#CFC50 High School Rankings (12): Heavyweights battle in Alberta, Ontario

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

An epic showdown is about to unfold in Alberta this weekend for the Provincial Tier 1 Championship this weekend as CFC#1 St. Francis Browns will tangle with #CFC50 Top 10 ranked and 2014 provincial champions Notre Dame Pride.  This is also a rematch of the Calgary Division 2 final where the Browns defeated the Pride 31-21.

St Roch 2015 ROPSSAA Champions

In Ontario, St. Roch Ravens not only booted Lorne Park Spartans out of the TOP 10, but they ended the Spartans two year grip on the Region on Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) Tier 1 Championship with a 22-7 victory. In Halton, the Assumption Crusaders edged the Nelson Lords 11-9 to take the Tier 1 Championship.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, November 19,2015 - Cardinal Newman stormed back from a 31-1 halftime deficit to score 5 second half touchdowns and defeat St. Thomas More, 35-31 to claim the Catholic high school senior football crown. Newman players and coaches celebrate as they accept the trophy. Photo by: Barry Gray,

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, November 19,2015 – Cardinal Newman stormed back from a 31-1 halftime deficit to score 5 second half touchdowns and defeat St. Thomas More, 35-31 to claim the Catholic high school senior football crown. Newman players and coaches celebrate as they accept the trophy. Photo by: Barry Gray,

Cardinal Newman Cardinals eradicated a 31-1 halfime deficit to take the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association Championship with a 35-31 victory over St. Thomas More Knights.  WF Herman Green Griffins repeated as Windsor and Essex County Secondary School Athletic Association (WECSSAA) Newman Conference Champions with a 30-7 thumping of Holy Names Knights.

Photo credit: Mona Ghiz, Ghiz Photography)

Photo credit: Mona Ghiz, Ghiz Photography)

Meanwhile, championships were handed out in the Maritimes this weekend.  Congratulations to Tantramar Titans on a 18-13 win over Riverview Royals to take the New Brunswick High School Football League 12-Man Championship and Citadel Phoenix on repeating as Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation Football League (NSSAFFL) Provincial Tier 1 Champions with a 32-12 win over Sir John A MacDonald Flames.



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TOP 10:

#1 St. Francis Browns (Calgary, AB)  8-0  – The Browns cruised to a 36-8 victory over Centennial Coyotes in the Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA) South Regional Final. This week, the Browns will now battle rivals Notre Dame Pride in the Alberta Provincial Bowl Tier 1 Final on Saturday in a rematch of the Calgary Division 1 final.

#2 WF Herman Green Griffins (Windsor, ON) 9-0- Last week, #CFC100 Jalen Jackson scored three touchdowns and Elijah Blythe added an 85 yard touchdown off an interception as the Green Griffins defeated Holy Names Knights 30-7 in the Windsor and Essex County Secondary School Athletic Conference (WCSSAA) Newman Conference Final. The Green Griffins will face Northern in a playdown for a berth in the OFSAA Bowl on Wednesday.

#3 Leboldus Golden Suns (Regina, SK) 9-0 FINAL-  A dynasty is brewing in Saskatchewan as the Golden Suns claimed their unprecendented fourth consecutive Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association (SHSAA) 4A Provincial Championship after scoing a 52-20 victory over #CFC50 team Holy Cross Crusaders.

#4  Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam, BC) 7-0 –  Pivot Jake Laberge connected with Jeremie Kankolongo for three touchdowns as the Ravens cruised to a 33-14 victory over South Delta Sun Devils in the British Columbia High School Football Association (BCHSFA) ‘AAA’ Quarterfinals this past weekend.  Next up is a semi-final meeting against perennial powerhouse and rivals Mount Douglas Rams on Saturday.

#5 Cardinal Newman Cardinals (Stoney Creek, ON) 8-0 – Overcoming a 31-3 halftime deficit, the Cardinals scored 34 points in the second half to edge out St. Thomas More Knights 35-31 in the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association (HWCAA) Semi-FInal. The Cardinals will try to gain a berth in the OFSAA Bowl Finals in the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference (GNAC) semi-finals this week,

#6 College Notre-Dame Cactus (Montreal, QC) 11-2 FINAL – Theodore Seabom scored three touchdowns and rushed for 285 yards on 36 carries to power the Cactus to a 45-21 upset win over Seminaire Saint Francois Blizzard to take the RSEQ Juvenile Division 1 Bol D’Or Championship.

#7 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (Vancouver, BC) 6-0 – #CFC100 Chris Ellis caught seven interceptions and Bobby Singh had three as the Fighting Irish earned a 27-0 victory over Notre Dame Jugglers in a BCHSFA ‘AAA’ Quarterfinal.  The Fighting Irish’s next opponent is New Westminster Hyacks in the ‘AAA’ semi-final on Saturday.

#8 St. Roch Ravens (Brampton, ON)  7-0 – #CFC100 Tyrell Richards caught two interceptions and returned one of those for a touchdown as the Ravens won the ROPSSAA Tier 1 Championship Final with a 22-7 win over Lorne Park Spartans.  The Ravens move on to play gainst Adam Scott Lions in the OFSAA Bowl Finals on Wednesday.

