Preview & Roundup (1): Ontario ’50’


Each week, CanadaFootballChat.com will bring you previews and a roundup of 50 high school in teams in Ontario

 

Marquise Thompson

WEST:

CFC # 4 WF Herman Green Griffins (WECSSAA):

CFC # 4 WF Herman Green Griffins hope to carry their momentum from last week’s huge win against rivals Holy Names Fighting Knights in this week’s game. The Green Griffins face Cardinal Carter Cougars this Friday at 1:00pm.

The team has overcome adversity after losing the services of CFC 100 Marcus Kentner.

Last week, Jalen Jackson led the way with three majors (57, 40 and 22 yards).  Marquise Thompson connected with Devon Woods for a 68 yard touchdown reception. Spencer Trinier scored a touchdown on an 85 yard punt return while Riley Milligan added a major. Thompson added five PAT’s

Liam Putt 2014

CFC # 9 Assumption Lions (BCSSAA):

CFC # 9 Assumption Lions look to keep their undefeated record intact as the team faces North Park Trojans under Friday Night Lights.  Kickoff is 8:00pm.  Last week, the Lions earned a 30-0 shutout victory over Pauline Johnson Thunderbirds.

All eyes will be on CFC 100 pivot Liam Putt.

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CFC # 29 Holy Names Fighting Knights (WECSSAA):

After a disappointing defeat at the hands of CFC # 4 WF Herman Green Griffins, Holy Names Fighting Knights will look to rebound this week.

In last week’s game, Zach Herzog scored a 35 yard touchdown, Anthony Bontorin eked into the end zone for a 1 yard major.

AB Lucas 2014

CFC #25 AB Lucas Vikings (TVRAA):

CFC # 26 AB Lucas Vikings will be seeking their third win of the season this Friday against East Elgin Eagles.

Last week, the Vikings defeated Sir Frederick Banting Broncos 31-7.

Players to watch for on the VIkings include pivot Tristan Arndt, slotback/linebacker Scott Hutter, slotback Jacob Misk, defensive end Cam Bailey, right guard/nose tackle Eddie Nam, CFC 100 defensive lineman Nick Pinelli, defensive lineman Dan Kopola, defensive lineman Lester Rafanan, slotback Brett Ledingham, Omar Helbah and Dara Sos

LAST WEEK’S RECAP (SOURCE:  LONDON HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PAGE):

The United Way football tournament wrapped up Thursday with the Lucas Vikings showing that the way to the TVRA Central Conference championship will definitely run through them.

For the second week in a row, the Vikings handled a rival with relative ease — this time a 31-7 victory Thursday over the Banting Broncos in the final game of the two-week event at TD Stadium.

Lucas roared out to a 17-0 lead on a pair of Dara Sos touchdowns, the first on a screen pass from Tristan Arndt from 25 yards out and the second on a short run.

Killinger made a long run on a broken play to get it to the Lucas 20-yard line and then made a pass to Kurtis Wenman for a touchdown to finish the first half 17-7.

But it wasn’t enough, as Lucas scored another touchdown in each of the third and fourth quarters to go up 31-7.

Lucas coach Mike Hayes was pleased with his team’s effort, which followed a season-opening win over Central last week.

“I really think we played well, we controlled the play,” he said. “The reality is the seven points is off one broken play, the quarterback (Banting’s Nick Killinger) made a helluva play and we missed him, but that’s the play.”

“I was happy that when we were down early, our guys didn’t give up and stormed back to get some points,” Banting head coach Todd Mackay said.

Mackay wasn’t at all pleased with his team’s overall play, though. “Defensively, I don’t think I had the guys prepared as well as I should have, and our guys weren’t tackling — and if you’re not tackling, you’re playing touch football and someone’s going to score.”

But, Mackay said, “We played better than we did last week, so we can take that away from it, but we have a lot of work still to do going forward, we have to tackle, stay in our blocks, and stay in coverage, just the basics.”

The one part of the Lucas game that had Hayes steaming was the amount of penalties. “We always want to blame the refs, but the truth is our penalties were because we lacked discipline.”

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CFC # 32 Catholic Central Crusaders (TVRAA):

This Friday, CFC # 32 Catholic Central Crusaders will visit St. Joseph’s Rams.  Kickoff is 8:00pm.

Last week, the Crusaders defeated St. Thomas Aquinas Flames 34-27.

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CFC # 38 Resurrection Phoenix (WCSSAA):

The undefeated CFC # 38 Resurrection Phoenix hosted Cameron Height Golden Gaels yesterday.

