Outside linebacker Landon Wilson (centre, 42) is one of a much-improved class of John Barsby Bulldogs set to enter their senior season this September. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Barsby’s rising class of senior talent has come a long ways, but next step the biggest for Nanaimo’s No.3-ranked AA Bulldogs

NANAIMO — Rob Stevenson has a huge place in his heart for the rising seniors which will populate the roster of this coming season’s John Barsby Bulldogs senior varsity football team.

Vernon Panthers' running back Charles Lemay was selected B.C. high school football's 2018 Double A Most Valuable Player. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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2018 Double A provincial all-stars revealed! Vernon’s Lemay leads the pack set to be honoured at Tuesday’s Subway Awards Banquet

VANCOUVER — The best of Double-A’s very best. The list is select, and so is the talent, including a total of 10 players who will go head-to-head this Saturday when the Vernon Panthers clash with Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves in the 2018 Subway Bowl championship final. One day ahead of the B.C. Secondary School Football Association’s annual […]

Markus Rauch (left) congratulates Sam Davenport after the latter's second touchdown of the first half Saturday in a semi-final win over Holy Cross at B.C. Place Stadium (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
Holy Cross' Silas Marchan (left) will do his best to prove an elusive target for the Robert Bateman defence to try and slow Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl Semi-finals ’18: Who’s best in last-to-first Crusaders-Wolves battle? Mutual respect aplenty as Barby, Vernon clash

VANCOUVER — Two more sleeps and we’ll awaken to Subway Bowl’s AA semifinals Saturday. Here’s our look at first two semifinals of the day set to take place under the dome.

Playing a football game at B.C. Place Stadium can make you feel larger than life. That's just how Surrey's Holy Cross Crusaders looked on the big screen inside the dome last week. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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The Holy Grail of Subway Bowl! Why it means the world for B.C. high school football teams to play games at B.C. Place Stadium

VANCOUVER — It’s one thing to enter B.C. Place Stadium by purchasing a ticket and clicking through the turnstiles. It’s entirely another thing to appear there via earned invitation on a Saturday in either late November or early December. The Dome? It’s the Holy Grail of B.C. high school football.

Vernon Panthers' quarterback Thomas Hyett hit the ground throwing on Friday in leading his No. 1 Panthers past AAA Kelowna. (File photo by Katherine Peters, Vernon Secondary athletics)
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09.08.18 edition: Varsity Letter’s Saturday morning B.C. High School Football Report

LANGLEY — Welcome to our Saturday morning edition of Varsity Letter’s B.C. High School Football Report. Technical difficulties, including e-mail transmissions and faulty stat programs delayed our efforts to provide you with a pair of  games from Friday.

Mt. Douglas Rams' quarterback Gideone Kremler surveys the scene last season when his team visited the South Delta Sun Devils. The locations are reversed when the 2018 AAA Western Conference season opens Friday in Victoria between the same two powerhouse teams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Varsity Letters Big 5 games: The top five Week 1 match-ups in B.C. high school football!

LANGLEY — B.C. high school football on B.C. soil! Yes, the 2018 season gets its real start Friday, and as the long road to Subway Bowl’s championship Saturday gets underway, Varsity Letters looks at the top five games of the weekend.

John Barsby head coach Rob Stevenson chats with his then-Grade 10 starting quarterback Cameron Wright during the 2016 Subway Bowl AA junior varsity final at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Home sweet dome! Despite decorated history, No. 2 Barsby Bulldogs have not tread on B.C. Place turf since 2014

NANAIMO — When last we left the current decade’s most dominant B.C.-based AA senior varsity football program, at its home away from home, aka B.C. Place Stadium, its weather-worn but wise head coach was floating in his favourite place.

Abbotsford Panthers' Samwell Uko rushed for four touchdowns on Saturday in a win over the Hugh Boyd Trojans at BC Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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It’s an all-Panthers semifinal after Abby’s Uko rushes for four TDs in win over Hugh Boyd

VANCOUVER — Just in case football fans may have forgotten, the Abbotsford Panthers opened the season back in September as the No. 1-ranked team in B.C. AA football.

Seaquam Seahawks' defenders Antonio Pamintuan (left) and Isaiah Jay will have to be on their toes Saturday when they face the Terry Fox Ravens at BC Place Stadium in the Subway Bowl AAA quarterfinals. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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11.16.17: Varsity Letter’s Final rankings part of our All U Can Eat Subway Bowl quarterfinal weekend package

Apologies for this late posting of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football All U Can Eat Subway Bowl quarterfinal edition. Computer gremlins plagued us throughout the week.