#CFC50 High School Rankings (9): Playoffs bring out best in Prairies, Quebec

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.

Peacock running back Kyle Arndt, left, eludes the tackle of Central's Joel Forer in Saturday's Moose Jaw High School Football League final.Times-Herald photo by Matthew Gourlie

Peacock running back Kyle Arndt, left, eludes the tackle of Central’s Joel Forer in Saturday’s Moose Jaw High School Football League final.Times-Herald photo by Matthew Gourlie

The postseason has kicked into high gear from coast-to-coast.  One of the first champions is 2015 is the AE. Peacock Tornadoes.  On Saturday afternoon, the Tornadoes won their fourth consecutive crown with a 28-14 victory over Central Cyclones.  Kyle Arndt led the champions as he scored three touchdowns and rushed for 204 yards.

Photo credit: Richard Dheilly

Photo credit: Richard Dheilly

In Regina, it will be a rematch of the 2014 Regina Intercollegiate Football League (RIFL) 4A Championship as #CFC50 squads LeBoldus Golden Suns and Campbell Tartans won their semi-finals last week.  It will showcase two of the top quarterbacks in the area in the Tartans Brayden Wagg versus Golden Suns Brayden Kuski.

St. Paul's Crusaders Remis Tshiovo

St. Paul’s Crusaders Remis Tshiovo

Meanwhile, the semi-finals have been set in Manitoba.  Both #CFC50 teams St. Paul’s Crusaders and Vincent Massey Trojans won their quarterfinal contests and are possibly on a collison course towards to the John Potter ‘AAA’ Championship on November 13th.

Cure Antoine Labelle Wolves 2015 3

In Quebec, after a roller coaster season so far Cure-Antoine-LaBelle Wolves may be starting to gel at the right time as the team advanced to the semi-finals with a 44-27 win over College Jean-Eudes Eagles.  Now, the team will face the College Notre-Dame Cactus in a rematch of the 2014 RSEQ Juvenile Division 1 Bol D’Or Championship.

Saint Jean Eudes Condors 2015

In the other RSEQ Juvenile Division 1 game, #CFC50 Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors escaped with a 24-20 victory over Triolet Harfangs to set up a semi-final date with top ranked Seminaire Saint Francois Blizzard.

Peacock captains Kyle Arndt, left, Kayne Pasquet, Dayne Mantell and Cameron Ross accept the Moose Jaw High School Football League championship trophy.Times-Herald photo by Matthew Gourlie

Peacock captains Kyle Arndt, left, Kayne Pasquet, Dayne Mantell and Cameron Ross accept the Moose Jaw High School Football League championship trophy.Times-Herald photo by Matthew Gourlie



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TOP 10:

#1 St. Francis Browns (Calgary, AB)  5-0  – Last week, the Browns enjoyed a bye. Their playoffs begin on Tuesday against Henry Wise Wood Warriors in the Calgary Division 1 semi-finals on Tuesday.

#2 WF Herman Green Griffins (Windsor, ON) 6-0- Earning a 42-0 shutout victory over Villanova Wildcats, the Griffins will host Lajeunesse Royal in a regular season finale on Friday afternoon.

#3 Seminaire Saint-Francois Blizzard (Quebec, QC) 9-0 – After enjoying a bye this week, the Blizzard begins their postseason on Saturday afternoon in a RSEQ Juvenile Division 1 semi-final contest against #CFC50 team Saint-Jean Eudes Condors.

#4 St. Paul Crusaders (Winnipeg, MB) 8-0 – By dismantling Kelvin Clippers 45-4 in the Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL) quarterfinal, the Crusaders will battle Garden City Gophers in the semi-finals under Friday Night Lights.

#5 Leboldus Golden Suns (Regina, SK) 7-0 – The Golden Suns crushed Sheldon Williams Spartans 56-0.  It will be a rematch of the 2014 Regina Intercollegiate Football League (RIFL) 4A Championship as the Golden Suns face rival #CFC50 team, Campbell Tartans on Friday evening.

#6 Lorne Park Spartans (Mississauga, ON) 5-0 –  Alex Lavric connected with Riley Birch for the game winning touchdown in the Spartans 2017 victory over #CFC50 team Our Lady of Mount Carmel Crusaders.  Lavric completed 21 passes in 37 attempts for 305 yards, two passing touchdowns and a rushing major to steer the Spartans to 1st place in the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) Tier 1 South Division.  The Spartans have a bye this upcoming week.

#7  Bev Facey Falcons (Sherwood Park, AB) 9-0 – The Falcons finished their regular season undefeated with a 38-14 win over Jasper Place Rebels.  Next up is a playoff battle against Bellrose Bulldogs this week.

#8 Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam, BC) 5-0 – Jeremie Kankolongo scored two touchdowns and rushed for 204 yards on 24 carries while Taylor Poitras tallied a major and dashed for 127 yards on 20 carries as the Ravens cruised to a 31-18 win over Mount Boucherie Bears.  On Friday night, the Ravens will be on the road as the team visits Centennial Centaurs.

#9  Notre Dame Pride (Calgary, AB) 4-1 – The Pride rested up last week as the team earned a first round playoff bye. On Tuesday, the Pride begins defence of both the Calgary Division 1 and Provincial Tier 1 Championships with a semi-final game against Centennial Coyotes.

#10  Vancouver College Fighting Irish (Vancouver, BC) 4-0 – Aidan Fay tallied a 57 yard score while Jasper Schiedel sneaked into the end zone for a 1 yard major as the Fighting Irish handed the Mount Douglas Rams their first loss of the season 20-0.  The Fighting Irish will host the Notre Dame Jugglers for a Friday afternoon matinee.

TOP PICTURE:College Jean-Eudes Eagles pivot Charles-Olivier Lavigne under pressure by Cure Antoine LaBelle Wolves defence in a previous game in 2015 season. The Wolves defeated the Eagles in RSEQ Juvenile Division 1 quarterfinal action this past weekend.

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

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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