Vernon Panthers' running back Charles Lemay was selected B.C. high school football's 2018 Double A Most Valuable Player. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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2018 Double A provincial all-stars revealed! Vernon’s Lemay leads the pack set to be honoured at Tuesday’s Subway Awards Banquet

VANCOUVER — The best of Double-A’s very best. The list is select, and so is the talent, including a total of 10 players who will go head-to-head this Saturday when the Vernon Panthers clash with Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves in the 2018 Subway Bowl championship final. One day ahead of the B.C. Secondary School Football Association’s annual […]

Markus Rauch (left) congratulates Sam Davenport after the latter's second touchdown of the first half Saturday in a semi-final win over Holy Cross at B.C. Place Stadium (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
The four coaches guiding their teams into Saturday's Subway Bowl semifinals (clockwise from top left) Terry Fox's Martin McDonnell, Todd Bernett of Vancouver College, New Westminster's Farhan Lalji and Mark Townsend of Mt. Douglas, speak to what they feel are common threads running through the four programs. (Photos by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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The Power of Four: Saturday’s quartet of AAA Subway Bowl semifinalists have won seven of last eight B.C. titles! So what’s their secret?

VANCOUVER — The. Mt. Douglas Rams have set the most recent bar of excellence within the senior varsity ranks of B.C. high school football. Yet the three other teams which join the Victoria juggernaut Saturday in the Subway Bowl AAA semifinal round at B.C. Place Stadium help give the 2018 Final Four a unique distinction.

A second-generation passer, Bateman's Logan McDonald has followed in the footsteps of his father, former Abby Panthers' pivot Lance McDonald. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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From father to son: Bateman Wolves’ QB-1 Logan McDonald preps for Subway Bowl Final 4, mentored by ex-Abby star and dad Lance

ABBOTSFORD — Growing up in what can only be described as one of the first families of Abbotsford football, Logan McDonald cops to the fact that not a day goes by without a little father-son gridiron gab-fest.

Vancouver College running back Basil Schincariol (with ball) has been the Irish's workhorse of consistency the entire season. His next task is to battle the Mt. Douglas Rams' run defence on Saturday.
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Rematch Redux edition! Subway Bowl ’18’s AAA semi’s reprise Hyacks-Ravens ’17 final, along with sixth Rams-Irish meeting since ’15

VANCOUVER — It was a Triple-A campaign filled with surprising turns, yet as we reach the Final Four semifinal stage of the 2018 Subway Bowl playoffs, it’s interesting to note that four of the tier’s Big 5 preseason picks are still alive and in the hunt.

Holy Cross' Silas Marchan (left) will do his best to prove an elusive target for the Robert Bateman defence to try and slow Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl Semi-finals ’18: Who’s best in last-to-first Crusaders-Wolves battle? Mutual respect aplenty as Barby, Vernon clash

VANCOUVER — Two more sleeps and we’ll awaken to Subway Bowl’s AA semifinals Saturday. Here’s our look at first two semifinals of the day set to take place under the dome.

Playing a football game at B.C. Place Stadium can make you feel larger than life. That's just how Surrey's Holy Cross Crusaders looked on the big screen inside the dome last week. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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The Holy Grail of Subway Bowl! Why it means the world for B.C. high school football teams to play games at B.C. Place Stadium

VANCOUVER — It’s one thing to enter B.C. Place Stadium by purchasing a ticket and clicking through the turnstiles. It’s entirely another thing to appear there via earned invitation on a Saturday in either late November or early December. The Dome? It’s the Holy Grail of B.C. high school football.

Max Paul (left) and the rest of North Vancouver's Windsor Dukes were a step behind Ryan Sztuhar and the rest of Abby's Robert Bateman Timberwolves. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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FINAL EDITION: 11.17.18: B.C. High School Football Report’s Super Subway Bowl Saturday quarterfinals

Welcome to the Subway Bowl quarterfinal round, live from B.C. Place Stadium. We’re final for the night with reports from all six quarterfinal playoff games today.

Vernon head coach Sean Smith saw his No. 1-ranked Panthers top their first ranked AA foes of the season on Friday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.com)
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No. 1 Vernon lives up to its billing, AA favourites top first ranked foe with decisive triumph over Ballenas Whalers

It’s certainly no stretch to say that the Vernon Panthers have had their way with the opposition on more than a few occasions over the course of the 2018 B.C. high school football season.

While St. Thomas More's Alex Cordeiro attempts to take care of the front side, teammate Rickey Parsons hangs on for deal life in an attempt to slow Mt. Douglas quarterback Gideone Kremler on Friday night at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Like post-season clockwork, QB Kremler and his merry band of Rams make their charge, topping STM for Subway Bowl Final 4 berth

BURNABY — If you happened to peek your head into the various huddles of coaches gathered around the field Friday, watching the Subway Bowl AAA quarterfinal playoff game at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, they were all talking about the same thing. To paraphrase the masses: “Gideone Kremler is back.”