New Westminster's rising senior running back Broxx Comia has experienced it all, and now he moves into graduating Sammy Sidhu's spot as RB-1 this fall with the defending B.C. AAA champion Hyacks. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VasrsityLetters.ca)
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Encore, encore! No dramatic curtain calls here as No. 3 New West Hyacks prepare to defend AAA title with level-headed approach

NEW WESTMINSTER — Think back to last December and the dramatic way in which the New Westminster Hyacks closed out the 2017 B.C. high school football season.

New Westminster fullback Lucas Sabau in the seconds after he scored the two-point convert that gave the Hyacks their first Subway Bowl B.C. senior varsity AAA championship title this past December. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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The Diesel: Hyacks’ heroic fullback Lucas Sabau brings the power package to Simon Fraser Clan football

NEW WESTMINSTER — Lucas Sabau admits that for a number of seasons, he struggled to find who he truly was on the football field.

With both teams still in a state of shock Dec. 2 at B.C. Place Stadium, New Westminster's Severio Asaba shakes hands with the Terry Fox Ravens. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Varsity Letters’ 2017 Story of the Year: Severio Asaba and the New Westminster Hyacks

NEW WESTMINSTER — Deep down inside, he always knew that he was reaching for something. If Severio Asaba could best describe what that was, he might call it his wildest dreams, the kind of stuff so precious that it will never fall into just any old pair of waiting hands.

Friends and opposing Subway Bowl starting quarterbacks? You bet! New Westminster's Kinsale Philip (left) and Jevaun Jacobsen of Terry Fox celebrate their shared gridiron brotherhood. (Varsity Letters photos by Howard Tsumura)
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Jevaun and Kinsale: Subway Bowl’s two opposing quarterback linked by friendship, respect for the game they love

VANCOUVER — Last week, before each went to battle, they took the time to send the other an inspirational text. It’s risky business to predict outcomes, especially at this time of the season.

The Hyacks who have toiled in the trenches this season have played a huge role in the team's success. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS SPECIAL: No. 1 Hyacks hunker down for Saturday Final 4 battle with Sun Devils

NEW WESTMINSTER — If the New Westminster Hyacks have shown anything this season, it’s that they have the depth, the belief and all of the pieces to play football their way. That said, the No. 1 Hyacks are not over-thinking anything, especially if it means getting into a game of chess with their opponents in Saturday’s […]

New Westminster running back Sammy Sidhu powers his way across the goal line in front of Mt. Douglas defensive back Connor Clarke as the Subway Bowl AAA quarterfinals opened at Mercer Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Super Sammy lifts Hyacks with grinder’s mentality, No. 1 New West tops No. 5 Mt. Douglas for Subway Final 4 berth

NEW WESTMINSTER —You’ve got to first be a grinder if you want to be a game-breaker. If you needed proof of what is surely a playoff football axiom, you saw it as the second half of the 2017 Subway Bowl quarterfinal clash between Victoria’s Mt. Douglas Rams and the host New Westminster Hyacks unfolded on Friday at […]

New Westminster Hyacks Yanni Angelopoulos (left) and Isaiah James are the heartbeat of the Royal City program. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Trust in the trenches: For Hyacks’ Zeus & Big Papi, football is the ultimate brotherhood

NEW WESTMINSTER — One is called Zeus and the other Big Papi. On a football team, such nicknames of endearment are reserved for those who bring true presence, the kind which can help shape the temperament of the entire collective.

New Westminster Hyacks (left to right) Kinsale Philip, Arjun Bal, Anthony Dillman and Finn Stark are part of BC's No. 1-ranked Triple A high school football team. (Alan Wardle/NWSS Athletics)
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Hyacks prepped to embrace new No. 1 status the right way, New West now top dog as Notre Dame comes calling

NEW WESTMINSTER — When the Hyacks huddled with head coach Farhan Lalji last Saturday in North Delta following their 28-13 win over the host Seaquam Seahawks, it didn’t take long before a certain topic was introduced within the post-game conversation.

Broxx Comia (5) and the rest of the New Westminster Hyacks opened the 2017 season in California Friday with a victory. (File photo by Alan Wardle)
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Hyacks’ defence looks special in debut, New West grabs dynamic victory in Southern Cal

Varsity Letters welcomes a new season and its first-ever B.C. High School Football Report after over a decade at The Province. We hope you’ll be with us all season for the most comprehensive provincial football reports in the nation!NEW WESTMINSTER 22 at LINFIELD CHRISTIAN (Cal.) 9

New Westminster Hyacks' senior running back Sammy Sidhu works behind the blocking of Isaiah States during 2016 action. The Hyacks enter the 2017 campaign ranked No. 2 in the B.C. AAA Varsity Letters Big 5. (Alan Wardle, New Westminster athletics)
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New Westminster Hyacks: Varsity Letters’ No. 2 in 2017 preseason AAA ranks

NEW WESTMINSTER — There is no denying the fact that as spring camp comes to a close in the Royal City, the hometown Hyacks have plenty of reasons for optimism.