CFC50 Rankings Week 10: Champions crowned in Edmonton, Calgary, Regina and Saskatoon

It’s time to hand out some hardware with city finals and provincial playdowns taking place across Canada.

We begin in Alberta where the Edmonton Metro and Calgary city finals provided shocking results for different reasons. We’ve become accustom to Harry Ainlay and Salisbury playing dramatic finals, but the Titans decided to skip the theatrics this season and romped their way to a 40-14 victory over the Sabres to reclaim the Edmonton Metro title at Commonwealth Stadium. It was a different story on the other side of the province with a Cinderella run by Ernest Manning, who clawed their way to the Calgary city title with a 18-17 victory over Notre Dame at McMahon Stadium. The Griffins have been on the outside looking in as Notre Dame and St. Francis always battled for the trophy, but they were finally able to bust up the party and will be looking to keep the good times rolling in the provincial playdowns. All four teams will advance with Salisbury getting ready to take on Notre Dame, and Ernest Manning preparing to battle Lethbridge in the quarterfinals. Harry Ainlay have earned a well deserved week off and the reigning provincial champions will be back in action during the semifinals where they will take on Salisbury or Notre Dame. The city title is one milestone, but everyone knows it’s provincial bragging rights that truly matter at the end of the year.

We now head to Saskatchewan where we also had a tale of different results in Regina and Saskatoon. It came as no shock that Miller once again dominated LeBoldus for the third time this season with a 49-7 victory to claim their second straight Regina city title at Mosaic Stadium. Up the road in Saskatoon, we had another battle for the ages between St. Joseph and Holy Cross with the Guardians finally flipping the script to reclaim the Saskatoon city title for the first time since 2003 by a score of 17-10. The Marauders have now won 11 straight games dating back to last season, and will be hoping to extend their streak against St. Joseph, who’re looking to claim the first provincial 6A title for Saskatoon since Aden Bowman brought home the banner all the way back in 2009. Is this the year Saskatoon finally ends their title drought? Stay tuned.


It’s the matchup everyone expected to see in the Manitoba provincial finals this year as St. Paul’s found their way past Oak Park with a 22-13 victory in the semifinals, while on the other side of the bracket Dakota ran into no issues knocking off the defending champions Vincent Massey by a score of 28-0. The Crusaders took the first matchup this season, and the Lancers took the second, so who’s ready for the ultimate rubber match at IG Field? St. Paul’s are looking for their first provincial title since 2019, while Dakota are looking to claim their first ever AAA provincial banner in school history.

Everyone has been waiting for the playoffs to begin in Quebec, and they didn’t disappoint. Armand-Corbeil was able to go on the road to defeat Saint-Jean-Eudes by a score of 38-21, and now have a chance to correct the record against Seminaire Saint-Francois in the semifinals after falling 26-25 to the Blizzard just three weeks ago. Charles-Lemoyne found little resistance in their quarterfinals matchup against Academie-Saint-Louis coming away with an easy 35-3 victory, and are now getting ready to face the reigning champions College Notre-Dame in the semifinals, who were able to put an end Cure-Antoine-Labelle’s season with a 28-20 triumph. Will we get to see a highly anticipated rematch between Charles-Lemoyne and Seminaire-Saint-Francois in the Bol d’Or? Or will Armand-Corbeil and College Notre-Dame crash the party?

We had some great action in Ontario this week as programs across the province competed for playoff glory. We begin with another intriguing rematch in the Halton Catholic finals where Corpus Christi and Holy Trinity will look to secure their spot at the GHAC playdowns against the top squads in the region. It’s been a long time since St. Thomas More didn’t make it to GHAC, but it was finally the year of the Cardinal with Newman showing no quit in their 35-7 semifinal victory over their dreaded rivals. It’s the first time they’ve defeated the Knights since 2016, and are now ready to take on an upstart Bishop Tonnos program who defeated Bishop Ryan in the other semifinal by a score of 19-5. Although they’ll scrap for bragging rights in Steeltown, both teams will be present at GHAC. Finally we’ve got the reappearance of Nelson on the CFC50 Rankings, who will need to find a way past Iroquois Ridge in the Halton Public finals if they want the chance to dance at GHAC as well.

