CFC50 High School Rankings WEEK 12: Is the CFC50 National Title heading to BC? Alberta? Quebec? Ontario?

Ernest Manning throw the Top 10 into a tailspin after sending home Harry Ainlay empty handed.



  • For the first time in seven seasons, Harry Ainlay will not be competing for the Tier I Alberta Bowl after Ernest Manning put together a stunning 28-10 victory against the former number one team in the nation to secure their spot in the provincial finals. This is the first time in school history that the Griffins will have a chance to compete for the ultimate prize in Alberta, and it’s been a remarkable story to follow as they’ve transformed themselves from an after thought in the Calgary football scene before the pandemic to the team to beat in Cowtown. With that said, their journey to the very top of the mountain in Alberta is far from over with one game left on the schedule against the reigning provincial champions Raymond, who brought Ernest Manning crashing back down to earth last season with a 48-6 blowout in the Tier I semifinals. The Comets will be feeling all sorts of confidence coming off a 36-0 performance against St. Francis to book their spot in the championship, and now have the chance to stake their claim as the best team in the entire country if they can cruise to another provincial banner. Raymond have taken the road less travelled to get here as an Independent with no division to call their own, but they’re hoping the experience they gained when traveling south to compete against programs from Idaho and Utah during the regular season will pay off when they take the field against easily their toughest Canadian opponent in 2023. It all comes down to this, and we can’t wait to see what these two juggernauts have in store when they meet between the white lines in Red Deer on Saturday night.



  • La saison parfaite. Saint-Jean-Eudes are your 2023 Bol d’Or champions after completing their flawless run through Quebec with a 23-13 victory over College Bourget. It’s a remarkable achievment for any team to run the table, but perhaps it’s even more impressive when it happens in Quebec with fantastic programs from top to bottom in DI who can all give each other fits during the regular season. The one word to describe this Condors team is resilient, because even though they didn’t blowout everybody along the way, they always found a way to come out on top when it looked like their streak was in jeopardy. The last time we saw a program complete the gauntlet in Quebec was in 2019, which just so happened to be the last time Saint-Jean-Eudes brought home the Bol d’Or. Are they worthy of the number one spot in Canada? We’ll just have to wait and see how the chaos unfolds in BC, Alberta and Ontario.


  • South is heading back to the OFSAA Festival for the first time since 2017 after defeating their cross-city rivals A.B. Lucas 22-7 to reclaim the TVRA Tier I title. Heading into the season it looked like Laurier was the team to beat in London, and South couldn’t change the narrative during the regular season with a heartbreaking 26-23 loss at the hands of the Rams. But they didn’t let that deter them from their ultimate goal, and were able to clutch up when it mattered most by defeating Laurier in the semifinals, and then dispatching their rivals in the championship game. Now South is getting ready to travel to Windsor where they will take on St. Mary’s out of Sault Ste. Marie in the OFSAA Western Bowl.
  • If there was any question marks about the legitimacy of Bishop Tonnos or Corpus Christi heading into the GHAC playdowns, there definitely won’t be anymore. We thought we’d get a pair of interesting games that went down to the wire, but in the end it was clear that Nelson and S.J.H. Nemwan didn’t have the horses to compete on the biggest stage as Bishop Tonnos ran away with a 52-18 victory over Nelson, and Corpus Christi put Newman to bed in a 41-23 triumph. Now it’s time for the ultimate rematch between the Titans and Longhorns, who met in the GHAC semifinals last season where Bishop Tonnos earned the 28-14 victory en route to collecting their first ever OFSAA Bowl in dominant fashion against A.N. Myer. There will be a lot at stake for everyone involved, but there will be some added pressure on the Longhorns sideline, who are now staring down the barrel at the same opportunity to make history as the first team from Corpus Christi to ever compete for an OFSAA Bowl. The winner will move onto the Golden Horseshoe Bowl against Huron Heights, and there will certainly be CFC50 National Championship conversations for whoever comes out on top. Who doesn’t love November football in Canada?
  • A.N. Myer are the kings of Niagara once again with a 21-6 victory over their cross-division rivals Notre Dame in the SOSSA semifinals. Now the Marauders turn their attention to defending their SOSSA championship with a rematch against Westmount in the finals, who are coming off a massive 37-0 victory over Saint Michael in the other semi. These two didn’t disappoint in last year’s SOSSA showdown with A.N. Myer scrapping their way to a tight 21-18 win, and we don’t expect anything different in round two of this budding rivalry. The winner will move onto the OFSAA Central Bowl against the winner of the SWOSSA championship game between W.F. Herman and Ursuline College.
  • Speaking of W.F. Herman – we bet you didn’t expect to be reading about the Green Griffins heading to OFSAA. It looked like Windsor belonged to Holy Names this season, but Herman had a different set a plans with the legendary Green Machine finding top gear in the playoffs to knock off their rivals 28-24 in the league finals. It was a tough regular season campaign for Herman, who finished 3-3 including a 24-2 loss to Holy Names, but they slowly found their footing and are peaking at the perfect time with a chance to raise another OFSAA banner to the rafters. Since the OFSAA Festival is being held in Windsor this year – that means SWOSSAA gets two bids – so now it’s all about determining which bowl games Herman and Ursuline College will be competing for. The winner of the SWOSSAA championship will be heading to the OFSAA Central Bowl against the SOSSA champions, while the loser will be heading to the OFSAA Independent Bowl against the representative from CISAA.


