Articles by: Ryan McCabe

CFCFPC Hamilton (Defence): Varsity top performers and noteworthy mentions

CFCFPC Hamilton (Defence): Varsity top performers and noteworthy mentions

May 8, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Winning the game MVP award for defense, offense, or overall is a goal that most athletes aim for, but most do not ever get. However, that’s not to say that there isn’t some stellar performances by individual athletes that work to get the win at the end of the day.Read More

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Minor Cleveland v.s Minor West

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Minor Cleveland v.s Minor West

May 8, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Cleveland reigned supreme over Minor Team West in the opening game of the CFCFPC at Tim Hortons Field, but still Team West’s Alistair McNair was rewarded for his determined efforts with Offensive MVP. From Cleveland it was Davon Bradley who was named Defensive MVP, and Jermaine Foster who was namedRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Freshman West vs. East

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Freshman West vs. East

May 7, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

It was all Freshman West from the coin toss as the East struggled to keep up, ultimately resulting in a massive 74-0 victory. With so many players to choose from, narrowing down the selection couldn’t have been easy, but with four touchdowns Jacob Succar ran away with the Overall GameRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Freshman Central v.s Halton-Peel

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Freshman Central v.s Halton-Peel

May 6, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

It was Freshman Central who were able to come out on top over Halton-Peel with a 38-0 victory, but still it was a split decision when it came time to hand out the MVP awards. Central’s Brad Kemayou was the clear cut choice for Overall Game MVP, while his teammateRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Sophomore East vs. West

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Sophomore East vs. West

May 5, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Sophomore East never looked back after jumping out to an early lead, eventually leaving the West in their rearview mirror en route to a 33-6 victory. It was a special day for Kevin Victome who earned his second Overall Game MVP award in as many years, but it didn’t comeRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Varsity East vs. West

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Varsity East vs. West

May 4, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

They saved the best for last on Saturday night under the lights at Tim Hortons Field, as Varsity East narrowly escaped with a 28-21 victory over the West who attempted to mount a comeback late in the fourth. Jamal Mavinga was award the Overall Game MVP for his two touchdownRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Sophomore East triumph in weekend showdown

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Sophomore East triumph in weekend showdown

May 3, 2017 at 1:10 pmby 0 comments

The second to last contest at Tim Hortons Field saw a showdown between Sophomore East and West, a game in which the East side was able to overcome their cross provincial rivals by a score of 33-6. The scoring festivities got off to an early start in this one withRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Freshman Central in control from start to finish

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Freshman Central in control from start to finish

May 3, 2017 at 1:08 pmby 0 comments

It was another matchup that was closer in person than if you were to just look at the final score when all was said and done between Freshman Central and Halton-Peel, but still it was a well deserved 38-0 victory for Central who pulled away in the fourth quarter toRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Freshman West show no remorse in incredible victory

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Freshman West show no remorse in incredible victory

May 3, 2017 at 1:03 pmby 0 comments

Things got a little out of hand at Tim Hortons Field when the Freshman West took on the East, with the final outcome turning into a 74-0 blowout in favour of the West. The flurry of points came early and often with the Game’s Overall MVP Jacob Succar scoring onRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Sophomore Central v.s Halton-Peel

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Sophomore Central v.s Halton-Peel

May 3, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

It was a tight decision for Sophomore Central who prevailed 22-1 over Halton-Peel in game two of the showcase, so fittingly each team was represented when the final awards were handed out in the middle of the field.

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP – Varsity): Team East fight through adversity for victory over Team West

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP – Varsity): Team East fight through adversity for victory over Team West

May 3, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

The press box was packed for the final kickoff at the CFCFPC showcase at Tim Hortons Field, and the Varsity squads from East and West didn’t disappoint putting on the most entertaining game of the weekend. A late touchdown by the West made things interesting, but the East were ableRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Minor Cleveland vs. Halton-Peel

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Minor Cleveland vs. Halton-Peel

May 2, 2017 at 8:14 pmby 0 comments

The group from Cleveland wasn’t messing around on their trip to Tim Hortons Field, coming away with a pair of confident victories including a 51-0 blowout over Minor Halton-Peel. In the second game they took a clean sweep of the MVP podium with Hosea Steele taking home Overall Game MVPRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Cleveland triumphs on day two of the showcase to go home with a perfect record

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Cleveland triumphs on day two of the showcase to go home with a perfect record