Pivot Paul Henning will lead the offensive unit and will try to connect with his main targets Austin Mahon and Tyler Woods. The Phoenix defense will be anchored by Devon Hinsperger, Nick Snider and Austin Dale.

Last week, the Phoenix defeated Bluevale Knights 32-18.

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CFC #35 Jacob Hespeler Hawks (WCSSAA):

CFC # 35 Jacob Hespeler Hawks are looking to go 3-0 as the team visits Grand River Renegades this Friday.  Game start is 3:00pm.

In their last game, the Hawks earned a 49-0 victory over the Eastwood Rebels.

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St Thomas Aquinas Flames (TVRAA):

After a 28-6 win over St. Joseph’s Rams, the St Thomas Aquinas Flames will be on the road to face Mother Teresa Spartans on Friday.  Kickoff is 3:00pm

Sarnia Northern

Sarnia Northern Vikings (SWOSSAA):

In their previous outing, the Sarnia North Vikings cruised to a 38-10 victory over Lambton Central Lancers.

Walker Breen

John F Ross Royals (Guelph District 10):

Defending champions, John F Ross Royals look to move 3-0 on the season as the team visits Guelph Green Gaels on Thursday.  Kickoff is 3:00pm.

Last week, the Royals cruised to a 21-3 win over St.James Lions.

Cardinal Newman 2013 GNAC Champions

HAMILTON/NIAGARA:

CFC # 7 Cardinal Newman Cardinals (HWCAA):

After a 41-7 thumping of Bishop Tonnos Titans last week, CFC # 7 Cardinal Newman Cardinals will put their undefeated record on the line as the team hosts Bishop Ryan Celtics under Friday Night Lights at 7:00pm.

Clark Adams will head up the Cardinals offense.  In last week’s victory, the wide receiver scored three touchdowns. Pivot Jake Marquette as well as running back Nicholas Petermann and offensive gun Marcus DiLoreto will be expected to play a role in the Cardinals offensive output. On special teams, kicker Steven Frketich should provide some consistency.

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CFC # 17 St Thomas More Knights (HWCAA):

CFC # 17 St Thomas More Knights look for their third consecutive win of the season when they battle St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves on Friday at 1:00pm.

Backup pivot Zach Odoardi put on an impressive performance in last week’s 44-7 victory over Bishop Ryan Celtics.  Odoardi created some offensive magic with both Billy Olds and Angus Button which translated into touchdowns.  Running back Osayi Iginuan tallied two majors and Nick Feria added a touchdown.  Look for all five of these players to figure prominently in the Knight’s success on Friday.

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CFC # 36 Blessed Trinity Thunderbolts & CFC#47 St. Paul Patriots (NRHSAA):

Another classic showdown in Niagara, CFC#36 Blessed Trinity Thunder will visit CFC#47 St. Paul Patriots.  Last time these two rivals duked it out was October 23, 2013 when the Saints pulled out a 14-2 victory over the Thunderbolts.  Last season, the Saints won both matchups against the Thunder.  The Saints have to find a way to stop Thunder running back Austin Whetton to have success in this game.

Enzo Lariccia

Lakeshore Gators (NRHSAA):

The next game for Lakeshore Gators won’t be until Wednesday when the team squares off against Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs at 1:00pm.

Last week, the Gators overcame a 7-0 deficit to defeat Notre Dame Irish 63-24.  Mack Jones and Enzo Lariccia each tallied three majors in the win.

Westdale Warriors Champions

Westdale Warriors & Westmount Wildcats (HWIAA):

Seeking their first win of the season, Westdale Warriors will visit the undefeated Westmount Wildcats on Thursday at 3:30pm.

Players to watch for on the Warriors include quarterback Mitch Garland, receiver Christian Sirko, linebacker Andrew Pacheco, as well as offensive linemen Moshuir Mobarak, James Reader-Lemoine Tyler Lamb and Nathi Zamisa.

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Waterdown Bears (HWIAA):

The Waterdown Bears are looking for their first win of the season and it won’t be an easy task when they visit undefeated Sir Allan McNab Lions on Thursday at 3:30pm.

West Ferris Trojans 2013 NOSSA Champions

West Ferris Trojans (NOSSA):

Under Friday Night Lights, West Ferris Trojans look to go 4-0 as they visit the Widdifield Wildcats.  Kickoff is 8:00pm.