  • Frontenac are heading back to OFSAA for the third straight year after surviving a grueling 17-8 showdown against LaSalle to reclaim the title in Kingston. This will be the seventh time in the Falcons history that they will be competing for an OFSAA Bowl, and they now have the chance to join an elite group of programs who managed to win three straight banners if they can find a way to defeat the champions from Ottawa in the OFSAA National Capital Bowl.
  • Bear Creek are going bowling for the second straight season after defeating St. Joan of Arc 16-6 in the GBSSA Finals. Making it to the OFSAA Festival is always a tremendous achievment for any program, but after failing to bring home a banner in their last two visits, you know the Kodiaks players and coaches will have some extra fire in their belly to become the first team from Bear Creek to bring home a banner. In order to etch their names in the history books, they’ll need to find a way to defeat Chaminade College in the OFSAA Simcoe Bowl.
  • Laurel Heights are looking to go where no Hurricanes team has gone before after defeating Resurrection 29-3 in the CWOSSA semifinals. They’re now just one game away from completing their Cinderella run to the OFSAA Northern Bowl against Hammarskjold – but they’ve got one more obstacle standing in their way. Assumption would love nothing more than to put a premature end to the Hurricanes fairytale story, and finally get back to the OFSAA Festival for the first time since 2019. The Lions have been on a wild adventure of their own in Brantford, where they finished the regular season 3-1 with their one loss coming at the hands of St. John’s in a 42-7 blowout. They then somehow pulled the reverse Uno card in the league finals defeating St. John’s 13-9, and then went on to defeat District 10 champions Bishop Macdonnell in the CWOSSA semis. Who advances to the OFSAA Northern Bowl? Your guess is as good as ours because we don’t think there’s much separating these two programs.
  • The Richview Saints are your first ever Toronto Bowl champions after defeating Chaminade College 28-14 in the grand finals. The Saints will now advance to the OFSAA Metro Bowl where they will take on Holy Trinity out of Courtice, who have never lost at OFSAA in four appearances. As for the Saints, this will be their first appearance at OFSAA since 2019, and will be looking to bring home their fifth OFSAA banner.

British Columbia

  • Well that didn’t go according to plan. We knew St. Thomas More would struggle, but we didn’t expect to see Vancouver College pile up a 70-8 victory in their quarterfinals matchup. The Fighting Irish should expect a tougher test this week against Rutland, who are flying high coming off a 42-7 victory over their cross-town rivals Kelowna SS. While it’s always nice to beat your rivals, this one probably felt extra special for the Voodoo players and coaches, who suffered a 20-0 loss to the Owls during the regular season, but proved who the better team was in Kelowna when it mattered most. It’s going to be tough sledding against Vancouver College, but regardless of the outcome it’s been a banner year for Rutland who’ve continued to rise as one of the best programs in British Columbia.
  • The other semifinals matchup will feature Carson Graham taking on G.W. Graham in a matchup we’d like to call the All-Graham Bowl. Carson Graham will head in as the slight favourites, but they will need to put together a much stronger performance than what we saw in their 22-12 victory against South Delta if they want to secure their spot at BC Place for the AAA finals. On the other side, G.W. Graham have all the momentum they need after dismantling Lord Tweedsmuir 42-0 in the quarterfinals.

Nova Scotia

  • Auburn Drive are the Provincial Champions of Nova Scotia once again after defeating Bay View 31-6 in the finals. It’s caps off a terrific year for the Eagles, who suffered their only loss of the season 16-0 against Bay View back in week three, but it was apparently the wake up call they needed because they’ve been flawless ever since. The Eagles have now won two of the last three provincial titles, and a great redemption arc after Citadel defeated them 39-0 in last year’s championship bout. Can they make it three out of four next year? We could be talking about a dynasty in Westphal.



