CFC50 Rankings Week 13: New champions crowned in Alberta

There’s only one week left of high school football action in Canada to settle all the debates.

The Titans of Alberta football finally met their match. Harry Ainlay won three of the past four titles, but they were no match for the red hot Raymond Comets who left no doubt about who the best team in Alberta was this season with a dominant 34-15 victory to take home their first Tier I provincial championship since 2010. It was a fitting end to the season for Raymond, who opened the year with a 25-15 loss to Harry Ainlay, but were able to correct their mistakes and grow stronger with every game on the schedule until finally reaching the summit. The only other blemish on their record was a 34-34 tie with Ernest Manning in their third game of the season, and once again they were able to exorcise those demons en route to the provincial finals by hammering the Griffins 48-6 in the semifinals. This could be the beginning of another golden age of Tier I dominance for the Comets, who won three straight provincial banners from 2008-2010 before losing to – you guessed it – Harry Ainlay in the 2011 title fight. Funny how life comes full circle eventually.

We now flip our attention to Pacific coast where the final four went to battle at BC Place over the weekend. We wish we could report some shocking results, but it was destined to be Vancouver College and G.W. Graham going to war in the provincial finals. The Grizzlies found themselves in another dog fight going into halftime down 10-3 after a pick-six by St. Thomas More, but the defending champions weren’t ready to bow out yet with a stunning second half performance that saw them pull away in the fourth quarter to secure a 27-10 victory. The Fighting Irish saw no need for the dramatics cruising to a 41-20 victory over Carson Graham, and will now be looking to reclaim the provincial title from G.W. Graham this weekend. Vancouver College won their last championship in 2019, then the 2020 season was wiped out by COVID-19, which led the way to G.W. Graham capturing their first ever provincial banner. Will it be the old-guard who prevails? Or will the new kids on the block rule the streets once again? This game has the makings of a classic showdown with Vancouver College taking their regular season matchup in a close knit battle that ended 28-23.


We finish off in Ontario where the OFSAA Festival got underway this morning at the University of Guelph. We begin in the home region where Jacob Hespeler outscored Resurrection in the CWOSSA finals in a wild 55-35 contest to secure their spot in the Northern Bowl against Korah. It should be a fantastic matchup with Korah searching for their fourth straight OFSAA bowl victory, while Hespeler will be hoping to bring home their second OFSAA banner. Since the games are being held in Guelph, CWOSSA got two seeds this year which means the Phoenix get to rise one more time with Resurrection heading to the Metro Bowl against Chaminade College later tonight.

Lastly we had to decide the Golden Horseshoe Bowl featuring the winners out of SOSSA and GHAC. A.N. Myer have been a team on a mission this season, and they’ve added one more task to complete at OFSAA after getting the job done against Westmount with a 21-18 victory in the SOSSA Finals. On the other side of the field they’ll be facing Bishop Tonnos, who continued their magical run with a 28-14 win over S.J.H. Newman in the GHAC Finals. This will be the first bowl appearance by A.N. Myer since they won three straight from 2014-2016, while Bishop Tonnos will be looking to write the perfect ending to their fairytale season with a victory in their first trip to an OFSAA bowl game in school history.

Will we have a new number one ranked team at the end of the season? All to play for with just ten games remaining in what’s been another dramatic season of high school football in Canada.

The OFSAA Bowl Schedule:

Central Bowl – Monday, 10:00am EST
St. Roch vs. St. Patrick’s

Simcoe Bowl – Monday, 1:30pm EST
Holy Trinity vs. Bear Creek

Metro Bowl – Monday, 5:00pm EST
Resurrection vs. Chaminade College

Independent Bowl – Tuesday, 10:00am EST
Thomas A. Stewart vs. St. Michael’s College

Western Bowl – Tuesday, 1:30pm EST
Huron Heights vs. Laurier

Golden Horseshoe Bowl – Tuesday, 5:00pm EST
A.N. Myer vs. Bishop Tonnos

National Capital Bowl – Wednesday, 10:00am EST
St. Matthew vs. Northern

Eastern Bowl – Wednesday, 1:30pm EST
Frontenac vs. Belle River

Northern Bowl – Wednesday, 5:00pm EST
Jacob Hespeler vs. Korah


# Last Week School/Team Mascot City Prov. Conf. Rec. Non-Conf. Rec Results
1 1 Huron Heights Warriors Newmarket ON 0-0 7-0 BYE
2 3 Miller Marauders Regina SK 9-0 0-0 COMPLETE
3 7 Raymond Comets Raymond AB 4-0 6-1-1 W 34-15 vs. Harry Ainlay
4 4 Vancouver College Fighting Irish Vancouver BC 9-0 3-0 W 41-20 vs. Carson Graham
5 5 St. Paul’s Crusaders Winnipeg MB 9-1 0-0 COMPLETE
6 6 Sém. St-François Blizzard Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaure QC 10-1 0-0 COMPLETE
7 8 Laurier Rams London ON 9-0 0-0 BYE
8 9 G.W. Graham Grizzlies Chilliwack BC 7-1 4-0 W 27-10 vs. St. Thomas More
9 2 Harry Ainlay Titans Edmonton AB 9-1 2-0 L 34-15 vs. Raymond
10 10 Charles-Lemoyne Dynamique Sainte-Catherine QC 10-2 0-0 COMPLETE
11 11 St Joseph Guardians Saskatoon SK 7-1 0-1 COMPLETE
12 12 Dakota Collegiate Lancers Winnipeg MB 8-2 0-0 COMPLETE
13 13 Jacob Hespeler Hawks Cambridge ON 9-0 0-0 W 55-35 vs. Resurrection
14 20 A. N. Myer Marauders Niagara Falls ON 9-0 0-0 W 21-18 vs. Westmount
15 21 Bishop Tonnos Titans Ancaster ON 9-1 0-0 W 28-14 vs. S.J.H. Newman
16 14 St. Thomas More Knights Burnaby BC 8-1 1-2 L 27-10 vs. G.W. Graham
17 15 St. Roch Ravens Brampton ON 5-0 2-1 BYE
18 17 Korah Colts Sault Ste Marie ON 6-1 0-1 COMPLETE
19 18 Ernest Manning Griffins Calgary AB 4-1-1 2-0-1 COMPLETE
20 22 Salisbury Sabres Sherwood Park AB 7-3 1-0 COMPLETE
21 16 Westmount Wildcats Hamilton ON 8-1 0-0 L 21-18 vs. A.N. Myer
22 19 Carson Graham Eagles North Vancouver BC 7-2 1-2 L 41-20 vs. Vancouver College
23 23 St. Andrew’s College Saints Aurora ON 5-0 2-3 COMPLETE
24 24 Notre Dame Pride Calgary AB 5-2 1-1 COMPLETE
25 25 Holy Cross Crusaders Saskatoon SK 5-2 0-1 COMPLETE
26 26 South Delta Sun Devils Delta BC 5-2 3-1 COMPLETE
27 27 Frontenac Falcons Kingston ON 8-0 0-0 BYE
28 28 Belle River Aigles Belle River ON 8-0 0-0 BYE
29 29 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Welland ON 7-1 1-1 COMPLETE
30 30 Corpus Christi Longhorns Burlington ON 8-1 0-0 COMPLETE
31 32 St. Thomas Aquinas Flames London ON 6-1 0-0 COMPLETE
32 33 Citadel Phoenix Halifax NS 8-0 0-0 COMPLETE
33 34 St. Matthew Tigers Ottawa ON 8-0-1 0-0 BYE
34 31 St. John Henry Newman Cardinals Stoney Creek ON 7-3 0-0 L 28-14 vs. Bishop Tonnos
35 35 College Notre-Dame Cactus Montreal QC 6-5 0-0 COMPLETE
36 36 London South Lions London ON 5-2 1-0 COMPLETE
37 37 Riverview Royals Riverview NB 9-1 0-0 COMPLETE
38 38 Armand-Corbeil Scorpions Terrebonne QC 6-5 0-0 COMPLETE
39 39 Notre Dame Jugglers Burnaby BC 4-3 3-0 COMPLETE
40 41 Bear Creek Kodiaks Barrie ON 8-0 0-0 BYE
41 40 Resurrection Phoenix Waterloo ON 9-1 0-0 L 55-35 vs. Jacob Hespeler
42 42 Terry Fox Ravens Port Coquitlam BC 5-2 2-1 COMPLETE
43 43 Holy Trinity Titans Oakville ON 6-2 0-0 COMPLETE
44 44 L.C.I. Rams Lethbridge AB 4-1 2-2 COMPLETE
45 45 Holy Trinity Titans Courtice ON 4-0 0-1 BYE
46 46 Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors Québec QC 6-4 0-0 COMPLETE
47 47 St. Joseph Jaguars Ottawa ON 8-1 0-0 COMPLETE
48 48 St. Francis Browns Calgary AB 2-3-1 0-1 COMPLETE
49 49 Northern Red Knights Toronto ON 6-0 0-1 BYE
50 50 St. Patrick Fighting Saints Thunder Bay ON 7-1 0-0 BYE

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