Terry Fox Raven, Springbank Phoenix heading to the shores of the Pacific

UBC brings in one BC commit and one out-of-province commit to their Class of 2017.

Cormac Scholz, a defensive back from Springbank Community High School and Trent Cooper, an offensive and defensive lineman from Secondary School, will be heading to the shores of the Pacific after singing with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

Cormac Scholz

Cormac Scholz makes the tackle. Courtesy of Cormac Scholz.

It was academic prestige that drew Cormac Scholz to UBC. He said he committed to the school because of their excellent kinesiology program and high standard of education. Balancing academics and well, just about anything in a student’s life can be a difficult task. But, he said, “The support offered to the varsity teams blew me away, which will make the transition from high school a lot smoother.”

After eight years of football, Scholz wasn’t about to end his career in high school. “I’m really looking forward to pursuing my football and academic goals at UBC,” he said. “The coaching staff is experienced and very knowledgeable.”

He added that, “They are dedicated to their program and the players. I have trust in Head Coach Nill, who has many years’ experience and is one of the most decorated coaches in the U Sports league (who could) lead us to a Vanier Cup.”

Standing at 6’1, 185lbs, he has played with the Springbank Phoenix (Rocky View Football League) and the Calgary Falcons (Calgary Area Midget Football Association). Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, he has also competed on Team Zone Two in the 2014 Alberta Summer Games and on Team Alberta in the Alberta-BC Border Bowl.

Last season, the dual strong safety and slot back was the 2016 RVSA offensive player of the year and the Phoenix offensive MVP. While with the midget Falcons, he was an all-star. During the ABC Bowl, he was named as Team Alberta’s best defensive back.

Trent Cooper
Trent Cooper will be staying closer to home when he joins the Thunderbirds. Hailing from Port Coquitlam, BC, he has been playing football for ten years. The 6’3, 270lbs defensive and offensive tackle spent his high school career with the Terry Fox Ravens (BC High School Football Association). He was named his school’s male athlete of the year and defensive player of the year. In 2014, he was a junior varsity champion.

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