# Last School City Prov. Conf. Rec Non-Conf. Rec Results
1 2 Vancouver College Fighting Irish Vancouver BC 7-0 4-0 W 70-8 vs. St. Thomas More
2 3 Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors Québec QC 11-0 0-0 W 23-13 vs. College Bourget
3 7 Ernest Manning Griffins Calgary AB 10-0 1-0 W 28-10 vs. Harry Ainlay
4 6 Raymond Comets Raymond AB 1-0 5-0 W 36-0 vs. St. Francis
5 5 Huron Heights Warriors Newmarket ON 0-0 6-0 BYE
6 9 Bishop Tonnos Titans Ancaster ON 9-0 0-0 W 52-18 vs. Nelson
7 12 Corpus Christi Longhorns Burlington ON 10-0 0-0 W 41-23 vs. S.J.H. Newman
8 4 Miller Marauders Regina SK 9-0 0-0-1 COMPLETE
9 8 Dakota Collegiate Lancers Winnipeg MB 9-1 0-0 COMPLETE
10 10 Collège Bourget Voltigeurs Rigaud QC 9-3 0-0 L 23-13 vs. Saint-Jean-Eudes
11 11 Carson Graham Eagles North Vancouver BC 6-1 2-0 W 22-12 vs. South Delta
12 13 London South Lions London ON 7-1 0-0 W 22-7 vs. A.B. Lucas
13 14 G.W. Graham Grizzlies Chilliwack BC 6-1 2-0 W 42-0 vs. Lord Tweedsmuir
14 16 Holy Cross Crusaders Saskatoon SK 6-3 0-0 COMPLETE
15 1 Harry Ainlay Titans Edmonton AB 9-1 1-0-1 L 28-10 vs. Ernest Manning
16 18 Armand-Corbeil Scorpions Terrebonne QC 7-4 0-0 COMPLETE
17 19 Leboldus Golden Suns Regina SK 5-3 0-0 COMPLETE
18 20 Laurier Rams London ON 4-3 0-0 COMPLETE
19 21 Grant Park Pirates Winnipeg MB 8-2 0-0 COMPLETE
20 31 A. N. Myer Marauders Niagara Falls ON 8-0 0-0 W 21-6 vs. Notre Dame
21 24 Westmount Wildcats Hamilton ON 8-0 0-0 W 37-0 vs. Saint Michael
22 27 Frontenac Falcons Kingston ON 8-0 0-0 W 17-8 vs. LaSalle
23 28 St. Matthew Tigers Ottawa ON 6-0 0-1 W 28-0 vs. St. Peter
24 26 Oak Park Raiders Winnipeg MB 7-2 0-0 COMPLETE
25 22 College Notre-Dame Cactus Montreal QC 5-6 0-0 COMPLETE
26 23 Sém. St-François Blizzard Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaure QC 7-3 0-0 COMPLETE
27 25 St. Paul’s Crusaders Winnipeg MB 8-1 0-1 COMPLETE
28 33 St. Mary’s Knights Sault Ste Marie ON 9-1 0-0 BYE
29 40 Rutland Voodoo Kelowna BC 6-2 2-1 W 41-7 vs. Kelowna
30 17 St. John Henry Newman Cardinals Stoney Creek ON 7-2 0-0 L 41-23 vs. Corpus Christi
31 15 Nelson Lords Burlington ON 7-1 2-0 L 52-18 vs. Bishop Tonnos
32 34 St Joseph Guardians Saskatoon SK 5-2 1-1 COMPLETE
33 29 St. Francis Browns Calgary AB 7-4 1-0 L 36-0 vs. Raymond
34 35 St. Andrew’s College Saints Aurora ON 5-0 1-0 COMPLETE
35 UR W. F. Herman Green Griffins Windsor ON 5-3 0-0 W 28-14 vs. Holy Names
36 UR Auburn Drive Eagles Westphal NS 7-1 0-0 W 31-6 vs. Bay View
37 37 Riverview Royals Riverview NB 8-1–1 0-0 COMPLETE
38 32 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Welland ON 8-1 1-0 L 21-6 vs. A.N. Myer
39 36 A.B. Lucas Vikings London ON 6-2 0-0 L 22-7 vs. South
40 46 Laurel Heights Hurricanes Waterloo ON 9-0 0-0 W 29-3 vs. Resurrection
41 42 Notre Dame Pride Calgary AB 5-3 0-2 COMPLETE
42 47 Bear Creek Kodiaks Barrie ON 8-0 0-0 W 16-6 vs. St. Joan of Arc
43 45 Hammarskjold Vikings Thunder Bay ON 7-0-1 0-0 BYE
44 43 South Delta Sun Devils Delta BC 5-3 2-1 L 22-12 vs. Carson Graham
45 50 Richview Saints Toronto ON 6-2 0-0 W 28-14 vs. Chaminade College
46 30 Holy Names Knights Windsor ON 7-1 0-0 L 28-24 vs. W.F. Herman
47 UR Assumption Lions Brantford ON 6-1 0-0 W 31-24 vs. Bishop Macdonnell
48 UR Salisbury Sabres Sherwood Park AB 6-3 0-1 W 13-10 vs. Paul Kane
49 38 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers Surrey BC 5-3 2-1 L 42-0 vs. G.W. Graham
50 41 Paul Kane Blues St. Albert AB 7-4 0-1 L 13-10 vs. Salisbury


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