LANGLEY — B.C. high school football’s first month of play is in the books.
Welcome to the October, the month ahead which defines the contenders for the Subway Bowl B.C. championships.
This week, Varsity Letter’s Weekend Survival Guide lays out the schedule for conference football at both tiers and in all divisions.
We’ve got it all here, starting with the latest Big 5 rankings.
Of note to readers, Varsity Letters had intended on honouring both an Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week this season, but with so many of the top performances each week encompassing both offensive and defensive contributions, we have elected to re-define things by simply honouring two players each week as our B.C. High School Football Players of the Week.
We’ll unveil those tomorrow and they will also be a part of the weekly BCSSFA Newsletter.
As well, please note that Varsity Letters, in its efforts to promote both university and high school football in B.C., will be focussing its efforts on the former for the one and only time this season.
As part of the team presenting the broadcast of the Saskatchewan at UBC Canada West football game Friday evening at Thunderbird Stadium, Varsity Letters will not be producing its Friday Night Lights edition of the B.C. High School Football Report.
This is a one-week, one-off situation, and we will resume the usual Friday night coverage the following Friday and for the rest of the season. High school coaches had been notified of this weekend over the summer and as late as this past Saturday.
All reports will be written up on Saturday morning, so all reports should still be filed by Friday night.
OK, we’ll start off with the new rankings.
VARSITY LETTERS BIG 5
1 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (3-0) Def. St. Thomas More 30-0 (LW-1)
2 Mt. Douglas Rams (Victoria) (3-0) Def. South Delta 34-14 (2)
3 Notre Dame Jugglers (Vancouver) (3-0) Def. Seaquam 42-0 (4)
4 Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (3-0) Def. Lord Tweesdsmuir 30-6 (5-tie)
5 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (4-0) Def. Kelowna 27-23 (5-tie)
Honourable mention — Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (3), New Westminster Hyacks (2-1) (HM), St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (0-2) (HM), South Delta Sun Devils (1-2) (HM), Kelowna Owls (0-2) (HM)
1 Langley Thunderbirds (2-0) Def. Ballenas 26-0 (LW-4)
2 Robert Bateman Timberwolves (Abbotsford) (3-1) Def. Argyle 21-20 (2)
3 Vernon Panthers (1-2) Def. Salmon Arm 61-0 (3)
4 Ballenas Whalers (Parksville) (2-1) Lost to Langley 26-0 (LW-1)
5-tie Carson Graham Eagles (North Vancouver) (2-2) Def. Windsor 32-0 (HM)
5-tie Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (0-2) Lost 21-20 to Robert Bateman (HM)
Honourable mention — John Barsby Bulldogs (Nanaimo) (1-1) Did not play. (5), West Vancouver Highlanders (2-0) Def. Holy Cross 33-6. (NR), South Kamloops Titans (0-3) Lost 35-13 to Rutland (HM), Windsor Dukes (North Vancouver) (0-2) Lost 32-0 to Carson Graham (HM)
7:30 p.m. — Notre Dame at St. Thomas More (Burnaby Lake), Vancouver College at New Westminster (Mercer Stadium)
3 p.m. — Handsworth at Earl Marriott
5 p.m. — Sullivan Heights at Nanaimo District
3 p.m. — Lord Tweesdsmuir at Mission
3:30 p.m. — W.J. Mouat at Abbotsford
4 p.m. — Terry Fox at Kelowna (Apple Bowl)
7 p.m. — Centennial at G.W. Graham (Exhibition Stadium)
2 p.m. — Robert Bateman at John Barsby
2:30 p.m. — West Vancouver at Ballenas, Carson Graham at Holy Cross
3 p.m. — Windsor at Argyle (William Griffin Park)
TBA — Shas Ti Kelly Road at South Kamloops
6:30 p.m. — Okanagan Mission at Mt. Boucherie (Apple Bowl)
2 p.m. — Salmon Arm at Rutland
TBA — Prince George at Nechako Valley
1:30 p.m. — Belmont at South Delta
2 p.m. — Mt. Douglas at Seaquam
New Westminster 13 at Belmont 0
South Delta 14 at Mt. Douglas 34
Seaquam 0 at Notre Dame 42
Nanaimo District 0 at Sardis 59
Abbotsford 8 at Centennial 49
Terry Fox 30 at Lord Tweedsmuir 6
G.W. Graham 27 at Kelowna 23
Mission 34 at W.J. Mouat 35 (OT)
Okanagan Mission 16 Earl Marriott 0
Salmon Arm 0 at Vernon 61
Rutland 35 at South Kamloops 13
West Vancouver 33 at Holy Cross 6
Robert Bateman 21 at Argyle 20
Langley 26 at Ballenas 0
Windsor 0 at Carson Graham 32
Shas Ti Kelly Road 6 at Prince George 28
Duchess Park 23 at College Heights 0
Sullivan Heights 40 at Frank Hurt 0
St. Thomas More 0 at Vancouver College 30
EARLIER THIS SEASON
Holy Cross 0 at John Barsby 37, Ballenas 8 at Argyle 2, Langley 50 Carson Graham 6
Vernon 2 at G.W. Graham 14, Centennial 0 at Vancouver College 32
Mt. Douglas 59 at Abbotsford 0
Kelowna 0 at Notre Dame 36
Seaquam 28 at Earl Marriott 0
Belmont 34 Nanaimo District 7
South Kamloops 0 at New Westminster 23
Rutland 47 at Salmon Arm 12
Sardis 30 at W.J. Mouat 0
Windsor 8 at Robert Bateman 38
Sullivan Heights 12 at Mission 14, Terry Fox 21 at South Delta 7, Handsworth 6 at West Vancouver 37
South Delta 35 South Kamloops 12, G.W. Graham 14 St. Thomas More 12
Robert Bateman 28 W.J. Mouat 12, Carson Graham 46 Handsworth 28, Mt. Douglas 6 John Barsby 6, Rutland 13 Vernon 12, Holy Cross 30 Abbotsford 8, Ballenas 28 Belmont 13, Lord Tweedsmuir 7 New Westminster 0, Seaquam 44 Sullivan Heights 0, Mt. Boucherie 32 Sardis 16, Terry Fox 43 Earl Marriott 0
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