CFC50 High School Rankings WEEK 13: Historic victories usher in a new era across Canada

Never say never in November.



  • It was a historic night in Red Deer with Ernest Manning pulling off a miraculous 28-24 comeback victory to claim their first ever Tier I Provincial title against Raymond. Although they’ll never admit it, there must have been a sense of deja vu on the sidelines when they went down 24-6 in the third quarter. Last year, Raymond ran away with a 48-6 blowout to put an end to their season in the semifinals, but Ernest Manning decided this script would have a different ending. A long touchdown by Damien Cherry turned the momentum in their favour, and they kept on swinging until the dying minutes when Cohen Wright hit Alex Poitenvien with the final dagger. They’ll use this story one day to teach their children a lesson about why you should never give up, and how this group of Griffins etched their names in the history books as the first ever team from Ernest Manning to shock the province and win it all.



  • We had another milestone night in Southwestern Ontario where Ursuline College shocked the region with a 21-16 victory over W.F. Herman to claim the first ever SWOSSAA championship for a program from the LKSSAA. The Lambton-Kent Secondary School Athletic Association was founded in 2014, and heading into this game they were 0-7 in SWOSSAA title games. The truth is that nobody had ever come close to pulling off the feat, but this Lancers squad is built different than the rest, and will forever be the shining example for teams from Lambton-Kent that anything is possible when you step between the white lines. Ursuline College had already secured a spot at OFSAA by default since Windsor is hosting this year and received two regional bids, but now they can say they are truly the first program from the LKSSAA to earn their spot at the big dance. The Lancers are now preparing to take on A.N. Myer in the OFSAA Central Bowl, while W.F. Herman is heading to the OFSAA Independent Bowl to take on St. Michael’s College.
  • We knew it’d come down to a matter of inches, but I don’t think anyone could’ve imagined a more dramatic ending with Corpus Christi scoring in the final seconds to win the GHAC title against Bishop Tonnos 16-15. After years of knocking on the door in GHAC, the name Xavier Niles will forever echo throughout the halls of Corpus Christi, who’s touchdown with 20 seconds left on the clock propelled the Longhorns to the OFSAA Bowl Festival for the first time in school history. Corpus Christi now have the chance to become the kings of Ontario if they can defeat Huron Heights in the OFSAA Golden Horseshoe Bowl, which will be seen by most as the defacto provincial championship this season.
  • A.N. Myer are back-to-back SOSSA champions after defeating Westmount 12-0 for the second year in a row. We never knew if the Marauders could match the glory days when the Ford brothers were running the show, but this group of Marauders have lived up to the legacy with an outstanding season where they’ve managed to outscore their opponents 349-26. Now the ultimate test is trying to capture their first OFSAA banner since 2016 in an unexpected matchup against Ursuline College in the OFSAA Central Bowl.
  • It was a magical season with a sad ending for Laurel Heights, who couldn’t find the final answer in their 21-19 loss to Assumption in the CWOSSA finals. Assumption have been flying under the radar all year, but they’ve finally shut up the ranking committee with their return to the OFSAA Bowl Festival, and now they have the chance to become the first Lions team to bring home a banner since 2013. It should be a juicy matchup when they lineup against Hammarskjold with the OFSAA Northern Bowl hanging in the balance.
  • It doesn’t matter if you get knocked down – it’s all about if you get up. That’s the motto for this edition of the St. Joseph Jaguars, who bounced back in a massive way to defeat St. Matthew 24-22 to secure the Ottawa city title, and their first ever trip to the OFSAA Bowl Festival. Just a few weeks ago, it looked like a forgone conclusion that St. Matthew was heading to OFSAA after hammering St. Joseph 46-14 to lockdown the top seed heading into the playoffs. The Jaguars obviously didn’t dwell on the defeat, and turned it into motivation to land the final punch when it mattered most, and will now have a chance to make history as the first Jaguars team to hang a banner in the rafters if they can manage to defeat Frontenac in the OFSAA National Capital Bowl.


British Columbia

  • Was there ever any doubt that we’d find Vancouver College and Carson Graham at BC Place? It’s been a fantastic year for parody in British Columbia with teams across the province trading blows each week, but the Fighting Irish and Eagles have always looked a cut above the rest. They proved that once again in the AAA Varsity semifinals with Vancouver College defeating Rutland 48-7, and Carson Graham dominating G.W. Graham 36-14. Now it’s the rematch we’ve all been waiting for, but especially the Eagles, who let the Fighting Irish off the hook after blowing a second half lead in their regular season matchup. Carson Graham will be looking for their first AAA title since 2000 after moving back up to the top division last season, while Vancouver College will be looking to secure their first back-to-back titles in school history. This will be the final high school contest in Canada this year, so let’s hope they put on a show for the nation … then it’s time to crown a National Champion.


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

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