Ty Martens (right) got into the swing of things on Friday, throwing a touchdown pass and helping lead the host Robert Bateman Timberwolves to a season-opening win over Surrey's Sullivan Heights Stars in Abbotsford. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Varsity Letters’ Week 1 B.C. High School Football Report for 09.06.19

That’s a wrap for Week One of the Varsity Letter’s B.C.High School Football Report!We’ve got an abbreviated schedule on Saturday, but check back with us for the results of some very big games!Thanks to all of the coaches who took part today.FRIDAYEXHIBITIONCARSON GRAHAM 0 at CLEVELAND (Wash.) 13 SEATTLE — Host Cleveland made it a battle for […]

Ballenas tacklers including (left to right) Adrian Friesen, Gage Geiger and Demar Hohnstein all return to the senior ranks of Parksville's Ballenas Whalers this season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All rights reserved.)
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After plenty of heartbreak the hard way, Ballenas’ No. 4-ranked AA Whalers ready to make some waves

On Thursday, we introduced Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves as the No. 5 team as we opened our annual pre-season countdown of 2019’s top B.C. Double A high school football teams. Today, we swing over to Vancouver Island for No. 4. The countdown resumes Monday, and will be followed by our B.C. Triple A Big 5.

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.

Yosef Drysdale (4) is just one of a number of weapons on a loaded Lord Tweedsmuir team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters) (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Subway Bowl 2018: Varsity Letters breaks down all eight of this weekend’s B.C. quarterfinal clashes

VANCOUVER — Subway Bowl season just seems all the more official when the doors swing open at B.C. Place Stadium for the quarterfinal round.

South Delta running back Andrew Kraft helped lead the Sun Devils into the Subway Bowl quarterfinals. (Varsity Letters file photo by Howard Tsumura)
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FINAL: 11.09.18 Friday Night Lights Subway Bowl Round 1 edition – Varsity Letters’ B.C. high school football report

LANGLEY — Welcome to the second season. The Subway Bowl playoffs opened on six fronts at both the Triple-A and Double-A tiers on Friday and we’ve got reports from all six games. Five more game follow Saturday.

Quenching a conference-best thirst, Surrey's Holy Cross Crusaders completed a last-to-first rise in the AA Western Conference with a win over the Windsor Dukes Friday, on the final weekend of the regular season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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FINAL EDITION: 11.02.18 Friday Night Lights B.C. High School Football Report, regular-season finale edition

LANGLEY — The Friday Night Lights shine for the final time in this 2018 B.C. high school football regular season. Subway Bowl’s one-month run beckons, but before we get there, it time to put the cap on a tremendous conference campaign.

With his offensive line clearing the way, Holy Cross senior quarterback Andrew Hunt tucks the ball and soldiers forward. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Do The Right Thing: Simple creed helps carry Surrey’s Holy Cross on an inspiring, new football crusade

SURREY — The post-game victory speech Conrad Deugau delivered to his Holy Cross Crusaders’ senior varsity football team a couple of Saturdays ago, was short, sweet and to the point.

Ballenas Whalers' quarterback Ben Chomolok helped lead his team to the Subway Bowl AA junior varsity title game. This coming season he will run the show for the No. 3-ranked Whalers senior varsity. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Batten down the hatches! Parksville’s AA No. 3-ranked Ballenas Whalers ready to sail into title-contending waters

On Tuesday, we unveiled the G.W. Graham Grizzlies as our No. 4-ranked team in Varsity Letters’ preseason Big 5 Double A high school football rankings. Today, we get back to the countdown by making a stop on Vancouver Island at Parksville where we visit with the No. 3-ranked Ballenas Whalers.

Vernon Panthers' quarterback Zack Smith threw for one touchdown and rushed for three others in the school's first-ever B.C. high school football title at any tier. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Historic day for Vernon Panthers : Dues-paying program ends drought with Subway Bowl’s first-ever up-country JV title

VANCOUVER — The Vernon Panthers have officially become B.C. high school football’s home away from the home power-base of the Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island.