Mt. Douglas offensive lineman Soren Hallschmid (left) and running back Ben Pierik each played big roles Saturday as the Rams moved into a quarter matchup with No. 1 New Westminster next Saturday. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.11.17: Varsity Letters’ Saturday Night B.C. High School Football Report

Welcome to the Saturday night edition of Varsity Letter’s B.C. High School Football report. Three playoff games make up an abbreviated, but nonetheless important, first Saturday of Subway Bowl playoffs as the majority of matchups move into B.C. Place Stadium next week.

Jalen Philpot of the Seaquam Seahawks rushes for one of his four touchdowns on the day in a decisive win over Handsworth. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.10.17: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report, Subway Bowl Rd. 1 Friday Night Lights edition

Welcome to the second season!  It’s Friday and time for the Varsity Letters’ B.C. high school football report, Subway Bowl Round-1 edition.

Ben Hladik may be a tue freshman at the tender age of 18, but he was picked the Canada West's Defensive Player of the Week this week for plays like this one, sacking reigning Hec Crighton award winner Noah Picton of the Regina Rams last week in Vancouver. (UBC photo by Richard Lam)
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Hints of greatness: Big Ben begins blue-and-gold career looking like a potential UBC all-timer

VANCOUVER — Ben Hladik is so attuned to everything he does as a football player, that even a discussion of his jersey number with the UBC Thunderbirds is important enough to provide a most thoughtful answer.

Sidhu, Mah, Philip and Hogg lead the way in Varsity Letters' BC high school football performances of the week. (ESPN graphic)
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11.08.17: Hyacks’ Sammy Sidhu leads Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Performances of the Week

Varsity Letters has scanned the numbers and presents our Top Performances of the Week in B.C. High School Football. Full disclosure: Big tackling numbers in the meaningful games in the month of November tend to score high.

Oh those days of August! Abby Panthers' blue-chip lineman Sahil Sahota, chatting with defensive line coach Robert Browning in fall camp, was named to the AA Eastern Conference all-star team. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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AA EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS: Abby’s Uko, G.W.’s Richardson cop MVP honours

After much discussion, the B.C. High School AA Eastern Conference all-stars have been finalized. Von Richardson and Samwel Uko of G.W. Graham and Abbotsford respectively sit atop the class.

Handsworth's Jake Bennett will face B.C. AAA Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Philpot when his Royals clash with the Seaquam Seahawks this weekend in the opening round of the Subway Bowl 2017 playoffs. (Blair Shier photo/ www.blair.photo)
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November football has arrived: Subway Bowl 2017 AAA & AA opening-round playoff brackets

There are still a lot of final details to be confirmed, but the basic bones are all known. Here’s both the AAA and AA opening-round draws as the Subway Bowl 2017 playoffs open this Friday and Saturday.

Mt. Douglas Rams' Jake Ounsted has been named a Western Conference All-Star as an offensive lineman. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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AAA Western Conference All-Stars: Sun Devils’ Calvert, Seahawks’ Tyson Philpot give Delta an MVP sweep

The Western Conference announced its AAA all-stars and MVP’s today. Here’s a look at both teams, led by South Delta’s Michael Calvert and Tyson Philpot of North Delta’s Seaquam Seahawks: