Lord Tweessmuir Panthers Nathan Gernon (left, 55) and Colton Cameron put the bookend squeeze on St. Thomas More Knights' running back Julian Valerio on Friday during AAA Eastern Conference clash in Cloverdale. The home team came away 27-21 winners. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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FINAL EDITION: 10.05.18 Friday Night Lights Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report

LANGLEY — Welcome to Friday Night Lights final edition.It’s a wrap for tonight. Just a note, we’ve got a full scoreboard first with re-caps underneath. The New Westminster vs. Notre Dame game report will be published Saturday. 

St. Thomas More Knights fans' at B.C. Place Stadium paid tribute to late head coach Bernie Kully during last season's run to the Subway Bowl AAA semifinals. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Bernie Kully: One year after his passing, the inspiring spirit of St. Thomas More football coach lives on in Knights’ players, coaches

BURNABY — This past Sunday marked a year since his passing at the age of 41 to esophageal cancer. Yet even without his daily presence in the classrooms and along the sidelines of the practice field at Burnaby’s St. Thomas More, the spirit of former Knights’ varsity head coach Bernie Kully has endured in ways which […]

Yosef Drysdale (4) was a dynamic, tackle-breaking force on Friday afternoon as No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir beat visiting No. 2 Terry Fox 20-14 in a class of AAA superpowers in Surrey. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Drysdale is dynamite, Panthers’ line blue-chip as No. 1 Tweedy wears down No. 2 Terry Fox in battle of BCHS football super-powers

SURREY — There was a rather revealing moment Friday in a game which pitted B.C.’s two highest-ranked football teams in a AAA clash for the ages.

Heavily recruited as a cornerback, Lord Tweedsmuir senior Kojo Odoom (right) is a standout wherever he plays for B.C.'s AAA No 1 Panthers. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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The Mojo of Kojo: When it comes to Tweedy’s senior corner Odoom, his truest measure comes in what you just can’t measure

SURREY — Spend even a few short minutes chatting it up with Kojo Odoom, and you very quickly discover that Lord Tweedsmuir’s blue-chip senior cornerback has a lot more measurables than your average high school football player.

Brayden Hamilton (6) got a key first-down off a fake punt and later scored the game's lone touchdown as the No. 5-ranked AA SRT Titans blanked South Kamloops on Friday. (Photo courtesy Mitchel Crews, Samuel Robertson Technical athletics)
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09.07.18: Varsity Letter’s B.C. High School Football Report Friday Night Lights FINAL edition

LANGLEY — Welcome to the Friday Night Lights early edition of Varsity Letters’ weekly B.C. High School Football Report.Continue to check back with us through the evening as we attempt to provide game reports from each and every football game involving B.C. senior varsity teams.FRIDAYTRIPLE AWESTERN CONFERENCECARSON GRAHAM 14 at No. 3 NEW WESTMINSTER 36NEW […]

Surrey's AAA No. 1-ranked Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers are exercising caution as fall camp opened around the province to hazy skies. (Varsity Letters file photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. high school football teams open fall camp practicing caution due to province’s poor air quality

SURREY — High school football players in this province were all excited about the start of fall camp on Monday, with opening week set to kick-off in 10 days.

As heirs to Lord Tweedsmuir's new emphasis on aerial game, receiver Josef Drysdale (left) and quarterback Trey Jones will chat with offensive coordinator Nick Kawaza with a thought to go deep more often in 2018. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Is it Tweedy’s time? After back-to-back top-tiered JV titles, rival coaches peg Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers as B.C.’s No. 1 AAA team

SURREY — Over a span of the past 10 years, think of names like Michael Messenger, Jamel Lyles, Caleb Abraham, and of course Derek Best.

Burnaby South fans may well get a chance to enjoy another of these rare moments as the Rebels will enter the 2018-19 season as the clear B.C. Quad A title favourite. (Photo by Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
Lord Tweedsmuir coaches Drew Gallacher (left) and Bill Ruby watch as they out their Panthers through the paces during a 20-minute shoot around Tuesday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers: Late swoon in FV Final Four casts Cloverdale crew in ‘back-to-basics’ boot camp for B.C. tourney

LANGLEY — The usual week-plus between the finish of zone tournaments and the B.C. championships is spent in different ways by all teams, yet in the end, it’s all about coaches and players gaining energy from each other by reinforcing what it was that got them to a spot amongst the province’s final 16.In Cloverdale, […]