High school roundup (NS) [2]: Multiple teams bounce back from Week 1 losses

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Week 2 action in the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation High School Football League saw multiple teams notch their first victories of the season in impressive fashion, while other teams appear to be unstoppable after starting 2-0.

Millwood Knights (45), JHG Royals (12)

The Millwood Knights continued their hot start to the season on Sunday, winning their home opener in style by handing the Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional Royals their first loss of the season in a 45-12 victory.

The Knights are now 2-0 and tied for the Division 2 lead with the Central Kings Gators.

Cole Harbour Cavaliers (9), CEC Cougars (39)

The CEC Cougars came out firing in their Monday night game against the Cole Harbour Cavaliers, running away with a 39-9 victory on the road. After suffering a narrow 13-11 defeat in their home opener against the #CFC50  no. 43 Sir John A. Macdonald Flames, the Cougars put on a show for fans watching live on EastLink TV.

Further adjusting to the departure of last season’s star senior quarterback, Dustin Pettigrew, the Cougars’ offence improved greatly upon their Week 1 performance. Led by outstanding running back, Kamryn Matheson, and versatile weapon, Riley Gabriel, the Cougars dominated all four quarters of action on both sides of the ball.

Both Matheson and Gabriel were named 2017 Canada Cup All-Stars, and Monday night’s performance showed why.

NKEC Titans (41), West Kings Wolverines (0)

What a difference a week makes. The Northeast Kings Education Centre Titans bounced back in a major way from their disappointing Week 1 shutout loss against the Central Kings Gators, recording a shutout of their own in Week 2.

The Titans rolled to a 41-0 victory over the West Kings Wolverines in their home opener on Sunday. Coach Reg Ogilvie’s Titans made the necessary adjustments after their slow start to the season, and now appear to have things working on both sides of the ball.

Prince Andrew Panthers (0), CPA Cheetahs (47)

The CPA Cheetahs rebounded from their tough Week 1 loss to the #CFC50 no. 30 Citadel Phoenix, cruising to a 47-0 victory in their Week 2 showdown with the Prince Andrew Panthers.

Coach Mike McPherson’s Cheetah offence appeared to be back in the swing of the things on Sunday, racking up 40 more points than their previous week’s total.

Auburn Eagles (71), Sydney Academy Wildcats (0)

The Auburn Eagles are now 2-0 on the season after another dominant victory on Saturday. The Eagles looked unstoppable for the second week in a row, taking down the Sydney Academy Wildcats in a 71-20 offensive battle.

The Eagles’ offence is on fire after scoring an incredible 104 points through just the first two weeks of the season. Perhaps even more impressive is the performance of the Eagles’ defensive unit so far, having only surrendered an astonishing six points in two games.

Dartmouth High School Spartans (41), J.L. Ilsley Judges (20)

The Dartmouth Spartans also managed to bounce back from their Week 1 loss, rising up and defeating the J.L. Ilsley Judges in an exciting 41-20 win on home field.

 Central Kings Gators (42), Avon View Avalanche (2)

Another team to watch out for are the Central Kings Gators, as they now stand 2-0 after their 42-2 home opener victory against the Avon View Avalanche.

The Gators boast one of the top defensive units in the league, and through two games they have given up just two points. With the ability to play tough defence and score with consistency, it will be interesting to see how things continue to develop for the Gators down the road.

LHS Dragons (23), SHS Kingfishers (14)

The Lockview Dragons fought hard to hold onto their perfect season start on Saturday, moving to 2-0 after beating the Sackville Kingfishers 23-14.

Coming up this weekend…

Tonight’s NSSAF football action will see the Halifax West Warriors (1-1) take on the CPA Cheetahs (1-1) on the road, while the #CFC50 no. 30 Citadel Phoenix (2-0) will host the SHS Kingfishers (0-2).

Friday’s action has two games lined up, with the Darmouth Spartans (1-1) heading on the road for a matchup with the Horton Griffins (1-1), and the West Kings Wolverines (0-2) looking for their first victory in a road game against the JHG Royals (1-1).

Saturday will see the J.L. Ilsley Judges (1-1) go head-to-head with the undefeated Lockview Dragons (2-0). The Cole Harbour Cavaliers (0-2) will also be in action on Saturday, going up against the Sydney Academy Wildcats (0-2) on the road.

There are three games set for Sunday, all involving undefeated teams. The Central Kings Gators (2-0) will take on the NKEC Titans (1-1) in a road game on Sunday, while the Auburn Eagles (2-0) will face the CEC Cougars (1-1) on the road as well.

The Millwood Knights (2-0) are set to square off with the Avon View Avalanche (0-2) when they travel to Windsor on Sunday.

Monday’s game is between the Prince Andrew Panthers (0-2) and the #CFC50 no. 43 Sir John A. Macdonald Flames (2-0)

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