High school roundup (NS) [5]: Three teams move to 5-0 as things heat up in final stretch

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Week 5 action in the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation High School Football League saw multiple teams continue their winning streaks.

Cole Harbour Cavaliers (0), Auburn Drive Eagles (56)

The Auburn Eagles are now 5-0 on the season, edging the Cole Harbour Cavaliers for their second shutout victory of the season.

The Eagles’ explosive offence has racked up an incredible 250 points through the first five games of the season, while only surrendering 55 points on defence.

Auburn Drive remain tied with the #CFC50 no. 25 Citadel Phoenix for first place in the highly competitive Nova Conference.

Sackville Kingfishers (22), Horton High Griffins (42)

The Horton High Griffins bounced back from their narrow loss to the Auburn Eagles by handing the Sackville Kingfishers a 42-22 defeat.

Led by standout senior quarterback Caleb Melanson, the Griffins are now 3-2 and two games back from Auburn and Citadel for first place in the Nova Conference.

Sydney Academy Wildcats (6), CEC Cougars (37)

The CEC Cougars snapped a two-game losing streak with their dominating performance against the Sydney Academy Wildcats last Saturday.

Torro Gabrielli had a big performance on the ground for the Cougars, racking up an impressive 114 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries.

#CFC100 no. 91 Riley Gabriel was a factor as both a passer and ball-carrier, contributing 63 passing yards and 72 rushing yards as a dual-threat quarterback. Gabriel also found the end zone with a rushing score. Running back Andrew Floyd racked up 133 total yards on offence for the Cougars, including 90 yards on the ground and 43 receiving yards.

Cougars quarterback Mike Adams completed 5 of 8 passes for 64 yards, and also added an interception on defence.

Not to be outdone by the offence, CEC’s defence also played a major role in the victory, registering a staggering six interceptions and a defensive score.

Linebacker Dylan Benoit had a standout performance for the Cougars, registering 8.5 tackles and an interception.

Defensive End Jacob Shannon scored a defensive touchdown for the Cougars, and defensive backs Will Sylliboy, Will MaHoney, and Brody Schmit also added an interception each.

Prince Andrew Panthers (7), Dartmouth Spartans (35)

The Dartmouth Spartans appear to be getting things on track as they enter the final stretch of the season.

The team won their second straight on the road and moved to a 3-2 record by defeating the Prince Andrew Panthers on Monday.

After a tough start to the season, the Spartans are now just one game back from the division lead of the Scotia Conference.

CPA Cheetahs (20), Lockview Dragons (17)

The CPA Cheetahs continued their winning streak with a victory over the Lockview Dragons at home last Friday.

The Cheetahs move to 4-1 with the win, and are now tied with the SJA Flames for first place in the Scotia Conference.

Millwood Knights (19), Avon View Avalanche (36)

The Avon View Avalanche won their third straight game, defeating the Millwood Knights for the second time this season.

Will Caines scored two touchdowns for the Avalanche, while Jack Sheehan, Tyler Eddy and Devin Bryan also found the end zone for Avon View.

The Avalanche performed well on the road in this one, striking first with a 40-yard interception returned for a touchdown from Will Caines.

Avon View’s Devin Bryan added a quarterback sneak touchdown score from the one-yard line after a long drive on offence.

Bryan also had his punt recovered onside by teammate Jack Sheehan, who ran it all the way to the end zone to help put the Avalanche up 19-7.

A Tyler Eddy receiving touchdown and an incredible 110-yard touchdown run by Will Caines from his own end zone would seal the victory for the red-hot Avalanche.

Avon View are now 4-1 and closing in on the Central Kings Gators for division lead.

West Kings Wolverines (6), NKEC Titans (40)

The NKEC Titans rolled to their second straight road victory, defeating the division-rival West Kings Warriors on Monday.

After a slow start to the season, the Titans have now outscored their opponents 60-12 over the past two weeks. The team is two games back of the undefeated Central Kings Gators for first place in Division 2.

Central Kings Gators (36), JHG Royals (13)

The Central Kings Gators improved their record to 5-0 with a home win over the JHG Royals on Monday.

The Gators are all alone in the lead of their division, and have scored 174 total points on offence through the first five games of the season.

J.L. Ilsley Judges (7), Halifax West Warriors (6)

The J.L. Ilsley judges came out on top in a defensive battle at home against the Halifax West Warriors.

The Judges snapped a three-game losing skid with the win, and have improved their record to 2-3 with three games remaining.

Coming up this weekend…

Thursday’s action will see the 4-1 SJA Flames look to rebound from their first loss of the season when they take on the 3-2 Dartmouth Spartans on the road. The 5-0 #CFC50 no. 25 Citadel Phoenix will face the 1-4 Cole Harbour Cavaliers in a road game in Cole Harbour.

There is only one game scheduled for Friday, with the 1-4 Halifax West Warriors hosting the 0-5 Prince Andrew Panthers.

Saturday’s action has the 2-3 Millwood Knights taking on the 3-2 NKEC Titans on the road in an important Division 2 matchup. The 0-5 Sydney Academy Wildcats will be looking for their first win of the season when they face the 1-4 Sackville Kingfishers on the road.

Sunday has four exciting games lined up, including a battle between the 2-3 CEC Cougars and the 3-2 Horton High Griffins to keep pace in the Nova Conference division race.

The 4-1 Avon View Avalanche will host the 5-0 Central Kings Gators in a must-see matchup for first place in Division 2. The 4-1 Lockview Dragons will travel on the road to take on the 5-0 Auburn Eagles, and the 0-5 West Kings Wolverines will host the 1-4 JHG Royals.

Monday’s game will see the 4-1 CPA Cheetahs look to keep their winning momentum going as they travel to face the 2-3 J.L. Ilsley Judges.

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