In last week’s 27-7 victory over Algonquin Barons, Riley Anderson tallied two majors as well as added two field goals and two PAT’s.  Pivot Matt Valiquette ran into the end zone for a touchdown as well. On defense, Lucas Trach recorded a sack.

Cam Elgie

Superior Heights Steelhawks (NOSSA):

Looking to gain their fourth win of the regular season, Superior Heights Steelhawks will face St. Basil Saints on Friday at 7:00pm.

In their last game, the Steelhawks crushed White Pines Wolverines 57-0.  Max Fisher scored three touchdowns in the win.  Cam Elgie, Nick Servant, Craig Daniel, Earl Gibbs and Isaac Belsito each tallied a major for the Steelhawks. Three quarterbacks played in this game – Austin Maccarone, Noah Grigg and James White.

Huron Heights 2013 YRAA champions

GTA:

CFC #12 Huron Heights Warriors (YRAA):

After narrowly defeating archrivals Bill Crothers Colts, CFC # 12 Huron Heights Warriors will battle Brother Andre Cardinals on Friday at 3:30pm.

Against the Colts, the Warriors had to mount a comeback and a late play gave them the victory.  Quarterback Luke Griese rushed into the end zone for a 17 yard score while Mike Strumos rushed for two majors (23, 29 yards).  Griese found Skyler McMurty for a 46 yard touchdown reception.

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CFC # 28 Upper Canada College Blues (CISAA):

CFC # 28 Upper Canada College Blues look to go 3-0, but will have to wait until October 17th when the team hosts St.Michael’s Kerry Blues for a duel under Friday Night Lights.  Kickoff is 7:30 pm.

In last week’s 44-7 thumping of Villanova College Knights, Zacharie Quiviger, Faisel Agbonhin, Hunter Okubasu, CFC 100 Phillippe Archambault, LC Hebert and Patrick Stevenson each tallied majors for the Blues.  Henry Gould, Clayton Jeffrey and Jack Norton led the defense in their success of shutting down the Knights.

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CFC # 30 Pickering Trojans and St Mary Monarchs (LOSSAA):

In their first game since September 18th, CFC # 30 Pickering Trojans will host Saint Mary Monarchs on Friday at 4:00pm.

The Trojans earned a 37-0 shutout victory over Donald A Wilson Gators two weeks ago. Meanwhile, the Monarchs are now 2-0 after a 29-12 victory over the Ajax Rams.

Chaminade Gryphons

CFC # 45 Don Bosco Eagles & Chaminade Gryphons (TDCAA):

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Another chapter in an epic rivalry will take place at Chaminade. The Gryphons will celebrate Homecoming by hosting CFC#45 Don Bosco Eagles.  The last time these two teams met was in the Toronto Catholic Finals last November when the Eagles came away with a 34-15 win over the Gryphons.  However, last year the Gryphons also scored a 14-11 victory over the Eagles.  Homecoming brings a special atmosphere, so the Gryphons hope to get caught up in it and use that as motivation to defeat the Eagles.

It is our annual Homecoming game that is very well attended, we usually get in upwards of 2000 spectators for the game and I think this year will be no different with the rivalry between the two schools,” commented Gryphons Head Coach Pat Diodati.  “It promises to be a great night of high school football in the GTA.”

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CFC # 46 St Andrew’s College Saints (CISAA):

Hoping to net their second win of the season, CFC # 46 St Andrew’s College Saints will entertain Trinity College Bears in a Saturday afternoon matinee (2:00pm).

Here is a recap of their last outing:

The varsity Saints defeated the St. Michael’s College Kerry Blues 38-22 this afternoon in front of a large and energetic crowd at SMC’s homecoming. Today’s performance came as the culmination of a solid week of practice and reinforced our potential to be a great team in 2014.

Defensively, the Saints were once again led by linebacker Fraser Sopik.  Sopik flew all over the field and made several big plays in the Kerry Blues’ offensive backfield. In addition to Sopik, linebackers Nick Grossi and Walter Karabin were also outstanding.  Furthermore, cornerback Krisztian Fockter had a key 1st quarter interception, while defensive end Mac Lewis, halfback Cal Walker, and big defensive tackle Gregor MacKellar also contributed huge plays on the defensive side of the ball. Unfortunately, 1st quarter knee injuries to linebacker Angelis Prattas and defensive Donald Kwok put a damper on an otherwise solid day for the defence.

