CFC10 Non-Public rankings (5): Clarkson, SAC offenses lead way

Clarkson Football North evened their record at 2-2 with a come from behind victory over McDowell.  The home team went up 14-7 at half; and then both offenses could not be stopped in the second half.  The first defensive stop of the second half for either team was with 1:52 remaining when Clarkson forced McDowell to attempt a 33-yard field goal that was missed.  Two plays later, the score tied at 28-28, Nick DeJesus hooked up with CFC100 Nick Mardner for a 72 yard pass and catch TD.  McDowell had a chance to tie the game however a Kevin Nsabua INT thwarted the late drive.  Clarkson travels to Lorain whose offense has averaged over 40 points per game.  TDs: Mardner (2), Barrow (2), Watkins (1).

Canada Prep Raiders showed for a second week that they may have the best defense in the nation.  A thwarted 2-point convert potentially kept the Raiders out of the #1 ranking, eventually losing 7-6 to Brunswick (OH).  Following a Raiders 2-yard touchdown plunge with 5 minutes and 33 seconds remaining, Brunswick’s Seth Clark intercepted the Raiders two-point try to keep the visitors from taking a lead.   Canada Prep travels to Ellet this week.

St. Andrew’s College Saints – The Varsity Football Saints defeated the Huron Heights Warriors 37-27 this afternoon. It was the second week in a row that the Saints have beaten an opponent ranked in the top 10 nationally.

“It’s always an exciting opportunity for us to play Huron Heights. Having two nationally prominent programs who are in such close geographic proximity, on opposite sides of the tracks so to speak, means a lot in our local community,” commented head coach, Len Gurr. “Our stadium was packed on Saturday.”

Offensively, RB Adre Simmonds led the way rushing for over 200 yards and scoring 4 TDs. Adre was the best player on the field. QB Dylan Tabone enjoyed another strong performance, flashing his big play ability with his arm and his legs. WR CFC100 Lucas LaBrier led the receiving corps with over 150 yards and a TD.

Huge credit also goes to the big ‘war daddies’ up front who battled a large and physical Warriors’ front 7: CFC100 Gabe Wallace, Ethan Kalra, Alex Ross, Matt Cronin, and Dalton Lehman battled for 4 quarters in the hot and humid conditions.

“For the 2nd week in a row, we faced a tough and physical football team. Huron is big and plays with an edge. It was a great test for our team,” said Coach Gurr. “I was very happy with how our offensive line responded to the challenge.”

Defensively, the Saints were led by DE CFC100 Liam Gracey and LB Angus Austgarden. Facing a powerful triple option offence is never easy for an opposing defence, and the D deserves a lot of credit for grinding it out.

“Defensively, we knew we would have our hands full,” Coach Gurr said. “When you’re used to facing primarily 3 X 2 sets and the zone run game, that triple option offence is a nightmare to defend. And Huron runs it with precision. All of the wingback movement, the counter looks, the ability to pull the ball and take a shot in play-action, they gave us fits.”

Although today serves as a valuable lesson on execution late in games and finishing off an opponent (the Saints led 37-14 in the 4th quarter), the Saints are nevertheless 2-0 with wins over two national powerhouse programs.

The Saints will travel to Port Hope next Saturday to kick off their conference schedule against the TCS Bears.

Source: SAC Football (FB), Head Coach Len Gurr

Upper Canada College lost to A.B. Lucas, 27-14, in Ontario this past weekend. With an 0-1 record, they will go on to face St. Mike’s this next weekend who are coming off a 61-20 loss to an American opponent.

St. Joseph had their best start to a game that was until back-to-back fumbled kickoff returns.  CFC100 Arthur Hamlin continues his dominant performance with over 100 yards in return yardage, 7 tackles and 2 for a loss.  Other defensive standouts included CFC100 Lake Korte-Moore and Cedric Rumbold.  Avery Dow-Lala threw for 1 TD (Nathan Coleman) and Connor Bornais ran in a 5-yard TD.  St. Joe’s travels to Peddie who are coming off a 62-0 victory.

St. Mike’s traveled to Michigan to play the Madison Heights Eagles.  The final was 61-20.  No recap submitted.

Royal Imperial gave up 45 first half points and scored none, a score that held up at the end of the game against Winton Woods High School.  No recap submitted.

The Trinity College Bears would get their first shut out of the season with a 47-0 beating over the St. Ignatius of Loyola. No recap submitted.

 

#CFC10 RANKING

RK Last Team/School City (PROV) Overall Last result Next game
WK Record
1 1 Clarkson Football North Mississauga, ON 02-Feb won 35-28 vs. McDowell (PA) vs. Lorain (OH)
2 2 Canada Prep Raiders Welland, ON 0-3 lost 7-6 vs. Brunswick (OH) vs. Ellet (OH)
3 4 St. Andrew’s College Saints Aurora, ON 2-0 won 37-27 vs. Huron Heights (ON) vs. Trinity
4 3 Upper Canada College Blues Toronto, ON 0-1 lost 27-14 vs. A.B. Lucas (ON) vs. St Mike’s
5 5 St Joseph Football North Ottawa, ON 04-Jan lost 50-23 vs. Mt. St. Joseph (MD) vs. Peddie (NJ)
6 6 St. Michael’s College Kerry Blues Toronto, ON 0-1 lost 61-20 vs. Madison (MI) vs. UCC
7 7 Royal Imperial Knights St. Catharines, ON 0-4 lost 45-0 vs Winton Woods (OH) vs. Lake Cath. (OH)
8 8 Trinity College Bears Port Hope, ON 1-0 won 47-0 v. St. Ignatius Loyola vs. SAC

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