Notre Dame football coach George Oswald joins his players for a photo Oct. 22, 2021 on the simultaneous occasion of his 7th 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 […]

Carson Graham quarterback Logan Mellish fends off West Vancouver defensive lineman Reza Nia while Eagles' guard Sherwin Gozali (right) looks on. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Carson Graham’s Logan Mellish: Eagles’ senior QB and BCHSFB Player of the Week is “…the blackjack dealer, making sure all of the other guys get the cards”

NORTH VANCOUVER — As the starting quarterback of the Carson Graham Eagles, Logan Mellish puts all of his cards on the table each time he takes command of the huddle.“I love contact,” states the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Mellish, whose selfless, old-school approach to the pivot position has helped position the Eagles as provincial contenders amongst a […]

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 […]

Kelowna running back Jack Nyrose does his best to elude what has been an Iron Curtain defence in 2021 for Notre Dame Jugglers like (left to right) Noah Banco, Massimo Ryan and Pedro Cabanas. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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No. 2 Mt. Douglas at No. 3 Notre Dame: Who wins? Victoria’s Rams with its Thunder & Lightning at backfield, or the Iron Curtain defence of East Van’s Jugglers!

BURNABY — The heavens have been threatening all week with a distinct dark-cloud scowl, and yet if the football gods do indeed decide to order up rain by sheets for Friday afternoon’s highly-anticipated AAA clash of unbeatens at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex (2 p.m.), then so be it.East Vancouver’s No. 3-ranked Notre Dame Jugglers have […]

Langley running back Ryan Goeson (1) will face the Bateman defence Friday at McLeod Stadium. (Photo courtesy Langley Secondary athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A coin-flip showdown for No. 1 under Friday Night Lights: AA’s showcase game features top-ranked, host Langley T-Birds against Abby’s No. 2 Bateman T-Wolves!

LANGLEY — The only coin-flip you’re going to see Friday at McLeod Stadium (7 p.m.) is the one at the 50-yard line to determine who will receive the football to start B.C.’s first No. 1 vs. No. 2 high school football match-up since 2019.Yet trying to predict a winner between the top-ranked and host Langley […]