The play of Lord Tweedsmuir's Noah Anderson (8, with ball last season vs. STM) in Friday's win over New Westminster is a big reason Surrey's Panthers have moved up to No. 2 in first in-season VL Big 5 AAA rankings of the 2019 season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letter’s 09.09.19 Big 5 B.C. high school football rankings: Tweedsmuir Panthers, Langley Saints make early climbs

LANGLEY — Week One of the 2019 B.C. high school football season saw a complete non-conference look to the schedule.

Already, however, we’ve got change at both tiers in the very first in-season Varsity Letters’ Big 5 provincial rankings:


1 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (1-0, 0-0) (LW-1)

LW — Def. Kelowna 34-7.

TW — Friday at St. Thomas More (at Burnaby Lakes).

2 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (1-0, 0-0) (3)

LW — Def. New Westminster 15-6.

TW — Friday at Blaine (Wash.).

3 Mt. Douglas Rams (Victoria) (0-0, 0-0) (2)

LW — Lost 37-0 to Calgary-St. Francis.

TW — Friday at Nanaimo District.

4 New Westminster Hyacks (0-1, 0-0) (4)

LW — Lost 15-6 to Lord Tweedsmuir.

TW — Friday vs. G.W Graham.

5 South Delta Sun Devils (1-0, 0-0) (5)

LW — Def. Terry Fox 37-0.

TW — Saturday at Seaquam.

Honourable mention

Notre Dame Jugglers (Vancouver) (1-0, 0-0) (HM)

LW — Def. St. Thomas More 14-3.

TW — Saturday at Abbotsford.

Abbotsford Panthers (1-0, 0-0) (NR)

LW — Def. W.J. Mouat 34-14

TW — Saturday host Notre Dame

St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (0-1, 0-0) (HM)

LW — Lost 14-3 to Notre Dame.

TW — Friday host Vancouver College (at Burnaby Lakes).


1 Vernon Panthers (1-0, 0-0) (LW-1)

LW — Def. G.W Graham 16-8.

TW — Friday host Holy Cross.

2 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (0-1, 0-0) (2)

LW — Lost 16-8 to Vernon.

TW — Friday at New Westminster.

3 Ballenas Whalers (Parksville) (1-0, 0-0) (4)

LW — Def. Centennial 33-21.

TW — Friday host Belmont.

4 Langley Saints (1-0, 0-0) (HM)

LW — Def. Mission 34-6.

TW — Friday at Terry Fox (Percy Perry Stadium).

5 tie John Barsby Bulldogs (Nanaimo) (0-1, 0-0) (3)

LW — Lost 19-13 to Nanaimo District.

TW —Friday host Mission.

5 tie Robert Bateman Timberwolves (Abbotsford) (1-0, 0-0) (5)

LW — Def. Sullivan Heights 26-0.

TW — Friday at W.J. Mouat.

Honourable mention

South Kamloops Titans (1-0, 0-0) (NR)

LW — Def. Mt. Boucherie 27-6

TW — Open Interior Conference play Friday hosting Salmon Arm

Windsor Dukes (North Vancouver) (HM) (0-0, 0-0)

LW — Did not play.

TW — Friday host Handsworth.

Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (0-0, 0-0) (HM)

LW — Did not play.

TW — Friday at Vernon.

College Heights Cougars (Prince George) (0-0, 0-0) (HM)

LW — Did not play.

TW — Open Northern Conference play Friday vs. Prince George.

Clarence Fulton Maroons (Vernon) (0-1, 0-0) (HM)

LW — Lost 52-14 to Rutland.

TW — Saturday host Kelly Road.

(Records in brackets indicate first a team’s overall record, followed by its conference record. Records do not reflect games played outside of B.C.)

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