G.W. Graham's Von Richardson (left) and Windsor's Ryan Baker are a pair of leading men squaring off Saturday under the dome at BC Place. (Bob Fugger, Varsity Letters photos)
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Ryan vs. Von, or Von vs. Ryan? Just call Saturday’s Subway semi-final Von Ryan’s Express and don’t forget the popcorn

VANCOUVER — Ryan Baker and Von Richardson. Or should that be Von Richardson and Ryan Baker? Hey, wasn’t there a 1965 war movie once titled Von Ryan’s Express. OK, so it was Van Ryan’s Express. Details, details.

Windsor Dukes' Ryan Baker has been every bit the touchdown maker this season for B.C.'s No. 1, undefeated AA team. On Sunday, Baker was named his tier's 2017 MVP. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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MVP Ryan Baker of Windsor tops the list of B.C. high school football’s AA provincial all-stars

Apologies for the confusion created earlier today when Varsity Letters’ jumped on the snap count and published the names of the B.C. high school football AA provincial all-stars. With a green light from the big bosses, here’s the full list of offence and defence and Players of the Year.

Seaquam Seahawks' Jalen Philpot tries to shake the tackle of Terry Fox's Jevaun Jacobsen Saturday night at BC Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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And the Oscar goes to… miracle play by Terry Fox’s Oscar Nunez carries Ravens to stunner over Seaquam

(Note to readers, a report from Saturday’s late game between St. Thomas More and Notre Dane will appear Sunday at VarsityLetters.ca)VANCOUVER — Sometimes, moments in this game can be so big, their authors are left speechless.Introducing Oscar Nunez, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound senior receiver/defensive end/special teams player with Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Ravens.If asked the recite […]

South Delta's Jacob Kirk (9) jumps for joy as he runs to the sidelines after picking off Lord Tweedsmuir to preserve victory with four seconds left in its Subway Bowl quarterfinal game Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Sun Devils’ Capt. Kirk beams South Delta past Tweedy with late pick, sets Final 4 date with Hyacks

VANCOUVER — Jacob Kirk has already had some pretty cool moments at B.C. Place Stadium. Like that time three years ago when his older brother Lucas quarterbacked the South Delta Sun Devils to the Subway Bowl B.C. Triple A championships at B.C. Place Stadium.

Abbotsford Panthers' Samwell Uko rushed for four touchdowns on Saturday in a win over the Hugh Boyd Trojans at BC Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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It’s an all-Panthers semifinal after Abby’s Uko rushes for four TDs in win over Hugh Boyd

VANCOUVER — Just in case football fans may have forgotten, the Abbotsford Panthers opened the season back in September as the No. 1-ranked team in B.C. AA football.

New Westminster running back Sammy Sidhu powers his way across the goal line in front of Mt. Douglas defensive back Connor Clarke as the Subway Bowl AAA quarterfinals opened at Mercer Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Super Sammy lifts Hyacks with grinder’s mentality, No. 1 New West tops No. 5 Mt. Douglas for Subway Final 4 berth

NEW WESTMINSTER —You’ve got to first be a grinder if you want to be a game-breaker. If you needed proof of what is surely a playoff football axiom, you saw it as the second half of the 2017 Subway Bowl quarterfinal clash between Victoria’s Mt. Douglas Rams and the host New Westminster Hyacks unfolded on Friday at […]

Seaquam Seahawks' defenders Antonio Pamintuan (left) and Isaiah Jay will have to be on their toes Saturday when they face the Terry Fox Ravens at BC Place Stadium in the Subway Bowl AAA quarterfinals. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.16.17: Varsity Letter’s Final rankings part of our All U Can Eat Subway Bowl quarterfinal weekend package

Apologies for this late posting of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football All U Can Eat Subway Bowl quarterfinal edition. Computer gremlins plagued us throughout the week.

From an impressionable Grade 9 call-up to a dominant senior game breaker, Lord Tweedsmuir's Derek Best is a running back who wants to be the best. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Best’s Buy-In: A pivotal moment four seasons ago shaped the journey of Tweedsmuir RB Derek Best

SURREY — The best thing about benchmark moments is that while they so often begin in anonymity, they can, through their power of perspective, come to define the essence of the so-called big picture.