Handsworth's Tate Williams (left) and Charlie McMillan of Carson Graham are a pair of Grade 11 quarterbacks set to battle for the Buchanan Bowl on Saturday in North Vancouver. (Photos by Blair Shier/www.blair.photo)
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Buchanan Bowl ’17: Grade 11 QB’s McMillan & Williams makes Eagles v. Royals a classic

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 […]

New Westminster's Sebastien Reid scored three touchdowns Friday in the Hyacks win over Mission. (Alan Wardle, Hyacks Football)
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Varsity Letters exclusive: Top 10 B.C. high school performances of the week!

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 […]

Handsworth Royals' running back Joey Sadain goes for a romp in open field Friday against Richmond's Hugh Boyd Trojans. (Photo - Blair Shier/www.blair.photo)
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09.10.17: Varsity Letters Sunday weekend-wrap high school football special

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.

South Delta quarterback Michael Calvert passed for 654 yards and seven touchdowns Friday in an 85-70 loss at Squalicum. (Photo courtesy Gord Goble, The Delta Optimist)
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09.09.17: Varsity Letters’ BC High School Football Report, Friday Night Lights FINAL edition

(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 […]

Denis Kelly, pictured in his days at WJ Mouat, begins a new chapter Friday as the head coach of East Van's Notre Dame Jugglers. (Ron Hole photo)
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Denis Kelly: He embraces past, celebrates future in first season as Notre Dame Jugglers head coach

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 […]

Rich Goulet, set to turn 71 this month, has been told he's no longer head coach of the Pitt Meadows program he created. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
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Rich Goulet: With NBA stars stunned by his firing, 70-year-old Pitt coach talks hoops, and his future

PITT MEADOWS — In his 2008 book ‘Outliers’, Malcolm Gladwell most famously expressed that investing 10,000 of hours of work into your passion allows you the chance to achieve greatness.Imagine, over the course of a 40-plus-year career, doing just that many, many times over, and in the end, asking for not a penny in return?

South Delta quarterback Michael Calvert struck late to help the Sun Devils stun Tacoma's Foss. (Photo courtesy Gord Goble/Delta Optimist)
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09.01.17: Varsity Letter’s Friday Night Lights B.C. High School Football Report

Welcome to the Friday Night Lights edition of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report.It’s a small, Labour Day weekend edition with three game reports. The full schedule hits next week.FRIDAYTRIPLE ASCAPPOOSE (ORE.) 51 at No. 2 NEW WESTMINSTER 14NEW WESTMINSTER — The visiting Indians scored early and often, putting touchdowns on the board in […]

Flashing the team's mantra on the back of his t-shirt, Abbotsford Panthers head coach Jay Fujimura addressed his troops during practice on Wednesday. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Abby Panthers: All’s well with Samwel, but No. 1 AA team thrives on its mantra of equal shine

ABBOTSFORD — Maybe the greatest thing to behold in the recent resurgence of the Abbotsford Panthers football program isn’t the fact that they’ve produced two of the century’s most dynamic B.C. high school football talents.

Your Big 5 AA and AAA football rankings to start the 2017 season (BC High School Football)
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Varsity Letters ‘Big 5’ 2017 B.C. high school football preseason rankings

It’s time to roll out Varsity Letters’ Big 5 rankings for AA and AAA B.C. high school football.Note that we debuted the AAA Big 5 last spring on our site with team-by-team previews. Our AAA honourable mentions, however, along with the full AA package, are brand new.Click here for a full look at AA No. […]