Rankings (1) #CFC50 high school race for top spot begins

For the fifth year in a row Canadafootballchat.com (CFC) is pleased to bring you the national high school football rankings known as the #CFC50.  Over eight hundred high school teams look optimistically towards their fall season, and we are proud and honoured to cover the teams, coaches and players of Canadian high school football.

 

TOP 10 PREVIEWS:

#1 Notre Dame Pride (CALGARY) #CFC50 co-champions in 2013 and runners-up 2012, the Pride look to become the first repeat #CFC50 Canadian champion.  We are sure head coach David Diluzio is down playing this to their squad but hard not to like them with #CFC100 stud Colton Hunchuk leading the pack.

#2 Terry Fox Ravens (PORT COQUITLAM, BC) Co-Head Coach Tom Kudaba summed up the goal for the Ravens in their CFC preview article as ‘win it all’.  The Ravens return many from last year’s squad that gave the Rams all they could handle in the B.C. AAA final.  Heading that list are #CFC100 players including dual-threat quarterback Connor McKee, Mike West, and Isaiah Stevens.

#3 Collège Notre-Dame Cactus (MONTREAL) Won first league game handily over Collège Jean-Eudes 54 to 29.  Running back François Rocheleau is poised for a huge season.  The Cactus were #CFC50 runners-up in both 2011 and 2010.

#4 Leboldus Golden Suns (REGINA) The 2-time defending provincial 4A champions look to make it three in a row in 2014.  Led by two #CFC100 stars Quarterback Chan DeCiman and receiver Kade Belyk, the Golden Suns will be hard to beat once again.

#5 W.F. Herman Green Griffins (WINDSOR, ON) A perennial top 10 team in the #CFC50, the Green Griffins are once again led by legendary high school coach Harry Lumley.  Loaded with talent, the squad did lose a star to a late signing a couple weeks ago.  Star Defensive Tackle and 2015 #CFC100 May edition’s Norvell McGlaun was signed late by Indiana State.  Despite the loss of McGlaun expect the team and #CFC100 running back Marcus Kettner to have a big year.

#6 Séminaire Saint-François Blizzard (QUEBEC) Coach Luc Savoie’s team won its opening game over Saint-Jean-Eudes 24-0.   Lots of returners from last year’s Bol d’or losing squad should make them early favourites.  Expect big things from Guillaume Vermette (running back), Guillaume Leblond-Paquin (receiver), and Felix Hamel (quarterback).

#7 Lorne Park Spartans (MISSISSAUGA, ON) Coach Scott Price’s program has been steadily improving since he took over the helm.  Expect continued improvement with help from players like #CFC100 defensive back Shakur Wray, QB Alex Lavric and running back Kevin Foster.  An aggressive pre-season schedule (3 games) opened Saturday with a 49-0 loss to powerhouse Dover Tornadoes in Dover, Ohio.

#8 Huron Heights Warriors (NEWMARKET, ON) Last year’s top Ontario team in the #CFC50 has holes to fill.  After losing 2014 #CFC100 star option quarterback Kaleb Scott to graduation the Warriors thought they had a replacement in OPC all-star Harrison Mancuso, but a knee injury in summer football has wiped out his final season.  Who will step up for the Warriors? Are Coach Rover and his staff up for the challenge?

#9 St. Thomas More Knights (BURNABY, BC) This team may be the most ‘dangerous’ team of the top 10.  They are led by linebacker Spencer Moore, receiver JJ Deslauriers, running back Shane Noel, quarterback Terrell Jana and lineman Kieran Janes.

#10 Assumption Lions (BRANTFORD, ON) Some players have moved on, some coaches have moved on but the top QB on the #CFC100 Liam Putt is still there.  Enough said.

