G.W. Graham's Brody Janzen (left) and Braeden Macdonald (right), pictured while defending Byrne Creek's McArthur Hilton during the 2021 TBI at the Langley Events Centre last December, returned to their favourite court Thursday and topped Robert Bateman in the East Valley semifinals. The win qualified the 2020 B.C. Triple A champions for the 2022 Big Dance beginning March 9. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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The Grizz find their growl! After a soul-crushing January, Chilliwack’s defending B.C. Triple-A champs find a way to punch their golden tickets to Big Dance ’22!

LANGLEY — It’s never easy to punch your tickets to the Big Dance, and no one could relate to that any better than the head coach of the defending B.C. Triple A basketball champions from Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Secondary.“All we wanted to do was to get back to the B.C.’s so we could get a […]

Carson Graham's Ashton Fink is all focus as he hauls in a touchdown pass from quarterback Logan Mellish with Bateman's Braeden Tuchscherer defending. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Carson Graham mounts goal-line stand in OT, and in an epic Subway Bowl AA win over Robert Bateman it’s the fraction which decides a battle for the ages!

VANCOUVER — The longest yard.That’s what it came down to Saturday night at B.C. Place Stadium as the football gods pitted two incredibly talented and evenly-matched teams in a battle for the Subway Bowl B.C. Double A Coastal championship title.In a game that went to overtime, North Vancouver’s Carson Graham Eagles got a goal-line stand […]

The 2021-22 B.C. high school sports season opened this past Sept. 2 with its first event in 18 months. On that day, Carson Graham head coach Brian Brady addressed his team before a game at Vancouver College. On Saturday, the Eagles close out the campaign by playing in the Subway Bowl AA Coastal final at BC Place against Abbotsford's Robert Bateman Timberwolves. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Football to the power of two: Carson Graham builds strength in numbers as Eagles’ senior and junior teams, season-long practice mates, each vie Saturday for Subway Bowl AA titles!

NORTH VANCOUVER — Ask Brian Brady what all the buzz is about these days within the football program at Carson Graham Secondary, and the Eagles’ head coach can’t help but speak in the most literal sense possible.“We’re in the dome last week against Langley, it’s late in the game and the phone in my pocket […]

Brothers in arms, these two Robert Bateman football players, faces obscured in celebration, represent the true meaning of high school football to David Mills, the team's head coach. (Photo by Rick MacDonald Photography 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A Bateman, ready for framing: In Subway Bowl’s championship week, here’s why this photograph stands for the true meaning of high school football!

VANCOUVER — It was a picture that made me feel good from the second I saw it.Perhaps, in the run up to this coming Saturday’s 4 p.m. Subway Bowl B.C. Double-A Coastal championship final between North Vancouver’s Carson Graham Eagles and Robert Bateman of Abbotsford, you saw it, too.In the photo, taken by Bateman team […]

Two of the province's best going head to head Saturday under the dome as Bateman running back Micah Barker is watched by Barsby linebacker JD Mazur. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway AA Coastal Semifinals: Simplicity + execution equals championship game berth as Robert Bateman dominant in 41-19 win over John Barsby!

VANCOUVER — The better Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves get at being predictable, the tougher they seem to be to stop, and that was especially true Saturday as the calendar continued to inch towards December.The Wolves made a statement in the trenches and played brilliantly off of that effect, beating Nanaimo’s John Barsby Bulldogs 41-19 to […]

Langley running back Ryan Goeson (1) will face the Bateman defence Friday at McLeod Stadium. (Photo courtesy Langley Secondary athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A coin-flip showdown for No. 1 under Friday Night Lights: AA’s showcase game features top-ranked, host Langley T-Birds against Abby’s No. 2 Bateman T-Wolves!

LANGLEY — The only coin-flip you’re going to see Friday at McLeod Stadium (7 p.m.) is the one at the 50-yard line to determine who will receive the football to start B.C.’s first No. 1 vs. No. 2 high school football match-up since 2019.Yet trying to predict a winner between the top-ranked and host Langley […]

Robert Bateman Timberwolves' Grade 11 quarterback Nolan Watrin threw four touchdown passes last week in a win over Surrey's Holy Cross Crusaders. (Photo property of Rick MacDonald 2021, courtesy of Robert Bateman athletics. All Rights Reserved)
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Bateman QB Nolan Watrin carries on a family tradition: Varsity Letters’ BCSSFA Player of the Week leads Double-A in both passing yards and picks for No. 2-ranked Timberwolves!

ABBOTSFORD — When opposition coaches sit down in the film room to do their pre-game due diligence, they all arrive at a point where they see just how natural the kid wearing No. 3 for the Robert Bateman Timberwolves looks whether he’s commanding the huddle at quarterback or making a big play on defence from […]

Carson Graham senior quarterback Logan Mellish engineered the winning drive on Friday as Carson Graham edged West Vancouver. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL: Varsity Letters’ 10.08.21 B.C. High School Football Report, Friday Night Lights LATE-NITE edition!

LANGLEY — Welcome to another addition of the 2021 Varsity Letters B.C. High School Football Report for the Thanksgiving Day long weekend.Keep checking back on this post throughout the evening as we continue to update games from around the province and remember that the records you see for all of the teams is their conference […]

Varsity Letters' first B.C. High School Football Players of the Week for the 2021 season are G.W. Graham's Grade 11 defensive end Vinny Branauer (left, 75) and Rutland Grade 10 quarterback Ty Walker. (Photos by Joanne Hewitt (left) and Martyne Vallerand respective property of G.W. Graham and Rutland athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters 09.21.21 B.C. High School Football Players of the Week: Rutland’s Walker, GWG’s Branauer take top honours!

B.C. high school football is finally back into the full swing of things, and with that, Varsity Letters is honouring the top performances of each weekend by naming a winner and a runner-up as our Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.Coaches should remember that nominations from each weekend’s games need to be sent to […]

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 […]