Despite the team's early-season carousel at quarterback, Carson Graham is 1-1 following a gutsy second-half performance by senior pivot Logan Mellish, a fact that has Eagles' head coach Brian Brady beaming with pride. Carson Graham topped Hansdsworth in the annual Buchan Bowl game Friday morning. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: 09.10.21 Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football report: Friday Night Lights late-night edition!

Welcome to Week 1 of Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football ReportAs this is the first time we’ve posted with a full schedule of games since late in 2019, remember that in order to read about all of the contests played in our Friday Night Lights editions, you’ve got to keep checking back throughout the […]

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 […]

SFU cornerback Jerrell Cunmmings, pictured during Tuesday's 2021 fall training camp practice at Fox Field, has developed into a game-changing talent within the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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SFU Football opener 2021: Now that he’s turned a corner, Jerrell Cummings is ready to roar as the heart-and-soul leader in Simon Fraser’s defensive secondary!

BURNABY — Jerrell Cummings was all of 17 years of age when he suited up for his first Simon Fraser fall football camp.With the start of the 2021 season coming this Saturday afternoon (1 p.m.) at the FCS Div. 1 Idaho Vandals, it’s amazing when you consider how far, over the course of two adversity-filled […]

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 […]

Lord Tweedsmuir receiver Terrell Jones looks to split the Notre Dame defence during Saturday's Subway Bowl AAA semifinal at BC Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 AAA Final Four: Tweedsmuir’s Panthers snap 14-year B.C. title game drought with win over Notre Dame Jugglers

VANCOUVER — Not too soon after they launched their football program at Lord Tweedsmuir back in 2004, Surrey’s Panthers made a heady ascent to the following season’s Subway Bowl B.C. Double-A championship final.The result may have been a 33-8 loss to the powerhouse Windsor Dukes of North Vancouver all those years ago, but the expansion […]

Notre Dame running back Vincenzo Nardulli's rise to prominence this season has helped the Jugglers find their way to Saturday's Subway Bowl semifinals as an unranked team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl 2019 Triple A Final Four Football Preview: No. 5 Lord Tweedsmuir vs. Notre Dame

VANCOUVER — They have not faced each other since the 2012 season, so you can’t say there is any kind of traditional rivalry set to write its next chapter when Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers and East Vancouver’s unranked Notre Dame Jugglers take to the field in gridiron battle Saturday (5 p.m.) in a Subway Bowl […]

Notre Dame's Adamo Scacchia (right) leaps in celebration as he is congratulated by his teammates following a late second-half goal which salted away a 2-0 win over St. Thomas Aquinas in Wednesday's B.C. senior boys Double-A soccer final at Burnaby Lake. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Joy in Jugglersville! Notre Dame strikes early, tops STA’s Fighting Saints to capture first B.C. senior boys AA soccer title in 12 years

BURNABY — One full cycle, in grade school years, can be long enough to take your breath away, and thus 12 full seasons after he last pulled the trick, Dennis Pavan’s response to victory tinged with emotion.“It’s so fantastic,” the head coach of East Vancouver’s Notre Dame Jugglers senior boys soccer team explained Wednesday afternoon […]

St. Thomas Aquinas strikers Lucas Borejszo and Henry Cromack have provided consistent goal scoring for a Fighting Saints team which Wednesday, plays for its first provincial title since 2013. On Tuesday. Cromack bagged the semifinal winner in a 1-0 victory over defending B.C. champion Langley Fundamental Titans. (Photo by Michael Ferguson property of St. Thomas Aquinas athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys AA soccer Final Four: St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints, Notre Dame Jugglers punch tickets to Friday’s golden finale

BURNABY — The old saying says that you never underestimate the heart of a champion.North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints seemed to be holding that sentiment close to their hearts as they took to the turf at Burnaby Lake on Tuesday afternoon in the semifinals of the B.C. senior boys Double A soccer championships.A […]