National High School Previews & Predictions (2): #CFC50 TOP 10 showdown in Montreal & championship rematch in Nova Scotia brings you the National High School Previews and Predictions.  Each week, we will preview the must see games of the week province to province and provide a prediction of the outcome.




Chase Claypool


Abbotsford Falcons @ WJ Mouat Hawks

Friday September 18th, 7:30pm, Mouat Field

In a battle of cross-town rivals, the Abbotsford Panthers make the short trek down George Ferguson Way to take on the WJ Mouat Hawks in the BC High School Football Game of the Week.

For the Panthers, #CFC100 receiver Chase Claypool is a player you won’t want to miss on the field. In last week’s 45-27 win against Lord Tweedsmuir, Claypool proved he was a triple threat, catching touchdown passes of 50, 55 and 61 yards from quarterback John Madigan and returning a kickoff 89 yards for a score, all while leading the team in tackles and also forcing two fumbles. Madigan also finished the day by throwing a 40 yard touchdown pass to Tanner Marquardt while running back Richard Tshimpaka rounded out the scoring by rushing for two scores inside the red zone. Several defensive players of note were Reese Morrison, who had a 48-yard pick six, and Jesse Clifford, who recorded three huge tackles for negative yardage.

The Panthers face a strong offensive team in WJ Mouat led by Nelson Lokombo who was a force to be reckoned with last week, scoring five touchdowns through the air and on the ground in the team’s 44-19 win over Robert Bateman in what was a successful debut in the post-Denis Kelly era. Lokombo finished the day with five carries for 70 yards and two touchdowns and four catches for 103 yards and three touchdowns. Mouat’s quarterbacks were also extremely efficient last week as starting pivot Noah Dietrich threw 5-of-7 for 102 yards and three scores while Shawn Lal was 8-of-9 for 157 yards and two scores.

As cross-division rivals, these two teams won’t get a chance to duel again this season but you can bet the Hawks will be looking to make a statement by knocking off one of the championship contenders in the AA Division, while the Panthers would love nothing more than to show the Hawks they are clearly the top dog when it comes to high school football in Abbotsford.

In a battle of two strong offensive teams, which team will produce the bigger fireworks and walk away victorious? Tune in this week to find out!

Source: BC High School Football

PREDICTION: WJ Mouat Hawks 42, Abbotsford Falcons 38

Colt Maddock


Hunting Hills Lightning @ Medicine Hat Mohawks

Friday, September 18, 5:00 p.m., Methanex Bowl, Medicine Hat

A solid Tier 2 non-conference contest between two of the most consistently strong programs at that level in the Province.  Medicine Hat came within 9 points of a Provincial Tier 2 Championship last November in a windstorm that also was a special teams nightmare for them.  They are very interested in getting back on that horse.  The Lightning are the Central Alberta League’s most consistent team but have had a quick exit from provincials the last three seasons so a game of this caliber will give them a good look at where they stand right now.

Source: Alberta Schools Athletic Association 

PREDICTION: Hunting Hills Lightning 34, Medicine Hat Mohawks 30

Brayden Wagg 2


CFC#12 Campbell Tartans @ Sheldon Williams Spartans

Thursday September 17th, 7:30pm

On Thursday night, two undefeated squads will battle it out in Regina Intercollegiate Football League (RIFL) Schwann Conference (4A) play.

Sheldon Williams Spartans will try to hand CFC#12 Campbell Tartans their first loss of the 2015 season.  However, it will be a big task.

In their last two games, the Tartans have racked up a 79-14 points for/against record.  They have a multiple players that will be dangerous on both sides of the ball – quarterback Brayden Wagg, defensive backs Ethan Englot, Josh Hagerty and Kane Knauss as well as linemen Carter Stusek and Paxton Seib.

As for the Spartans, players to watch for are linebacker Isaac McCallum and offensive lineman Dawson Mucha.

The only thing definitive is that is it going to be an exciting contest.  At the end of the night, one team will remain perfect while the other will have suffered their first loss of the season.

Back in late July, Tartans Head Coach Ryan Hall assessed the competiion in the conference: The RIFL Schwann Conference will be tough.”

The last time these two teams met was 2012 when the Tartans earned a 40-0 shutout victory.  However, this is 2015 and the two teams are bot different.

