High school roundup (NS) [6]: Three teams remain undefeated heading into final weeks

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Week 6 action in the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation High School Football League saw the big three continue their winning streaks and improve to 6-0. With just two weeks remaining in the regular season, things are shaping up for an exciting finish as the two top divisions currently hold two-way ties for first-place.

J.L. Ilsley Judges (0), CPA Cheetahs (37)

The Cheetahs defeated the Judges in the weekly televised game by a dominant score of 37-0.

CPA might have the most momentum going right now among all the teams in the league, as the Cheetahs have now won five-straight after losing their opener to the talented Phoenix.

The Cheetahs’ defence has been impressive all season long. The unit registered a shutout for the third time this season in Week 6, and they lead the entire league in that defensive statistic.

With two games to play, the Cheetahs hold a 5-1 record and sit tied for first-place in the Scotia Conference with the SJA Flames.

Horton Griffins (28), CEC Cougars (15)

The Griffins won their second game in a row last Sunday, and now hold a 4-2 record on the season. Senior quarterback Caleb Melanson continued his productive season, leading his team to victory with multiple big plays through the air, including a 42-yard touchdown pass to Jack Hayes.

Riley Gabriel scored on the ground for the Cougars.

Photo courtesy of Caleb Melanson

Dartmouth Spartans (8), SJA Flames (34)

The Spartans ran into one of their toughest opponents of the season in Week 6, falling to the SJA Flames on home field.

After losing a close low-scoring game to the #CFC50 no. 24 Citadel Phoenix for their first loss of the season, the Flames’ offence returned to form in this one to move to 5-1 and remain tied for first place in the Scotia Conference with the CPA Cheetahs.

Lockview Dragons (10), Auburn Drive Eagles (27)

The Eagles continued their winning ways last Sunday, bringing the heat on defence and sustaining drives on offence to hand Lockview their second loss in a row.

Auburn Drive have now scored a league-leading 277 points on offence through six games, an incredible feat to say the least. The team remains tied with the juggernaut #CFC50 no. 24 Citadel Phoenix for first-place in the Nova Conference, and the two squads will finally meet in their final game of the season in Week 8.

NKEC Titans (42), Millwood Knights (21)

Northeast Kings’ offence scored over 40 points for the second week in a row as the team rolled to their third-straight victory.

The team has now moved to 4-2, and they are tied for second place in Division 2 with the Avon View Avalanche.

Avon View Avalanche (6), Central Kings Gators (47)

What else is new? The Central Kings Gators have moved to 6-0 and remain perfect after putting in a complete team effort against the talented Avon View Avalanche.

The Gators hold the first-place spot in Division 2 with a four-point lead over the next best team, and Central Kings seems to be unstoppable as they cruise towards the playoffs.

Sackville Kingfishers (52), Sydney Academy Wildcats (22)

The Kingfishers earned their second win of the season in style, registering the highest point total in the league this past week.

Sackville are now 2-4, and while Saturday’s game didn’t hold any playoff implications, you wouldn’t have known it by the effort put in by both teams in this offensive showcase.

West Kings Wolverines (8), JHG Royals (37)

The Wolverines fell to 0-6 on the season after surrendering 37 points to the Royals last Sunday.

The Royals bounced back from two-straight tough losses, and the team could now finish with a .500 record if they win the remainder of their games.

Halifax West Warriors (37), Prince Andrew Panthers (15)

The Warriors scored their biggest victory by far this season in their impressive win against the Prince Andrew Panthers last Friday.

Halifax West scored their most points since their Week 1 victory over Sydney Academy.

While this season has certainly not gone to plan for the Warriors, the team is gearing up to finish strong despite a tough schedule.

Coming up this weekend…

This evening’s action has the 1-5 Cole Harbour Cavaliers squaring off with the 3-3 Dartmouth Spartans on the road this evening.

Friday has two games lined up, with the 5-1 CPA Cheetahs hosting the 5-1 SJA Flames in a pivotal Scotia Conference matchup in Bedford. Friday will also see the 2-4 JHG Royals host the 4-2 NKEC Titans.

Saturday only has one game this weekend, with the 4-2 Horton Griffins hosting the 0-6 Sydney Academy Wildcats in Wolfville.

Sunday has four games lined up, including a battle between the undefeated 6-0 #CFC50 no. 24 Citadel Phoenix and the 2-4 CEC Cougars.

Sunday will also see the 4-2 Avon View Avalanche look to rebound from their Week 6 loss when they host the 0-6 West Kings Wolverines.

The 6-0 Central Kings Gators will host the 2-4 Millwood Knights, and the 2-4 J.L. Ilsley Judges will face a daunting challenge against the 6-0 Auburn Drive Eagles and their unstoppable offensive attack.

Monday has two games scheduled, with the 0-6 Prince Andrew Panthers hosting the 2-4 Sackville Kingfishers, and the 2-4 Halifax West Warriors hosting the 4-2 Lockview Dragons.

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