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Two Cochrane Cobras heading to the CFC Prospect game in Ottawa

Bennett Fauth and Harrison Price are gearing up to represent the Cochrane High School Cobras at the CFC Prospect Game in Ottawa on May 31.
Bennett Fauth (Left) and Harrison Price will be heading to Ottawa for the CFC Prospect Game on May 31.

Two of Cochrane finest Cobras, Bennett Fauth and Harrison Price, from Cochrane High School will be leaving the snake pit, to sink their fangs into the national stage at the fourth CFC Prospect Game on May 31.

The CFC Prospect game is hosted by (CFC) and TSN. It will feature 75 of the top Canadian high school prospects as they face-off at the TD Stadium in Ottawa.

CFL on TSN Panelists, Davis Sanches and Milt Stegall, will return as special guest head coaches as they enter round two, after Team Sanchez took the win from Team Stegall in last year’s event. Teams for this year’s event will be drafted on May 27, on CFC.

Duane Forde, a CFL on TSN analyst, said the game will give Canadians a chance to see future football stars in action.

"The CFC Prospect Game is all about 'opportunity'. It's an opportunity for the top high school players in Canada to go head-to-head with their peers from across the country, and it's an opportunity for Canadian football fans to get a look at the next Jevon Holland, Mathieu Betts, Chase Brown, Brady Oliveira, Josh Palmer, or Nathan Rourke before the rest of the world gets to know who they are,” Forde said. “For hardcore fans of Canadian football, and fans of Canadians in football, this game is a ‘must see’ event."

 #45 Bennett Andrew Fauth, LB

Fauth said he’s been playing football for around seven years. From his time with the Cochrane Lions, to his second year as part of the Cobras, this has all led to him being drafted into the CFC Prospect game.

“I was ranked as the no. 8 linebacker in Canada just this past year, so that’s very exciting,” Fauth said.

At 6’2, 205 lbs., last season alone, Fauth had 43 tackles, 18 solo, and six sacks. When he found out he would be heading to Ottawa, he outlines he was very excited to be able to show his talents on a national scale.

“I was very excited, and this is a huge opportunity to be on a national stage with the best high school players in Canada,” he said. “It’s a very good and competitive atmosphere, so yeah, we’re very excited for this.”

As a Cochrane Cobra, he said he is proud to represent his town and school, as one of the rising stars in Canadian football.

“It’s a huge sense of pride,” Fauth said. “It’s really cool, coming from a small town like Cochrane, and to be able to put my town on display, represent my school, and that kind of thing.”

With the prospect game at the end of the month, Fauth said he is ready to showcase what sets him apart from the competition.

“I’m going to bring lots of intensity,” Fauth said. “That’s kind of my thing, and in the game, I think that I’m an important player on defense and a leader.

“I’m not letting it get to my mid too much, you know. [I’ll] just be there, do my best, and I’ll be a leader, compete, and show the skills that I have.”

Fauth hopes University coaches take note of his performance, and he hopes to land a few different offers with different schools. In terms of the future, Fauth said he hopes to bring his game to higher levels.

“I would love to pursue [football] at the university level, and hopefully play pro one day,” Fauth said.

Fauth said he would like to give a special thanks to his parents, and his coaches for all their hard work.

“My parents have a huge impact on my career as a football player, pushing me to be the best player I can be,” Fauth said. “As well as my coaches, Coach McNabb and Coach Knitter. They’ve been a big impact on my career since I’ve started with the Cobras, two years ago.”

#3 Harrison Dean Price, TE/HB

Price, also in his second year in the Cochrane High School Cobra’s Football Program, will be joining Fauth at the prospect game. He notes that he is very happy to see the national stage alongside him for the prospect game.

“Honestly, I was super, super happy about that,” Price said. “I would be a lot less happy if Bennett didn’t make it with me, but now it means a lot to have him there, and some good support.”

He explained that the two of them were drafted after participating in a prospect camp in Calgary that took place earlier this year.

“I was honestly very surprised,” Price said. “I went into this with the mindset that I was going to show what I can do, and not with the expectation of being on the final roster. So, I was very surprised and excited.”

At 6’3 and 205 lbs., Price said a highlight from this season took place against their rivals, the Bow Valley High School Bobcats.

“I had a nice 50-yard touchdown against them,” he said. “So yeah, just scored some big points, had some big plays, and I was just given an opportunity to prove myself.”

Although he normally fills the role of H-back on the Cobras, he will be playing as a tight end at the prospect game.

In the same vein as Fauth, Price said he is excited to represent Cochrane and the Cobras.

“It feels really great,” Price said. “It’s like getting to be a leader for my community in my town. It’s really important for me to show how much of a leader I can be.”

Price said he aims to bring his aggression to the game, and aims to showcase his physical skills to all of Canada.

“I think I’m just more of a physical guy,” Price said. “Like a ‘run through somebody’s face’ type of guy, so I really think it’s really my aggression.”

Overall, Price said he looks forward to seeing the competition, and to show the varsity coaches what he can do. Looking at the future, Price said he sees himself playing football, but he hasn’t decided where he plans to go next.

Price said he would like to give a special thanks to his mom for all of her support.

“She’s always nagging me, telling me to do this and that, but it’s really the main reason I’ve put in most of the work that I have,” Price said. “It was from her always pushing me.”


Daniel Gonzalez

About the Author: Daniel Gonzalez

Daniel Gonzalez joined the Cochrane Eagle in 2022. He is a graduate of the Mount Royal University Journalism program. He has worked for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta and as a reporter in rural Alberta for the ECA Review.
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