New Westminster running back Greyson Planinsic and the rest of the Hyacks are B.C.'s new No. 1-ranked Triple A team. (Photo by Alan Wardle property of New Westminster Hyacks football 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters 09.30.19 BC High School Football Big 5: New West Hyacks new AAA No. 1! The parity of a September to remember

LANGLEY — Welcome to Week 5 of the 2019 B.C. high school football season. Parity is good for the Subway Bowl party, and this past week’s AAA results continued to show plenty of it. We haven’t even gotten out of September, and a third team has ascended to No. 1 at the province’s largest tier.

Here is Varsity Letters’ latest set of Big 5 rankings at both tiers: 

TRIPLE A

1 New Westminster Hyacks (3-1, 2-0) (LW-2)

LW — Def. Notre Dame 36-14.

TW — Friday at Carson Graham. 

2 South Delta Sun Devils  (4-0, 2-0) (3)

LW — Def. Carson Graham 54-6.

TW — Saturday host Handsworth. 

3 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (3-1, 1-1) (4)

LW — Def. Mt. Douglas 35-14.

TW — Friday at Belmont. 

4 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (2-1, 1-1) (1)

LW — Lost to 10-7 to Kelowna.

TW — Friday host Abbotsford. 

5-tie Kelowna Owls (2-2, 1-1) (HM)
LW — Def. Lord Tweedsmuir 10-7.

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

5 tie Abbotsford Panthers (4-0, 2-0) (5-tie)

LW — Def. Centennial 34-0.

TW — Friday at Lord Tweedsmuir.

Honourable mention 

Mt. Douglas Rams (Victoria) (1-2, 0-2) (5-tie)

LW — Lost 35-14 to Vancouver College.

TW — Friday host Notre Dame. 

Notre Dame Jugglers (Vancouver) (2-2, 1-1) (HM)

LW — Lost 36-14 to New Westminster.

TW — Friday at Mt. Douglas.

St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (2-2, 2-0) (HM)

LW — Def. Terry Fox 21-11.

TW — Friday host Kelowna (Burnaby Lake)

DOUBLE A

1 Vernon Panthers (3-0, 1-0) (LW-1)

LW — Def. lLarence Fulton 28-0.

TW — Friday host Salmon Arm.

2 Langley Saints (3-0, 0-0) (2)

LW — Did not play.

TW — Friday host Holy Cross

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

LW — Def. Frank Hurt 34-0. 

TW — Friday host John Barsby. 

4 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (0-2, 0-0) (4)

LW — Lost 44-21 to Centralia (Wash.).

TW — Saturday at Frank Hurt.

5 Robert Bateman Timberwolves (Abbotsford) (2-2, 0-0) (HM)

LW — Def. South Kamloops 49-20.

TW — Friday at Argyle.

Honourable mention 

Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (3-1, 0-0) (NR)

LW — Def. Argyle 26-0.

TW — Friday at Langley.
Windsor Dukes (North Vancouver) (2-1, 0-0) (HM)

LW — Def. W.J. Mouat 8-7.

TW — Do not play.

South Kamloops Titans (3-1, 0-0) (5)

LW — Lost 49-20 to Robert Bateman.

TW — Friday host Clarence Fulton.

College Heights Cougars (Prince George) (2-0-1, 2-0) (HM)

LW — Def. Nechako Valley 26-18.

TW — Saturday host Kelly Road.

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