Cooper Middleton (right, 72) and the rest of Chilliwack's G.W. Graham, Grizzlies got all they could handle in a Subway Bowl Final 4 loss to Julien Perri and the Windsor Dukes last November at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Lights from the Valley! Chilliwack’s No. 4-ranked G.W. Graham Grizzlies find ways to shine with young, re-tooled roster

On Monday, we started Varsity Letters’ preseason Big 5 Double A football rankings by introducing the No. 5-ranked Samuel Robertson Technical Titans of Maple Ridge.

Samuel Robertson's Kyle Halverson puts the stop on John Barsby's Blake Johnny during 2017 action in Nanaimo. Converging on the play for the Titans are Xavier St. Peter (left) and Cody Hogarth. (Photo courtesy Mitchel Crews, Samuel Robertson Technical athletics)
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Who are the SRT Titans? B.C. high school football’s preseason AA No. 5 for 2018! Today, we start the Big 5 countdown

Welcome to the unofficial start of the 2018 B.C. high school football season. Beginning today for the next two weeks, we here at Varsity Letters will count down, at the rate of one team per week day, the preseason Big 5 senior varsity football teams.

A field general on the football field, Michael Calvert exerts similar influence on South Delta's B.C. title-contending AAA Tier 1 rugby team which hopes to make a championship run beginning Wednesday in Abbotsford. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Michael Calvert: UBC’s touted QB recruit closes out high school career at South Delta by putting on his rugby shoes

ABBOTSFORD — When Michael Calvert took a second and thought about all the friendships and moments of brotherhood he had shared with the same group of friends since his early elementary school days in Tsawwassen, the answer was pretty simple.And that’s why, after he played the role of spectator back on April 10, watching his […]

The trademark of Marcus Davis? It's the breakaway speed of the UBC Thunderbirds' do-it-all. Now, after the adversity of two season-ending knee injuries, a CFL career beckons in Hamilton. (Photo by Bob Frid property of UBC athletics)
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The football journey of Ti-Cats’ draftee Marcus Davis: Two ACL injuries later, there is no doubting the purpose of UBC’s Mr. All-Purpose

VANCOUVER — Marcus Davis has never lost his purpose, and it’s why he’s convinced that he can get back on a football field, this time in the CFL, and show that he is still every bit Mr. All-Purpose.

Holy Cross senior offensive tackle Nick Giffen (70) takes a ton of upside to the top of Burnaby Mountain next season as a freshman with the Simon Fraser Clan. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
Ready to make CFL impact, Simon Fraser's Justin Buren said Friday he's ready to start the grind with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. (Photo by Dom Gagne property of SFU athletics)
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Justin Buren: Battle for wins sparks a fire in SFU’s indefatigable receiver whose next challenge is a CFL career in Hamilton

BURNABY — Justin Buren was feeling a lot of satisfaction on Friday morning for closing a chapter of his football career with every ounce of effort he could muster.Now, he’s ready to head off to Hamilton to try to start his next chapter with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.Buren, 22, was selected in the fifth round (37th […]

New Westminster fullback Lucas Sabau in the seconds after he scored the two-point convert that gave the Hyacks their first Subway Bowl B.C. senior varsity AAA championship title this past December. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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The Diesel: Hyacks’ heroic fullback Lucas Sabau brings the power package to Simon Fraser Clan football

NEW WESTMINSTER — Lucas Sabau admits that for a number of seasons, he struggled to find who he truly was on the football field.

Back in 2009, New West Hyacks assistant coach Ryan Leslie (left) poses with his infant son Liam, as does head coach Farhan Lalji and his baby son Lukas. (Hyacks football photo)
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Surgery leaves former Hyacks coach and UBC football player Ryan Leslie in a battle with paralysis

Ryan Leslie, a former UBC Thunderbirds football player and New Westminster Hyacks coach, underwent surgery last week to remove an infection near his spine.

With both teams still in a state of shock Dec. 2 at B.C. Place Stadium, New Westminster's Severio Asaba shakes hands with the Terry Fox Ravens. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Varsity Letters’ 2017 Story of the Year: Severio Asaba and the New Westminster Hyacks

NEW WESTMINSTER — Deep down inside, he always knew that he was reaching for something. If Severio Asaba could best describe what that was, he might call it his wildest dreams, the kind of stuff so precious that it will never fall into just any old pair of waiting hands.