One of the city’s most recognizable names in high school football is retiring. But like any good coach, Gary Inness — who will put the wraps on a 25-year teaching career at Barrie North Collegiate Institute on Friday — is keeping his play options readily available. “I haven’t said I’mRead More
The Northern Football Conference (NFC) was formed in 1954 as the Northern Ontario Rugby Football Union (NORFU). Its purpose, then as it is now, is to provide an opportunity for athletes over the age of 19 to play football beyond the high school level. The NFC plays by the rulesRead More
SASKATCHEWAN WINS U19 GOLD July 11, 2009. Saskatoon, SK — The home province team put in a golden performance to finished off the Football Canada Cup 2009. Jake McGeough passed for 178 yards including a touchdown to Lane Bannerman and then rushed for another as Saskatchewan beat Alberta 17-4 toRead More
As someone who wrote a Thesis on the deveolpment of Canadian Football in the maritimes it is a pleasure to see this league ‘revived’…here is a brief history of the ‘rebirth’ Maritime Bowl In 2002 a Maritime Championship game was arranged between the champion of the then New Brunswick SeniorRead More
Three Canadian Junior Football League players have been named to the World Team roster. The team will face USA Football’s junior national team, comprised of the top high school seniors, at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, January 30. Team World is currently made up of 43 players fromRead More
Canada joined IFAF (International Federation of American Football) in 2004 and is providing leadership and expertise on several IFAF committees including: Governance, Marketing, Technical, and Competition. In 2008, Football Canada hosted its first World Championship. The men’s and women’s senior World Flag Championships were held in St. Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec whereRead More
The Centennial Centaurs finally ended a 43-year drought Saturday evening by winning the senior AAA title at the Subway Bowl provincial football championships at McLeod Stadium in Langley. The Centaurs edged the W.J. Mouat Hawks of Abbotsford 39-36 for their first title since 1966, the year the Coquitlam school opened.Read More
It was a game between two teams not many people expected would be playing here. In the end it was London’s Mother Teresa Spartans who completed their magical run to a championship, defeating the Sarnia Northern Vikings 10-0 in the OFSAA AAA/AAAA Western Bowl yesterday at the Rogers Centre. LikeRead More
Something just wasn’t right for the Birchmount Park Panthers – and that was just fine with the Markham District Marauders. The Toronto District School Board champs were highly favoured to extend their 12-game winning streak and walk off with the Metro Bowl. Game No. 13 on the season proved toRead More
The streak or drought, depending on which high school football colours you sport, is over. The Holy Cross Crusaders upset the Frontenac Falcons 28-9 Sunday afternoon for their first-ever senior title in 23 years. For the Falcons, the string of KASSAA championships ends at three. Frontenac coach Mike Doyle saidRead More
Knights 37, Mustangs 22 Alex Skinner started the final season of his high school football career with a Thursday-night, under-the-lights bang in one country, which earned him 15 minutes of fame in September. But he finished his gridiron year with an even bigger Wednesday-afternoon, under-the dome explosion in his homeland,Read More
1949 Edmonton Eskimos rejoined the WIFU and adopted the colors of green and gold. Wearing of helmets was made compulsory. Western Canada Rugby Football Union ceased to exist. Hamilton Wildcats (Jr Big 4) win Junior Football Championship.
QUEBEC CITY — Overlooked for individual awards and overtaken for a national record, Danny Brannagan wasn’t about to let the big prize slip away. The fifth-year Queen’s Golden Gaels star quarterback saved his best for last, leading his team to the biggest second-half comeback in the 45-year history of theRead More
Dinos 39, Huskies 38 Scott McHenry crouched on the sideline, averted his eyes and listened for a verdict from the crowd Saturday afternoon at Griffiths Stadium. “I heard silence,” the University of Saskatchewan Huskies slotback said later. With that silence came the end of his university football career. Huskies placekickerRead More
1959 Saskatoon Hilltops win CJFL.
1969 Although the 1962 game was completed on a Sunday, the 1969 game was the first Grey Cup game to start and finish on a Sunday and the first Grey Cup game in Montreal since 1931. Saskatoon Hilltops win the CJFL and Manitoba Bisons win the Vanier Cup.
1979 Edmonton Eskimos set single season attendance record of 340,239 for Western Conference. Ottawa Sooners win CJFL and Acadia Axemen win the Vanier Cup.