Two Burlington high school students off to the Grey Cup for the experience of a lifetime.

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November 2, 2018



Two Burlington high school student-athletes, Andrew Burrows from M.M. Robinson High School and Brantt Burnstein from Nelson High School were selected from hundreds of applicants in a nationwide search for Canada’s most inspiring young football players, to represent Burlington at the 2018 CFL Grey Cup in Edmonton.

Burlington was the only city to have two applicants selected in the preliminary round.

Gearing up for the trip to Edmonton the two athletes played against each other in season final football game in Burlington on a rainy Halloween day afternoon. WHO WON

Grey Cup

Two Burlington high school football players will be in the stands in Edmonton to watch the 2018 CFL game.

For any Canadian high school football player, this trip to the Grey cup game represents the sporting opportunity of a lifetime. Brantt and Andrew‘s selection is part of the Nissan Kickoff Project, which aims to showcase the nation’s most notable high school football players who not only shine on the field, but also off it.

Brantt and Andrew are part of a group of approximately 70 high school football players from across the country that will be part of a Welcoming Dinner and an Exhibition match between that will be played. The 70 young men will be split into two teams and play against each other.

Brantt Burnstein

Brantt Burnstein plays for Nelson high school.

Brantt was nominated by his coach for his demonstrated ability to be a respected leader on and off the field, which led to him being named team captain on the Nelson Lords. Additionally, Brantt’s passionate about giving back to the Burlington community by volunteering his time twice a week to coaching offensive skills to younger football players.

Andrew Burrows headshot

Andrew Burrows plays for MMR

Andrew was nominated by his coach for his dedication towards football, school and his family. He is an ambitious student-athlete which is demonstrated in his flawless attendance record at team practices, while balancing his school work and maintaining a high academic average. Moreover, Andrew is admired by those around him for his willingness to support his parents in caring for his younger brother with autism, who also attends M.M. Robinson.

The first 10 All-Canadian TITAN finalists include:

  1. Andrew Burrows – Burlington, ON
  2. Brantt Burnstein – Burlington, ON
  3. Cameron Creechan – Chatham, ON
  4. Craig Coleman – St. Thomas, ON
  5. Mason McGriskin – North Bay, ON
  6. Dominic Hall – Fredericton, NB
  7. Daniel Velocci – Dartmouth, NS
  8. Eric Choquette – La Ronge, SK
  9. Josh Yee – Calgary, AB
  10. Brandon Martens – Virden, MB



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