Top 50 Teams

Top 50 Teams

Eight provinces are represented in a season-ending ranking of the top fifty high school football teams in Canada.

With more than 400 teams playing in top tier secondary school football across the country, 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 are several undefeated teams. 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.

The ranking also reveals several high school football ‘hot-beds’, such as South Western Ontario. Eight teams from this region made the list, including four in the top 20 and five from London and Windsor alone. Other areas well represented on the list include Calgary and Quebec City with three teams each.

At the conclusion of the 2013 football season CFC chose the following as the top fifty high school teams in Canada:

1) Mount Douglas Rams, Victoria BC (9-0)
1) Notre Dame Pride, Calgary AB (10-0)
3) Huron Heights Warriors, Newmarket ON (9-0)
4) Leboldus Golden Suns, Regina SK (9-0)
5) St. Paul’s Crusaders, Winnipeg MB (10-0)
6) College Notre-Dame Cactus, Montreal QC (10-2)
7) W.F. Herman Green Griffins, Windsor, ON (10-1)
8) St. Joan of Arc Knights, Barrie ON (10-0)
9) Terry Fox Ravens, Port Coquitlam BC (7-2)
10) Assumption Lions, Brantford ON (10-0)
11) Lorne Park Spartans, Mississauga ON (9-0)
12) Seminaire Saint-Francois Blizzard, Quebec City QC (8-3)
13) St. Francis Browns, Calgary AB (6-3)
14) Holy Name Knights, Windsor ON (8-1)
15) Henry Wise Wood Warriors, Calgary AB (8-3)
16) Academie Saint -Louis Arsenal, Quebec City QC (7-4)
17) Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, Surrey BC (7-2)
18) Catholic Central Crusaders, London ON (9-1)
19) W.J. Mouat Hawks, Abbotsford BC (7-3)
20) Salisbury Sabres, Sherwood Park AB (9-2)
21) Jacob Hespeler Hawks, Cambridge ON (9-1)
22) St. Mary Monarchs, Pickering ON (9-0)
23) St. Thomas Aquinas Flames, London ON (6-2)
24) Resurrection Phoenix, Waterloo ON (7-1)
25) Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors, Quebec City QC (7-4)
26) St. Thomas More Knights, Burnaby BC (6-3)
27) Ecole Secondaire Cure-Antoine-Labelle Wolves, Laval QC (6-4)
28) Don Bosco Eagles, Toronto ON (5-2)
29) College Jean-Eudes Eagles, Montreal QC (5-5)
30) Spruce Grove Panthers, Spruce Grove AB (6-4)
31) Holy Cross Crusaders, Saskatoon SK (7-3)
32) Cardinal Newman Cardinals, Stoney Creek ON (9-2)
33) Assumption Crusaders, Burlington ON (8-3)
34) Corpus Christi Longhorns, Burlington ON (7-2)
35) Sir John A. MacDonald Flames, Upper Tantallon NS (9-1)
36) Fredericton Black Kats, Fredericton NB (10-0)
37) Upper Canada College Blues, Toronto ON (6-2)
38) Harry Ainlay Titans, Edmonton AB (6-5)
39) Lakeshore Catholic Gators, Port Colborne ON (6-2)
40) Murdoch McKay Clansmen, Winnipeg MB (5-3-1)
41) St. Andrew’s College Saints, Aurora ON (6-1)
42) Campbell Tartans, Regina SK (5-3)
43) A.B. Lucas Vikings, London ON (8-1)
44) St. Joan of Arc Angels, Mississauga ON (6-3)
45) Westdale Warriors, Hamilton ON (9-2)
46) Charles P. Allen Cheetahs, Halifax NS (8-1)
47) Crestwood Mustangs, Peterborough ON (10-1)
48) Frontenac Falcons, Kingston ON (9-1)
49) Sir Wilfred Laurier Lancers, Ottawa ON (7-2)
50) Academie les Estacades, Cap de la Madeleine QC (4-6)

More CFC rankings (along with news and notes on Canada’s most talented amateur players) can be found here:

Feature Photo Credit: W.J Mouat Hawks, T. Plett