Canada’s Best Teams

Canada’s Best Teams

Six provinces are represented in a recent ranking of the top ten high school football teams in Canada.

With more than 400 teams playing in their province’s top tier of secondary school football, coming up with a top ten list is no easy task.

For starters, most of the teams never play each other, making comparisons difficult. There is also the issue of different school systems. In Quebec, for instance, high school teams are comprised of grade 10 and 11 students only. In Ontario grade 13 students are permitted to play.

Yet 15 (CFC) reporters, along with “selected area scouts,” have been taking on the challenge of ranking the teams since 2009. As expected the rankings generate much discussion, and will likely motivate football fans in these communities to visit their local fields and catch some outstanding football.

The following are the top ten teams in the country, according to CFC, as at September 25, 2013:

1) Mount Douglas Secondary School Rams (Victoria BC)
2) Notre Dame High School (Calgary AB)
3) College Notre-Dame Cactus (Montreal QC)
4) Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School Golden Suns (Regina SK)
5) W.F. Herman Secondary School Griffins (Windsor ON)
6) Lakeshore Catholic High School Gators (Port Colborne ON)
7) St. Paul’s High School Crusaders (Winnipeg MB)
8) École secondaire Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors (Quebec City QC)
9) Huron Heights Secondary School Warriors (Newmarket ON)
10) Frontenac Secondary School Falcons (Kingston, ON)

The complete CFC Top 50 list (along with news and notes on Canada’s most talented amateur players) can be found here:

In total, the CFC top 50 is comprised of 22 teams from Ontario, eight from Alberta, seven from Quebec, five from British Columbia, four (including two in the top ten) from Manitoba, three from Saskatchewan, one from Nova Scotia and one from New Brunswick.

Photos courtesy Notre Dame High School and A.B. Lucas Secondary School.