Offensively, the Saints were led by several exceptional individual performances. In addition to the 38 point outburst, the Saints also fumbled twice in the Kerry Blues end zone at the end of long, dominating drives, leaving 14 points off-the-board. Finishing drives will be a major point of emphasis at practice this week.

CFC 100 running back Jonathan Femi-Cole was electrifying throughout the afternoon. Midway through the 2nd quarter, big # 28 took over the game and gashed the Kerry Blues’ defence on several occasions. The Kerry Blues defence is loaded with big, talented, physical athletes, but as is usually the case, Femi-Cole was too much to handle and totaled 200 yards on the ground with 1 touchdown. Quarterback Ben Schmidt was once again outstanding, throwing for 350 yards and 2 touchdowns. Schmidt has demonstrated an ability to make consistently smart reads and his accuracy has been tremendous. Slot-back Ryan Keays led the receiving core with several big plays, including a long touchdown run and a long touchdown reception. The real story of the receiving corps today however was the emergence of Will ‘The Thrill’ Merkel as a legitimate playmaker. Merkel had several explosive receptions throughout the day, including an 80 yard touchdown grab. He has been a star at practice for the past two weeks, and his hard work is starting to pay dividends in games.

(Source:  St. Andrew’s College Saints)

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Central Technical Blues (TDSSAA):

The Central Technical Blues do not play their next game until Thursday October 9th, when team visits Downsview Mustangs.  Game start is 2:00pm.

In their first game of the season, the Blues lost to Leaside Lancers 17-7.

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Richview Saints (TDSSAA):

Richview Saints next game is Wednesday at 2:00pm against Sir John A MacDonald Black Scots.

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Bill Crothers Colts (YRAA):

After suffering a disappointing defeat at the hands of CFC # 12 Huron Heights Warriors, Bill Crothers Colts will host King City Lions on Friday at 2:00pm

In last week’s 25-18 loss, Elijah Hamilton-Walker scored the only touchdowns for the Colts.

Nelson versus Notre Dame 2014

HALTON/PEEL:

CFC # 15 Assumption Crusaders & Nelson Lords (HSSAA):

Undefeated CFC # 15 Assumption Crusaders (2-0) will visit Nelson Lords for a Friday afternoon matchup (1:15pm).

Last week, the Crusaders defeated Corpus Christi Longhorns 17-10.  The team is led by veteran running back Jordan Lyons, defensive back/linebacker Justin Lyons, offensive lineman J.D. Richardson, defensive back Connor Newcombe and wide receiver Matt Orr.

Meanwhile, the Nelson Lords escaped with a 24-22 victory over Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  The Lords appeared to have control of the game up 16-7 late in the third quarter. A couple miscues let the Irish back in and allowed them a chance for a win right until the final whistle. Nelson was led by Touchdowns from Nori Kaltsidis, Drake Bowie and Sam Lewis with Adam Preocanin adding a field goal.

(Nelson Recap and Photo credit – Nelson Lords Football)

Connor McQuilkin

Holy Trinity Titans & Corpus Christi Longhorns (HSSAA):

Looking to go 4-0, Holy Trinity Titans will host Corpus Christi Longhorns on Friday at 3:45pm.

Last week, the Titans trampled Christ the King Jaguars 54-0 while the Longhorns lost to the CFC # 15 Assumption Crusaders 17-10.

The Titans will be led by veteran quarterback Nathan Rourke, running back Jason Uleryk-Carvalho, wide receiver/defensive back Will Ellis, wide receiver/defensive back Ente Eguavoen and lineman Reggie Hyacinthe.

As for the Longhorns, the keys to their success will depend on the play of receiver/defensive back Connor McQuilkin, receivers Ben Field and Curtis Smith as well as lineman Justin Thibodeau.

Kyle Gouveia 2014

CFC # 21 St. Roch Ravens & Lorne Park Spartans (ROPSSAA):

This Friday, undefeated CFC # 21 St. Roch Ravens will visit Lorne Park Spartans.

Last week, the Ravens feasted on St. Marguerite d’Youville Panthers 44-0 while the Spartans eked out a 28-25 win over Our Mount Lady of Carmel Crusaders.

Leading the Ravens will be pivot Kyle Gouveia, running back Malcolm Miller, Akeem Knowles, linebacker Mariano Christiaans, Jamal Nkrumah, fullback/running back Neil Harris, offensive lineman Chris Postill, wide receiver Nick Adeyeye and linebacker Nathan Frimpong.

