Post Tagged with: "York Region Lions"

Scott Barnett

Scott Barnett

December 2, 2019 at 10:44 amby 0 comments

 First Name Scott Last Name Barnett High School Banting memorial high school Current Team Name York region lions Primary Position QB – quarterback Class (graduating year) 2021

CFC100 DE Conner Franzisi lets play do the talking

February 13, 2019 at 5:59 amby 0 comments

 Wanting to be like his Father was just one of the many things that drew CFC100 Conner Franzisi to the game of football. Many of these young, amateur athletes play for the love of the game, and Conner is no different.

Taylor Jones never to be caught off guard

Taylor Jones never to be caught off guard

January 26, 2019 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Football is a family affair in the Jones’ household, and that’s how Taylor got started. “I started playing football at the age of six after watching my dad and my brother play,” says Taylor Jones.

Courtesy of Mount Allison.

MTA Mounties add former York Lions coach to staff

June 14, 2018 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Mounties add new recruiting coordinator to their team. In an off-season that has been ripe with coaching changes, the Mount Alison Mounties are also welcoming a new face to their staff. The team has hired Zac Colangelo, the former recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach for the York Lions, full-timeRead More

York Lions offer future to 3

York Lions offer future to 3

June 6, 2018 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

York adds three GTA commits to their 2018 class. Alfred Olay, a receiver from Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School, knows that the York Lions will treat him like family. Running back D’Andre Clarke-Bastien from Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute and offensive lineman San Elibuyuk from King City High School willRead More

No. 42 runs in the family for Blake Phillips

No. 42 runs in the family for Blake Phillips

April 28, 2018 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

A player’s jersey number goes far beyond what one sees on the roster: it represents a source of pride and honour both on and off the field. For Blake Phillips, the No. 42 inspired him to carry on his dad’s legacy at St. Andrew’s College.

Small-town charm of MTA attracts 2

Small-town charm of MTA attracts 2

April 20, 2018 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

Mounties add two out-of-province commits to their 2018 class. Neither receiver Alex Hayes from Horton High School and linebacker Jordan Melo from King City High School are from New Brunswick, but the province will be their new home for the next few years after signing with the Mount Allison Mounties.Read More

‘Up-and-coming’ York team draws CFC100, 2 others

‘Up-and-coming’ York team draws CFC100, 2 others

April 16, 2018 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

York adds three Ontario commits to their 2018 class. When CFC100 defensive lineman Kirklen Spicer from Citadel High School, offensive lineman Dawson Ladouceur from St. Mary’s High School and defensive back Matthew Vassos from St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic High School join the York Lions, you know they will be puttingRead More

MTA commit wants to be a difference maker

MTA commit wants to be a difference maker

March 28, 2018 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

Jordan Melo wanted to join a football team after watching his friend play for the Newmarket Buccanneers (now York Region Lions). “Him and his parents would always tell me to join his team because of my stature,” replied Jordan. “I wanted to play football so badly, unfortunately my parents wouldn’tRead More

By Jessica Hart.

Laurier coaching staff “cares about players”

February 11, 2018 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

Laurier brings in an Ontario commit to their Class of 2018. A dedicated football player constantly seeks to improve and Cooper Hamilton, an offensive lineman from Nantyr Shores High School, plans on doing just that with the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. “I felt like it was a great teamRead More

York impressed with work ethic, knowledge of commits

York impressed with work ethic, knowledge of commits

January 15, 2018 at 5:55 amby 0 comments

York adds two Ontario commits to their Class of 2018. Noah Craney, a quarterback from Vanier College, and Daniel Dwyer, a defensive lineman from St. Jean Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School, met each other as opponents on the field, but now the pair will be teammates on the York University Lions.Read More

York Lions add size to offensive line with Simcoe County commit

York Lions add size to offensive line with Simcoe County commit

November 20, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

York adds an Ontario commit to their Class of 2018. Already familiar with the Lions name, Brandon Bumstead, an offensive lineman from Banting Memorial High School, will be making the trip down Highway 400 to continue playing under the Lions banner with the York University Lions. Bumstead is from NewRead More

