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:

Julien Perri (1) of the Windsor Dukes was a touchdown-scoring machine on Friday as his North Van team wrapped up a perfect regular season. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.04.17: Varsity Letter’s Saturday night B.C. High School Football Report

Welcome to Saturday night’s B.C. high school football report! Varsity Letters is excited about the next month of Subway Bowl playoffs. Here’s a look at what transpired on the final day of 2017’s regular season:

New Westminster Hyacks' linemen Yanni Angelopoulos (left) and Isaiah James were more than happy to give a boost to the school's middle-distance running star Grace Fetherstonhaugh earlier this week as she prepares runs in the B.C. high school cross-country championships this Saturday at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. high school X-C championships: Hyacks’ gracious Grace in love with the thrill of the race

NEW WESTMINSTER — Grace Fetherstonhaugh had a sizzling summer on the track. On Saturday, she hopes to finish off a fantastic fall on the trails.

Surrey's Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers are back in the Varsity Letters B.C. Triple A high school football rankings. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.02.17: Varsity Letter’s All U Can Eat B.C. High School football notebook, rankings, schedules

The final weekend of the regular season is upon us and look at those AAA rankings! (They’re just below). New Westminster and St. Thomas More sitting 1-2, each school undefeated against B.C. competition and each leading their respective conferences in wins and plus-minus.

New Westminster Hyacks Yanni Angelopoulos (left) and Isaiah James are the heartbeat of the Royal City program. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Trust in the trenches: For Hyacks’ Zeus & Big Papi, football is the ultimate brotherhood

NEW WESTMINSTER — One is called Zeus and the other Big Papi. On a football team, such nicknames of endearment are reserved for those who bring true presence, the kind which can help shape the temperament of the entire collective.