The New Westminster Hyacks' home opener, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mercer Stadium against North Vancouver's Carson Graham Eagles, doubles the Western Conference opener for the defending B.C. AAA Subway Bowl champions. (File photo by Alan Wardle property of New Westminster Hyacks football)
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Varsity Letter’s B.C. High School Football: Week No. 1 is here, and so is our our first set of rankings and the full schedule

LANGLEY — Week 1 is here, and with it our first full schedule of the B.C. high school football season.

The demise and subsequent dispersement of teams from senior varsity’s Tier 2 division, the swelling of the ranks at the AAA tier, and the addition of two start-up programs at AA gives the game in our province a brand-new look.

It also means that, for teams from AAA’s Western and Pacific circuits, the conference season begins this weekend!

We’ve got 2018’s first set of Big 5 rankings for both tiers, and the entire schedule broken down by both tiers and league.



1 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (0-0, 0-0) (LW-1)

LW — Did not play.

TW — Open season Friday on the road with non-conference game at Burlington-Edison (Wash.).

2 Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (1-0, 0-0) (2)

LW — Def. host Concrete (Wash.) 52-7 on Friday.

TW — Friday at Abbotsford (non-conference).

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

LW — Lost 28-12 at Liberty (Issaquah, Wash.) on Friday.

TW — Home and Western Conference opener Friday vs. Carson Graham.

4 Mt. Douglas Rams (Victoria) (0-0, 0-0) (4)

LW — Did not play.

TW — Friday open Western Conference play by hosting No. 4 South Delta at Goudy Park.

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

LW — Did not play.

TW — Friday open Western Conference play at Mt. Douglas.

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

LW — Def. host South Umpaqua (Ore.) 47-20 on Friday.

TW — Open season Friday at Burnaby Lakes vs. St. Thomas More.

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

LW — Did not play.

TW — Open season Friday at Burnaby Lakes vs. Notre Dame.

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

LW — Def. host R.A. Long (Longview, Wash.) 40-14 on Friday.

TW — Saturday open Western Conference play at Seaquam.


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

LW — Did not play.

TW — Friday host Kelowna.

2 John Barsby Bulldogs (0-0, 0-0) (2)

LW — Did not play.

TW — Friday vs. Nanaimo District.

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

LW — Did not play.

TW —Friday host Centennial.

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

LW — Lost 49-28 at Colton (Ore.) on Friday.

TW — Saturday at Holy Cross.

5 Samuel Robertson Titans (0-0, 0-0) (5)

LW — Did not play.

TW — Friday vs. South Kamloops.

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

LW — Did not play.

TW — Do not play. Open season Sept 14 vs. Robert Bateman.

HM Prince George Polars (0-0, 0-0) (HM)

LW — Did not play.

TW — Open Northern Conference play Friday vs. College Heights.

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

LW — Did not play.

TW — Saturday vs. G.W. Graham

(Note – first bracket indicates team’s overall record, the second its conference record)





12:45 p.m. — Handsworth at Belmont

3:15 p.m. — South Delta at Mt. Douglas

7:30 p.m. — Carson Graham at New Westminster


3:15 p.m. — Eric Hamber at West Vancouver

6 p.m. — Spectrum at Rutland

7 p.m. — Earl Marriott at W.J. Mouat


4 p.m. — Terry Fox at Abbotsford

5 p.m. — St. Thomas More at Notre Dame

7 p.m. — Lord Tweedsmuir at Burlington (Wash.)-Edison



1:30 p.m. — South Kamloops at Samuel Robertson

3 p.m. —Westsyde at Salmon Arm 

4:30 p.m. — Argyle at Langley

5 p.m. — Robert Bateman at Clarence Fulton

6 p.m. — John Barsby at Nanaimo District


3 p.m. — Centennial at Ballenas 

7:30 p.m. — Kelowna at Vernon, Mission at Pitt Meadows




1 p.m. — Vancouver College at Seaquam


2 p.m. — Sullivan Heights at Sardis



1:30 p.m. — G.W Graham at Holy Cross


6 p.m. — Valleyview at Mt. Boucherie

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