#CFCHSFB PREVIEW (ONT): #CFC50 “heavyweight bout” in Aurora

Two neighbouring teams who play in different conferences will play each other this weekend in Ontario.

CFC#4 NP St. Andrew’s College Saints of the Conference Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) will host CFC#26 Huron Heights Warriors of the York Region Athletic Association (YRAA) on Saturday afternoon.  Kickoff is 1:00pm.

Warriors Head Coach Heath Weir summarizes the magnitude of this matchup.

“Huron Heights SS versus St. Andrew’s College is a heavyweight bout,” expressed Weir.  “It’s Georgia Tech versus Notre Dame.”

“If you want to be the best you have to beat the best. At Huron Heights we’ll play anyone, anytime, anywhere and were looking forward to going head-to-head with the Saints this Saturday.”

Nick Grossi prospect

For their part, the Saints are looking forward to the non-conference matchup.

“We have an immense amount of respect for the Huron Heights program,” commented Saints Head Coach Len Gurr.  “Their sustained track record of success speaks for itself.”

“They are, without question, one of the top programs in the country and the fact they are just down the road from us makes this an exciting matchup for our coaches and players.”

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As this is a game with nothing at stake, both teams plan to use this game as a measuring stick to see how they look so far on the field.

“We are not viewing this as a must-win game by any means, simply because they are a non-conference opponent and this game has no bearing on standings or playoff seeding for us,” elaborated Gurr.  “Nevertheless, it is important for us to play well and continue to improve each week.”

“We also stress to our players the importance of wearing our colours with pride and representing our program to the utmost of our ability each and every week.”

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Players on the Saints to watch for include quarterback Ben Schmidt, linebacker Walter Karabin, linebacker Nick Grossi, offensive lineman Gregor MacKellar, tight end Andrew Biddell, cornerback/running back Josh Carter, #CFC100 offensive lineman George Hutchings, offensive lineman Lucas Ferreira, free safety Hamza Kabir and running back Adre Simmonds who scored four touchdowns and rushed for 250 yards in a controlled scrimmage with CFC#48 St. Joan of Arc Knights from Barrie.

Colin Grant QB Canada 3

As for the Warriors, offensive lineman Matt Lewis, offensive lineman Tyler Harbin, defensive end Tom Higgins, quarterback/wide receiver Zach Needler, wide receiver/linebacker Dawson Santigato,  defensive back/running back Jamie Hollingworth, running back/defensive end Gregg Anderson, running back/linebacker Skyler McMurtry, center Matt Ditta, middle linebacker Phil Girouard, cornerback Light Ariajegbe, quarterback Colin Grant and athlete Aiden Meilczarek.

This contest has different elements of intrigue and virtual unknowns due to contrasting playing styles from both teams.  Nonetheless, ths is one game that high school fans need to check out.

“Given that we are still early in the season, our focus remains on our long-term development and ensuring that our players peak at the right time,” expressed Gurr of the game.  “We know that the brand of football Huron plays is much different than what we are accustomed to seeing, and this will pose a physical challenge for our players.”

“We’re eager to see how our guys respond.”

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