#CFC50 High School Rankings (8): Four new entries as playoffs begin

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.

Teams are making a final push before the playoffs from coast to coast.

Four new teams have entered the #CFC50 rankings this week.  The highest new entry is Brantford’s St. John Eagles after upsetting Assumption Lions 28-8 last week.

Guelph District 10’s Centennial Spartans, RSEQ Juvenile Division 1 College Jean-Eudes Eagles and Toronto Catholic’s Chaminade Gryphons are also newcomers to the rankings.

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In the top rated National Game of the Week which was also a key #CFC50 battle, Cardinal Newman Cardinals cruised to a 24-3 win over St. Thomas More Knights.  Tyler Major and Nicholas Petermann and ’15 #CFC100 Justin Connolly each tallied a major for the Cardinals.

Photo credit: Joe Chrvala

Photo credit: Joe Chrvala

Meanwhile in Nova Scotia, there was a huge upset as undefeated #CFC50 team Citadel Phoenix were handed their first loss of the season courtesy of Charles P Allen Cheetahs 8-5. Cheetahs pivot Duncan Patterson completed nine passes in 14 attempts for 100 passing yards while Adam Henneberry tallied the lone major of the game.

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In Saskatchewan, #CFC50 Campbell Tartans advanced to the 4A Schwann Conference Regina Intercollegiate Football League (RIFL) semi-finals along with Sheldon William Spartans and Riffel Royals. Additionally, Central Cyclones and and Peacock Tornadoes will vie for the Moose Jaw High School Football League (MJHSFL) championship on Saturday afternoon after winning their semi-final contests this past weekend.

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This week, the postseason continues in Saskatchewan while playoffs begin in New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta and Quebec.



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Photo credit: Marc Cloutier

Photo credit: Marc Cloutier

TOP 10:

#1 St. Francis Browns (Calgary, AB)  5-0  – The Browns end their regular season on a perfect note as they cruised to a 38-7 win over Bishop O’Byrne Bobcats. This week, the Browns will enjoy a bye before beginning their postseason run.

#2 WF Herman Green Griffins (Windsor, ON) 5-0- Eljiah Blythe caught two interceptions and converted them into two touchdowns (109 and 88 yards) as the Green Griffins crushed St. Anne Saints 39-0.  Up next for the Griffins is a meeting with Villanova Wildcats on Friday afternoon.

#3 Seminaire Saint-Francois Blizzard (Quebec, QC) 9-0 – Kalenga Muganda tallied two majors and rushed for 277 yards on 27 carries as the Blizzard got past the Triolet Harfangs 31-27 to end their regular season undefeated and atop the RSEQ Juvenile Division 1 standings.  The Blizzard will enjoy a bye this week before their playoff journey officially begins.

#4 St. Paul Crusaders (Winnipeg, MB) 7-0 – The Crusaders ended their regular season with a perfect record as the team dismantled Garden City Gophers 36-6.  This week, the Crusaders begin their playoffs with a quarterfinal meeting with Kelvin Clippers on Thursday evening.

#5 Leboldus Golden Suns (Regina, SK) 6-0 – Gearing up for the playoffs, the Golden Suns enjoyed a first round bye last week. This Friday, the Suns begin their postseason with a semi-final contest against Sheldon Williams Spartans at home.

#6 Lorne Park Spartans (Mississauga, ON) 4-0 – The Spartans had a bye last week and will end their regular season on Friday in a big #CFC50 battle against Our Lady of Mount Carmel Crusaders as the outcome will decide which team claims top spot in ROPSSAA Tier 1 South Division.

#7  Bev Facey Falcons (Sherwood Park, AB) 6-0 – Jett Slemko and Brayden Fessenden both recorded sacks as the Falcons thumped Spruce Grove Panthers 40-9.  This week, the Falcons will face Jasper Place Rebels on Friday in the regular season finale.

#8 Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam, BC) 3-0 – Taylor Poitras and Jordan Shanley connected with pivot Jake Laberge for majors as the Ravens defeated St. Thomas More Knights 33-7. Additionally, Jeremie Kankolongo had 138 rushing yards on 16 carries and Tyler Eckert as well as  Ben Steele led the defence with nine tackles each.  The Ravens will visit Mount Boucherie Bears on Friday night.

#9  Notre Dame Pride (Calgary, AB) 4-1 – The Pride got back into the win column with a 29-7 win over Centennial Coyotes.  The Pride will rest up this week with a bye before starting their playoff journey.

#10  Mount Douglas Rams (Victoria, BC) 3-0 – Declann Michielin scored two touchdowns, rushed for 152 yards and registered 13 tackles to steer the Rams to a 28-21 victory over New Westminster Hyacks.  The Rams face a huge challenge on Saturday afternoon as the team will battle #CFC50 Vancouver College Fighting Irish.

TOP PICTURE:Mount Douglas Rams Declann Michielin tackles a New Westminster Hyacks player during their 28-21 victory (Photo credit: Mount Douglas Rams Football)

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

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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