Abbotsford will look to bounce back from last week's loss at Lord Tweedsmuir when the Panthers travel to face Eastern Conference co-leader St. Thomas More on Friday at Burnaby Lakes. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters 10.07.19 BC High School Football Big 5: STM’s Knights scrap their way into rankings, set to host Abby on Friday

LANGLEY — Welcome to Week 6 of the 2019 B.C. high school football season.

St. Thomas More, at one stage of the early season forced to forfeit a non-conference rivalry game against Vancouver College due to a rash of injuries, are sitting at 3-0 in the Eastern Conference, deadlocked with North Delta’s Seaquam Seahawks.

While the heavyweights at both tiers held their ground this past week, there is a ton of parity bubbling, especially at Triple A, setting the tone for an exciting final four weeks of regular season play.

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


1 New Westminster Hyacks (4-1, 3-0) (LW-1)

LW — Def. Carson Graham 35-12.

TW — Friday host Handsworth (Mercer Stadium). 

2 South Delta Sun Devils  (5-0, 3-0) (2)

LW — Def. Handsworth 30-6.

TW — Friday at Notre Dame (Burnaby Lake). 

3 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (4-1, 2-1) (3)

LW — Def. Belmont 36-0.

TW — Friday at Carson Graham. 

4 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (3-1, 2-1) (4)

LW — Def. Abbotsford 28-6.

TW — Saturday at Seaquam.

5 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (3-2, 3-0) (HM)

LW — Def. Kelowna 16-13.

TW — Friday host Abbotsford (Burnaby Lake).

Honourable mention 

Mt. Douglas Rams (Victoria) (2-2, 1-2) (HM)

LW — Def. Notre Dame 34-0.

TW — Friday at Belmont (Goudy Field).

Abbotsford Panthers (4-1, 2-1) (5-tie)

LW —Lost to Lord Tweedsmuir 28-6.

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

Kelowna Owls (2-3, 1-2) (5-tie)

LW — Lost 16-13 to St. Thomas More.

TW — Friday host Centennial (Apple Bowl).

Seaquam Seahawks (3-1, 3-0) (NR)

LW — Defeated Terry Fox 28-14.

TW — Saturday host Lord Tweedsmuir.


1 Vernon Panthers (4-0, 2-0) (LW-1)

LW — Def. Salmon Arm 49-7.

TW — Do not play.

2 Langley Saints (4-0, 1-0) (2)

LW — Def. Holy Cross 46-6.

TW — Friday at Robert Bateman.

3 Ballenas Whalers (Parksville) (5-0, 1-0) (3)

LW — Def. John Barsby 26-14. 

TW — Do not play. 

4 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (1-2, 1-0) (4)

LW — Def. Frank Hurt 42-0.

TW — Friday host Holy Cross.

5 Robert Bateman Timberwolves (Abbotsford) (3-2, 0-0) (5)

LW — Def. Argyle 42-13.

TW — Friday host Langley.

Honourable mention 

Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (3-2, 0-1) (HM)

LW — Lost 46-6 to Langley.

TW — Friday at G.W. Graham (Exhibition Stadium).

Windsor Dukes (North Vancouver) (2-1, 0-0) (HM)

LW — Did not play.

TW — Saturday at Frank Hurt.

South Kamloops Titans (4-1, 1-0) (HM)

LW — Def. Clarence Fulton 28-6.

TW — Friday at Salmon Arm (Little Mountain).

College Heights Cougars (Prince George) (3-0-1, 3-0) (HM)

LW — Def. Kelly Road 46-16.

TW — Friday host Nechako Valley (Masich Stadium).

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