Both G.W. Graham receiver Tyson Kelly (right) and Nolan Watrin of the Robert Bateman Timberwolves lead their teams into big games this Friday. The Grizzlies play at Lord Tweedsmuir while the Wolves host Carson Graham. (Photo by Joanne Hewitt property of G.W. Graham athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. High School Football Weekend Survival Guide 11.01.21 edition: New Big 5 rankings ahead of Archbishops clash, plus Carson-Bateman and Fox-Centennial!

LANGLEY — Welcome to the final full week of B.C. high school regular season football.

We have a big one Saturday, of course, as No. 1 Vancouver College visits No. 2 Notre Dame in a clash of undefeated Archbishops Trophy teams.

Yet to any program playing what might be its final game of the season, and specifically for its seniors who are potentially playing the final football games of their respective careers… all the best to you.

With that said, the latest rankings, the full schedules by conference and last week’s complete scoreboard follow in our annual weekend survival guide:

RANKINGS

VARSITY LETTERS BIG 5

TRIPLE A

1 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (8-0) def. South Delta 42-0. (LW-1)

2 Notre Dame Jugglers (Vancouver) (8-0) def. Belmont 41-0. (2) 

3 Mt. Douglas Rams (Victoria) (6-2) def. New Westminster 44-12. (3)

4 Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (8-0) def. W.J. Mouat 39-0. (4)

5 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (8-1) def. Abbotsford 47-0. (5)

Honourable mention — Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (5-1) did not play. (HM); New Westminster Hyacks (4-4) lost 44-12 to Mt. Douglas. (HM); Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam) (4-4) def. Mission 34-14. (HM); South Delta Sun Devils (3-5) lost 42-0 to Vancouver College. (HM); Kelowna Owls (2-4) (NR).

DOUBLE A

1 Langley Thunderbirds (6-0) def. West Vancouver 41-8. (LW-1)

2 Robert Bateman Timberwolves (Abbotsford) (6-2) Did not play. (2)

3 Carson Graham Eagles (North Vancouver) (6-2) Def. Ballenas 32-20. (4)

4 John Barsby Bulldogs (Nanaimo) (4-3) def. Windsor 28-14. (3)

5-tie Vernon Panthers (3-3) Did not play. (5-tie)

5-tie Ballenas Whalers (Parksville) (4-4) lost to Carson Graham 32-20. (5-tie) 

Honourable mention — South Kamloops Titans (3-3) Def. Okanagan Mission 60-6. (HM); Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (3-4) def. Holy Cross 31-0. (HM), West Vancouver Highlanders (2-6). Lost 41-8 to Langley (HM).

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

AAA WEST

3 p.m. — Mt. Douglas at St. Thomas More (Burnaby Lake)

AAA EAST

2:15 p.m. — G.W. Graham at Lord Tweedsmuir

3:30 p.m. — Abbotsford at Mission (Abbotsford Secondary)

5 p.m. — Seaquam at Belmont (Goudy Field)

7 p.m. — Centennial at Terry Fox

AAA PACIFIC

5 p.m. — Frank Hurt at Nanaimo District

7 p.m. — Handsworth at Sardis (Exhibition Stadium)

EXHIBITION

4 p.m. — South Kamloops at Mt. Boucherie (Capital News Centre)

7 p.m. —Rutland at Vernon (Greater Vernon Athletic Park)

6:30 —

AA COASTAL

2 p.m. — Argyle at John Barsby

2:30 p.m. — Langley at Holy Cross, Carson Graham at Robert Bateman

3:30 p.m. — West Vancouver at Windsor

SATURDAY

AAA WEST

1:30 p.m. — Vancouver College at Notre Dame

1:30 p.m. — New Westminster at South Delta

AAA EAST

2 p.m. — W.J. Mouat at Kelowna (Capital News Centre)

LAST WEEK

FRIDAY

AAA WEST

Notre Dame 41 at Belmont 0

Mt. Douglas 44 at New Westminster 12

Seaquam 0 at St. Thomas More 15 (forfeit)

AAA EAST

Mission 14 at Centennial 34

Abbotsford 0 at G.W. Graham 47

Terry Fox 39 at W.J. Mouat 0

AAA PACIFIC

Frank Hurt 6 at Handsworth 46

Earl Marriott 20 at Sullivan Heights 14 (OT)

AA COASTAL

Windsor 14 at John Barsby 28

Holy Cross 0 at Argyle 31

Carson Graham 32 at Ballenas 20

West Vancouver 8 at Langley 41

AA NORTHERN

Prince George 45 Shas Ti Kelly Road 0

Duchess Park 21 College Heights 14

EXHIBITION

Nanaimo District 0 at St. Thomas More 61

Okanagan Mission 6 South Kamloops 60

Rutland 19 at Mt. Boucherie 24

SATURDAY

AAA WEST

South Delta 0 at Vancouver College 42

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