TOP 50 RANKINGS:

Rank Last Year Team/School City (PROV) record
1 1* Notre Dame Pride Calgary, AB 0-0
2 9 Terry Fox Ravens Port Coquitlam, BC 0-0
3 6 Collège Notre-Dame Cactus Montreal, QC 1-0
4 4 Leboldus Golden Suns Regina, SK 0-0
5 7 W.F. Herman Green Griffins Windsor, ON 0-0
6 12 Séminaire Saint-François Blizzard Quebec, QC 1-0
7 11 Lorne Park Spartans Mississauga, ON 0-0
8 3 Huron Heights Warriors Newmarket, ON 0-0
9 26 St. Thomas More Knights Burnaby, BC 0-0
10 10 Assumption Lions Brantford, ON 0-0
11 15 Henry Wise Wood Warriors Calgary, AB 0-0
12 27 Curé-Antoine-Labelle Wolves Laval, QC 1-0
13 1* Mount Douglas Rams Victoria, BC 0-0
14 NR Vincent Massey Trojans Winnipeg, MB 0-0
15 20 Salisbury Sabres Sherwood Park, AB 0-0
16 32 Cardinal Newman Cardinals Stoney Creek, ON 0-0
17 13 St. Francis Browns Calgary, AB 0-0
18 24 Resurrection Phoenix Waterloo, ON 0-0
19 33 Assumption Crusaders Burlington, ON 0-0
20 5 St. Paul’s Crusaders Winnipeg, MB 0-0
21 NR Vancouver College Fighting Irish Vancouver, BC 0-0
22 NR St. Thomas More Knights Hamilton, ON 0-0
23 23 St. Thomas Aquinas Flames London, ON 0-0
24 30 Spruce Grove Panthers Spruce Grove, AB 0-0
25 14 Holy Names Knights Windsor, ON 0-0
26 38 Harry Ainlay Titans Edmonton, AB 0-0
27 NR Oak Park Raiders Winnipeg, MB 0-0
28 50 Académie Les Estacades Cap de la Madeleine, QC 1-0
29 37 Upper Canada College Blues Toronto, ON 0-0
30 NR Triolet Harfangs Sherbrooke, QC 1-0
31 41 St. Andrew’s College Saints Aurora, ON 0-0
32 29 Collège Jean-Eudes Eagles Montreal, QC 0-1
33 42 Campbell Tartans Regina, SK 0-0
34 NR Lord Tweedsmuir Surrey, BC 0-0
35 43 A.B. Lucas Vikings London, ON 0-0
36 25 Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors Quebec City, QC 0-1
37 39 Lakeshore Catholic Gators Port Colborne, ON 0-0
38 18 Catholic Central Crusaders London, ON 0-0
39 8 St. Joan of Arc Knights Barrie, ON 0-0
40 NR St. Roch Ravens Brampton, ON 0-0
41 47 Crestwood Mustangs Peterborough, ON 0-0
42 NR St. Patrick’s Irish Ottawa, ON 0-0
43 31 Holy Cross Crusaders Saskatoon, SK 0-0
44 19 W.J. Mouat Hawks Abbotsford, BC 0-0
45 35 Sir John A. MacDonald Flames Upper Tantallon, NS 0-0
46 16 Académie Saint-Louis Arsenal Quebec City, QC 0-1
47 28 Don Bosco Eagles Toronto, ON 0-0
48 36 Fredericton Black Kats Fredericton, NB 0-0
49 NR Pickering Trojans Ajax, ON 0-0
50 45 Westdale Warriors Hamilton, ON 0-0
1*= 2013 co-champions

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NOTE: 1* = Notre Dame (Calgary) & Mount Douglas (Victoria) were co-champions in 2013

How is the #CFC50 evaluated?

The #CFC50 is a relative ranking that considers top tier leagues (listed below) from all eight high school playing provinces (minimum one team represented from each province).  The CFC Scouting Bureau consists of twenty-four CFC Reporters, CFC Scouts, and also selected local reporters and scouts who submit local ranking results on a weekly basis.  This is the fifth year that Canadafootballchat.com has ranked the top high school teams in Canada.

Leagues included in rankings: British Columbia AAA Varsity, Alberta Tier One, Saskatchewan 12-man 4A, Manitoba AAA Varsity, Ontario OFSAA Bowl qualified teams, Quebec Juvenile Division 1, New Brunswick 12-man, Nova Scotia Tier 1

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