
18 15 Polyvalente Deux-Montagnes Centurions Rigaud QC 2-1 0-0 L 14-5 vs. Estacades
19 22 Central Cyclones Moose Jaw SK 2-0 0-0 W 38-7 vs. A.E. Peacock
20 17 Triolet Harfangs Sherbrooke QC 1-2 0-0 L 44-23 vs. Dalbe-Viau
21 18 College Laval Maraudeurs Laval QC 1-2 0-0 L 16-7 vs. Saint-Joseph
22 23 Argyle Pipers North Vancouver BC 0-0 1-0 W 20-0 vs. Belmont
23 20 Fort Frances Muskies Fort Frances (ON) MB 2-0 0-0 W 40-8 vs. Tec Voc
24 24 Beaver Brae Broncos Kenora (ON) MB 2-0 0-0 W 56-0 vs. Daniel McIntyre
25 UR Chinook Coyotes Lethbridge AB 2-0 0-0 W 34-13 vs. W.R Myers


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