Timberwolves Classic MVP Norben Bulosan (right) of the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers sharers a lighter moment with teammate Gaurab Acharya (3) Saturday in Abbotsford. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Timberwolves Classic ’19: Topping No. 2 Vernon Panthers no small feat for compact MVP Bulosan and No. 1 Tupper Tigers

ABBOTSFORD — Until we meet again? East Vancouver’s No. 1-ranked Sir Charles Tupper Tigers and the No. 2 Vernon Panthers may well have given an advance showing of the B.C. senior boys Triple A basketball championship final deep in the Fraser Valley on Saturday night.

Vernon's Liam Reid (right) guards Lord Tweedsmuir's Jackson Corneil during B.C. JV quarterfinal OT classic last season at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Vernon’s ‘Cats in the Cradle’ growing up fast! Young, talented Panthers take No. 2 rank into Bateman’s T-Wolves Classic

ABBOTSFORD — It’s happened precisely twice. That’s how many times over the first 73 years in which the B.C. senior boys basketball championships have been staged that a school won both senior varsity football and basketball championships in the same academic year.

As the final seconds of the 2018 B.C. high school football season tick down, Mt. Douglas Rams quarterback and game MVP Gideone Kremler shares a hug with teammate Peter Primeau. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION Super Saturday 12.01.18: Full reports on all five Subway Bowl B.C. championship finals

We’ve gone final on the 2018 B.C. high school football season. New champions were crowned on Subway Saturday at B.C. Place. Here’s game reports for all five!

Vernon quarterback Thomas Hyett (right, 3) commands the huddle like the veteran he is after making a positional switch in 10th grade for the good of the team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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The Ben Hladik Effect: Bar of excellence set by UBC’s brilliant linebacker resonates as Vernon Panthers return to Subway Bowl final

Two seasons after he left on a journey to become one of the elite defensive players in all of Canadian university football, his lasting impact continues to reverberate through the football program Vernon Secondary. So much so that the best way to describe its impact on his high school alma mater is to simply call it […]

From his exploits in leading his school's rugby teams to back-to-back provincial championship games, to now doing the same on the football field, Robert Bateman's Sam Davenport has been responsible for some master's brushstrokes the past three seasons. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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A special pack of Wolves! Bateman’s multi-sport stars broaden championship experience with AA Subway Bowl finals berth

ABBOTSFORD — One of the most under-appreciated moments of recent vintage in the B.C. high school sports world came during the junior varsity portion of the 2017 B.C. boys rugby championships.

Vernon Panthers' running back Charles Lemay was selected B.C. high school football's 2018 Double A Most Valuable Player. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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2018 Double A provincial all-stars revealed! Vernon’s Lemay leads the pack set to be honoured at Tuesday’s Subway Awards Banquet

VANCOUVER — The best of Double-A’s very best. The list is select, and so is the talent, including a total of 10 players who will go head-to-head this Saturday when the Vernon Panthers clash with Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves in the 2018 Subway Bowl championship final. One day ahead of the B.C. Secondary School Football Association’s annual […]

Markus Rauch (left) congratulates Sam Davenport after the latter's second touchdown of the first half Saturday in a semi-final win over Holy Cross at B.C. Place Stadium (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
Holy Cross' Silas Marchan (left) will do his best to prove an elusive target for the Robert Bateman defence to try and slow Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Subway Bowl Semi-finals ’18: Who’s best in last-to-first Crusaders-Wolves battle? Mutual respect aplenty as Barby, Vernon clash

VANCOUVER — Two more sleeps and we’ll awaken to Subway Bowl’s AA semifinals Saturday. Here’s our look at first two semifinals of the day set to take place under the dome.

Playing a football game at B.C. Place Stadium can make you feel larger than life. That's just how Surrey's Holy Cross Crusaders looked on the big screen inside the dome last week. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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The Holy Grail of Subway Bowl! Why it means the world for B.C. high school football teams to play games at B.C. Place Stadium

VANCOUVER — It’s one thing to enter B.C. Place Stadium by purchasing a ticket and clicking through the turnstiles. It’s entirely another thing to appear there via earned invitation on a Saturday in either late November or early December. The Dome? It’s the Holy Grail of B.C. high school football.

Vernon head coach Sean Smith saw his No. 1-ranked Panthers top their first ranked AA foes of the season on Friday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.com)
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No. 1 Vernon lives up to its billing, AA favourites top first ranked foe with decisive triumph over Ballenas Whalers

It’s certainly no stretch to say that the Vernon Panthers have had their way with the opposition on more than a few occasions over the course of the 2018 B.C. high school football season.