Exceptional Football Teams Recognized

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Superior Heights Steelhawks
Members of the Senior Football team from Superior Heights were on hand at the first meeting of 2015 along with their coaches to be acknowledged for their Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) win in November.

Jared Combs (left) and Lautaro Fresha, Captains of Superior Heights Steelhawks  Senior Football team.
Jared Combs (left) and Lautaro Fresha, Captains of Superior Heights Steelhawks Senior Football team.

The Superior Heights Steekhawks took on the Georgian Bay Secondary Schools Association champions, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School of Barrie, Ontario in the OFSAA Northern Bowl that took place in Hamilton, Ontario on November 27th at McMaster University’s Ron Joyce Stadium.

The 26-7 win over St. Joan of Arc in Hamilton was impressive and it topped off an exceptional season for the Steelhawks who went undefeated throughout the 2014 Sault Ste Marie High School Senior Football season and were crowned city champions and Northern Ontario Secondary Schools Association (NOSSA) champions.

Head Coach Seth Cond said of his team, “This year we enjoyed the by-products of hard work. Each season is special but the 2014 season earned not only provincial but national notice as well. Football authorities ranked our team 5th out of more than 900 secondary schools in Ontario and 17th in a pool of more than 3000 secondary schools in Canada. It is gratifying to witness the players exemplify the quality character traits we instill in our students while enriching their education through athletics.”

Korah Colts

Elliot Caruso (left), Kyle Slater (centre) and Darian Belkosky (right) members of Korah’s Junior Football team.
Elliot Caruso (left), Kyle Slater (centre) and Darian Belkosky (right) members of Korah’s Junior Football team.

Members of the Junior Football team from Korah Collegiate were also on hand along with their coaches to be acknowledged for their 2014 Northern Ontario Secondary School Athletics (NOSSA) Junior Football Championship win in November.

The Korah Colts were crowned the 2014 Northern Ontario Secondary School Athletics Junior Football Champions with a 14 – 0 win over the Lively Hawks. The Colts hosted the Lively Hawks who came from Sudbury to participate in this year’s junior football final.

Korah Head Coach Marco Bernabucci said this about his team, “As a coach I could not have been any prouder of what our group of young men have accomplished. Our players with such an outstanding work ethic and sense of pride in everything they do was outstanding to see day in and day out. Many times this year like other years they were faced with adversity, and yet with no hesitation they had faced it head on. It truly was great to see such a sense of family within a team.”

The NOSSA Championship game took place at Superior Heights on November 18th. The weather conditions were severe with cold temperatures and a snow covered field but the Korah Colts held on for the win. At kick-off at Superior Heights the temperature had dropped to minus seven degrees. The 2014 NOSSA final was to initially have taken place on November 15th but due to a heavy snow fall, the final was postponed until November 18th.