Notre Dame Jugglers senior varsity coaches George Oswald (left) and Denis Kelly have weathered all manner of opposition this season. A win over Mt. Boucherie on Saturday means B.C. quarterfinals clash Nov. 20 at Juggler Field against Lord Tweedsmuir. (Photo by Blair Shier property of 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Takeaways from Notre Dame’s wildcard win over Mount Boucherie? HC Kelly points to the eight collected by his Jugglers’ defence

EAST VANCOUVER — When they are firing on all cylinders, the Notre Dame Jugglers have been the kind of team, that in 2021, seem as adept in the art of the takeaway as they are in the art of the touchdown.“Winning starts with defence and we certainly did a great job of limiting the Boucherie […]

Notre Dame's Massimo Ryan is a star receiver with the Notre Dame Jugglers, but ask him about his true football identity, and he'll tell you its on the defensive side of the ball. (Photo property of Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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BCHSF Player of the Week: Wherever you plug him in, Massimo Ryan shines bright, but Notre Dame Jugglers’ senior says his heart belongs on defence!

VANCOUVER — Massimo Ryan has just gotten out of his French class at Notre Dame Regional Secondary, so when he takes a call to chat a little Jugglers’ football, nothing gets lost in translation when it comes to his favourite side of the ball.“So many people see the long bomb and how amazing receivers are […]

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 […]

Notre Dame safety Massimo Ryan's fumble recovery Saturday helped set up a touchdown and keep the Jugglers' defence perfect through five games following a shutout win at South Delta. (Photo property of Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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No. 3 AAA Notre Dame does it again on defence! After 34-0 win over South Delta, 5-0 Jugglers have still not allowed a single point!

TSAWWASSEN — If you want to let the numbers do the speaking, then the Notre Dame Jugglers did to the host South Delta Sun Devils what they have done to every team the East Vancouver school has faced this season.No. 3-ranked Notre Dame, en route to winning all five of its games by shutout this […]

As a Grade 8, Notre Dame quarterback Aiden Domino led his team past Lord Tweedsmuir to win the Subway Bowl Quadra Cup B.C. title in a 2017 game staged at B.C. Place. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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The Domino Effect: Notre Dame’s Aiden Domino, who plays a rare double as a dual QB/DE brings a Joe Kapp mentality and physique to Jugglers’ Friday opener vs. Centennial!

VANCOUVER — Notre Dame Jugglers head football coach Denis Kelly always knew his starting quarterback was a big, strapping kid.Turns out, as the Jugglers prepare to open the 2021 season Friday night (7:30 p.m.) at Burnaby Lakes against Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs, that Aiden Domino is even bigger than previously advertised.Add to the fact that the […]

From a title in 2019 to a No. 1 ranking to start 2021, head coach Todd Bernett and Vancouver College maintain their spot atop the B.C. high school football world. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters’ Big 5 Triple A high school football rankings: ‘Look up, look wayyy up’ at No. 1 Vancouver College and No. 2 Mt. Douglas!

LANGLEY — Back in the late 1960s, at my home in a rural part of North Delta, I’d watch a kid’s show on the CBC called ‘The Friendly Giant’ in which the title character, made to look larger than life by a simple upwards camera pan, would ask his young viewers to ‘Look up… wayyyy […]

First a topic of conversation in the 1960s, Notre Dame Regional Secondary's new on-campus turf football fields with seating for 730 expected to be a reality by April. (Graphic property of Notre Dame Regional Secondary athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved).
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Notre Dame’s new Juggler Field all-turf field complex set for April completion: With 700-plus seats, on-campus football looks hopefully to a fall reality!

Amidst what has been a nightmare of a high school sports season in B.C., a football Field of Dreams with the figurative spirit to go the distance, looks to have finally come to fruition at its East Vancouver campus.Notre Dame Regional Secondary, home to a Jugglers’ senior varsity football program which is the most decorated […]

The only breaks Notre Dame Jugglers’ senior defensive back Antonio Cusati has experienced thus far in his senior varsity football career are a pair of broken tailbones. The unflappable Cusati continues to set the bar high as an honour roll student at the East Vancouver school, with aspirations of playing university football next season. (Photo by Sandra Crema property of Notre Dame Secondary Athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Who’s the kid on the corner? Hard luck shrouds Notre Dame Jugglers’ senior DB Antonio Cusati in anonymity, yet he is one to watch

BURNABY — Antonio Cusati is the cornerback who has been there and back.And if you’re wondering right about now just why his football journey is best described without longitudes, latitudes and the usual wash of statistics that best define a high school career, it’s because hard luck has made the Notre Dame Jugglers’ senior a […]

Last season, Notre Dame's Vincenzo Nardulli (10) played his primary role at linebacker. This season, after rushing for 16 touchdowns as a senior, he's added RB-1 to that resume. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019: From stuntman to leading man, the stunning re-invention of Notre Dame Jugglers’ running back Vincenzo Nardulli

VANCOUVER — If the fullback is football’s version of the stuntman, then the tailback is its leading man.Notre Dame’s Vincenzo Nardulli is never going to back down from the kind of blocking assignments which became his offensive bread-and-butter the past few seasons with East Vancouver’s Jugglers.Yet as the 5-foot-11, 220-pound senior prepares for the final […]

In their glory, Abbotsford Panthers ' team captains (left to right) Ken McIntee, Paul Gill, Lance McDonald and Lance Iten hoist the spoils of victory on a chilly night at old Empire Stadium back in 1984. (Photo provided through the permission of Paul Gill)
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Abby’s original football heroes: Some 35 years later, Panthers celebrate their biggest victory with a B.C. title rematch against Notre Dame

ABBOTSFORD — Paul Gill has never forgotten the feeling he got from winning his final high school football game.Now, 35 years later, the Abbotsford Panthers’ 14-4 victory over the Notre Dame Jugglers in the 1984 B.C. championship game is being recognized for the pioneering bar it set in the city you might just call the […]