Down the road in Niagara Falls, the public side of the city was once again painted purple with A.N. Myer defeating Sir Winston Churchill, and now they just need to see who their opponent will be in the SOSSA semifinals out of the Hamilton public side. It’ll be a battle of undefeated squads in Hamilton with Westmount ready to take on Saltfleet in the city finals, but the good news is both teams have already secured their spot at SOSSA. The final spot at SOSSA will be determined in the Niagara Catholic region, where Notre Dame are looking to repeat as champions with a matchup against Blessed Trinity in the finals.

Centennial have earned another District 10 title with a tight 22-19 victory over the defending champions St. James. They’ve now earned a bye to the CWOSSA semifinals, and will be hoping to make a special hometown run to the OFSAA Festival that will be hosted by the Guelph Gryphons this season with CWOSSA getting two bids.


The finals are set in London with Laurier continuing their unbeaten run with a win over Sir Frederick Banting in the semifinals, while South were able to defeat a tough A.B. Lucas squad by a score of 13-5 to secure a rematch against the Rams. On the catholic side we will get a riveting meeting between St. Thomas Aquinas and Catholic Central, with the latter proving why they are one of the perennial contenders in the city with the chance to erase a disappointing regular season performance if they can find a way to defeat the Flames. The winner of each matchup with faceoff in the city-wide finals to decide who gets to represent Western Ontario at the OFSAA Festival.

The fairy tale continues in Belle River where the Nobles once again defeated Holy Names by a score of 45-7, and now they’ll need to shutdown the Green Machine one more time with a matchup against W.F. Herman in the WECSSAA finals. The winner will move onto the SWOSSAA playdowns to see who represents Southwestern Ontario at OFSAA.

Lastly Korah are one step closer to the OFSAA Bowl Festival after a convincing 49-22 victory over Lo-Ellen in the NOSSA semifinals. Stay tuned next week for more in-depth coverage of the road to OFSAA, because we promise it will get more confusing along the way, and that’s why we are here to help.

The wildcard playoffs are finally set in BC, and we’ve got some fantastic matchups on tap in the first round. South Delta will take on Lord Tweedsmuir, Carson Graham will lock horns with Rutland and Terry Fox will battle Notre Dame in a clash of CFC50 programs. Waiting on the other side of the bracket will be Vancouver College and G.W. Graham, now we just have to wait to see if there’s any upsets along the way.

We wrap-up our coverage on the East Coast where the provincial finals are nearly set in stone. In New Brunswick we will see Saint John ready to defend their title against Riverview, while Citadel will be looking to climb to the top step again in Nova Scotia with a matchup against the winner of Auburn Drive and CEC on Monday night.


