Windsor Dukes' quarterback Ryan Baker sizzled on the turf of B.C. Place in December, leading Windsor to the Subway Bowl AA title. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Ten years after Billy Greene, UBC tabs another top B.C. quarterback prospect in Windsor’s Ryan Baker

VANCOUVER — The UBC Thunderbirds are bringing B.C. high school football’s touchdown maker to the Point Grey campus.And ‘Birds head coach Blake Nill is not holding back his optimism for the future of Windsor Dukes’ superstar senior Ryan Baker.“To me, Ryan Baker is as close to a can’t-miss prospect as you can have when you […]

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.

Windsor Dukes' quarterback Ryan Baker goes for a run down the B.C. Place turf Saturday against Abbotsford, flanked by teammate Sean Werbowski. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Dukes’ special team puts exclamation point on Windsor’s special season, AA finals win over Abby competes perfect season

VANCOUVER — The truest comment of the entire B.C. high school football season was all about how the Windsor Dukes were perhaps the best executing team in the entire canon of B.C. AA history. On Saturday, in the 2017 Subway Bowl final at B.C. Place, the team from North Vancouver left little to dispute in its […]

Vernon Panthers' quarterback Zack Smith threw for one touchdown and rushed for three others in the school's first-ever B.C. high school football title at any tier. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Historic day for Vernon Panthers : Dues-paying program ends drought with Subway Bowl’s first-ever up-country JV title

VANCOUVER — The Vernon Panthers have officially become B.C. high school football’s home away from the home power-base of the Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

Notre Dame's Anthony Amenta rushed for four touchdowns to lead Notre Dame past Lord Tweedsmuir in Saturday's Quadra Cup Grade 8 Subway Bowl B.C. final at B.C. Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Back-to-back Jugglers! Notre Dame Grade 8s win Quadra Cup title back-to-back for first time since mid-80s glory days

VANCOUVER — At the entry-level of B.C. high school football, the Notre Dame Jugglers are beginning to build a bit of a dynasty.

Friends and opposing Subway Bowl starting quarterbacks? You bet! New Westminster's Kinsale Philip (left) and Jevaun Jacobsen of Terry Fox celebrate their shared gridiron brotherhood. (Varsity Letters photos by Howard Tsumura)
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Jevaun and Kinsale: Subway Bowl’s two opposing quarterback linked by friendship, respect for the game they love

VANCOUVER — Last week, before each went to battle, they took the time to send the other an inspirational text. It’s risky business to predict outcomes, especially at this time of the season.

Windsor Dukes linebacker Jeremy Sinclair (right) closes in to make a tackle on Jesse Hough of the G.W. Graham Grizzlies last Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Joltin’ Jeremy: Windsor’s heart-and-soul linebacker beats back the medical odds to join his Dukes for Subway Bowl title run

NORTH VANCOUVER — B.C.’s only undefeated high school football team has an offence so productive, it’s easy to get lost in all the different ways in which North Vancouver’s Windsor Dukes have gone about putting points on the board this season. 

Abbotsford Panthers' left guard Sahil Sahota (left, 75) makes a key block to spring running back Samwel Uko as part of the team's 10-play, 90-yard winning drive last Saturday against Vernon. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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The Drive: How the Abby Panthers’ game-winning, 90-yard drive last Saturday passed a football torch between generations

ABBOTSFORD — This is a story of enduring legacy and beautiful simplicity, about how carrying a football can so often be like carrying a torch.

Terry Fox head coach Martin McDonnell (left, foreground) and injured running back Jaden Severy (right, foreground) watch Saturday as running back Cade Cote dargs St. Thomas More tacklers Michael Simone (10) and Joel Pielak during Subway Bowl semifinal Saturday at BC Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)