Notre Dame senior wide receiver Chase Claypool has always found the time to stay connected with his former high school head coach Jay Fujimura and the rest of the Abbotsford Panthers football program. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Chase Claypool: From Abby Panthers to Notre Dame, Irish star receiver shows why he’s a big catch ahead of NFL Draft 2020!

It was back on Feb. 27 that the NFL’s statistical research department sent out a tweet which seemed to officially confirm the unique qualities of Notre Dame senior receiver Chase Claypool.

Defensive lineman Kaishaun Carter (left) and receiver/return man Jason Soriano are two of B.C.'s blue-chip graduating Class of 2020 set to begin their university football careers next season with the UBC Thunderbirds. (Photos by Howard Tsumura, Varsity Letters, and Richard Lam, UBC athletics. All Rights Reserved. Photo graphic by Gabriel Lynn)
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A Sunday Read: UBC football coach Blake Nill says Jason Soriano, Kaishaun Carter “…the ones who can make you Coach of the Year”

VANCOUVER — UBC Thunderbirds football in the Blake Nill-era hit its low ebb in 2019, yet four seasons after its rousing, unexpected 2015 Vanier Cup national championship title debut, a second wind has begun to blow through the ranks of the blue and gold.

UBC Thunderbirds head coach Blake Nill, along with the rest of the 'Bird football staff, will go on-line Wednesday to introduce the blue-and-gold program to over 100 current Grades 11 high school standouts as part of its virtual Junior Day. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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UBC football 2020: ‘Birds hold ‘virtual’ Junior Day on Wednesday as pandemic forces teams to think outside the box

VANCOUVER — Like all programs headed towards the fall sports season of play, the UBC Thunderbirds football team is keeping the health of everyone involved first and foremost during the coronavirus pandemic.

Over a senior season in which he led the brought all of his substantial skills to the fore, Simon Fraser Clan senior receiver opened eyes all over the college football world. On Sunday he plays in the 2020 Hula Bowl at Honolulu's venerable Aloha Stadium. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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The rise of Rysen John: NFL scouts reaching out as Simon Fraser Clan receiver heads to Hawaii and suits up in Sunday’s Hula Bowl

BURNABY — As Rysen John prepares for his biggest audition yet, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that NFL eyes have begun to focus on Simon Fraser’s captivating senior receiver.

Putting the final brushstroke on one of the greatest individual performances in Subway Bowl history, Vancouver College's Jason Soriano prepares to cross the goal line to score his fifth touchdown of the game off a second-half pick-six. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: An all-time team? An all-time player? Vancouver College and star Jason Soriano make strong case with B.C. AAA title win over Lord Tweedsmuir

VANCOUVER — On a night when they turned in the most dominant championship game performance in recorded B.C. high school football history with a 45-0 Subway Bowl Triple A finals win over Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, Vancouver College head coach Todd Bernett was asked a simple question:Did he consider the 2019 Irish, who went 12-1 […]

Vernon quarterback Zack Smith goes airborne in front of Langley's Ciaran Davies to score one of his three rushing TDs Saturday in the B.C. AA final at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl AA Final: Behind the magic of MVP quarterback Zack Smith, Vernon’s Panthers repeat in royal fashion

VANCOUVER — The No. 1-ranked, defending champion Vernon Panthers made their hold over the B.C. senior varsity Double-A football world dynastic-like on Saturday.Yet even behind a victory as comprehensive as its 43-14 Subway Bowl triumph over the No. 4 Langley Saints at B.C. Place Stadium, Panthers’ head coach Sean Smith admitted he was sweating the […]

The B.C. high school all-stars wait to take to the field for the first BCSSFA all-star game at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. High School Football All-Star Game 2019: East wins low-scoring affair over West with TDs from Chomolok, Martens, Blake

It wasn’t a game filled with offensive fireworks, but the first B.C. Secondary Schools Football Association all-star game proved a fine farewell for many of the province’s top seniors Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium.In a low-scoring affair, the East scored the first three touchdowns of the game en route to a 20-6 win over the […]

While Mt. Douglas interception artist Marino Dujela (left) takes a well-deserved second-half breather, teammate Sahej Sidhu flashes four fingers and wonders if his teammate has one more pick left in his quiver during Saturday's Subway Bowl junior AAA championship game at BC Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl Junior AAA Final: Three interceptions later, Mt. Doug’s Marino Dujela the hero as Rams top Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers

VANCOUVER — Early in the first half of Saturday’s Subway Bowl B.C. junior varsity AAA championship final, Mt. Douglas Rams’ rangy linebacker Marino Dujela cursed his hands and wondered what he would have to do to make the first interception of his entire football career.A pass from Lord Tweedsmuir quarterback McCord Leeson was right there […]

Windsor receiver Adam Murray (right) bresajks past Ballenas' Rememberers Conway on his way to a first-half touchdown Saturday in the B.C. JV AA championship final at BC Place. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl Junior AA Final: ‘Ragamuffin’ Windsor keeps its poise, MVP Giragosian delivers Dukes past Ballenas Whalers

VANCOUVER — Despite being numbers-challenged at the best of times, it’s pretty hard to keep North Vancouver’s Windsor Dukes down for long.Behind the play of championship game MVP quarterback Alek Giragosian, the Dukes topped Parksville’s Ballenas Whalers 25-14 Saturday morning to win the Subway Bowl B.C. Junior Varsity Double-A championship at B.C. Place Stadium.,The win […]

As they prepare for post-game hand-shakes last Saturday night with St. Thomas More, the satisfaction on the faces of Vancouver College players (left to right) Ryan Hsiao, Marcus Teoli and Simon Smith is readily apparent. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA preview: With a defence producing epic red-light numbers, how do you beat the Vancouver College Fighting Irish?

VANCOUVER — News alert: The Vancouver College Fighting Irish have allowed a grand total of three touchdowns since September, and come this Sunday morning, the day after the Subway Bowl Triple-A championship game, the calendar turns to December.It’s impossible to know, over the entire history of B.C. high school football, if any other team has […]