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (WEIR): “Football is the greatest team sport on earth…for most players, the team is their extended family”

COACHES SPOTLIGHT (WEIR): “Football is the greatest team sport on earth…for most players, the team is their extended family”

August 22, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Coaches play a big role in the development of their players, not just on the field, but off the field. There are thousands of community/high school coaches that sacrifice countless hours of their own time to make sure that amateur football is an opportunity presented to young people all acrossRead More

REC Camplin is tight-lipped about recruitment process

REC Camplin is tight-lipped about recruitment process

June 8, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Jack Camplin has only been playing football for four years, but during his time with the St. Maximilian Kolbe Mustangs and York Region Lions, football has become part of his identity. “Football to me means family, commitment, strong values and to believe that hard work and perseverance will prevail,” heRead More

Devon Martin holds a trophy after a game

Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (Central): Martin is all about character and team

May 20, 2017 at 5:15 amby 0 comments

Winners win and losers lose. Devon Martin fits in the first category. The York Region Lions JV product was part of the 2014 OMFL champions, the 2015 OFL finalists, and the 2016 OVFFL champions. And, it is not as if the team carried him. He was named Linemen of theRead More

QB commit ‘instantly fell in love’ with Queen’s Gaels

QB commit ‘instantly fell in love’ with Queen’s Gaels

April 19, 2017 at 5:40 amby 0 comments

Queens welcomes a highly decorated quarterback to their Class of 2017. It didn’t take long for FPC Ben Langlois, a quarterback from St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School, to jump on board with the mentality of the Queen’s University Gaels. “Following my experience attending Queen’s football camp and my visitRead More

Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (Central): Masterson a force on the offensive line

Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (Central): Masterson a force on the offensive line

March 31, 2017 at 5:15 amby 0 comments

Spencer Masterson is a dominant force on the offensive line. Masterson was named the OVFL Most Outstanding Lineman as a bantam in 2013, as a junior varsity in 2015 and 2016, the 2015-16 King City S.S. JR Football Ed Serjeantson award as Most Valuable Player, William F. Honey as MostRead More

LB End enjoys the brotherhood of the game

LB End enjoys the brotherhood of the game

January 13, 2017 at 5:35 amby 0 comments

Ontario product, Cameron End, will likely stay within the province to further his education and football career. Cameron End joined his first football team in grade six playing for the Newmarket Bucs, now called the York Region Lions (York Region Athletic Association). In his first season with the Bucs, Cameron earnedRead More

#CFCOPC: Mustang Douglass looking to see how he stacks up

#CFCOPC: Mustang Douglass looking to see how he stacks up

November 5, 2016 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

Registration for the 2016-2017 Ontario Prospect Challenge has begun…REGISTER NOW  Hagan Douglass started playing football in 2014 with the York Simcoe Bucs house league team, where he played for a season before moving up to the rep peewee team. Up until this point, Hagan was also a competitive swimmer, but heRead More

Aurora recruit felt Bishop’s “just had a feel like home” (VIDEO)

Aurora recruit felt Bishop’s “just had a feel like home” (VIDEO)

June 27, 2016 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Aurora offensive lineman joins RESQ team’s 2016 class. In the coming weeks, Giorgio Venosa will be moving to a neighbouring province to begin the next chapter of career. The 6’2, 275 pound offensive lineman from Aurora, Ontario committed to Bishop’s Gaiters.  Venosa will join the team for the 2016 RSEQRead More

Opportunity to be part of Guelph’s defence “truly an honour” says Newmarket recruit (VIDEO)

Opportunity to be part of Guelph’s defence “truly an honour” says Newmarket recruit (VIDEO)

June 6, 2016 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Newmarket linebacker joins OUA team’s 2016 class Alex Jafs seized a special chance that came his way during his CIS recruitment process. Recently, the 6’0, 215 pound linebacker from Newmarket, Ontario committed to Guelph Gryphons.  Jafs will join the team for the 2016 OUA season. While academics played a partRead More

 
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