The Lorne Park Spartans report on Monday, August 20th at 9am for the beginning of training camp. Camp runs every weekday from 9am-11am unti the start of classes.
The Spartans open their season on Friday, September 7th with a non-conference game at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin in Chardon, Ohio. Consequently, this year's Training Camp will have an additional focus - reviewing American rules and practicing on a much smaller playing field.
The remaining games on Lorne Park's 2018 schedule have not been released yet.
2017 was an historic year for Lorne Park Spartans Football. The Senior Spartans won their third Provincial Championship since 2013, and the Junior Spartans went 12-0, capturing a Provincial Championship of their own. The Junior Spartans have now won 21 Peel Championships, and the Senior Spartans have now won 19 Peel Championship, but never before have both programs been crowned at the provincial level in the same season.
As is tradition at Lorne Park, championship football teams have their picture displayed in the Football Wing. The 2017 teams will forever stand shoulder to shoulder with the great champions of years past.
2017 Lorne Park Spartans Junior Football
2017 Lorne Park Spartans Senior Football
Over the years, Lorne Park has sent hundreds of players on to play university football all over North America. From the 2017 Senior team, Chris Haggart (Wilfred Laurier), Aaron Sharma (Bishop's), Cal Duncan (Queen's), Noah Tauskela (Queen's), Salman Causer (Queen's), and Riley Birch (Waterloo) have all committed to play CIS Football next season, with several other standout Spartans graduates looking to earn roster spots as walk-ons. To see the list of Lorne Park football players who have gone on to play in the CIS, NCAA, NLA, CFL, and NFL, take a look at the Spartans Alumni page.
As the saying goes, the only thing harder than winning a championship is defending it. That being the case, the Spartans will certainly have their work cut out for them this season with two Provincial Titles to defend. Returning players are training hard, and incoming Grade 9s are chomping at the bit as they look forward to the start of training camp, and the opportunity to put another picture on the wall.