#9 Notre Dame Pride (Calgary, AB) 8-2 – #CFC100 Ted Kubongo tallied two majors and rushed for 129 yards as the Pride defeated Bev Facey Falcons 33-25 in the Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA) Provincial Tier 1 Regional North Final.  The Pride are now set to face rivals CFC#1 St. Francis Browns in a rematch of the Calgary Division 1 Final on Saturday with the Alberta Provincial Tier 1 Championship on the line.

#10 Bev Facey Falcons (Sherwood Park, AB) 10-1 FINAL – The Falcons lost to Notre Dame Pride 33-25 in the Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA) Provincial Tier 1 North Final.  Chuba Hubbard was unstoppable as he scored three touchdowns and amassed 291 yards on 23 carries for the Falcons.

TOP PICTURE:#CFC100 Notre Dame Pride’s Ted Kubongo leaps past Bev Facey Falcons’ Jett Slemko in a provincial high school semifinal for Tier 1 schools at Foote Field on Nov. 21, 2015 in Edmonton. GREG SOUTHAM / EDMONTON JOURNAL

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Rank Last Wk. Team/School City (PROV) record
1 1 St. Francis Browns Calgary, AB 8-0
2 2 W.F. Herman Green Griffins Windsor, ON 9-0
3 3 Leboldus Golden Suns Regina, SK 9-0 Final
4 6 Terry Fox Ravens Port Coquitlam, BC 7-0
5 7 Cardinal Newman Cardinals Stoney Creek, ON 8-0
6 8 Collège Notre-Dame Cactus Montreal, QC 11-2 Final
7 9 Vancouver College Fighting Irish Vancouver, BC 6-0
8 10 St. Roch Ravens Brampton, ON 7-0
9 11 Notre Dame Pride Calgary, AB 8-2
10 5 Bev Facey Falcons Sherwood Park, AB 10-1 Final
11 12 A. N. Myer Marauders Niagara Falls, ON 7-0
12 13 Catholic Central Crusaders London, ON 9-0
13 15 Huron Heights Warriors Newmarket, ON 6-0
14 16 Vincent Massey Trojans Winnipeg, MB 9-1 Final
15 23 Assumption Crusaders Burlington, ON 9-1
16 18 Séminaire Saint-François Blizzard Quebec, QC 10-1 Final
17 4 Lorne Park Spartans Mississauga, ON 6-1 Final
18 27 Mount Douglas Rams Victoria, BC 5-1
19 20 Superior Heights Steelhawks Sault Ste. Marie, ON 10-0
20 21 St. Paul’s Crusaders Winnipeg, MB 9-1 Final
21 22 Campbell Tartans Regina, SK 7-2 Final
22 19 Nelson Lords Burlington, ON 7-1
23 32 A.B. Lucas Vikings London, ON 7-1
24 31 Resurrection Phoenix Kitchener, ON 8-2
25 26 St. Joan of Arc Knights Barrie, ON 7-0
26 29 New Westminister Hyacks New Westminister, BC 6-2
27 28 Curé-Antoine-Labelle Wolves Laval, QC 7-4 Final
28 30 Paul Dwyer Saints Oshawa, ON 6-1
29 14 Jacob Hespeler Hawks Cambridge, ON 9-1 Final
30 17 Holy Names Knights Windsor, ON 8-1 Final
31 33 Westdale Warriors Hamilton, ON 5-1
32 34 Corpus Christi Longhorns Burlington, ON 7-1 Final
33 35 Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors Québec, QC 6-5 Final
34 36 Holy Cross Crusaders Saskatoon, SK 9-1 Final
35 39 Northern Vikings Sarnia, ON 8-0
36 24 South Lions ** London, ON 7-1 Final
37 40 Citadel Phoenix Halifax, NS 9-1 Final
38 43 Tantramar Regional Titans Sackville, NB 9-0 Final
39 44 Triolet Harfangs Sherbrooke, QC 5-5 Final
40 45 Collège Jean-Eudes Aigles Montréal, QC 5-5 Final
41 NR Chaminade Gryphons Toronto, ON 6-1
42 46 Holy Trinity Titans Courtice, ON 6-1 Final
43 48 St Peter Knights Ottawa, ON 6-1
44 49 Etobicoke Rams Toronto, ON 5-1-1
45 NR Richview Saints Toronto, ON 6-1
46 NR Our Lady of Mount Carmel Lions Mississauga, ON 5-2 Final
47 37 St. Thomas More Knights Burnaby, BC 5-2 Final
48 38 Centennial Coyotes Calgary, AB 4-5 Final
49 41 Centennial Spartans Guelph, ON 8-2 Final
50 50 L.C.I. Rams Lethbridge, AB 8-2 Final

How is the #CFC50 evaluated?

The #CFC50 is a relative ranking that considers top tier leagues (listed below) from all eight high school playing provinces (minimum one team represented from each province).  The CFC Scouting Bureau consists of twenty-four CFC Reporters, CFC Scouts, and also selected local reporters and scouts who submit local ranking results on a weekly basis.  This is the sixth year that Canadafootballchat.com has ranked the top high school teams in Canada.

Leagues included in rankings: British Columbia AAA Varsity, Alberta Tier One, Saskatchewan 12-man 4A, Manitoba AAA Varsity, Ontario OFSAA Bowl AAA qualified teams, Quebec Juvenile Division 1, New Brunswick 12-man, Nova Scotia Tier 1

Non-Public schools will be considered in their own rankings (new 2015).

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