Terry Fox defensive coordinator Tom Kudaba and senior tackle Brandon Hodge schemed to limit AA No. 1 Vernon to just seven points last week in rainy PoCo. On Friday, the AAA No. 2 Ravens are in the Apple Bowl to face quarterback Isaac Athans and the rest of the Kelowna Owls in the Eastern Conference opener for both teams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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High school football’s Week 3 has arrived! Your survival guide includes the latest Big 5 rankings, schedule, scoreboard

LANGLEY — Week 3 is here, and at the Triple A tier, it means that virtually every member school will be involved with conference games.

With his offensive line clearing the way, Holy Cross senior quarterback Andrew Hunt tucks the ball and soldiers forward. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Do The Right Thing: Simple creed helps carry Surrey’s Holy Cross on an inspiring, new football crusade

SURREY — The post-game victory speech Conrad Deugau delivered to his Holy Cross Crusaders’ senior varsity football team a couple of Saturdays ago, was short, sweet and to the point.

Sam Bastow (rear) shown celebrating with explosive teammate Quin Desaulniers (8), returns for his Grade 12 campaign with Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils. The reigning B.C. AAA champs opened the new season at No. 1 in the preseason rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
If the Delta Pacers of Ladner live up to their AAA preseason No. 3 ranking, they'll be playing in the provincial semifinals later this year at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Earl Marriott, Langley Christian, Vernon Christian top B.C. senior boys preseason volleyball rankings

LANGLEY — The 2018 B.C. boys high school volleyball season is now upon us. Here’s the pre-season rankings for both AAA and AA.

Simon Fraser Clan head coach Thomas Ford knows his team will have to tighten up its tackling this coming weekend at home against nationally-ranked Central Washington. On Saturday, host South Dakota School of Mines scored early and often en route to a 52-28 win over the Clan. (File photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Hardrockers rumble past Clan, yet huge deficit slashed late by SFU rookie Seiber’s three TD passes

If there was an air of mystery to who the South Dakota School of Mines were as a football team, the Simon Fraser Clan found out the hard way against the Hardrockers on Saturday night in downtown Rapid City.

SFU's Dana Robillard (19, left) cuts a quick path to celebrate with fellow freshman Teagan MacKay, whose first-ever GNAC goal capped the Clan's 4-1 win Saturday over Western Oregon at Terry Fox Field. Bookending MacKay (from left) are Jenna-lee Baxter and Gabrielle Brissette. (Photo by Paul Yates property of SFU athletics)
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SFU women’s soccer: Baxter-Pringle partnership shows its vintage as Clan opens GNAC campaign in convincing fashion

BURNABY — Jenna-lee Baxter set the tone early, then helped to control it the rest of the way, as the Simon Fraser Clan opened the Great Northwest Athletic Conference season with a dominant performance in a 4-1 win over the Western Oregon Wolves on Saturday at Terry Fox Field.

Vernon's Charles Lemay (white) feels the gang-tackling wrath of Terry Fox Ravens' (left, top to bottom) Liam Cumarasamy (20), Jaden Severy (23) and Vincent Mehain (42), as well as Kyle Huish (right) during non-conference cross-tier clash Saturday afternoon in Port Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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09.15.18 Final Edition: Varsity Letter’s Saturday Night B.C. High School Football Report

LANGLEY — From a busier-than-usual Saturday, we’ve got six new game reports, including contests involving Terry Fox, Vancouver College and Notre Dame.

For so much of the second-half, the UBC Thunderbirds and Regina Rams battled in the trenches. But over the final three minutes, there were enough big plays for an entire game. (Photo courtesy Piper Sports Photography)
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UBC’s game-ending, 30-yard penalty gives Regina a chip-shot field goal victory as ‘Birds endure another walk-off loss

It’s too bad the football gods won’t implement a quota for the number of walk-off losses a Canada West football team must be forced to endure over a pre-determined span of time, because with any kind of reasonable number, the UBC Thunderbirds wouldn’t have to worry about getting their hearts ripped out for quite a […]

South Delta quarterback Ben McDonald is pictured making one of his 30 pass attempts Friday in North Vancouver as the Sun Devils beat host Carson Graham. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo)
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FINAL EDITION 09.14.18 Week 2: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report, Friday Night Lights edition

Welcome to Week 2 of Varsity Letter’s B.C. High School Football Report.Plenty of non-conference action scheduled tonight. As well, six AAA conference clashes highlight the schedule.FRIDAYTRIPLE AWESTERN CONFERENCEABBOTSFORD 6 at No. 3 NEW WESTMINSTER 40NEW WESTMINSTER — A defence that held the opposition to only 76 total yards and limited them to 1-for-10 on third-down […]

Behind it's swarming defence, AAA Vancouver College has bolted out to a 2-0 start ahead of its Western Conference home opener Saturday against Belmont at O'Hagan Field. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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09.13.18: Varsity Letter’s Week 2 B.C. High School Football rankings and weekend survival guide

LANGLEY — Our first true changes of the season touch both the AAA and AA tiers of Varsity Letters’ Big 5 high school football rankings.