May 2, 2017 at 8:10 pmby 0 comments

Day two of the CFCFPC showcase once again opened with the crew from Cleveland taking on Minor Halton-Peel, and despite a determined effort, it was Cleveland who used their size and speed to break a series of long plays that resulted in a 51-0 victory. Jermaine Foster, who was namedRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Varsity Central v.s Halton-Peel

CFCFPC Hamilton (MVPs): Varsity Central v.s Halton-Peel

May 2, 2017 at 9:19 amby 0 comments

It was a close game in our first of two Varsity matchups on Friday night at Tim Hortons Field until Central pulled away from Halton-Peel heading into halftime. With the final score turning into a 41-3 blowout, it’s no surprise that Central swept the MVP honours, and there was evenRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Minor Cleveland runs away with a convincing win over Minor West

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Minor Cleveland runs away with a convincing win over Minor West

May 2, 2017 at 9:11 amby 0 comments

The boys from Cleveland made a boisterous entrance at Tim Hortons Field to begin warmups, and with their eyes set on representing their city with pride, carried that confidence onto the field coming away with two convincing victories during their stay in Canada. Before the game the Director of FootballRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Brathwaite, Kemp-Welch connect to propel Sophomore Central over Halton-Peel

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Brathwaite, Kemp-Welch connect to propel Sophomore Central over Halton-Peel

May 2, 2017 at 9:07 amby 1 comment

Photo Credit: Adrien Montoya The second matchup from day one of the CFCFPC showcase featured a clash between Sophomore Halton-Peel and Sophomore Central, and produced an entertaining game that could have been much closer had a few plays gone Halton-Peel’s way. Israel Brathwaite was ultimately the difference maker with aRead More

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Varsity Central didn’t shy away from the pressure coming away with a victory

CFCFPC Hamilton (RECAP): Varsity Central didn’t shy away from the pressure coming away with a victory

May 2, 2017 at 9:03 amby 0 comments

Photo Credit: Liam Dunlop The lights were shining bright at Tim Hortons Field for the final game of day one at the CFCFPC showcase, and it was the Varsity Central squad who were able to make the most of the opportunity walking away with a 41-3 victory over Varsity Halton-Peel.Read More

CFCFPC Battle of the Best (Defence): Eight CFC100s ready to lead Central Canada’s defensive efforts

CFCFPC Battle of the Best (Defence): Eight CFC100s ready to lead Central Canada’s defensive efforts

April 24, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

On Saturday, May 6th at 7:30pm, one of three FOX 40 BATTLE OF THE BEST games will be played at MNP Park at Carleton University. This game will feature the Grade 11 travel team from British Columbia versus the Grade 11 Fox 40 Central team in Ontario. This will beRead More

CFCFPC Battle of the Best (Offence): Central Canada banking on two CFC100’s under centre to lead the way

CFCFPC Battle of the Best (Offence): Central Canada banking on two CFC100’s under centre to lead the way

April 23, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

On Saturday, May 6th at 7:30pm, one of three FOX 40 BATTLE OF THE BEST games will be played at MNP Park at Carleton University. This game will feature the Grade 11 travel team from British Columbia versus the Grade 11 Fox 40 Central team in Ontario. This will beRead More

U Sports Recruiting Analysis (RSEQ): McGill hopes to keep youth movement going with class of 2017

U Sports Recruiting Analysis (RSEQ): McGill hopes to keep youth movement going with class of 2017

April 12, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness With a youth movement already in full swing at McGill, the Redmen hope the class of 2017 can contribute to their rise in the standings. ClassRead More

Defensive lineman Alain Pae of Prague Lions walks on the field during the Czech Bowl XXIII, the local American football league final against Prague Black Panthers July 23, 2016.

Mind of McCabe: Influx of international talent provides perspective on how good we’ve got it in Canada

April 8, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the past few months as I’ve written about the U Sports recruiting classes, there’ve been a few trends that have caught me off guard and caused me to dig deeper to provide some perspective on the topics. The one that has dominated a lot of my time is theRead More

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (AUS): St. FX restocking the shelves as they search for third straight Loney Bowl

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (AUS): St. FX restocking the shelves as they search for third straight Loney Bowl

April 5, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 recruiting class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. After claiming back to back Loney Bowls, I think it is safe to say the X-Men are back, now their focus shifts to sustaining theirRead More

Mind of McCabe: Breaking down the CFC100 list by province and teams

Mind of McCabe: Breaking down the CFC100 list by province and teams

April 1, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

With the release of the CFC100 Class 2018 (1st Ed.) top prospects list (high school), we thought it would be interesting to break the list down into some geographical demographics. As population does play a big part in the representation of the prospects, it’s nice to see where the playersRead More