CFC50 2021 High School RANKINGS (WEEK 11): Bedlam across Canada with five new programs entering the top 10

Put it on repeat. Did you expect anything else but chaos for another round of rankings roulette?


We told you to get ready for some storylines out of B.C., but nobody had Centennial knocking out third ranked Vancouver College in the AAA Varsity quarterfinals. Vancouver College tried everything they could to climb their way out of the hole, but Centennial would not falter as they upset the top seed 27-24. For those who have paid close attention, you know Centennial also took now top ranked Terry Fox to the brink in their final regular season game, so do not count out a magical run for a Centaurs team that put everyone on notice this week. They now await the winner of a Monday afternoon showdown between Mount Douglas and G.W. Graham, while Notre Dame get ready to meet a well rested Terry Fox after defeating Lord Tweedsmuir 21-7 in their quarterfinals matchup. The script has been thrown out the window in B.C. and we haven’t even hit the semis, make sure to check social media for updates this Saturday from B.C. Place for more playoff mayhem.

We now catch up with the war of Alberta where Harry Ainlay and St. Francis fought back with a vengeance after dropping their respective city title matchups two weeks ago. There was always a good chance that one of the two highly respected programs could shock their semifinal opponents, but I don’t think many expected Salisbury and Notre Dame to slip up. Harry Ainlay didn’t find much resistance in their 43-24 victory over Notre Dame, while St. Francis pitched a 18-0 shutout over the normally high powered Salisbury offence. It’s the final twist in what’s lived up to the Wild Rose Country nickname, and now we’ve got one last chapter to write with the reigning Tier I champs Harry Ainlay going up against St. Francis for the fourth straight provincial final with the Titans holding a 2-1 advantage in series. Elsewhere in Alberta, Raymond repeated their performance against Lethbridge earning a 16-14 victory in the South Championship, and now prepare to take on Lindsay Thurber in the Tier I Regional Championship.

It feels like this final was played ages ago with all the other confusion happening in between, but Vincent Massey were able to shock undefeated Grant Park in the WHSFL DI Finals in a definitive 25-2 victory to hoist the ANAVETS Bowl. This is the Trojans third provincial title since 2015, while Grant Park are left searching for their first DI title still. The season may have been short, but there were plenty of headlines to keep us engaged with perennial powerhouse St. Paul’s falling off the map allowing for a fascinating race between the Pirates and Trojans all year long. Let’s hope the Crusaders can regain form next year so we see a three-way battle until the bitter end in 2022.


Time to catch up with our final matchup in Quebec, which is another province that provided endless drama from start to finish. In fitting fashion, College Notre-Dame and Charles-Lemoyne put on an instant classic to close the year with College Notre-Dame edging out their rivals 26-25 to bring home their first provincial banner since 2015. Usually we see one or two teams run away with the division each year with a major clash at the end, but it was a treat to follow the four way battle between College Notre-Dame, Charles-Lemoyne, Seminaire-Saint-Francois and Saint-Jean-Eudes for 11 weeks of madness.

We do the rounds in Ontario where the makeshift OFSAA Festival played at neutral venues is officially underway with Korah completing the hattrick winning their third straight provincial banner with a 35-7 win over St. Ignatius in the Northern Bowl. It’s always tough to judge the northern programs, but they never fail to impress when the festival rolls around, and we’d love to see Korah or one of their northern rivals take on a bigger opponent next year in what’s hopefully a normal festival setting. They’re one of the best run programs in the nation regardless of location, and deserve all the accolades they receive after three straight seasons of dominant football in Sault Ste. Marie.


Now we do a rundown from the rest of the province as they jockey for the final spots remaining in the festival that’ll feature just five bowls this year. One of the spots remaining is within reach for our top ranked program St. Thomas More after they powered their way past rivals Cardinal Newman for their fifth straight Hamilton Catholic title. They have only one opponent left in their way before clinching another spot at the festival, but it most likely wasn’t who they were expecting to see in the GHAC Final. Nelson are always the team to beat on the public side of Halton, but they weren’t ready for what Oakville Trafalgar had prepared in the championship as the Red Devils pulled off the massive 27-14 upset. Many teams dream of the opportunity to faceoff against STM to see if they can be the chosen one’s to knock them off their perch, and now Oakville Trafalgar are facing destiny at the door. This game has massive implications as Huron Heights awaits in the Independent Bowl, meaning we could have a clash between the number one and two ranked programs in the country with only one coming out alive. It’s a day we know Huron Heights has been waiting for after watching STM rack up five straight OFSAA banners while they were forced to play other opponents. Things could get very spicy in New Market on November 30th.

