#CFC50 HS game preview (AB): Hubbard and the Facey Falcons take on the Thunderbirds

#CFC100 Chubba Hubbard and #CFC50 No. 3 Bev Facey Falcons have been the talk of the town for quite some time now. The Falcons cemented their status as an elite football program with their second consecutive Edmonton Metro league title last season and a deep playoff run which culminated with a loss to the Notre Dame Pride. With the return of several contributing playmakers, the team is poised to continue their dominance as evidenced by their 41 – 1 triumph over the Bellerose Bulldogs in their season opener. Standing in their way this week will be the Thunderbirds of Ross Sheppard.

The Ross Sheppard Thunderbirds are hoping to improve upon their winless season from last year and have been tasked with trying to tame the powerhouse that is the Bev Facey. This will be the Thunderbirds first game of the season, having only played an exhibition game against the Strathcona Lords.

The Bev Facey Falcons are the overwhelming favourites in this game, however, they cannot look past the Thunderbirds. Despite the Thunderbirds 32 – 19 loss in their exhibition game, the Thunderbirds don’t have much to lose in this matchup as many have likely written them off against the Falcons. This added motivation may very well enable the Thunderbird players to play more relaxed and potentially deliver an early season upset.

The Thunderbirds have returned their leading rusher and playmaker in Noah Sheppard who will likely be leaned on heavily to ignite the offence against the stout Bev Facey defense.

As for The Bev Facey Falcons, playmaker and Haliburton trophy winner (league’s most outstanding player award) #CFC100 Chubba hubbard should be on full display for the fans in attendance. The 2017 Oklahoma State Cowboys commit will look to continue strengthening his legacy in the Alberta high school football history books. The six-foot-one, 190-pound senior running back buoyed the Falcons to their first victory last week against the Bellerose Bulldogs, accounting for three scores, including an electric 105-yard run late in the first half. If his performance last week is any indication of the season to follow, the Bev Facey Falcons as well as their fan base have much to be cheerful about.

Furthermore, look for the Falcons’ defense, anchored by defensive end Josh Iron, linebacker Chase Avery, and defensive back Zane Den Hartog to continue to lead the team’s streak of defensive shut-outs, to begin the season. In the team’s two games this season, which also includes an exhibition game against the Raymond Comets, the Falcons have yet to surrender an offensive point.

The Game will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 8th at 5:00pm at Emerald Park.

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