CFC50 Rankings Week 7: Wild results in Quebec reimagine the top 25

Another week of high school football across Canada is in the books, and like clockwork we’ve got another top ten shakeup.

Quebec might be located on the Eastern side of the country, but it truly is the Wild West of football. After watching Seminaire-Saint-Francois drop out of the top ten with their first loss of the season to Academie Saint-Louis last week, we had a feeling they’d be back with a vengeance, and they delivered by repaying the favour to former top ten program Charles-Lemoyne in a thrilling 17-14 victory. The two programs sit tied atop the standings at 6-1 with two games remaining in the regular season campaign, but the Blizzard now own the tiebreaker which could provide a pivotal bye week in the first round of the playoffs. Any week off would be a blessing with turbulence running rampant throughout the division, and it hit Academie-Saint-Louis the hardest who couldn’t manage to capture the momentum from their dominant display against Saint-Francois. Instead it was Armand-Corbeil who jumped into third place with a 21-16 victory over the Arsenal, and now they’ll be looking to climb the standings once again this week with a big matchup against Saint-Francois. We’ve said it before and it’s worth saying again, the field is wide open in Quebec this year with the playoffs on the horizon, and we can’t wait to see who emerges at the top of the pile with the Bol d’Or raised high above their heads.


BC is another province where you can’t get caught napping against any opponents, and this week it was St. Thomas More and Notre Dame who seized the moment with a pair of key victories. St. Thomas More were able to get the best of last year’s runner-up Terry Fox in a 21-16 triumph, while Notre Dame had a big bounce back victory over Mt. Douglas prevailing 29-26 in a game that could’ve gone either way. In other action Carson Graham were able to keep their winning streak alive with a close 22-14 victory over South Delta, and now they’ll face their biggest test so far with an impending showdown against undefeated Vancouver College, who we’ve got currently marked as the top team in BC this season. If we’ve learned anything so far, expect another hotly contested matchup with the Eagles looking to prove they belong in the conversation of best around at the AAA Varsity level.

From one chaotic region to another, we now head to Alberta where we saw a big matchup between St. Francis and Ernest Manning end in a 10-10 tie. You don’t see many deadlocks at any level of football, but this marks the second draw this season for Ernest Manning, who also managed to pull even with Raymond in a dramatic 34-34 contest earlier this year. This sets up a very intriguing finish to the regular season in Calgary with Ernest Manning looking to find a way to defeat Notre Dame this week to earn the first seed come playoff time. It’s not going to be easy with Notre Dame coming off a commanding 41-27 win over St. Francis two weeks ago, and they’ll be feeling fresh after catching a breather during the bye. Regardless of the end result, it’s been a joy to watch the three team race in Cowtown, and there’s no predicting who will ultimately end up on top. Across the province in Edmonton we nearly caught an upset with Austin O’Brien leaving everything on the field against top five ranked Salisbury, but unfortunately they fell shy of the mark falling 29-20 in a hard-fought battle. Now it’s time for an annual matchup everyone looks forward to across the country with Salisbury taking on Harry Ainlay in the regular season finale, which is guaranteed to shakeup the top ten once again.


We had more theatrics in Ontario where programs are still sorting out who the top dogs will be come OFSAA time. It’s been a wild couple of weeks in Hamilton, and St. Thomas More wrote another chapter in their storied rivalry with S.J.H. Newman who once again found themselves on the wrong side of the storyline with the Knights running away with a 40-5 victory. St. Thomas More suffered a heartbreaker against Bishop Ryan a couple weeks ago, but a commanding victory over the Cardinals could be the confidence boost they needed as we race towards the playoffs.

Elsewhere in Ontario we had a pair of ranked programs fall with Garth Webb making a claim for the best around in Halton Public with a 16-14 victory over Iroquois Ridge, and Centennial Collegiate asserting themselves in Guelph by remaining undefeated with their 21-10 victory over Bishop Macdonell. The results also made way for another undefeated team to make their first appearance on the list as St. John’s completed a flawless campaign in Brantford with their 23-0 win over North Park, and will now be looking to keep their perfect run alive in the playoffs.

Lastly we wrap up this week’s coverage in Manitoba who provided a couple tightly contested matchups as always with Vincent Massey nearly taking down top ranked St. Paul’s, but fell short of the mark in a 14-10 defeat, while Dakota did enough to remain in second place with a 16-3 win over Grant Park. We’ve got one for showdown in a couple of weeks between St. Paul’s and Dakota in the regular season finale, which will likely determine first place going into the postseason.

Speaking of postseason, it’s time for the real fun to begin in Saskatchewan next week where Miller, Riffel, St. Joseph’s and Holy Cross have all earned themselves a first round bye in Regina and Saskatoon, but they can’t afford any complacency with their rivals looking to capitalize when it matters the most.