# Last Week School/Team Mascot City Prov. Conf. Rec. Non-Conf. Rec Results
1 1 Huron Heights Warriors Newmarket ON 0-0 7-0 W 52-0 vs. Chaminade College
2 2 Harry Ainlay Titans Edmonton AB 8-0 2-0 W 40-14 vs. Salisbury
3 3 Miller Marauders Regina SK 8-0 0-0 W 49-7 vs. LeBoldus
4 4 Vancouver College Fighting Irish Vancouver BC 6-0 3-0 W 28-10 vs. Notre Dame
5 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Welland ON 5-0 1-1 Waiting vs. Holy Cross
6 7 G.W. Graham Grizzlies Chilliwack BC 5-1 4-0 W 15-0 vs. Sardis
7 8 Dakota Collegiate Lancers Winnipeg MB 8-1 0-0 W 28-0 vs. Vincent Massey
8 10 Laurier Rams London ON 7-0 0-0 W 51-16 vs. Sir Frederick Banting
9 11 Sém. St-François Blizzard Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaure QC 8-1 0-0 BYE
10 12 St. Paul’s Crusaders Winnipeg MB 8-1 0-0 W 22-13 vs. Oak Park
11 13 Charles-Lemoyne Dynamique Sainte-Catherine QC 9-1 0-0 W 35-3 vs. Academie Saint-Louis
12 14 Raymond Comets Raymond AB 0-0 6-1- 1 W 51-7 vs. Foothills
13 15 St Joseph Guardians Saskatoon SK 7-0 0-1 W 17-10 vs. Holy Cross
14 23 Ernest Manning Griffins Calgary AB 3-1–1 2-0-1 W 18-17 vs. Notre Dame
15 16 St. Roch Ravens Brampton ON 4-0 1-1 BYE
16 6 Salisbury Sabres Sherwood Park AB 6-2 1-0 L 40-14 vs. Harry Ainlay
17 19 Jacob Hespeler Hawks Cambridge ON 6-0 0-0 Waiting vs. Laurel Heights
18 20 Corpus Christi Longhorns Burlington ON 7-0 0-0 W 31-6 vs. Bishop Reding
19 21 St. Thomas More Knights Burnaby BC 6-0 1-2 W 52-0 vs. New Westminster
20 22 Korah Colts Sault Ste Marie ON 5-1 0-1 W 49-22 vs. Lo-Ellen
21 9 Notre Dame Pride Calgary AB 5-1 1-1 L 18-17 vs. Ernest Manning
22 24 St. Thomas Aquinas Flames London ON 5-0 0-0 W 38-3 vs. Mother Teresa
23 25 Carson Graham Eagles North Vancouver BC 5-1 1-2 W 24-13 vs. Mt. Douglas
24 27 St. Andrew’s College Saints Aurora ON 4-0 2-3 W 40-0 vs. Trinity College
25 29 Terry Fox Ravens Port Coquitlam BC 5-1 2-1 W 42-6 vs. Centennial
26 17 Holy Cross Crusaders Saskatoon SK 5-2 0-1 L 17-10 vs. St. Joseph
27 18 St. Francis Browns Calgary AB 2-2- 1 0-1 BYE
28 30 Frontenac Falcons Kingston ON 6-0 0-0 BYE
29 31 Westmount Wildcats Hamilton ON 6-0 0-0 W 38-0 vs. Ancaster
30 32 A. N. Myer Marauders Niagara Falls ON 7-0 0-0 W 47-26 vs. Sir Winston Churchill
31 36 Belle River Aigles Belle River ON 6-0 0-0 W 45-7 vs. Holy Names
32 47 St. John Henry Newman Cardinals Stoney Creek ON 6-1 0-0 W 35-7 vs. St. Thomas More
33 33 Bishop Tonnos Titans Ancaster ON 6-1 0-0 W 19-5 vs. Bishop Ryan
34 43 Armand-Corbeil Scorpions Terrebonne QC 6-4 0-0 W 38-21 vs. Saint-Jean-Eudes
35 37 London South Lions London ON 5-1 1-0 W 13-5 vs. A.B. Lucas
36 26 Holy Trinity Titans Oakville ON 6-1 0-0 W 10-9 vs. St. Francis Xavier
37 34 Citadel Phoenix Halifax NS 8-0 0-0 W 36-2 vs. Charles P. Allen
38 35 Saint John Greyhounds Saint John NB 9-0 0-0 W 63-7 vs. Harrison Trimble
39 38 South Delta Sun Devils Delta BC 4-2 3-1 W 32-14 vs. Belmont
40 45 College Notre-Dame Cactus Montreal QC 6-4 0-0 W 28-20 vs. Cure-Antoine-Labelle
41 39 St. Joan of Arc Knights Barrie ON 6-0 0-0 BYE
42 49 Centennial Collegiate Spartans Guelph ON 7-0 0-0 W 22-19 vs. St. James
43 46 L.C.I. Rams Lethbridge AB 4-0 2-2 BYE
44 40 St. Matthew Tigers Ottawa ON 6-0–1 0-0 W 36-0 vs. St. Mother Teresa/T 28-28 vs. Ashbury College
45 28 Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors Québec QC 6-4 0-0 L 38-21 vs. Armand Corbeil
46 UR St. Joseph Jaguars Ottawa ON 7-0 0-0
W 39-8 vs. Franco-Cite/W 35-8 vs. North Grenville
47 UR Nelson Lords Burlington ON 5-1 0-1 W 41-7 vs. Garth Webb
48 UR Northern Red Knights Toronto ON 5-0 0-1 W 37-1 vs. Lawrence Park
49 44 Academie Saint-Louis Arsenal Quebec QC 5-5 0-0 L 35-3 vs. Charles Lemoyne
50 48 Notre Dame Jugglers Burnaby BC 3-3 3-0 L 28-10 vs. Vancouver College

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