As for the Spartans, the offense will be led by quarterback Alex Lavric, running back Kevin Foster-Verdier, Devin Condlln and Ejaz Causer.

Jordan Whyte

CFC # 31 St Marcellinus Spirit (ROPSSAA):

CFC # 31 St Marcellinus Spirit put their undefeated record on the line as they visit Meadowvale Falcons on Friday.  Kickoff is 8:00pm.

Last week, the Spirit defeated St Thomas Aquinas Cardinals 27-3.

Pivot Jordan Whyte, offensive threats Giovanni Ellis and Thomas Oshana as well as kicker Jordan Prescod and defensive standout Julien Taylor-Patrick will be the ones to watch for on the Spirit.

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St. Marguerite d’Youville Panthers (ROPSSAA):

On Friday, St. Marguerite d’Youville Panthers will try to win their first game of the season as the team visits Notre Dame Knights. Game start is noon.

Last week, the Panthers lost to CFC # 21 St Roch Ravens 44-0.

Linebacker Anthoine Walker will be one to watch for on the Panthers defense.

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St Edmund Campion Bears (ROPSSAA):

St Edmund Campion Bears will host St Thomas Aquinas Cardinals on Friday at 2:15pm.

Last week, the Bears earned their first win of the season, defeating Notre Dame Knights 28-10.

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NORTH/EAST:

CFC # 33 St Joan of Arc Knights (GBSSA):

CFC # 33 St Joan of Arc Knights hope to move to 3-0 on the season as the team visits Bear Creek on Thursday.  Kickoff is 2:30pm.

Last week, the Knights defeated Banting Marauders 26-7.

Pivot Cody Shaw is now the starting quarterback for the Knights.  Watch for him to spearhead the offense and go to his main target Jayden Kelly.  Offensive threats Kyle Charron, Brandon Paulino and Mitchell French as well as defensive standout Michael O’Grady will be others players that will figure prominently into the Knights success.

Photo credit: Mark Wanzel, Barrie Examiner

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CFC # 39 Crestwood Mustangs (COSSA):

Under Friday Night Lights, CFC # 39 Crestwood Mustangs will square off against Adam Scott Lions.  Game start is 7:00pm.

The Mustangs opened their season with a 44-13 win over Thomas A Stewart/Kenner last week.

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CFC # 40 Sydenham Golden Eagles (KASSAA):

CFC # 40 Sydenham Golden Eagles look to go 3-0 as the team will battle La Salle Black Knights on Thursday October 9th at 4:45pm.

This past week, the Golden Eagles defeated the Holy Cross Crusaders 30-21.

Photo credit:  Ian MacAlpine, Kingston-Whig Standard/QMI Agency

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CFC # 41 St. Patrick Fighting Irish (NCSSAA):

Undefeated CFC # 41 St. Patrick Fighting Irish will host St. Francis Xavier Coyotes on Thursday at 2:00pm

Last week, the Irish earned a 28-0 shutout victory over St. Mark Lions.

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St. Peter Knights & Mother Teresa Titans (NCSSAA):

On Thursday, St Peter Knights will visit Mother Teresa Titans.  Kickoff is 2:00pm.

Last week, the Knights dismantled Ashbury Colts 60-20. Meanwhile, the Titans lost their first game of the season 14-2 to St Patrick Fighting Irish.

Photo credit:  Nelson Lords Football

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers (NCSSAA):

On Saturday, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers will be on the road to face St Joseph Jaguars.  Game start is 10:00am.

Last week, the Lancers suffered a 20-15 loss at the hands of St. Francis Xavier Coyotes.

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Frontenac Falcons (KASSAA):

The Frontenac Falcons will battle La Salle Black Knights on Friday at 5:00pm.

This past week, the Falcons earned their first win of the season by defeating Ernestown Eagles 28-1

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Almonte Thunderbolts (LCIAA):

On Friday afternoon, the Almonte Thunderbolts hope to move on 3-0 on the season as they host St. John Spartans.  Kickoff is 1:00pm.

Last week, the Thunderbolts cruised to a 36-9 victory over Notre Dame Celtic Warriors.

Players to watch on the Thunderbolts include two way player Zach Kealey, Ben Kargus and defensive standout Mike Blair.

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Arnprior Redmen (LCIAA):

Looking to get back in the win column, Arnprior Redmen will entertain Mackenzie Mustangs on Friday afternoon for a 3:00pm start.

This past week, the Redmen suffered their first defeat of the season, 23-16 to the Fellowes Falcons.

 

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