PREDICTION: CFC#12 Campbell Tartans 30, Sheldon Williams Spartans 15

Trevor Wright 1


Sisler Spartans @ CFC#7 St. Paul’s Crusaders

Friday September 18th, 5:30pm

A battle of 1-0 teams highlights John Potter “AAA” Division schedule this week in the Winnipeg High School Football League.

CFC#7 St. Paul’s Crusaders will host Sisler Spartans on Friday evening.

All eyes will be on the Crusaders’ offence and a pair of #CFC100 ranked players – offensive lineman Matt Kaneski and running back Trevor Wright.

In the Crusaders 13-7 victory over CFC#20 Vincent Massey Trojans, Remis Tshiovo amassed 137 rushing yards on 17 carries. However, pivot Tommy Schemchyshyn looked rusty, throwing interceptions.

The last time these two teams played each other was over a year ago where the Crusaders crushed the Spartans 51-0.  However, the Crusaders have already experienced two close games this season but so have the Spartans.

It may come down to defences or special teams to sort this one out.

PREDICITION: CFC#7 St. Paul’s Crusaders 17, Sisler Spartans 13

Huron vs SAC


CFC#26 Huron Heights Warriors @ CFC#4 NP St. Andrew’s College Saints

Saturday September 19th, 1:00pm

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).

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

“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.”

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.”

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.”

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.

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.”

PREDICTION: CFC#4 NP St. Andrew’s College Saints 20, CFC#26 Huron Heights Warriors 19



Cure Antoine Labelle Wolves 2015


CFC#4 Cure-Antoine-Labelle Wolves @ CFC#6 Notre Dame Cactus

Friday September 18th, 7:30pm, College Notre Dame

It will be an electric atmosphere in downtown Montreal as the area will host a  #CFC50 top 10 showdown.

CFC#4 and defending RSEQ Juvenile Division 1 champions Cure-Antoine Labelle Wolves will visit CFC#6 Notre Dame Cactus.

The Cactus still have the sour aftertaste of the 2014 Bol D’Or when the Wolves won 28-23. Ultimately, they hope some of their players who turned in standout performances will deliver in the most important game of the regular season.

Theodore Seabom tallied a major and amassed 120 rushing yards on 10 carries as the Cactus crushed Roger Comtois Patriots 52-0. On defence, David Jean-Philippe registered an assisted and six solo tackles.

As for the Wolves. defensive linemen Turrin Noah, Jacob Lavoie, Jonathan Salazar and David Paradis will be expected to create havoc on the Cactus’ offence.  Kicker Alexandre El-Dib and Khennysou Louis-Jeune will play a role in the Wolves success on special teams.

This is another game that will be too hard to predict purely because it involves two quality teams.  Special teams may dictate this outcome.

Prediction: CFC#4 Cure-Antoine Labelle Wolves 25, CFC#6 Notre Dame Cactus 22

Citadel vs CPA 2014



Charles P Allen Cheetahs @ CFC#30 Citadel Phoenix

Monday September 21st, 7:00pm, Bedford Hammonds Plains Turf

For the second week in a row, CFC#30 Citadel Phoenix are involved in a National Game of the Week, on a Monday night.

However, this game will be one that high school fans have pencilled on their calendars.  The Phoenix face the very team they battled to win the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation Football League (NSSAFFL) Tier 1 Championship Title last November – Charles P Allen Cheetahs.

In last year’s final, the Phoenix held on to a 21-14 victory over the Cheetahs.

One of the intriguing storylines will be the quaterback battle as all eyes will be on Cameron Valardo and Duncan Patterson.  Both are arguably the top two pivots this year in Nova Scotia.

This contest could be a preview of this year’s final so Nova Scotia will be treated to another exciting, dramatic game in this rivalry. While these two teams have tremendous respect for each other, both the Phoenix and Cheetahs will be prepared for battle.

This one comes down to which team capitalizes on given opportunities.

PREDICTION: CFC#30 Citadel Phoenix 27, Charles P Allen Cheetahs 20

Nevin Becker


Tantramar Titans @ CFC#44 Moncton Purple Knights

Friday September 17th, 7:00PM, Rocky Stone

Another battle of two undefeated teams sets the stage in Moncton under Friday Night Lights this week.  CFC#44 Moncton Purple Knights will host Tantramar Titans.

When both teams met back close to a year ago, the Purple Knights cruised to a 34-14 win over the Titans.

Expect another exciting battle from these two teams.

PREDICTION: CFC#44 Moncton Purple Knights 30, Tantramar Titans 17







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