RECAP: CFC#42 Greyhounds & Purple Knights score dominating victories

Week 6 of the 12-man New-Brunswick High School Football League (NBHSFL) witnessed numerous lopsided contests.

The powerhouses in both the East and West Conferences continued their dominance as they played host to their Annual Homecoming Games. CFC#42 Saint John Greyhounds steamrolled Kennebecasis Valley Crusaders 52-7 while Moncton High Purple Knights defeated the Trojans 48-21.

The Greyhounds and the Purple Knights have both secured top spot in their respective conferences and will use Week 7 as a tune-up for the upcoming playoffs. The Homecoming losses have knocked both the Crusaders and the Trojans out of playoff contention. Both teams will play their final game of the 2014 season this weekend.

Bernice MacNaughton Highlanders bounced back from back-to-back defeats with a convincing 36-0 win over the struggling Mathieu-Martin Matadors. Since winning their two opening games, the Matadors have lost four straight, falling out of playoff contention.

The Highlanders offense showed some life after struggling to move the ball in their previous two contests. Quarterback Tayden Campbell and running back Bryson Woodworth lead the offensive unit, as they posted more points than they have in any game this season. With the victory, the Highlanders secured fourth place in the Eastern Conference and will travel to Oromocto to take on the 3-3 Blues this Friday night.

Oromocto Blues will look to pick up where they left off last week, as the offensive unit looked crisp throughout their 62-7 beat down of the Simonds Seabees. Both the Highlanders and Blues have secured a birth in the playoffs and will use the final week of the season as preparation for elimination football.

It won’t get any easier for the 0-6 Seabees, as the Purple Knights visit this weekend, looking to force Simonds into a winless campaign.

The Fredericton High Black Kats crushed their inner-city rivals 57-10, as the Leo Hayes Lions were helpless against the Black Kats’ versatile offense. The Black Kats seem to be the only team in the Western Conference capable of knocking off the undefeated Greyhounds. The two offenses lead both Conferences in scoring, while the defenses have both looked strong throughout their respective campaigns.

The Riverview Royals blanked the Tantramar Titans 13-0 in a defensive standoff at the Tantramar marsh Saturday afternoon. Regardless of week seven’s outcomes, these two, seemingly equally matched opponents will face off in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.


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