The final festival spot remaining will be contested in Kingston between Frontenac and Holy Cross with Centennial out of the COSSA region awaiting in the Eastern Bowl. St. Roch punched their ticket to the Metro Bowl against St. Michael’s College out of the CISAA division after hammering St. Marcellinus 39-0 in the ROPSSAA finals. Notre Dame will be buzzing heading into the Central Bowl against a rested North Park after defeating their local rivals A.N. Myer by a score of 36-7 in the Niagara Zone Finals. While Westmount took care of business in the Hamilton public finals against Sir Allan MacNab to earn a chance to play against Chaminade College out of Toronto in the Golden Horseshoe Bowl.

Lastly we head to London who don’t have a bid at any of the OFSAA games, but everyone knows how strong that region is and we’ve still got playoff action to report. Catholic Central pulled away for a slim 17-7 victory over St. Thomas Aquinas in the London District finals, while South and Sir Wilfrid Laurier get ready to fight it out for the Allan Division title. We’ll basically get another defacto bowl game between two of the best programs in the country with Catholic Central awaiting the winners in the TVRA Finals on December 3rd.



# LAST WEEK School/Team Mascot City Prov. Conf. Rec. Non-Conf. Rec Week 11
1 1 St. Thomas More Knights Hamilton ON 8-0 0-0 W 20-8 vs. Cardinal Newman
2 3 Huron Heights Warriors Newmarket ON 5-0 1-0 NEXT OFSAA INDEPENDENT BOWL
3 5 Miller Marauders Regina SK 8-1 0-0 FINAL
4 8 College Notre-Dame Cactus Montreal QC 9-2 0-0 W 26-25 vs. Charles-Lemoyne
5 10 Terry Fox Port Coquitlam BC 7-0 2-0 BYE
6 11 Harry Ainlay Titans Edmonton AB 9-1 2-0 W 43-24 vs. Notre Dame
7 20 St. Francis Browns Calgary AB 7-1 0-1 W 18-0 vs. Salisbury
8 24 Vincent Massey Trojans Winnipeg MB 5-1 0-0 W 25-2 vs. Grant Park
9 12 Notre Dame Jugglers Vancouver BC 8-1 2-0 W 21-7 vs. Lord Tweedsmuir
10 14 Catholic Central Crusaders London ON 5-0 0-0 W 17-7 vs. St. Thomas Aquinas
11 9 Charles-Lemoyne Dynamique Sainte-Catherine QC 8-3 0-0 L 26-25 vs. College Notre-Dame
12 15 Korah Colts Sault Ste Marie ON 7-0 0-0 W 35-7 vs. St. Ignatius OFSAA Northern Bowl
13 16 London South Lions London ON 5-0 0-0 W 48-13 vs. Sir Frederick Banting
14 17 Holy Trinity Titans Oakville ON 7-0 0-0 W 33-0 vs.Notre Dame
15 18 St. Roch Ravens Brampton ON 5-0 0-0 W 39-0 vs. St. Marcellinus
16 6 Salisbury Sabres Sherwood Park AB 8-2 0-0 L 18-0 vs.St. Francis
17 7 Notre Dame Pride Calgary AB 6-2 3-0 L 43-24 vs. Harry Ainlay
18 19 Holy Cross Crusaders Saskatoon SK 7-2 0-0 FINAL
19 21 Auburn Drive Eagles Westphal NS 10-0 0-0 FINAL
20 22 Sém. St-François Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaure QC 6-3 0-0 FINAL
21 23 Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors Québec QC 7-3 0-0 FINAL
22 31 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Welland ON 6-0 0-0 W 36-7 vs. A.N. Myer
23 4 Grant Park Pirates Winnipeg MB 5-1 0-0 L 25-2 vs. Vincent Massey
24 25 Mount Douglas Rams Victoria BC 6-2 2-0 Monday vs. G.W. Graham
25 26 G.W. Graham Grizzlies Chilliwack BC 7-1 3-0 Monday vs. Mount Douglas
