#CFC50 PLAYOFF Games (ONT) RECAP (1): The cream is beginning to rise with Ontario playoffs in full swing

We will be covering the #CFC50 Games of the Week for the Ontario region. While this will be generally geared towards the #CFC50 ranked teams, we want to hear from you if there are great rivalry games or exciting matchups, regardless of tier or division, that we aren’t aware of. Send us a ‘heads up’ by TUESDAY each week and we’ll see what we can do: [email protected].

*Note: Some information was not available at press time. It will be added as it becomes available.

….and now let’s get to it with this week’s #CFC50 PLAYOFF Games RECAP


Feature photo courtesy of Matt Betts/Brant News (North Park Trojans)

No. 1 W. F. Herman Green Griffins (6-0)
Quarterfinals bye.

No. 6 Cardinal Newman Cardinals (6-0)
Quarterfinals bye.

No. 12 Jacob Hespeler Hawks (6-0) v.s Waterloo-Oxford (3-4)
Hespeler would not be a denied a birth in the semifinals as they overwhelmed Waterloo-Oxford 54-10. Devante Hudson scored three touchdowns and Darrian Morgan chipped in 10 points to help pave the way for a very productive day on offence. Also finding the end zone was Xavier Pineda, Jackson White, Carlson Galindo and Phillip Piticaru – a lengthy list which exemplifies the talent Hespeler has at their disposal. Yet to face a true test from any opponent this season, it will be Grand River taking their crack at Hespeler with a spot in the WCSSAA finals on the line.

No. 16 Nelson Lords (6-0)
Quarterfinals bye.

No. 20 St. Thomas More Knights (6-2) v.s St. Jean Brebeuf (0-7)
Win due to forfeit.

No. 21 Holy Names Knights (5-1)
Quarterfinals bye.

No. 25 Corpus Christi Longhorns (5-0)
Quarterfinals bye.


Photo courtesy of Kenneth Armstrong/Soo Today

No. 28 Superior Heights Steelhawks (9-0) v.s West Ferris (6-1)
Quarterback Noah Grigg did what he has done all season long for Superior Heights, leading the way with three touchdowns passes to help power his team to a 34-22 victory over West Ferris. Kristian Shuttleworth was on the receiving end of 30 and 35 yard touchdown passes from Grigg, while Connor Brechin hauled in a 10 yard touchdown grab to round out a fine day of pitch and catch on offence. The other two Steelhawks’ touchdowns were scored on a pair of short dives by touchdown maker Cooper Laframboise. With #CFC50 St. Charles standing in their way, Superior Heights is now in search of their third straight NOSSA championship.

No. 35 Frontenac Falcons (7-1) v.s La Salle Black Knights (7-1)
Despite Frontenac finding themselves up 28-9 at halftime, the lead wasn’t large enough to keep a scrappy team from La Salle at bay, as the Black Knights stormed back in the second half to steal the championship away with a 30-28 victory.

No. 36 St. James Lions (6-0) v.s Our Lady of Lourdes (2-5)
St. James booked their ticket to the District 10 finals as they rolled over Our Lady of Lourdes 34-6. Tanner Nelmes was the main man on offence scoring three touchdowns, while Jakob Tomas and Vincent Garbuio both added a major apiece. The Lions put this game to rest early building a 20-0 lead at halftime, and now prepare to take on Guelph CVI with sights set on their first ever District 10 championship.

No. 41 St. Benedict Saints (5-2) v.s St. David Celtics (7-1)
St. Benedict can make a good argument that they played well enough to be crowned District 8 champions, but they simply ran out of time when the scoreboard read 31-28 in St. David’s favour. Finding themselves down 21-7 at halftime, then 31-14 late in the third quarter, the Saints showed no desire to quit as they fought tooth and nail till the very end. Unfortunately for them, Justin Henderson had every answer in the book leading the Celtics to victory with three passing majors, a rushing touchdown, an interception on defence, along with four successful converts and a field goal from 35 yards deep – hopefully you got all that. St. David are now set to play the District 5 champions #CFC50 North Park Trojans in the CWOSSA playdowns.

No. 44 St. Charles Cardinals (8-0) v.s Lo-Ellen Park (6-2)
Make it a double for the St. Charles Cardinals who won their second straight city championship in a 28-6 romp over Lo-Ellen Park. Nathan Rivet had an outstanding day throwing touchdown passes to Matt Bell and Gage Louis, while Bankamina N’Galamulume dashed 65 yards for a rushing major. St. Charles will now face #CFC50 juggernaut Superior Heights in the NOSSA semifinals.

No. 46 North Park Trojans (7-0) v.s Brantford Collegiate
Borrowed time was needed to decide a champion in Brantford, and when the dust settled it was North Park storming the field after their defence came up with a massive stop to put an end to the overtime festivities. Finding themselves down 17-10 with just 55 second remaining, the Trojans pulled off the miraculous comeback to force overtime and eventually take a thrilling 24-17 victory. As mentioned above, North Park now prepares to take on the born again #CFC50 St. David Celtics in the CWOSSA playdowns.


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