Back in 2017, Vernon quarterback Zack Smith was named championship finals MVP after leading the Panthers to an historic B.C. title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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BCSSFA’s Double-A B.C. all-stars: Vernon QB Zack Smith named MVP, tops list of 28 honoured selections

VANCOUVER — Zack Smith is still focussed on earning the right to play two more games in his high school football career before he’ll stop and look back on what has been a decorated run.In the meantime, however, the accolades continue to accumulate for the 5-foot-9, 160 pound senior quarterback of the Vernon Panthers.On Monday, […]

For the vast overall skills and the timely plays he has made all season long, Vancouver College senior free safety/wide receiver Jason Soriano was announced Monday as the BCSSFA's 2019 AAA MVP. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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BCSSFA’s 2019 Triple-A Dream Team: Meet MVP Jason Soriano of the Fighting Irish and our 28 other all-star honourees

VANCOUVER — He’s about the letter W more than any mash of numerical minutiae. And when you talk about winners in the context of the 2019 B.C. high school football season, it’s impossible not to reference Vancouver College Fighting Irish senior Jason Soriano.

G.W. Graham Grizzlies' running back Jaiden Claassen help carry his team past Holy Cross and into the Subway Bowl AA semifinals this Saturday where they will face another of their league rivals, the Langley Saints. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Sunday football notebook: Subway Bowl’s Semifinal Saturday schedule, late game recaps, statistical updates

VANCOUVER — One of the signature clashes in this 2019 B.C. senior varsity Double A season gets a highly anticipated rematch.On Saturday night, Chilliwack’s No. 3-ranked G.W. Graham Grizzlies opened their Subway Bowl playoff season with a 35-6 win over Surrey’s visiting Holy Cross Crusaders (full game report below), setting up a provincial semifinal Subway […]

Running through a hole created by offensive linemen Anthony Bolanos (left) and DJ Mangat, Notre Dame running back Vincenzo Nardulli cuts a swath through the South Delta defence on Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final 8: Out of nowhere, unranked Notre Dame stuns No. 1 South Delta to move within a win of B.C. title game

VANCOUVER — There was a time earlier this season, coming off a loss to North Vancouver’s Handsworth Royals and sporting a 2-5 overall record after losing three straight games, that the Notre Dame Jugglers looked like no one’s idea of a Subway Bowl contender.Yet so many veterans from within the B.C. high school football world […]

St. Thomas More quarterback Anthony De Lazzari (left) and running back Nick Osho rise above the B.C. Place turf on Saturday to celebrate a touchdown against the Mt. Douglas Rams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final 8: St. Thomas More the picks of the litter, Knights feast on interceptions in win over Mt. Doug Rams

VANCOUVER — St. Thomas More are experts in the fine art of the interception, and it’s that gift for the theft which helped send Burnaby’s Knights into the Subway Bowl Triple A Final Four next weekend against the Vancouver College Fighting Irish.Trailing 21-7 at the half, the Knights parlayed a field goal and two second-half […]

Vancouver College running back Daesaun Johnson was at his best on Saturday in a Subway Bowl quarterfinal win over Kelowna. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final 8: Irish defence continues to gain legend! Vancouver College throws blanket over KSS Owls’ offence

VANCOUVER — The moniker ‘Steel Curtain’ has already been taken.Too bad, because there is no better way to describe the epic manner in which the Vancouver College Fighting Irish has kept teams off the scoreboard this season.At some point down the second-half stretch drive of Saturday’s Subway Bowl quarterfinal game between the No. 2-ranked Fighting […]

With New Westminster's Austin Galbraith in coverage, Lord Tweedsmuir's Terrel Jones (left) just fails to squeeze a pass from quarterback Key-shaun Dorsey. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final 8: Tweedy’s special teams are oh-so-special, No. 5 Panthers prove to be No. 4 Hyacks’ worst nightmare

VANCOUVER — How special can your special teams possibly be?Well, with the playoff season here, it was hard to imagine a better performance from the sport’s oft-times under-valued third phase unit than the one turned in over the third quarter Saturday afternoon by Surrey’s No. 5-ranked Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers.As part of a 23-point outburst in […]

Rumbling towards the end zone like a battering ram, Langley Saints' running back Harshaad Jouhal (centre) is finally slowed by the Clarence Fulton Maroons' trio of (left to right) Ethan Schiman, Mo Salgado and Cavan Tilbert on Saturday morning at B.C. Place. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl AA 2019 Final 8: Saints’ RB duo of Thomas and Jouhal rush for three TDs each as Langley blanks Fulton

VANCOUVER — The Langley Saints made about as straightforward a statement as is possible on the gridiron Saturday as the Subway Bowl 2019 Double-A quarterfinals opened under the dome at B.C. Place.Rolling behind its powerful offensive line, Langley’s running game excelled on the fast-track indoor turf, and the end result was a 46-0 win over […]

Vernon quarterback Zack Smith was masterful in leading the defending champion Panthers back to the Subway Bowl Final Four next weekend at B.C. Place. (File photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL NIGHT FINAL BCHS Football Report 11.15.19 edition: No. 1 Vernon, No. 2 Ballenas win to set up epic Subway Bowl Final Four clash of unbeatens

No. 1 vs. No. 2, both sitting with perfect 8-0 records, and set to meet in the Subway Bowl 2019 AA Final Four one week from Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium?That’s the plotline put into play Friday as the top-ranked, defending B.C. champion Vernon Panthers and Parksville’s No. 2-ranked Ballenas Whalers each came away with […]

Last season, Notre Dame's Vincenzo Nardulli (10) played his primary role at linebacker. This season, after rushing for 16 touchdowns as a senior, he's added RB-1 to that resume. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019: From stuntman to leading man, the stunning re-invention of Notre Dame Jugglers’ running back Vincenzo Nardulli

VANCOUVER — If the fullback is football’s version of the stuntman, then the tailback is its leading man.Notre Dame’s Vincenzo Nardulli is never going to back down from the kind of blocking assignments which became his offensive bread-and-butter the past few seasons with East Vancouver’s Jugglers.Yet as the 5-foot-11, 220-pound senior prepares for the final […]