G.W. Graham running back Micah Barker (left) is pursued by Langley's Noah Iannone during recent clash at McLeod Stadium. (Photo by Rick MacDonald property of GW Graham athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. High School Football Weekend Survival Guide 10.25.21 edition: AAA & AA’s top teams tip hands to November’s parity-filled Subway Bowl run!

LANGLEY — We’re back with another edition of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Weekend Survival Guide.After this week, we’re down to our final weekend of play before the start of Subway Bowl playoffs.We’ve got rankings, this week’s upcoming games and last week’s scores, the latter two arranged by tier and conference.RANKINGSVARSITY LETTERS BIG 5TRIPLE […]

Notre Dame football coach George Oswald joins his players for a photo Oct. 22, 2021 on the simultaneous occasion of his 75th birthday and the opening of Notre Dame Secondary's first-ever on-campus turf football field. (Photo property of Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Snapshot: Why this photo of Notre Dame Jugglers’ coach George Oswald, on his 75th birthday, freezes a perfect moment in time!

VANCOUVER — Over the course of my career as a chronicler and a story-teller, I have come to appreciate that sometimes we are met by those moments when seemingly disparate elements quite suddenly become so harmonious that all we need to do is collectively close our eyes, take a deep breath and smile.On Friday night, […]

Argyle Pipers' Nick Golasovsky charges up field under wet conditions Saturday against the host West Vancouver Highlanders. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. High School Football Report 10.23.21 edition: Our Saturday chronicles examine wins by Argyle, Holy Cross and Sardis!

LANGLEY — Welcome to Varsity Letters’ Saturday night B.C. High School Football Report.It’s an abbreviated schedule with three games.Thanks to photographer Blair Shier for venturing out into the elements to provide out readers with great realism from the action.AA COASTALARGYLE 15 at WEST VANCOUVER 7WEST VANCOUVER — Wise and sensible scheming kept the ball on […]

After the first game on its new turf field on campus at Notre Dame Secondary in Vancouver, Jugglers' players celebrate a win over the New Westminster Hyacks. (Wilson Wong photo property of Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters’ 10.22.21 B.C. High School Football Report, Friday Night Lights early edition!

Welcome to another edition of the B.C. High School Football Report for Oct. 22.Please continue to check back on this posting throughout the evening for updates from games around our province.AAA WESTNEW WESTMINSTER 9 at NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 40VANCOUVER — It took what seems like forever, yet for the crowd on hand to christen […]

B.C. Place Stadium has turned into the dream experience for all high school football players in this province. This season, however, stadium officials have informed that their venue is not available.
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Subway Bowl 2021 can’t find dates with B.C. Place Stadium: As high school football searches for new venue, Grade 12s miss out on ‘Dome experience’ two years running!!

(Note to readers — since it’s original publication we have added to this story)LANGLEY — When the thermometres dip, and the calendars hit November, there has been a singular destination for a generation-plus of high school football players in this province: B.C. Place Stadium for the Subway Bowl playoffs.Yet while B.C. high school football has […]

Lord Tweedsmuir senior quarterback McCord Leeson leads his team into Abbotsford on Friday for a AAA Eastern Conference Battle of the Panthers. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. High School Football Weekend Survival Guide 10.18.21 edition: Irish vs. Rams highlights quartet of Big 5-ranked battles!

LANGLEY — October has not disappointed in terms of providing the best match-ups we’ve seen this season.From a pair of games featuring ranked opponents last week, to four more this weekend featuring the same, it’s time to count down to three weeks remaining in the regular season.To keep up with it all, here is another […]

Just as they did in their season opener in early September, the Vancouver College Fighting Irish found reason to celebrate Saturday with another win at O'Hagan Field. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Fighting Irish top Belmont to keep pace with Jugglers atop AAA West as Saturday brings a close to a tough week for B.C. high school football programs!

VANCOUVER — Saturday’s two combatants at O’Hagan Field brought one of the most battle-scarred weeks f B.C. high school football to a close.With games being cancelled by extreme weather, injuries and just overall player shortages, noting about the last seven days was a guarantee for all of those involved with simply getting their teams ready […]

John Barsby's Ches Rednour-Bruckman (centre) splits past West Vancouver's Ryan App (left) and Danny Watts during heavy rains which feel over the North Shore Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Heavy rains mean power football! Says Barsby head coach Rob Stevenson after win over West Van: “The weather was like a 12th player on the field for us”

One of the great beauties of football is the fact that the elements have a way of forcing your hand, of raining down so hard that the message is clear: Strap it up and run.Yet such atmospheric dictates have never, ever backed Nanaimo’s John Barsby Bulldogs (3-1) into a corner, a fact that head coach […]

Carson Graham quartrback Logan Mellish feels the pressure from the Argyle Pipers during Coastal Conference AA crosstown rivalry clash in the rain on Friday. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Varsity Letters’ 10.15.21 B.C. High School Football Report, Friday Night Lights early edition! “The defenses were as good as the weather was bad.”

LANGLEY  — Welcome to Week 6 of the B.C. High School football season.The B.C. High School Football Report has been informed of four scheduled games which will not be played this weekend.Friday’s New Westminster at Seaquam, and Abbotsford at Terry Fox games have gone into the books as forfeiture victories for both the visiting Hyacks […]

Covered well by Mt. Douglas defenders, this might have been the only ball Notre Dame cornerback and receiver Antonio Conte did claim as his own on Friday at Burnaby Lakes. (Wilson Wong photo property of Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Domino and Conte put on a show, No. 3 Notre Dame can’t be slowed following decisive win over No. 2 Mt. Douglas at Burnaby Lakes!

AAA WESTNo. 2 MT. DOUGLAS 7 at No. 3 NOTRE DAME 26(To read the entire B.C. High School Football Report, click here, or go to VarsityLetters.ca)BURNABY — B.C.’s most decorated high school football program has only been waiting for what seems like forever to play a game on it own school grounds.Next week, the Notre […]