High school roundup (NS) [4]: Five teams remain undefeated while others begin to build momentum

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Week 4 action in the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation High School Football League saw multiple teams continue their impressive winning streaks, while other teams managed to get things turned around after some tough losses.

CPA Cheetahs (28), CEC Cougars (17)
The CPA Cheetahs continued their winning ways in a game against the CEC Cougars last Friday night, claiming a 28-17 victory on home field. The Cheetahs have now won three straight after losing their season opener.

Dan Hashem led the Cheetahs on offence with 220 passing yards and three touchdown passes.

Hashem connected with receiver Ben Smith for all three scores, and the talented offensive weapon finished the game with seven catches for 130 yards.

Devon Saberi contributed the other TD for the Cheetahs, and CPA’s defence was led by Johnny Spilman and Ian Mcintosh who combined for nine tackles against the Cougars. Connor Jacobs also added an interception for CPA.

CEC stars Kamryn Matheson and #CFC100 no. 91 Riley Gabriel each scored a touchdown for the Cougars, but it was ultimately not enough to overcome the Cheetahs’ high-powered offensive attack.

Halifax West Warriors (12), Dartmouth High Spartans (16)
The Dartmouth High Spartans improved their record to 2-2 and rebounded from their tough Week 3 defeat by handing the Halifax West Warriors a loss on the road this past Monday. The game was broadcast on Eastlink TV, and the Spartans appear to be getting things back on track after losing two of their first three games in a highly competitive division.

Prince Andrew Panthers (21), Lockview Dragons (46)
The Lockview Dragons continued their undefeated season by beating the Prince Andrew Panthers on the road last Thursday.

The Dragons remain tied with the #CFC50 no. 39 SJA Flames for top spot in their division.

Avon View Avalanche (35), JHG Royals (6)
The Avon View Avalanche rolled past the Royals last Sunday for their second straight victory of the season.

Avon View’s running game dictated the tone of the game, and the Avalanche opened the scoring with a rushing touchdown from quarterback/tight end Jack Sheehan.

Running back Sami Whidden scored another on the ground for Avon View in the second quarter, and running back Joe MacDonald ran another score in for the Avalanche’s third touchdown of the game.

Jared Wilie contributed a touchdown on defence when he took an interception for a touchdown to bring the score to 29-0.

After playing tough defence and holding the Royals to a single touchdown from Matt Gallen, Avon View’s Devin Bryan threw a 25-yard touchdown strike to Tyler Eddy.

Eddy also added a two-point convert on the ensuing play by completing a pass to Jack Sheehan.

Sackville Kingfishers (33), Cole Harbour Cavaliers (9)
Football fans in Lower Sackville have a lot to be excited about, as their Kingfishers cruised past the Cole Harbour Cavaliers for their first victory of the season. While the Kingfishers lost their first three games, the defence showed massive improvement in Week 4 and the offence appears ready to keep the momentum going.

Millwood Knights (6), NKEC Titans (20)
The NKEC Titans bounced back from their Week 3 loss in impressive fashion, coming away with a convincing victory against the Millwood Knights on the road.

Both the Titans and Knights hold 2-2 records after Thursday’s battle.

West Kings Wolverines (6), Central Kings Gators (56)
The dominant Central Kings Gators moved to 4-0 after another impressive offensive performance, outscoring the West Kings Wolverines by a whopping 50 points.

The Gators’ offence has scored 144 points through the first four games of the season, while their stout defence has only surrendered 21 points. The talented squad is all alone in first place of their division as a result.

Auburn Drive Eagles (34), Horton Griffins (28)
The Auburn Drive Eagles improved to a 4-0 record after a narrow victory against the talented Horton Griffins last Friday on home field in Cole Harbour.

Mitchell Tufts chipped in three touchdowns for the Eagles, including one through the air and two on the ground.

Running back Josh Oliver added two rushing touchdowns for Auburn, and versatile weapon Cole Cooper had an outstanding performance with 12 receptions for 110 yards.

The Eagles were led on defence with solid performances from Ryan Hudson and Chris Reid.

Coming up this weekend…

Thursday’s NSSAF football action has one game on the schedule, as the undefeated Auburn Drive Eagles (4-0) will face the Cole Harbour Cavaliers (1-3) on the road.

Friday’s action will see the Horton Griffins host the Sackville Kingfishers in Wolfville, while the undefeated Lockview Dragons (4-0) will be in for a major challenge when they square off against the CPA Cheetahs (3-1) at home in Fall River.

Saturday has one game scheduled between the Sydney Academy Wildcats (0-4) and CEC Cougars (1-3) on the Wildcats’ home field in Sydney.

There are two games set for Sunday this week. Two undefeated #CFC50 teams will be going head-to-head, as the #CFC50 no. 27 Citadel Phoenix (4-0) will travel to Upper Tantallon to take on the #CFC50 no. 39 SJA Flames (4-0) in a must-see matchup.

Sunday’s action will also see the Prince Andrew Panthers (0-4) host the Dartmouth High Spartans (2-2) on home field in this Dartmouth rivalry game.

There are four exciting games set for Monday. The NKEC Titans (2-2) will be on the road when they face the West Kings Wolverines (0-4), and the mighty Central Kings Gators (4-0) will host the JHG Royals (2-2) in Cambridge.

Monday will also see the J.L. Ilsley Judges (1-3) host the Halifax West Warriors (1-3). The Warriors are looking to turn things around after losing three straight since their Week 1 shutout victory.

The Millwood Knights will look to bounce back against the Avon View Avalanche (2-2) in a rematch at home on Monday. The Avalanche edged the Knights by one point back in Week 3 on Millwood’s home field.


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