High School Football Rankings

Alberta High School Football Rankings for 2017!

Each year the first rankings are released following the CFL’s Labor Day Classic between the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders (see link below). The Football Alberta Rankings for 2017 will be continually updated each Sataurday night until the completion of the regular season and league playoffs on Nov. 4. At that time final rankings will be assigned to those teams advancing to the ASAA Alberta Bowl Playoffs.


Here are the Weekly Top-10 Rankings for all four Tiers of 12 man high school football in Alberta and the 6-man rankings as well for the 2017 season.

The teams are slotted into Tiers based on their estimated school size, which may change once official counts are known at the end of September.  Please note that games vs. US opponents, or tournaments are not taken into consideration for ranking or listed in the overall record of the schools due to too many variables and inconsistent rules for those games.

Should you have any questions about the rankings or listed teams please contact Football Alberta.

2017 – Week1


WEEK #4 – 2017
September 23, 2017

Tier I (School Pop. 1250 +)
Rank* School & Record City/Town Last Weeks Result and Upcoming Opponent
1(1) St. Francis (2-0) Calgary beat Crescent Heights (CAL) 32-6 (next week BYE)
2(3) Harry Ainlay (4-0) Edmonton beat Bellerose 44-14 (next vs. Austin O’Brien)
3(4) Notre Dame (2-0) Calgary beat Henry Wise Wood 33-14 (next vs. Ernest Manning)
4(5) L.C.I. (4-0) Lethbridge beat Bishop O’Byrne 42-10 (next vs. Raymond)
5(2) Henry Wise Wood (2-1) Calgary lost to Notre Dame 14-33 (next vs. Bishop O’Byrne)
6(7) Bev Facey (3-1) Sherwood Park beat Spruce Grove 39-13 (next vs. Salisbury)
7(6) Bellerose (4-1) St. Albert lost to Harry Ainlay 14-44 (next vs. Jasper Place)
8(10) Raymond (1-1) Raymond beat Winston Churchill 57-0 (next vs. L.C.I.)
9(9) Salisbury (2-2) Sherwood Park beat Jasper Place 22-10 (next vs. Bev Facey)
10(8) Crescent Heights (0-2) Calgary lost to St. Francis 6-32 (next vs. Centennial & Cardston)

* last weeks rank in parentheses.

Tier II (School Pop. 750-1249)
Rank* School & Record City/Town Last Weeks Result and Upcoming Opponent
1(1) Foothills (2-2) Okotoks beat Rundle College 38-6 (next vs. Holy Trinity Academy)
2(2) St. Joseph’s (6-0) Grande Prairie beat Sexsmith 29-7 (next vs. Charles Spencer)
3(3) Austin O’Brien (3-1) Edmonton beat Ross Sheppard 28-18 (next vs. Harry Ainlay)
4(4) Hunting Hills (4-0) Red Deer beat Notre Dame (RD) 30-6 (next vs. Lindsay Thurber)
5(5) Holy Trinity Aca. (3-0) Okotoks beat Strathmore 28-0 (next vs. Foothills)
6(7) Lloydminster (4-0) Lloydminster beat Bonnyville 35-14 (next vs. Cold Lake)
7(8) Medicine Hat (3-1) Medicine Hat did not play (next vs. Brooks)
8(-) Lacombe (2-1) Lacombe beat Lindsay Thurber 22-20 (next vs. Notre Dame (RD))
9(9) Catholic Central (2-2) Lethbridge lost to Cardston 3-27 (next vs. Winston Churchill)
10(6) Robert Thirsk (0-1) Calgary lost to William Aberhart 9-16 (next vs. Bishop Carroll)

