Rising Grade 11 quarterback Alex Nyvlt is poised and ready to lead the Irish offence this coming season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Fighting Irish open at No. 1: Rival coaches let their voting do the talking as Vancouver College the clear choice as early Subway Bowl favourites

VANCOUVER — When Varsity Letters sent out its preseason ballots to determine just who would be installed as the No. 1 team heading into the 2019 B.C. Triple A high school football season, the collective voice was loud and clear.

The four coaches guiding their teams into Saturday's Subway Bowl semifinals (clockwise from top left) Terry Fox's Martin McDonnell, Todd Bernett of Vancouver College, New Westminster's Farhan Lalji and Mark Townsend of Mt. Douglas, speak to what they feel are common threads running through the four programs. (Photos by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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The Power of Four: Saturday’s quartet of AAA Subway Bowl semifinalists have won seven of last eight B.C. titles! So what’s their secret?

VANCOUVER — The. Mt. Douglas Rams have set the most recent bar of excellence within the senior varsity ranks of B.C. high school football. Yet the three other teams which join the Victoria juggernaut Saturday in the Subway Bowl AAA semifinal round at B.C. Place Stadium help give the 2018 Final Four a unique distinction.

Senior running back Daesaun Johnson (2) will be one of the key figures for the No. 3-ranked Vancouver College Fighting Irish in their clash Friday at New Westminster against the No. 5-ranked Hyacks. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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BCHSF Q&A: As No. 3 Van College preps for Friday date at No. 5 New West, Irish HC Bernett ponders four key questions

VANCOUVER — What a difference a year can make. From the ashes of last season’s 1-6 league record to a 5-0 start this season in the AAA Western Conference, the No. 3-ranked Vancouver College Fighting Irish (6-0, 5-0 West) can tell you with authority that while youth will always be served, patience remains a virtue.

The Carson Graham Eagles get a huge test of their resiliency as AAA conference play hits its stride around our province. (Photo courtesy Blair Shier)
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Varsity Letters’ Big 5 weekend preview: Our picks for B.C. high school football’s top games

Welcome back to Varsity Letters’ Big 5 weekend preview. Today, we look at the top games being played Friday and Saturday in the world of B.C. high school football. It’s taken a few weeks, but now we’re right into the thick of AAA conference games.