Carson Graham's Ethan Samuels slows John Barsby's Kai Rednour-Bruckman during Subway Bowl AA JV Coastal final Saturday at BC Place. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Key fourth-quarter plays lift Bulldogs past Eagles, John Barsby gets all it can handle from Carson Graham in Subway Bowl AA JV Coastal finale!

VANCOUVER — It was a game filled with enough highlight-reel scoring plays to stuff an entire season-long hype video.But in the end, two huge plays wound up being the difference as Nanaimo’s John Barsby Bulldogs outscored the Carson Graham Eagles of North Vancouver 34-28 to capture the Subway Bowl B.C. AA junior varsity Coastal championship […]

Kelowna running back Jack Nyrose celebrates his third quarter touchdown which, after the point-after, held as the winning margin in the Owls 21-20 Subway Bowl win over Vernon. (Photo by April Anderson property of A-Game Photography 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Kelowna holds on to edge Vernon, Owls’ last-second tackle thwarts Panthers in dramatic 21-20 Interior/Subway Bowl final!

VERNON — The Kelowna defence came up with their play of the year to end their season on Friday, and it was a team tackle which lifted the Owls to a 21-20 win over the Vernon Panthers for the Subway Bowl B.C. Interior/Northern championship title.Trailing 21-14 with 1:17 to go in the fourth quarter, Panthers’ […]

The 2021-22 B.C. high school sports season opened this past Sept. 2 with its first event in 18 months. On that day, Carson Graham head coach Brian Brady addressed his team before a game at Vancouver College. On Saturday, the Eagles close out the campaign by playing in the Subway Bowl AA Coastal final at BC Place against Abbotsford's Robert Bateman Timberwolves. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Football to the power of two: Carson Graham builds strength in numbers as Eagles’ senior and junior teams, season-long practice mates, each vie Saturday for Subway Bowl AA titles!

NORTH VANCOUVER — Ask Brian Brady what all the buzz is about these days within the football program at Carson Graham Secondary, and the Eagles’ head coach can’t help but speak in the most literal sense possible.“We’re in the dome last week against Langley, it’s late in the game and the phone in my pocket […]

Brothers in arms, these two Robert Bateman football players, faces obscured in celebration, represent the true meaning of high school football to David Mills, the team's head coach. (Photo by Rick MacDonald Photography 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A Bateman, ready for framing: In Subway Bowl’s championship week, here’s why this photograph stands for the true meaning of high school football!

VANCOUVER — It was a picture that made me feel good from the second I saw it.Perhaps, in the run up to this coming Saturday’s 4 p.m. Subway Bowl B.C. Double-A Coastal championship final between North Vancouver’s Carson Graham Eagles and Robert Bateman of Abbotsford, you saw it, too.In the photo, taken by Bateman team […]

Gavin Whittingham rushed for a pair of touchdowns in last Saturday's Subway Bowl BC AAA Coastal semifinal. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Terry Fox’s Gavin Whittingham: As Subway Bowl hits Super Saturday, Ravens’ rousing running back the perfect barometre of what the game truly means to us all!

VANCOUVER — When the high school and college football calendar turns to December, the games have a way of transcending the ordinary on their way to becoming epic.And when you’re a high school senior, it goes without saying that the stakes are magnified by 10.On Saturday, when the B.C. AAA Subway Coastal championship final between […]

Vernon's Grade 12 defensive end Grayson Statham is the B.C. high school football AA Defensive MVP despite lacking the girth and overall size of most playing his position at the senior varsity level. (Image by Darren Hove property of photographer 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Vernon’s Grayson Statham: A rush-end who tips scales at 160 pounds, Panthers’ B.C.’s AA Defensive MVP uses “…every ounce of what he has!”

It’s been a season of tumult in the B.C. high school football world.Yet despite the complexities of its final chapter being played out against the conditions of our ever-changing world, it still has the ability to lift and inspire us from its very grassroots level.When the B.C. High School AA Provincial All-Star team was released […]

A little unscripted choreography broke out on field at B.C. Place Stadium on Saturday night when the Terry Fox Ravens topped the Notrre Dame Jugglers to advance to the Subway Bowl B.C. Triple A Coastal championship final next week. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway AAA Coastal semifinals: Terry Fox tops Notre Dame, Ravens just keep getting better as calendar set to reach December!

VANCOUVER — It was perhaps the first fully-dry weekend of B.C. high school football played in the Mainland-Valley corridor this season, but don’t try to tell Denis Kelly that the figurative rains didn’t somehow find a way to fall, even though all the action Saturday was under the dome at B.C. Place Stadium.“It was one […]

The Kelowna offensive line stepped up and shone Saturday as the Owls topped host South Kamloops to advance to the Subway Bowl B.C. Interior-Northern AAA/AA championship game next week. (Photo by April Anderson, A-Game Photography property of Kelowna Owls football 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway AAA/AA Interior-Northern Semifinals: Howorko throws for three scores as Kelowna tops South Kam, sets sights on finals clash with Vernon Panthers!

KAMLOOPS — The Kelowna Owls are headed to the Subway Bowl’s B.C. AAA/AA Interior/Northern championship final next week.Owls’ quarterback Joey Howorko went 14-of-24 for 211 yards and three touchdowns as part of a 37-8 win Saturday over the host South Kamloops Titans.Receiver Jaeke Schlachter caught five passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns, including one […]

G.W. Graham running back Sam Mannes sets up his team's final score of the night with a big run, giving Centennial's Ziad Sabry a late straight arm before being taken down near the goal line. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway AAA Coastal Semifinals: Triple-A rookies keep “making history” as G.W. Graham’s Grizz blank Centennial 19-0 to earn championship berth under the dome!

VANCOUVER — It’s not the easiest club to gain membership in, yet Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies just keep playing football like they’re charter members of the B.C. Triple-A’s old-guard elite.In just its first year at the province’s largest tier, the Grizzlies brought a game plan and a purpose to B.C. Place Stadium on Saturday as […]

Two of the province's best going head to head Saturday under the dome as Bateman running back Micah Barker is watched by Barsby linebacker JD Mazur. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway AA Coastal Semifinals: Simplicity + execution equals championship game berth as Robert Bateman dominant in 41-19 win over John Barsby!

VANCOUVER — The better Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves get at being predictable, the tougher they seem to be to stop, and that was especially true Saturday as the calendar continued to inch towards December.The Wolves made a statement in the trenches and played brilliantly off of that effect, beating Nanaimo’s John Barsby Bulldogs 41-19 to […]