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.

The Carson Graham Eagles get a huge test of their resiliency as AAA conference play hits its stride around our province. (Photo courtesy Blair Shier)
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Varsity Letters’ Big 5 weekend preview: Our picks for B.C. high school football’s top games

Welcome back to Varsity Letters’ Big 5 weekend preview. Today, we look at the top games being played Friday and Saturday in the world of B.C. high school football. It’s taken a few weeks, but now we’re right into the thick of AAA conference games.

Lord Tweedsmuir's rising Grade 11 running back Braeden Hutchinson one of a number of talented members of the BC AAA JV champs top bolster the No. 5 Panthers roster in September. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Lord Tweedy Panthers: Varsity Letters’ No. 5 in 2017 high school football preseason AAA ranks

(We’re starting our countdown to the 2017 B.C. high school football season a little earlier than usual. Once a week, for the next five weeks, Varsity Letters will count down our Pre-Preseason Big 5 AAA teams. This week, we begin with No. 5, Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers)