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:

Not the gentle falling of snowflakes, nor the impending pass rush of the Regina Rams could prevent UBC quarterback Michael O'Connor from extending his pass efficiency streak to three games... and four wins and counting. (Richard Lam, UBC athletics)
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TSUMURA: My 5 Big Takeaways as UBC football edges Regina for Hardy Cup and national Final 8 berth

VANCOUVER — Blake Nill said it in the aftermath of of his team’s defeat back on Sept. 29 to the visiting Calgary Dinos: Everything his UBC Thunderbirds wanted to accomplish this season wouldn’t happen without first going through Calgary and finding a way to beat the Dinos.

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.

UBC's fifth-year receiver Alex Morrison celebrates some heavy lifting accomplished, striking a pose in the end zone last Saturday, following the first of two touchdowns in a win over the Regina Rams. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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Q&A: UBC’s big-play receiver Alex Morrison on getting wide, going deep and loving his football journey

VANCOUVER — Take a chance, head west young man. Alex Morrison did just, packing his bags in the fall of 2012 and leaving home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., for a brand new adventure in Vancouver. All these years later, he is the collegiate version of the pro’s pro.