The first week in New Brunswick high school football league year was exciting to say the least. The biggest shock of the weekend was easily the Miramichi Valley Pulamoo coming away with a big 16-14 win over their cross river rival James. M Hill Tommies on Saturday afternoon. What turned out to be the league’s first annual “Hurricane Bowl”. The game was a wet one that really forced both teams to keep the ball on the ground all afternoon long. For the most part it was business as usual as most games were played on Friday night except a few that were postponed. I have tried to do some research and find out when these games are being played but no data has been made available. I have heard one rumour that the games will be pushed back to next Tuesday so that may be the case.

This week’s biggest statement was easily the Sainte –Anne Castors coming away with a convincing victory over the former 10-man champion St. Stephen Spartans by a score of 58-0. The Tremblay brothers were dominant as usual and teamed up for 4 touchdowns. The Sainte-Anne defence was surprised when the Spartans come out in 5 WR offence which is a complete change from the option style they had been running in the past. They were able to shut the Spartans down and out, which is a very impressive thing to do for a 2nd year program in Sainte-Anne.

The other games Featured L’Odyssee blanking out St. Malachy’s 34-0 in a game that many thought the Saints would win. Devin Niles and his experienced offence had other plans and produced the numbers expected. This offence has many weapons and should become better as time goes on. Bernice McNaughton beat the KVHS Crusaders 9-3 in another surprising result according to people around the NBIAA. The highlanders have matured this season and with the coaching staff this school has in place, they are always a team to watch. Harrison Trimble flexed its muscles against a rebuilding Mathieu Martin Matadors squad, beating them by a 37-0 score. The Trojans looked good in their exhibition game against the Olympiens and are always a very capable team that is no stranger to deep post season runs. The final game on the schedule saw the Oromocto Blues improve to 1-0 with 22-6 victory over the Simonds Seabees of Saint John.

This week will see the Opening of Division 1 play with 3 very entertaining games scheduled. Our 3 analysts finished the weekend in decent shape as this would be easily the toughest week to predict.  Let’s see what they think about the games this week.

Analyst Records

Pistol Pete: 3-3
Mister Freeze: 5-1
Coach Zen: 2-4

Division 1

Fredericton High School Black Kats @ Leo Hayes Lions

Pistol Pete: “Black Kats 14-10”
Mister Freeze: “Black Kats 28-7”
Coach Zen: “Black Kats 17-10”

Riverview Royals @ Saint John Greyhounds

Pistol Pete: “21-7 royals”
Mister Freeze: “21-14 Royals”
Coach Zen: “28-21 Royals”

Moncton High Purple Knights @ Tantramar Titans

Pistol Pete: 28-14 Titans”
Mister Freeze: “21-14 Titans”
Coach Zen: “24-14 Titans”

Division 2

Bernice McNaughton Highlanders @ Olympiens de L’Odyssee

Pistol Pete: “35-0 Olympiens”
Mister Freeze: “Olympiens 24-0”
Coach Zen: “35-7 Olympiens”

Harrison Trimble Trojans @ Kennebecasis Valley Crusaders

Pistol Pete: “21-20 Crusaders”
Mister Freeze: “21-14 Crusaders”
Coach Zen: “14-10 Trojans”

Oromocto Blues @ St. Malachy’s Memorial Saints

Pistol Pete: “28-14 Blues”
Mister Freeze: “14-10 Saints”
Coach Zen: “31-28 Saints”

Simonds Seabees @ St. Stephen Spartans

Pistol Pete: “35-7 Spartans”
Mister Freeze: “28-0 Spartans”
Coach Zen: “21-7 Spartans”

Ecole Sainte-Anne Castors @ Matadors de Mathieu-Martin

Pistol Pete : “63-0 #Castorsnation”
Mister Freeze: “63-0 Castors”
Coach Zen: “70-0 Castors”

9-Man League

Sussex Regional Sonics @ Harbour View Vikings

Pistol Pete: “21-7 Sonic BOOM”
Mister Freeze: “14-0 Sonics”
Coach Zen: “28-7 Sussex”

Rothesay Redhawks @ Miramichi Valley Pulamoo

Pistol Pete: “21-7 Redhawks”
Mister Freeze: “14-10 Redhawks”
Coach Zen: “14-10 Redhawks

Hampton Huskies @ James M. Hill Tommies

Pistol Pete: “28-7 Huskies”
Mister Freeze: “28-6 Huskies
Coach Zen: “21-6 Huskies”

There are your high school predictions for week 2. We always love to hear your opinions so don’t be shy and get out and encourage the kids if you can this weekend. Great games ahead of us as usual!


  1. Denis, I always look forward to reading your articles on High School Football here in New Brunswick. Seeing you posted this article on FDS we will not be proceeding with charges BUT please advise the mysterious Pistol Pete #CastorsNation is strictly copyrighted by FDS!! Ha


  2. This is fantastic! Love having a place to get information on High school sports! Just for the record, HVHS has seen your prediction and is motivated to prove that they are not the same team as last year.


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