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11.01.17: Grizzlies’ Von Richardson tops Varsity Letter’s B.C. High School Football Performances of the Week

Eye-popping numbers in the most meaningful games? 

Would you expect anything less as October turns to November in the world of B.C. high school football?

Here’s our look at the top performances of the week!

1 VON RICHARDSON — Just where this one ranks on the all-time single-game list isn’t known, but it is one of the most impressive totals when you consider rushing yards and touchdowns combined. The G.W. Graham running back carried 25 times for 303 yards and seven touchdowns as the No. 5 Grizz topped Samuel Robertson 46-7.

2 JALEN PHILPOT — The Seaquam Seahawks running back led his team to a 22-14 win over No. 2 South Delta, carrying 23 times for 152 yards and a touchdown. He also took a 40-yard interception to the house.

3 DEREK BEST — The Lord Tweedsmuir running back carried 23 times for 181 yards as the Panthers blanked No. 4-ranked Terry Fox 17-0.

4 RYAN BAKER — We didn’t get the full count of majors from the Windsor Dukes’ quarterback and touchdown maker this week, but alas, his 220 rushing yards and 107 passing yards are impressive enough, especially in addition to the team-leading 10 tackles he made from his middle linebacker spot in the No. 1 Dukes’ 45-6 win over No. 4 John Barsby.

5 DAVID OSHO —  The St.Thomas More Knight caught three passes for 121 yards, including touchdowns of 26 and 75 yards, and also scored on a 45-yard jet sweep as part of a 58-0 win over W.J. Mouat.

6 TREY DEFOOR — He collected 10 solo tackles in a low-scoring affair, lifting the AA No. 2 Vernon Panthers to a 14-7 win over crosstown rival Clarence Fulton.

7 GIDEONE KREMLER — The Mt. Douglas quarterback threw for 229 yards and touchdowns of 72, six and 13 yards as the Rams beat Vancouver College 26-13.

8 SAMWEL UKO — Putting up big numbers in a 42-6 win over crosstown rival Robert Bateman was the Panthers all-everything running back who rushed for 255 yards and scores of two, 45 and 50 yards.

9 AUSTEN BERRY – As part of a great 1-2 punch with fellow runner Reace Mok, Berry rushed for 182 yards and touchdowns of 18, 15 and 24 yards as Richmond’s Hugh Boyd Trojans won 26-9 in North Vancouver over the host Argyle Pipers.

10 BRICE PUMARES — The Notre Dame running back was tough at the goal line, carrying 12 times for 125 yards and TDs of three, one and three yards as the Jugglers topped Belmont 39-14.


LUCAS SABAU — He didn’t get in the end zone, but New Westminster running back Lucas Sabau set the table for his team with 187 rushing yards as the No. 1 Hyacks beat host Carson Graham 30-12 in North Vancouver.

MAREN BRADBROOKE – The Nanaimo District quarterback rushed for 118 yards and touchdowns of 10,14 and five yards, and also passed for 141 more as the Islanders beat Rutland 27-14.

CADEN DOYLE — The Clarence Fulton receiver caught five passes for 125 yards including a 50-yard major in the Battle of Vernon. Doyle’s Maroons came up short, 14-7 to AA No. 2-ranked Vernon.

PAULJEET DHAMI — The Notre Dame receiver caught eight passes for 85 and touchdowns of 25 and 10 yards from pivot Will Clarke as the Jugglers beat Victoria’s Belmont Bulldogs 39-14.

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