National High School Previews & Predictions (7): Playoffs in three provinces & 5 #CFC50 battles 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.



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CFC#26 South Delta Sun Devils @ CFC #5 Mount Douglas Rams 

British Columbia will be the scene of a #CFC50 showdown between CFC#5 Mount Douglas Rams and CFC#26 South Delta Sun Devils.

The last time these two squads met was in an exhibition game last year when the Rams won 55-20.  However, both rosters are slightly different this time around.

All eyes will be on CFC100 Seye Farinu on the Rams.

PREDICTION: Mount Douglas Rams 34, South Delta Sun Devils 20

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CFC#6 St. Francis Browns @ CFC#20 Henry Wise Wood Warriors

Thursday October 23rd, 6:00pm

Another must see game in Calgary as two #CFC50 teams will duke it out in their last game of the regular season. CFC#6 St. Francis Browns will visit CFC#20 Henry Wise Wood Warriors.

This is a rematch of last year’s Calgary Tier 1 Semi-Finals when the Browns defeated the Warriors 37-20.

Kaedon Armstrong will be the offensive catalyst for the Browns.

Should be a dramatic game from start to finish as the Warriors are seeking redemption while the Browns wants to continue their winning ways.

Kate Andrews Pride at W.R. Myers Rebels

Friday, October 24, 7:00 p.m., Ken McDonald Memorial Sportsplex, Taber

The long road to Provincials in the extremely tough world of the Tier IV teams in the Southern Alberta League starts Friday.  The Southern Alberta League boasts the most Tier IV team in the most competitive situations.  Sure, they take their lumps against bigger schools but its anyone game once these teams get together.  Willow Creek from Clareholm seems to be pulling away from the pack but they will have their hands full with feisty Pincher Creek at the same time this game is going on.  The winners of both games will meet next week.  By the time one of these four teams earns the Region 1 berth in Provincials they will certainly be battle tested.

Source:  Alberta Schools Athletic Association



Winston Knoll Wolverines @ Riffel Royals (PLAYOFFS)

Thursday October 23rd, 5:15pm

Whenever quarterfinal action takes place, one intriguing matchup is between the fourth and fifth seed.  This is no exception between fourth seed Riffel Royals and fifth seed Winston Knoll Wolverines.

Linebacker Davin Williamson and offensive lineman Liam Jenson will be looked upon to guide the Wolverines.

This is a hard game to predict, but we will give it shot.

PREDICTION: Riffel Royals 34, Winston Knoll Wolverines 30

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Grant Park Pirates @ Dakota Lancers (PLAYOFFS)

Friday October 24th, 7:30pm, Bison East Field

While these teams met earlier in the season, the playoffs can bring out two totally different teams.  The Dakota Lancers may have won 31-13 over the Grant Park Pirates, it is now a clean slate.

The ones to keep an eye for on the Pirates include offensive lineman Riley Bernier, lineman Kelsey Summner Traverse, lineman Tony Rossi, lineman Brendan Lomow, lineman Zach Greenburg, linebacker/tight end Brady Kolt, tailback Josh Weichel, and linebacker/fullback Clark Grey. However, a player that may be the difference in this game is quarterback/free safety Peter LeClair.

As for the Lancers, CFC 100 defensive end Derek Dufault, Shimon Abramovich(defensive line) Garret Sumka (defensive back – cornerback) Ryan Lobson (defensive back –cornerback)  Brandon Sitch (running back) Somto Anyadike (running back), Tyrece Viner Cox (receiver) Maco Bockru (receiver) and Conor Nedelec (receiver) will be the ones to lead the Lancers.

PREDICTION: Dakota Lancers 26, Grant Park Pirates 15

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CFC#15 Assumption Crusaders @  CFC#16 Holy Trinity Titans
Friday October 24th, 2:00pm
The Halton region is about to witness an entertaining battle between two #CFC50 squads – CFC#15 Assumption Crusaders and CFC#16 Holy Trinity Titans. Both teams come into this game with undefeated records.
After last year’s loss to the Crusaders in the Semi-Finals by a 39-14 margin, the Titans will be looking to even the score.
This will be one of the national games of the week that is too close to call.
PREDICTION: Assumption Crusaders 30, Holy Trinity Titans 25

Downsview Mustangs @ CFC#49 Northern Red Knights

Friday October 24th, 2:30pm, Northern

A showdown between two undefeated squads will take place in the Toronto region this Friday afternoon when the Downsview Mustangs and CFC#49 Northern Red Knights meet.

