LANGLEY — Hey B.C. high school football fans, here’s everything you need to enjoy Week 4 of the senior varsity season!
Our latest Big 5 rankings, the Top 5 Games to Watch, the weekend’s full schedule by day, tier and conference, plus last weekend’s full scoreboard.
VARSITY LETTERS’ BIG 5 RANKINGS
1 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (2-1, 1-0) (LW-1)
LW — Def. Centennial 78-7.
TW — Friday host Terry Fox.
2 Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (4-0, 1-0) (2)
LW — Def. Kelowna 41-0.
TW — Friday at Lord Tweedsmuir.
3 New Westminster Hyacks (3-1, 2-0) (3)
LW — Def. Handsworth 36-6.
TW — Saturday at South Delta.
4 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (3-0, 1-0) (5)
LW — Def. Mt. Boucherie 41-0.
TW — Friday host Centennial.
5. Vancouver College Fighting Irish (4-0, 3-0) (HM)
LW — Def. Carson Graham 42-12.
TW — Friday at Mt. Douglas.
HM Notre Dame Jugglers (Vancouver) (2-1, 2-0) (HM)
LW — Def. Mt. Douglas 15-12.
TW — Friday at Belmont
HM Mt. Douglas Rams (Victoria) (2-1, 2-1) (4)
LW — Lost 15-12 to Notre Dame.
TW — Friday host Vancouver College.
HM South Delta Sun Devils (1-1, 1-1) (HM)
LW — Did not play.
TW — Saturday host New Westminster.
1 Vernon Panthers (2-1, 0-0) (LW-1)
LW — Def. Salmon Arm 57-0.
TW — Saturday at Foothills Composite (Okotoks, Alta.).
2 Ballenas Whalers (3-0, 0-0) (2)
LW — Def. G.W. Graham 22-12.
TW —Open Western Conference season Friday at Holy Cross.
3 John Barsby Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0) (3)
LW — Def. Howe Sound 54-12.
TW — Friday at Robert Bateman.
4 Holy Cross Crusaders (2-0, 0-0) (4)
LW — Def. Earl Marriott 28-7.
TW — Open Western Conference season Friday vs. Ballenas.
5 Samuel Robertson Titans (2-1, 1-0) (5)
LW — Def. Frank Hurt 40-6.
TW — Do not play. Open Eastern Conference play Oct. 5 vs. Langley.
HM Windsor Dukes (2-0, 1-0) (HM)
LW — Def. Argyle 32-0.
TW — Do not play.
HM G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (1-3, 0-0) (HM)
LW — Lost 22–12 to Ballenas.
TW — Friday vs. Westsyde.
HM South Kamloops Titans (2-1, 0-0) (HM)
LW —Def. Kelly Road 17-0.
TW — Do not play. Open Interior Conference play Oct. 5 at Clarence Fulton.
FIVE GAMES TO WATCH
Here’s our take on the top five games to take in this weekend over Week 4 of the B.C. High School Football campaign.
1 No. 2 Terry Fox at No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir (Friday, 3 p.m.)
The AAA skinny — Jevaun Jacobsen (transfer) and Braeden Hutchinson (injury) are not in uniform, and at the end of 2017 they were projectable as the most dynamic players respectively for Fox and Tweedy. Yet as No. 1 clashes with No. 2, what’s evident is the depth both of these teams have built as the Beasts of the East.
2 Vancouver College at Mt. Douglas (Friday, 3:30 p.m.)
The AAA skinny — The Irish have gotten off to a great start to their Western Conference season, but Saturday’s trek to Victoria to face an angry Rams team coming off a loss to Notre Dame marks the first of three straight against the powers of their league. VC hosts South Delta the following week before playing at New Westminster Oct. 12.
3 No. 3 New Westminster at South Delta (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.)
The AAA skinny — The host Sun Devils are coming off a bye, which they used to lick their wounds following a loss to Mt. Douglas in its conference opener. Being more sound, and playing at home should help, especially as they entertain a Hyacks’ team which has won 14 straight against B.C. competition dating back to its 20-14 semifinal loss to Notre Dame in the 2016 Subway Bowl playoffs. New West’s last regular season conference loss, interestingly enough, was a 42-14 humbling at the hands of the host Sun Devils, Nov. 5, 2016.
4 No. 2 Ballenas at No. 4 Holy Cross (Friday, 2 p.m.)
The AA skinny — The Whalers play on the road for the first time this season in this intriguing Western Conference clash between provincially-ranked foes. Ballenas has Barsby and Windsor ahead, this one is huge for the Parksville crew. Holy Cross is not the deepest team but its offence has found a way to make big plays.
5 Handsworth at Carson Graham (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.)
The skinny — The Buchanan Bowl has just gotten better as both programs have returned to AAA. Both Carson’s Brian Brady and Richard White of Handsworth will pull every trick out their team’s respective playbooks in the battle for North Shore bragging rights. And no game this week in B.C. will have a better environment.
THIS WEEK’S GAME
12:45 p.m. — Notre Dame at Belmont
3:30 p.m. — Vancouver College at Mt. Douglas
3 p.m. — Kelowna at Abbotsford, Terry Fox at Lord Tweedsmuir
6:30 p.m. — Mission at Mt. Boucherie
7:30 p.m. — Centennial at St. Thomas More
2 p.m. — Nanaimo at West Vancouver, Spectrum at W.J. Mouat
4 p.m. — Eric Hamber at Rutland
5:30 p.m. — Earl Marriott at Sullivan Heights
2 p.m. — Ballenas at Holy Cross
1 p.m. — John Barsby at Robert Bateman
7 p.m. — Vernon at Foothills Composite (Okotoks, Alta)
7:30 p.m. — Westsyde at G.W. Graham
1:30 p.m. — Handsworth at Carson Graham, New Westminster at South Delta
1:30 p.m. — Argyle at Howe Sound
3 p.m. — Prince George at Nechako Valley
5 p.m. — Clarence Fulton at Kelly Road
7:30 p.m. — Salmon Arm at College Heights
New Westminster 36 Handsworth 6
Notre Dame 15 Mt. Douglas 1 2
Mission 29 Abbotsford 8
Terry Fox 41 Kelowna 0
Lord Tweedsmuir 78 Centennial 7
Sardis 24 Spectrum 0
Nanaimo District 7 W.J. Mouat 0
Windsor 32 Argyle 0
Samuel Robertson 40 Frank Hurt 6
Robert Bateman 27 Westsyde 0
Vernon 57 Salmon Arm 0
Langley 42 Clarence Fulton 7
Seaquam 50 Belmont 7
Vancouver College 41 Carson Graham 12
Rutland 40 West Vancouver 20
Eric Hamber 26 Sullivan Heights 0
Holy Cross 28 Earl Marriott 7
John Barsby 54 Howe Sound 12
South Kamloops 17 Kelly Road 0
Ballenas 22 G.W. Graham 12
Nechako Valley 28 D.P. Todd 12
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