New Westminster running back Greyson Planinsic and the rest of the Hyacks are B.C.'s new No. 1-ranked Triple A team. (Photo by Alan Wardle property of New Westminster Hyacks football 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters 09.30.19 BC High School Football Big 5: New West Hyacks new AAA No. 1! The parity of a September to remember

LANGLEY — Welcome to Week 5 of the 2019 B.C. high school football season. Parity is good for the Subway Bowl party, and this past week’s AAA results continued to show plenty of it. We haven’t even gotten out of September, and a third team has ascended to No. 1 at the province’s largest tier.Here […]

Vancouver College's Daesaun Johnson (2) rushed for three touchdowns Saturday in the Irish's win over Mt. Douglas. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C.High School Football Report 09.29.19 Saturday Night final edition

Here is Saturday’s edition of the B.C. High School Football Report:TRIPLE AWESTERN CONFERENCENo. 5 MT. DOUGLAS 14 at No. 4 VANCOUVER COLLEGE 35VANCOUVER — Vancouver College Homecoming at O’Hagan Field, on a perfect Saturday afternoon, complete with cheering Irish fans?Get a combination like that and you never want the spoil the occasion with a poor […]

Robert Bateman running back Phoenix Moller rushed for three TDs in the Wolves 49-20 win over the visiting South Kamloops Titans. (Photo by Rick MacDonald property of Rick MacDonald photography 2019. All rights reserved)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report: 09.27.19 Friday Night Lights early edition

Welcome B.C. high school football fans!It’s Friday and has been the habit for the last decade-plus during the fall, that means it’s time for the B.C. High School Football Report.Please check back on this posting through the course of the evening as we update our loyal readers on games being played around the province.First. we’ve […]

Lord Tweedsmuir's Noah Anderson will face the wrath of the Kelowna Owls defence on Friday when B.C.'s No. 1-ranked team plays its home opener in Cloverdale. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The Big 5: Varsity Letters breaks down the five biggest B.C. Triple A high school football games of the weekend

Welcome high school football fans.It’s a big week in the Triple A ranks and the fervour of conference clashes just adds to the excitement.Here’s our in-depth look at five games to watch this weekend:EASTERN CONFERENCEKELOWNA OWLS VS. NO. 1 LORD TWEEDSMUIR PANTHERS3 p.m. on Friday at Lord Tweedsmuir SecondaryAbout the Panthers: Lord Tweedsmuir’s defence has […]

Last season, Abbotsford running back Jalem Catlin was one of only four Grade 11's named to the B.C. AAA provincial all-star team. This season, whichever AA and AAA provincial all-star selections happen not to make it to the Subway Bowl title game will be able to suit up in the first-ever BCSSFA all-star game at B.C. Place Stadium on Nov. 30 (Photo by Becky Szmutko used through permission of Abbotsford Secondary athletics)
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Subway Bowl’s Super Saturday gets star-studded addition! BCSSFA adds high school all-star game for Nov. 30 at BC Place Stadium

LANGLEY — It’s an idea whose time has come, and the timing couldn’t be any better for B.C. high school football to add even more entertainment value to its heralded championship finals weekend.The BCSSFA has confirmed plans to hold a B.C. all-star game as part of its season-ending Subway Bowl Saturday championship menu this coming […]

Surrey's Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, like great Tweedy teams of past seasons, will greet their home crowd during its ceremonial run onto the field Friday as they host the Kelowna Owls. This week, however, LT will do it as B.C.'s No. 1-ranked AAA team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters 09.23.19 B.C. high school football rankings: Tweedy takes over AAA No. 1! Hyacks, Sun Devils complete the top three

LANGLEY — Welcome to Week 4 of the 2019 B.C. high school football season. The coveted No. 1 spot in the Triple A rankings has changed for the first time this season.The latest rankings:TRIPLE A1 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (2-0, 1-0) (2)LW — Def. Terry Fox 27-0.TW — Friday host Kelowna. 2 New Westminster Hyacks (2-1, […]

Carson Graham's Trent Skill breaks the plane of the goal line Saturday to score one of the Eagles' eight TDs on the day in a Buchanan Bowl win over Handsworth. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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VL’s Saturday BCHSF Report: No. 5 South Delta takes down No. 1 Van College, Carson Graham a big Buchanan Bowl victor

Welcome to the Saturday edition of the Varsity Letters’ B.C. High school football report.We’ve got the first major upset of the season, and a decisive result in the annual Buchanan Bowl.Our thanks to Blair Shier for the generosity and excellence of his photographic contributions.TRIPLE AWESTERN CONFERENCENo. 1 VANCOUVER COLLEGE 23 at No. 5 SOUTH DELTA […]

With solid play in all three phases of play, Hyacks' head coach Farhan Lalji was satisfied with the performance of his team in the provincial capital on Friday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Varsity Letters’ 09.20.19 Friday Night Lights B.C. High School Football Report

Welcome to the final edition of Varsity Letter’s Friday Night Lights B.C. high school football report. We’ve got the lowdown from all 14 games played today around our province.Be sure to visit us often throughout the weekend. We’ll have Saturday’s package as well right here at VarsityLetters.caTRIPLE AEASTERN CONFERENCENO. 2 LORD TWEEDSMUIR 27 at TERRY FOX 0COQUITLAM — Three players went over […]

Washington State head coach Mike Leach is flanked by Carson Graham Eagles head coach Brian Brady (right) and assistant Pooya Dourandish. (Photo property of Carson Graham athletics 2019. All rights reserved)
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A pilgrimage to Pullman: Carson Graham Eagles seek Air Raid offence knowledge from Washington State Cougars’ guru Mike Leach

NORTH VANCOUVER — It’s one thing to learn from a book.It’s yet another thing completely when your teacher, or in this instance your coach, decides that the best classroom experience he can give you is to make you an audience to the real thing. Two Saturdays mornings ago, following a Friday Night Lights game in Seattle, […]

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Varsity Letters PODCAST welcomes a football coaching trio: SFU’s Thomas Ford, UBC’s Taylor Nill, Langley’s Ryk Piche

Welcome back to Varsity Letters — The Podcast! You’ll find an embedded player below to listen to this week’s episode! As mid-September hits, footballs are in the air everywhere, including the respective home bases of our three gridiron guests this week. Off theta, Simon Fraser head coach Thomas Ford takes us from fall camp through […]