Burnaby South big man Karan Aujla goes to the glass to score two of his 19 first-half points Saturday in a win over host Vancouver College. (Photo by Burnaby South media team of Shamira Alberts and Sarah Lewis property of Rebels Athletics 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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In front of empty gym, No. 1 Burnaby South gets its toughest test yet, but 16-0 Rebels let guards roam free in 77-64 win over No. 2 Van College Irish!

VANCOUVER — It was likely the quietest top-tiered No. 1 vs No. 2 senior boys basketball game in B.C. high school history.Yet the No. 1 Burnaby South Rebels’ 77-64 win over the host, No. 2-ranked Vancouver College Fighting Irish on Saturday night, played in front of an empty set of stands at the host site […]

St. Thomas More's Sebastian Gorrie sacks Vancouver College quarterback Finn Teasdale, forcing the Irish to kick a short field late in the third quarter of Subway Bowl B.C. AAA Coastal junior varsity final. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Coach Dave Ruzycki gets a hero’s send-off! STM coach ends 20-year career with Subway Bowl B.C. junior AAA Coastal title after win over Fighting Irish!

VANCOUVER — The championship photo had been taken under the goal posts at B.C. Place Stadium on Saturday, and that’s when St. Thomas More’s Subway Bowl B.C. junior AAA Coastal championship final was official.Wait, not until virtually every player on the squad came over to offer a hug to the Knights’ longtime head coach Dave […]

Notre Dame Jugglers' running back Klyde Tan is slowed by Vancouver College defensive back Nolan Li during Quadra Cup Subway Bowl B.C. Grade 8 championship final played Saturday morning at B.C, Place. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Quadra Cup Grade 8 Finals: Blocked punt, key pick tell the tale of a long journey as Fighting Irish top Notre Dame for Subway Bowl title!

VANCOUVER — Matt Esaw’s mind couldn’t help but drift back in time to the start of Vancouver College Grade 8 football training camp in late August.“Man alive, I cannot begin to imagine this, after what these guys looked like in August,” the Fighting Irish head coach said Saturday morning after high school football returned to […]

Centennial head coach Dino Geremia chats with his team, including right guard Cam Keeskotagan (52). (Photo by Wilson Wong. All Rights Reserved 2021)
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Where’d they come from? After three straight winless league seasons, Centennial Centaurs loving late-November Subway Bowl football!

COQUITLAM — If there was an award for Most Improved Team in B.C. high school football each season, 2021’s would belong to the Centennial Centaurs.After all, when you’re coming out of the cancelled 2020 season following three straight 0-7 conference campaigns, advancing to the final eight with the chance to play a meaningful football game […]

Vancouver College's Iain St. Arnault scores his team's final touchdown of the first half Saturday in a win over South Delta at O'Hagan Field. (Photo by Dave Fong property of Vancouver College athletics 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Irish blank South Delta behind Roberts’ three-TD day, countdown begins to Archbishops Trophy clash as No. 1 VC set to host No. 2 Jugglers in ‘Battle of Unbeatens!’

VANCOUVER — It took a global pandemic to halt B.C.’s most enduring high school football rivalry series, yet when the annual Archbishops Trophy game kicks off for the 64th time this Saturday, its combatants will not only each be undefeated, they will continue to hold down the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in Varsity […]

After the first game on its new turf field on campus at Notre Dame Secondary in Vancouver, Jugglers' players celebrate a win over the New Westminster Hyacks. (Wilson Wong photo property of Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters’ 10.22.21 B.C. High School Football Report, Friday Night Lights early edition!

Welcome to another edition of the B.C. High School Football Report for Oct. 22.Please continue to check back on this posting throughout the evening for updates from games around our province.AAA WESTNEW WESTMINSTER 9 at NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 40VANCOUVER — It took what seems like forever, yet for the crowd on hand to christen […]

Just as they did in their season opener in early September, the Vancouver College Fighting Irish found reason to celebrate Saturday with another win at O'Hagan Field. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Fighting Irish top Belmont to keep pace with Jugglers atop AAA West as Saturday brings a close to a tough week for B.C. high school football programs!

VANCOUVER — Saturday’s two combatants at O’Hagan Field brought one of the most battle-scarred weeks f B.C. high school football to a close.With games being cancelled by extreme weather, injuries and just overall player shortages, noting about the last seven days was a guarantee for all of those involved with simply getting their teams ready […]

Vancouver College running back Tommy Carvaolho, picutred here in the team's season-opening win over Carson Graham, rushed six times for 46 yards in a shutout win over visiting Seaquam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Fighting Irish making O’Hagan their fortress! No. 1-AAA Vancouver College stays perfect at 5-0 following shutout win over Seaquam Seahawks!

VANCOUVER — In case you’re wondering, it’s been 749 days since the Vancouver College Fighting Irish last lost a football game.That’s over two years and counting, and although we know the pandemic wiped out the entire 2020 season, the smart money — based on the way the Irish has picked up in 2021 where it […]

Notre Dame Jugglers' Grade 11 defensive lineman Josh Burchak times his rush and his leap, attempting to disrupt the passing rhythm of Kelowna Owls' senior quarterback Joey Howorko on Friday during AAA non-conference clash played in a torrential downpour at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex on Friday afternoon. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL: The 09.17.21 B.C. High School Football report Friday Night Lights late-night edition: The football gods bring rain and an ensuing fest of good, old fumble-rooski!!

Welcome to a late version of the early edition of the B.C. high school football report.It was a day for rubber footballs and fumbled snaps, and for foolish reporters stuck over two hours in traffic on Hyw 1 East attempting a quick half-time exit after taking some photos for this posting at the Notre Dame-Kelowna […]

With the O'Hagan Field scoreboard behind him telling the story, Vancouver College running back Tommy Carvalho finds the end zone against North Vancouver's Carson Graham Eagles for the first scoring play of not only a new season of B.C. high school football, but the first since the pandemic halted play across our province in all sports in March of 2020. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters’ 09.02.21 B.C. High School Football Report ‘Welcome Back’ edition: No. 1 Fighting Irish top Carson in return-to-play game!

VANCOUVER — In the long history of B.C. high school sports, you won’t find an institution which honours its history, heritage and longevity with more aplomb than Vancouver College.With all of that in mind, as provincial inter-school competition took its first official steps since the beginning of the Covid lockdown in March of 2020 with […]