26 UR Centennial Centaurs Coquitlam BC 6-3 0-0 W 27-24 vs. Vancouver College
27 27 Leboldus Golden Suns Regina SK 6-2 0-0 FINAL
28 28 St Joseph Guardians Saskatoon SK 6-2 0-0 FINAL
29 2 Vancouver College Fighting Irish Vancouver BC 7-1 2-0 L 27-24 vs. Centennial
30 30 Jacob Hespeler Hawks Cambridge ON 6-0 0-0 W 41-0 v.s Grand River
31 33 Westmount Wildcats Hamilton ON 6-0 0-0 W 25-11 v.s Sir Allan MacNab
32 36 Raymond Comets Raymond AB 6-4 0-0 W 16-14 vs. LCI
33 34 St. Mark Lions Ottawa ON 6-0 0-0 FINAL
34 35 Saint John Greyhounds Saint John NB 8-0 0-0 FINAL
35 38 Frontenac Falcons Kingston ON 6-0 0-0 W 15-0 vs. La Salle
36 39 St. James Lions Guelph ON 6-0 0-0 W 23-7 vs. Ross
37 40 North Park Trojans Brantford ON 7-0 0-0 NEXT CENTRAL BOWL VS. NOTRE DAME
38 UR Oakville Trafalgar Oakville ON 5-1 0-0 W 27-14 vs. Nelson
39 29 Cardinal Newman Cardinals Stoney Creek ON 6-2 0-0 L 20-8 v.s St. Thomas More
40 13 Nelson Lords Burlington ON 5-1 0-0 L 27-14 vs. Oakville Trafalgar
41 32 A. N. Myer Marauders Niagara Falls ON 7-1 0-0 L 36-7 vs. Notre Dame
42 37 L.C.I. Rams Lethbridge AB 6-1 2-1 L 16-14 vs. Raymond
43 42 St. Benedict Saints Waterloo ON 4-1 0-0 FINAL
44 45 Corpus Christi Longhorns Burlington ON 6-1 0-0 W 30-14 vs. Bishop Reding
45 43 Kennebecasis Crusaders Quispamsis NB 7-1 0-0 FINAL
46 41 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers Surrey BC 5-3 1-1 L 21-7 vs. Notre Dame
47 44 Sardis Falcons Chilliwack BC 4-1 1-1 FINAL
48 46 Armand-Corbeil Terrebonne QC 5-4 0-0 FINAL
49 49 Bear Creek Kodiaks Barrie ON 5-2 0-0 W 36-8 vs. Eastview
50 UR Sir Wilfrid Laurier Rams London ON 5-1 0-0 W 13-9 vs. A.B. Lucas


Who’s getting ranked?

For the tenth year in a row, (CFC) is pleased to bring you the national high school football rankings known as the CFC50.

The CFC50 rankings considers all conference and non-conference games (in Canada and the United States) while scrimmages are not evaluated (there is no such thing as an exhibition game – those are classified as non-conference games) and forfeit* wins are not considered towards overall record.

How is the CFC50 evaluated?

Leagues included in rankings: British Columbia AAA Varsity, Alberta Tier One, Saskatchewan 12-man rural / 6A / Schwann, Manitoba AAA Varsity, Ontario OFSAA Bowl AAA qualified teams, Quebec Juvenile Division 1, New Brunswick 12-man, Nova Scotia (all teams excluding CFC25 eligible teams).

The CFC50 is a RELATIVE RANKING that considers top tier leagues from all eight high school playing provinces (minimum one team represented from each province) and the strength of the league. Additional criteria used to determine the relative ranking are the ability to accomplish winning a championship, the impact players and performers on that team (ie. CFC100s, CDN All-Stars etc.), and a team’s coaching and recent tradition.

The CFC Scouting Bureau consists of CFC Reporters, CFC Scouts, and selected local reporters and scouts who submit local ranking results on a weekly basis. The CFC50 is released every Monday (other than on Holidays) at 12 noon.

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