NORTH VANCOUVER — Brian Brady saw the promise and set the timeline in his head as far back as the fall of 2014.That’s when the head coach of the senior varsity at Carson Graham Secondary first ID’d the Grade 8 quarterbacks starting for both the Eagles and their crosstown rivals, the Handsworth Royals.Brady figured right […]
Varsity Letters begins its weekly Top 10 Performances of the Week in BC High School Football today!Uniquely, it comes in the aftermath of South Delta’s 85-70 loss Friday in Bellingham to Squalicum High.That means there can’t help but be a distinct Sun Devils flavour to our initial proceedings.Michael Calvert (South Delta) — In what may […]
Computer issues back at the home base prevented our timely publication of our Saturday edition of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report.Included are games from Saturday’s limited schedule, as well as late-filed Friday games and Friday game which have been updated with additional information.
VANCOUVER — How do you flush the feeling of last week’s season-opening 36-20 loss at Regina?If you’re the UBC Thunderbirds (1-1), you usher in the home portion of the 2017 Canada West season Saturday with a decisive 32-18 win over the Manitoba Bisons (0-2) at Thunderbird Stadium.Here’s my four biggest takeaways from Saturday’s win:
(APOLOGIES TO MY LOYAL READERS, AS WELL AS COACHES AND PLAYERS. COMPUTER ISSUES HAVE FLARED UP. I HOPE TO HAVE THINGS FIXED AND BE ABLE TO PRESENT THE REST OF THE WEEKEND IN BC HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AT SOME POINT ON SUNDAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE)Welcome to Week 1 of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High […]
VANCOUVER — The greatest player in the history of UBC Thunderbirds football is asked to remember his favourite moment from the game which propelled his team into the 1982 Vanier Cup national final.All these years later, Glenn Steele remains the ever-humble ‘Bird, yet even his best attempt at a simple recollection winds up sounding a […]
ABBOTSFORD — The best way to tell the story of the 2017 Robert Bateman Timberwolves senior varsity football team is to first imagine them gathered together on their team bus.
ABBOTSFORD — There is an old saying about patience which tells us that it’s not so much about the wait as it is what we do while we’re waiting.
VANCOUVER — Denis Kelly has embraced so many of the innovations which have changed the face of football since the mid-1980s.Yet as the career of one of B.C.s most enduring head coaches enters yet another new chapter, it’s also correct to say that his belated return to an old-school East Vancouver gridiron hamlet comes awash […]
In keeping with the theme of last-minute school supply shopping, you could say that the offensive line that the Simon Fraser Clan debuted Saturday night in Phoenix was being held together by paper clips and scotch tape.Except when Clan head coach Kelly Bates marched out two pure freshmen and two converted defensive linemen, the makeshift […]