Canadian Road Warriors playing one of the toughest American high school football schedules

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When I wrote the story about the toughest high school football schedules in the nation on Monday, I may have missed one team. That was pointed out Canada Football Chat CEO and Publisher Lee Barette, who said that Clarkson Football North from Mississauga, Ontario should be in the mix.

I agree!

So, it’s time to point out that Clarkson will play five teams in the High School Football America Preseason 100 — No. 15 St. Frances Academy (Maryland), No. 67 St. Xavier (Ohio), No. 71 Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania), No. 75 St. Ignatius (Ohio) and No. 83 Elder (Ohio). All of the games will be on the road, but that’s nothing new for Clarkson Football North. They’re used to being “road warriors.”

Last year, during a 4-6 campaign, CFN played all ten games on the road. This year, all but one of CFN’s games this year will be on the road. The only home game will be against St. Joseph Football North from Ottawa, the capital of Canada.

Clarkson Football North Schedule

8/24 @ Archbishop Moeller (Ohio)

9/7 @ Elder (Ohio)

9/14 @ Erie (Pennsylvania)

9/21 @ Lorain (Ohio)

9/29 @ St. Ignatius (Ohio)

10/5 @ St. Frances Academy (Maryland)

10/12 @ St. Xavier (Ohio)

10/19 @ Cheshire Academy (Connecticut)

10/26 @ Cathedral Prep (Pennsylvania)

11/2 @ Bishop Sullivan (Virginia)

11/9 Football North St. Joe’s (Canada)

Look for Clarkson to be near the top of Canada Football Chat‘s Top Non-Public rankings when they’re released next week. CFN finished No. 1 last season.

Canada Football Chat  2017 Non-Public Rankings

No. 1 Clarkson Football North

No. 2 Canada Prep

No. 3 St. Joseph Football North

No. 4 St. Michael’s College

No. 5 St. Andrew’s College

No. 6 Upper Canada College

No. 7 Trinity College

No. 8 Royal Imperial



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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.