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.

Mt. Douglas offensive lineman Soren Hallschmid (left) and running back Ben Pierik each played big roles Saturday as the Rams moved into a quarter matchup with No. 1 New Westminster next Saturday. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.11.17: Varsity Letters’ Saturday Night B.C. High School Football Report

Welcome to the Saturday night edition of Varsity Letter’s B.C. High School Football report. Three playoff games make up an abbreviated, but nonetheless important, first Saturday of Subway Bowl playoffs as the majority of matchups move into B.C. Place Stadium next week.

Jalen Philpot of the Seaquam Seahawks rushes for one of his four touchdowns on the day in a decisive win over Handsworth. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.10.17: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report, Subway Bowl Rd. 1 Friday Night Lights edition

Welcome to the second season!  It’s Friday and time for the Varsity Letters’ B.C. high school football report, Subway Bowl Round-1 edition.

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.