# Last Week School/Team Mascot City Prov. Conf. Rec. Non-Conf. Rec Results
1 1 Huron Heights Warriors Newmarket ON 0-0 5-0 W 35-0 vs. Bill Crothers
2 2 Miller Marauders Regina SK 6-0 0-0 W 24-3 vs. LeBoldus
3 3 Harry Ainlay Titans Edmonton AB 5-0 2-0 W 60-0 vs. Bev Facy
4 4 Salisbury Sabres Sherwood Park AB 5-0 1-0 W 29-20 vs. Austin O’Brien
5 6 Vancouver College Fighting Irish Vancouver BC 3-0 3-0 W 20-0 vs. Belmont
6 7 St. Paul’s Crusaders Winnipeg MB 6-0 0-0 W 14-10 vs. Vincent Massey
7 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Welland ON 3-0 1-1 W 35-7 vs. Saint Francis
8 9 G.W. Graham Grizzlies Chilliwack BC 2-1 4-0 W 48-7 vs. Kelowna
9 10 Notre Dame Pride Calgary AB 3-0 1-1 BYE
10 12 Laurier Rams London ON 4-0 0-0 W 28-0 vs. Oakridge
11 21 Sém. St-François Blizzard Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaure QC 6-1 0-0 W 17-14 vs. Charles-Lemoyne
12 5 Charles-Lemoyne Dynamique Sainte-Catherine QC 6-1 0-0 L 17-14 vs. Sem-Saint-Francois
13 11 Raymond Comets Raymond AB 0-0 4-1- 1 BYE
14 15 St Joseph Guardians Saskatoon SK 5-0 0-1 W 40-0 vs. Walter Murray
15 14 St. Roch Ravens Brampton ON 3-0 1-1 W 23-0 vs. Lorne Park
16 17 Dakota Collegiate Lancers Winnipeg MB 5-1 0-0 W 16-3 vs. Grant Park
17 19 Holy Cross Crusaders Saskatoon SK 4-1 0-1 W 41-15 vs. Centennial
18 20 St. Francis Browns Calgary AB 2-1- 1 0-1 T 10-10 vs. Ernest Manning
19 22 Ernest Manning Griffins Calgary AB 2-0-1 2-0-1 T 10-10 vs. St. Francis
20 39 Armand-Corbeil Scorpions Terrebonne QC 5-2 0-0 W 21-16 vs. Academie Saint-Louis
21 16 Academie Saint-Louis Arsenal Quebec QC 4-3 0-0 L 21-16 vs. Armand-Corbeil
22 18 Holy Trinity Titans Oakville ON 4-0 0-0 BYE
23 26 Jacob Hespeler Hawks Cambridge ON 4-0 0-0 W 35-20 vs. Grand River Collegiate
24 42 Carson Graham Eagles North Vancouver BC 3-0 1-2 W 22-14 vs. South Delta
25 47 St. Thomas More Knights Burnaby BC 3-0 1-2 W 21-15 vs. Terry Fox
26 27 Corpus Christi Longhorns Burlington ON 4-0 0-0 W 42-0 vs. Notre Dame
27 29 Korah Colts Sault Ste Marie ON 3-1 0-1 BYE
28 43 Notre Dame Jugglers Burnaby BC 2-1 3-0 W 29-26 vs. Mt. Douglas
29 13 St. Thomas Aquinas Flames London ON 3-0 0-0 W 14-13 vs. Mother Teresa
30 30 W. F. Herman Green Griffins Windsor ON 2-0 0-0 W 23-3 vs. Holy Names
31 45 St. Thomas More Knights Hamilton ON 2-1 0-1 W 40-5 vs. S.J.H. Newman
32 28 St. Andrew’s College Saints Aurora ON 2-0 1-2 L 36-9 vs. Lima Central (OH)
33 24 Mount Douglas Rams Victoria BC 2-1 2-1 L 29-26 vs. Notre Dame
34 40 Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors Québec QC 4-3 0-0 W 39-7 vs. Cure-Antoine-Labelle
35 25 Terry Fox Ravens Port Coquitlam BC 2-1 2-1 L 21-15 vs. St. Thomas More
36 32 Auburn Drive Eagles Westphal NS 4-0 0-0 Waiting vs. CEC
37 33 Saint John Greyhounds Saint John NB 6-0 0-0 W 69-0 vs. Moncton
38 34 Frontenac Falcons Kingston ON 4-0 0-0 W 41-7 vs. Regiopolis-Notre Dame
39 35 Westmount Wildcats Hamilton ON 3-0 0-0 W 59-0 vs. Dundas Valley
40 36 A. N. Myer Marauders Niagara Falls ON 4-0 0-0 W 35-6 vs. Greater Fort Erie
41 37 St. Joan of Arc Knights Barrie ON 4-0 0-0 W 37-0 vs. St. Theresa’s
42 38 Riffel Royals Regina SK 5-1 0-0 W 45-0 vs. O’Neill
43 41 College Notre-Dame Cactus Montreal QC 4-3 0-0 W 21-7 vs. College Jean-Eudes
44 48 St. Matthew Tigers Ottawa ON 3-0 0-0 W 77-7 vs. Sir Wilfrid Laurier
45 23 St. John Henry Newman Cardinals Stoney Creek ON 3-1 0-0 L 40-5 vs. St. Thomas More
46 50 L.C.I. Rams Lethbridge AB 3-0 2-2 W 38-0 vs. Chinook
47 44 Bishop Ryan Celtics Hamilton ON 2-2 0-0 BYE
48 UR London South Lions London ON 2-1 1-0 W 35-0 vs. Parkside
49 UR St. John’s Eagles Brantford ON 5-0 0-0 W 23-0 vs. North Park
50 UR Centennial Collegiate Spartans Guelph ON 4-0 0-0 W 21-10 vs. Bishop Macdonell

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