Lineman Floyd Fuller and wide receiver/defensive back/athlete Quinn Charles will lead the Mustangs but the “X” factors could be athlete Marcel Grant wide receiver JJ Brown.

This is the Mustangs first season in Toronto Tier 1 Division since 1984 (dormant from 1985 to 2010) and they look to continue their success by matching up to the competition.

PREDICTION: Downsview Mustangs 20, Northern Red Knights 17

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CFC#50 Sir John A MacDonald Highlanders @ CFC#25 Jacob Hespeler Hawks

Thursday October 23rd, 7:00pm

Two teams with 5-0 records will meet in this matchup.  CFC#25 Jacob Hespeler Hawks will entertain rivals CFC#50 Sir John A MacDonald Flames.

Defensive back Riley Pilkey, linebacker Devin Keeling, offensive lineman Simon Whiteley and defensive tackle Eric Beirman will try to lead the Hawks in this battle.

The last time these two teams met was in 2012, when the Highlanders defeated the Hawks 30-22.

Expect this game to be a thriller to the finish.

PREDICTION: Jacob Hespeler Hawks 28, Sir John A Highlanders 25


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CFC#4  Curé-Antoine-Labelle Wolves @  CFC#12 Collège Notre-Dame Cactus

Saturday October 25th, 2:00pm, College Notre Dame

An epic #CFC50  battle on the last week of RSEQ Juvenile Division 1 action pits CFC#4 Cure Antoine Labelle Wolves against CFC#12 College Notre Dame Cactus.

The Wolves come into this game hoping to keep their undefeated streak intact while the Cactus would like nothing more than to hand their opposition their first loss of the season and create a juggernaut at the top going into the playoffs.

Samuel Makwanda will be a dangerous threat on the Wolves offense.  Last week, he scored two touchdowns and rushed for 201 yards on 21 carries in the Wolves win over College Jean Eudes Eagles. Along with Makwanda, Samuel Emilus tallied two majors and racked up 189 yards on 11 receptions in the victory.  The main offensive catalyst will be pivot Benjamin Pierre as he completed 15 passes in 20 attempts for 241 yards and three passing touchdowns in last week’s win.

Last year is the last time these two teams met and the Wolves got by the Cactus 26-15. Expect a similar result this time as postseason seedings and momentum are at stake in this battle.

PREDICTION: Cure Antoine Labelle Wolves 27, College Notre Dame Cactus 20

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CFC#39 Citadel Phoenix @ Prince Andrew Panthers

Monday October 27th, 6:00pm Burnside Turf

What a way to end off the Nova Division (Tier 1) regular season in the NSSAFFL.  Every time these two teams meet, its always an exciting and electric atmosphere. For CFC# 39 Citadel Phoenix, this is a tune up for the postseason. Meanwhile, the Panthers are in a battle for securing a playoff spot.

Running back Nick Green, defensive standout Ben Deturbide and kicker Nick Liberatore will be the ones expected to contribute to the team’s success on Monday.  As for the Phoenix, the team has an incredible one-two punch at quarterback with Simon Richardson and David Luke.  Offensively, Tyler Martin and Ian Farrell will be the key offensive threats while CFC 100 Jon Harvey will anchor the line.  On defense, Connor Gascoigne and Nate Adams will lead the unit while AJ Case will be consistent on special teams.

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PREDICTION: Citadel Phoenix 38, Prince Andrew Panthers 17

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Oromocto Blues @ Fredericton Black Kats (PLAYOFFS)

Friday October 24th, 7:00pm Scotia South

Its playoff time in New Brunswick and this is one of the must see quarterfinal matchups of the year.  While the Fredericton Black Kats defeated the Oromocto Blues earlier in the season by a 30-6 margin, that was the regular season.  This is a do or die playoff one off.  The Blues will be seeking redemption.

Defensive end Sam Cross, linebacker Tristan Waugh and running back Jake Ball will be the ones to watch for on the Blues.  As for the Black Kats, all eyes will be on pivot Pat Mollins and two way player Travis Branscombe.

This game will be a lot closer as opposed to their early season matchup.

PREDICTION: Fredericton Black Kats 28, Oromocto Blues 24

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