Weekly ‘DID YOU KNOW?” (10): McCrystal’s bow, Knight resurrection, Oakville first & Bicycle kick (VIDEO)

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We introduce to you the next weekly installment of CFC’s “Did you know”:

DID YOU KNOW (9): NOVEMBER 9TH:

DID YOU KNOW (BONUS): NOVEMBER 9TH:

DID YOU KNOW (8): NOVEMBER 1ST

DID YOU KNOW (7): OCTOBER 24th

DID YOU KNOW (6): OCTOBER 17TH

DID YOU KNOW (5): OCTOBER 10TH

DID YOU KNOW (4) – OCTOBER 3RD

DID YOU KNOW (3) – SEPTEMBER 26th

DID YOU KNOW (2) – SEPTEMBER 19th

DID YOU KNOW (1) – SEPTEMBER 12th

Frank McCrystal 2014

  • MCCRYSTAL RIDES OFF INTO THE SUNSET:

Longtime Regina Rams Head Coach Frank McCrystal finished his last game with the team last weekend.  While the team lost to the Calgary Dinos in the Canada West Semi-Final, McCrystal’s gridiron career has been reflected upon by many.  In his 31 year coaching stint with the Rams, McCrystal has instructed the likes of Jon Ryan (Seattle Seahawks),  Akiem Hicks (New Orleans Saints) and Stefan Charles(Buffalo Bills), who are currently suiting up for NFL teams as well as countless other notables that have enjoyed success in the CFL.  With McCrystal’s playing career, he has been tied tothe Rams program for over 40 years. CanadaFootballChat.com wishes McCrystal happy trails and all the best in the future.

Tyler Hermann 1

  • CRUSADING TO HISTORY:

Last week, CFC#18 Holy Cross Crusaders etched their names in the history books as the team won the Saskatoon 4A City Championship.  They are the first team to win four consecutive titles since Nutana Collegiate ran a streak of six Championship victories from 1952-1957. In 2014, the Crusaders were 10-0 and have racked up 439 points and only allowed opponents 90 points.  The Crusaders played CFC#8 LeBoldus Golden Suns in the Saskatchewan 4A Provincial Championships on Saturday (score not known at press time)

St Thomas Knights QC

  • SUCCESSFUL KNIGHT RESURRECTION:

Last weekend, St. Thomas Knights capped off their first season after a 25 year hiatus in fine style. The Knights defeated Pionniers of Soulanges to win their Division Championship in Pointe Claire. It’s a great Cinderella story –the resurrection was made possible by a grant by the Quebec Provincial Government.

Photo credit:  CBC News

Keaton

  • EDMONTON JUNIOR MVP:

For the seventh time since 1998, a Paul Kane Blues junior standout is the recipient of the Grant Yuzyk Trophy – MVP of Pool B in Edmonton High School Football League. Keaton Zaychkowsky amassed 873 rushing yards on 49 carries, nine rushing touchdowns, 42 yards on five receptions, a 39 yard passing touchdown as well as 22 PAT’s and a field goal.

Lo Ellen 2014

  • CAPPING PERFECTION:

It has been a memorable 2014 season for the Lo-Ellen Park Knights of the Sudbury District Secondary School Athletic Association (SDSSAA).  The Knights won their second title in three years as the team defeated Lively Hawks 42-33.  This win also completed a perfect season for the Knights as they had an 8-0 record.  The team was going to take their undefeated streak into the Northern Final against Superior Heights Steelhawks on Saturday.  Results were not available at press time.

Photo creditL  JOHN LAPPA/THE SUDBURY STAR/QMI AGENCY

Jakob Butler prospect

Even though the Salisbury Sabres went down to defeat at the hands of Bev Facey Falcons in last weekend’s Edmonton Carr Finals, there was a silver lining for CFC 100 linebacker Jakob Butler.  He was named Metro League’s MVP and was awarded the Haliburton Trophy in recognition.  When he was recognized, Butler asked his fellow teammates – Sabres captains to come up and accept the honour with him.  Class act!

 

  • WHAT DO BICYCLES & FOOTBALL HAVE IN COMMON?

McMaster Marauders Mitchell O’Connor garnered some attention for what he did on the field during the team’s OUA semi-final last weekend against the Ottawa Gee-Gees. O’Connor did a bicycle kick manouveure to block a punt in the Marauders OUA Semi-Final game against the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Nathan Rourke 2014

OAKVILLE FIRST:

On Thursday, Holy Trinity Titans made history at McMaster’s Ron Joyce Stadium.  By defeating Assumption Crusaders 42-28, the Titans became the first high school team from Oakville to win a Tier 1 football championship since the league went to the tiering system in 1998.

 

 

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