Tier III (School Pop. 450-749)
Rank* School & Record City/Town Last Weeks Result and Upcoming Opponent
1(1) Cochrane (3-0) Cochrane beat W.H. Croxford 48-0 (next vs. Bow Valley)
2(2) Cardston (3-1) Cardston beat Catholic Central 27-3 (next vs. Crescent Heights (CAL))
3(4) Crescent Heights (5-0) Medicine Hat beat McCoy 54-0 (next week BYE)
4(5) St. Albert (2-0) St. Albert beat Archbishop Jordan 57-20 (next vs. Paul Kane)
5(3) Bonnyville (3-1) Bonnyville lost to Lloydminster 14-35 (next vs. Holy Rosary)
6(6) Peace Wapiti (4-0) Grande Prairie did not play (next vs. Whitecourt)
7(7) Holy Rosary (1-4) Lloydminster beat Cold Lake 33-22 (next vs. Bonnyville)
8(8) Wetaskiwin (4-0) Wetaskiwin beat West Central 32-20 (next vs. Stettler)
9(9) Brooks (1-2) Brooks did not play (next vs. Medicine Hat)
10(10) Sylvan Lake (2-1) Sylvan Lake beat Camrose 32-12 (next week BYE)

Tier IV (School Pop. 449 or less)
Rank* School & Record City/Town Last Weeks Result and Upcoming Opponent
1(1) Rundle College (2-1) Calgary lost to Foothills 6-38 (next vs. Lester B. Pearson)
2(2) Willow Creek (2-1) Claresholm beat Chinook 72-0 (next vs. Pincher Creek)
3(3) W.R. Myers (3-0) Taber beat Pincher Creek 43-0 (next vs. McCoy)
4(4) Canmore (3-0) Canmore did not play (next vs. Drumheller and Olds)
5(5) St. Paul (2-0) St. Paul did not play (next vs. Wainwright)
6(6) Drumheller (2-2) Drumheller did not play (next vs. Canmore)
7(7) Cold Lake (1-2) Cold Lake lost to Holy Rosary 22-33 (next vs. Lloydminster)
8(8) Sexsmith (2-2) Sexsmith lost to St. Joseph’s 7-29 (next vs. Grande Prairie)
9(9) Bow Valley (1-2) Cochrane lost to George McDougall 6-16 (next vs. Springbank)
10(10) Frank Maddock (2-0) Drayton Valley did not play (next vs. Ponoka)

Rank* School & Record City/Town Last Week Result and Upcoming opponent
1(1) Rimbey (2-0) Rimbey beat St. Joseph’s (BK) 32-14 (next vs. Mount Pleasant)
2(2) Millwoods Christian (2-0) Edmonton beat Harry Collinge 52-0 (next week BYE)
3(3) St. Joseph’s (1-1) Brooks lost to Rimbey 14-32 (next vs. J.C. Charyk)
4(5) Breton (3-0) Breton beat Assumption 89-26 (next week BYE)
5(4) J.C. Charyk (2-0) Hanna beat Holy Cross 36-24 (next vs. St. Joseph’s (BK))
6(6) Assumption (2-1) Caroline lost to Breton 26-89 (next vs. Ecole Desrochers)
7(7) Holy Redeemer (0-1) Edson did not play (next vs. Redwater)
8(10) Mount Pleasant (2-0) Camrose beat Provost 52-0 (next vs. Rimbey)
9(8) J.R. Robson (0-1) Vermilion did not play (next vs. Harry Collinge)
10(-) Caroline (0-1) Provost did not play (next vs. Provost)

The best week of any Alberta high school football season is the end of September when traditional rivals tend to schedule games vs. each other. This year is no exception and to add to the fun a lot of the big ones feature two ranked teams. Check out your local schedules for the rivalries near you but the best of the lot are:
TIER I BATTLE OF THE SOUTH: #8 Raymond Comets vs. #4 L.C.I. Rams
Friday, September 29, 7:30 p.m., University of Lethbridge Community Stadium (Lethbridge)
TIER I BATTLE OF SHERWOOD PARK: #6 Bev Facey Falcons vs. #9 Salisbury Sabres
Friday, September 29, 5:00 p.m., Emerald Hills Stadium (Sherwood Park)
TIER II BATTLE OF OKOTOKS: #5 Holy Trinity Academy Knights vs. #1 Foothills Falcons
Friday, September 29, 7:00 p.m., Foothills High School Stadium (Okotoks)


The second weekend in November is when all High School and Minor Football Leagues qualifiers begin Provincial Play.    Also known as the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” there will be 20 games at the high school level and 11 at the Minor Football level that Saturday.  We encourage you to please check out the Provincial Draw for the ASAA High School Football Playoffs leading up to the Alberta Bowl at:


and Football Alberta Minor Provincials at:


Team will be filled in as they qualify during the season.