G.W. Graham defensive end Vinny Branauer has put up sack numbers over the early part of the 2021 B.C. high school football season large enough as to make past comparables very tough to find. (Photo by Joanne Hewitt property of G.W. Graham athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Even after two lost seasons, G.W. Graham’s Vinny Branauer a hard secret to keep, Grade 11 rush end has 18 sacks over first five AAA games for No. 5 Grizzlies!

CHILLIWACK — Vincent Branauer knows that if he keeps doing what he has been doing over the first month-plus of the 2021 B.C. high school football season, chances are he won’t exactly be a secret to opposition defensive offensive line coaches for much longer.And the same goes for university football recruiters.Yet in the rarest of […]

The 2017 G.W. Graham Grizzlies parlayed solid team defence into a long AA Subway Bowl run. Now, after nine years at that tier, the Grizz played their first game as a AAA team Friday and came away with a shutout win over the Robert Bateman Timberwolves. (File photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters’ 09.03.21: B.C. High School Football Report-Friday Night Lights edition… GW Graham defensive front dominates in win over Bateman’s T-Wolves

Welcome to the first 2021 Friday Night Lights edition of the Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Report.Week 0 brings just one game.ROBERT BATEMAN 0 at G.W. GRAHAM 35CHILLIWACK — The host G.W. Graham Grizzlies, set for new beginnings this season in the AAA ranks, opened the 2021 campaign at Exhibition Stadium with the kind […]

Nobody plays bigger than G.W. Graham's 5-foot-7 offensive lineman Vince Ibardolaza, the recipient of this season's Kevin Chin Memorial Scholarship. (Photos by Margot Summers property of G.W. Graham Athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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“He has the golden intangibles…” No one in BC high school football plays bigger than GW Graham’s 5-7 lineman & Chin Memorial winner Vince Ibardolaza!

ABBOTSFORD — Don’t try to tell Vince Ibardolaza what he’d can’t do on the football field.Instead, take a seat and watch what the undersized 5-foot-7, 210-pound offensive lineman with Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies can do.“He is really stoic and as even-keeled as they come, but a lot of that is his quiet confidence” Grizzlies head […]

G.W. Graham Grizzlies' rising Grade 11 quarterback Grayson Frick will key one of the province's deepest and most talented receiving cores this fall in Chilliwack. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Ready to see the fur fly? Buchwitz, Frick and rest of GW Graham’s rising JVs give No. 2 AA Grizz a real gridiron growl

CHILLIWACK — The era of the Grizzlies has seemingly arrived. While the NBA variety has been extinct in these part for the past near-20 seasons, the high school football species prowling in the eastern-most expanses of the Fraser Valley is just now starting to hit its championship-hopeful stride.