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Canada Prep joins a growing list of sports schools in North America Add to ...

Canada Prep Academy, a football-centric boarding school in St. Catharines, Ont., 20 minutes from Buffalo. The academy touts itself as the only high school in Canada playing exclusively four-down football and a full schedule of games against American varsity squads. The Canada Prep Academy Raiders, decked out in the same white, silver and black of the NFL’s Oakland franchise, travel south of the border to play an all-road schedule.


Photographer Fred Lum followed them from practice in St. Catharines to their game in Lakewood, Ohio.

Football practice at the Canada Prep Academy in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Geoff McArthur, (LEFT) Head Football Coach, runs drills during practice

Students play Madden NFL video game during downtime after classes.

Star defensive lineman Neville Gallimore is garnering scholarship offers from top schools like Oklahoma and Ohio State

Antonio Banks, defensive coordinator, breaks down video for the team.

Coach McArthur hands out new practice jerseys his players.

A Canada Prep Academy Raiders player steps onto the team bus.

Aboard the team bus that took the team to a game in Lakewood, Ohio.

The Raiders huddle in their dressing room prior to the game against the St. Edwards Eagles.

Neville Gallimore (LEFT) greets a teammate before a team huddle in the dressing room.

Andre Clarke, defensive back coach, reacts to a play.

Family, friends and supporters of the St. Edwards Eagles fill most of the hometown stands.

The Raiders and Eagles during game action.

Susan Rossiter rings her cowbell while watching her son Dante play for the Raiders.

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