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Marauders pick Panthers apart

January 4, 2010 at 1:17 amby 0 comments

Something just wasn’t right for the Birchmount Park Panthers – and that was just fine with the Markham District Marauders. The Toronto District School Board champs were highly favoured to extend their 12-game winning streak and walk off with the Metro Bowl. Game No. 13 on the season proved toRead More

Holy Cross finally hoists KASSAA football trophy

January 4, 2010 at 1:14 amby 0 comments

The streak or drought, depending on which high school football colours you sport, is over. The Holy Cross Crusaders upset the Frontenac Falcons 28-9 Sunday afternoon for their first-ever senior title in 23 years. For the Falcons, the string of KASSAA championships ends at three. Frontenac coach Mike Doyle saidRead More

Knights take Capital Bowl

January 4, 2010 at 1:13 amby 0 comments

Knights 37, Mustangs 22 Alex Skinner started the final season of his high school football career with a Thursday-night, under-the-lights bang in one country, which earned him 15 minutes of fame in September. But he finished his gridiron year with an even bigger Wednesday-afternoon, under-the dome explosion in his homeland,Read More

History – Football Timelines – 1940s

History – Football Timelines – 1940s

January 1, 2010 at 1:28 pmby 0 comments

1949 Edmonton Eskimos rejoined the WIFU and adopted the colors of green and gold. Wearing of helmets was made compulsory. Western Canada Rugby Football Union ceased to exist. Hamilton Wildcats (Jr Big 4) win Junior Football Championship.

Queen’s wins Vanier Cup

January 1, 2010 at 7:47 amby 0 comments

QUEBEC CITY — Overlooked for individual awards and overtaken for a national record, Danny Brannagan wasn’t about to let the big prize slip away. The fifth-year Queen’s Golden Gaels star quarterback saved his best for last, leading his team to the biggest second-half comeback in the 45-year history of theRead More

Huskies heartbreak: Dinos hold on for dramatic football win

January 1, 2010 at 7:43 amby 0 comments

Dinos 39, Huskies 38 Scott McHenry crouched on the sideline, averted his eyes and listened for a verdict from the crowd Saturday afternoon at Griffiths Stadium. “I heard silence,” the University of Saskatchewan Huskies slotback said later. With that silence came the end of his university football career. Huskies placekickerRead More

History – Football Timelines – 1950s

History – Football Timelines – 1950s

January 1, 2010 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

  1959 Saskatoon Hilltops win CJFL.

History – Football Timelines – 1960s

History – Football Timelines – 1960s

January 1, 2010 at 5:47 amby 0 comments

1969 Although the 1962 game was completed on a Sunday, the 1969 game was the first Grey Cup game to start and finish on a Sunday and the first Grey Cup game in Montreal since 1931. Saskatoon Hilltops win the CJFL and Manitoba Bisons win the Vanier Cup.

History – Football Timelines – 1970s

History – Football Timelines – 1970s

January 1, 2010 at 5:37 amby 0 comments

1979 Edmonton Eskimos set single season attendance record of 340,239 for Western Conference. Ottawa Sooners win CJFL and Acadia Axemen win the Vanier Cup.

History – Football Timelines – 1980s

History – Football Timelines – 1980s

January 1, 2010 at 5:35 amby 0 comments

1989

History – Football Timelines – 1990s

History – Football Timelines – 1990s

January 1, 2010 at 5:33 amby 0 comments

1999

History – Football Timelines – 2000s

History – Football Timelines – 2000s

January 1, 2010 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

2009

Revenge is sweet for Fightin’ Irish

January 1, 2010 at 1:20 amby 0 comments

Who says kickers in football aren’t tough? Eric Kempi ignored the pain from his badly sprained ankle to help Burlington’s Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish defeat Lakeshore Catholic Gators of Port Colborne 33-10 in the Golden Horseshoe Bowl final at Rogers Centre yesterday. That high school contest was a rematch ofRead More

2009 NDA football preview

January 1, 2010 at 1:18 amby 0 comments

The Chippewa Raiders are out and the Timmins High Blues are in. The Nipissing District Association football season opens today when the defending senior champion Widdifield Wildcats host the Franco-Cite Patriotes at 4 p.m. Missing from this season’s schedule, however, at both the junior and senior levels, are the ChippewaRead More

At 3-0, football Griffins are officially for real

At 3-0, football Griffins are officially for real

January 1, 2010 at 1:08 amby 0 comments

Article online since September 24th 2009, 8:35 At 3-0, football Griffins are officially for real Normally, you can’t judge a team – or a season – on the basis of one game. On the other hand, three games – all of them wins – is probably a pretty good indicationRead More

History – Timeline by Frank Cosentino

History – Timeline by Frank Cosentino

November 5, 2009 at 1:20 pmby 0 comments

For many years, the term football described the practice of kicking an object, usually a round ball, and directing it into a designated goal area. It was not until 1823, a traditional myth says, that William Webb Ellis, a student at the British public school of Rugby, picked up theRead More

History – Canadian University Football

History – Canadian University Football

November 5, 2009 at 1:16 pmby 0 comments

By Robert Watkins

UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#11 – FINAL): Laval tops final rankings of 2009

UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#11 – FINAL): Laval tops final rankings of 2009

November 3, 2009 at 4:55 pmby 0 comments

OTTAWA (CIS) – The reigning Vanier Cup champion Laval Rouge et Or top the final UFRC – CIS football rankings of the 2009 season.

UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#10): Laval remains No. 1, Calgary up to No. 2

UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#10): Laval remains No. 1, Calgary up to No. 2

October 27, 2009 at 4:54 pmby 0 comments

OTTAWA (CIS) – The reigning Vanier Cup champion Laval Rouge et Or top the UFRC – CIS football rankings for the second straight week, for the eighth time in 10 polls this season, and for the 46th time in 49 polls dating back to the start of the 2005 campaign.

UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#9): Laval returns to No. 1

UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#9): Laval returns to No. 1

October 20, 2009 at 4:52 pmby 0 comments

OTTAWA (CIS) – The reigning Vanier Cup champion Laval Rouge et Or are back to a familiar place as they return to the top of the UFRC – CIS football rankings after spending two weeks at No. 2.

UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#8): No. 5-Western to face No. 4-Queen’s for OUA lead

UFRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#8): No. 5-Western to face No. 4-Queen’s for OUA lead

October 13, 2009 at 4:51 pmby 0 comments

OTTAWA (CIS) – While Quebec powerhouses Montreal and Laval hold the top two spots in the UFRC – CIS football rankings for the second straight week, all eyes will be on Ontario this weekend as first place in the OUA standings will be on the line when No. 5-Western facesRead More