Football

The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. high school football searching for new venue

McLeod Athletic Park is not available, SFU reps scheduling a meeting after BC Place unable to host

 

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Ascending Valley Husker D leads Chilliwack football team to shutout win in Kamloops

The Huskers blanked the Broncos 15-0 in BC Football Conference action at Hillside Stadium

 

Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Bo Levi Mitchell, surging Calgary Stampeders trounce beleaguered B.C. Lions 39-10

Leos suffer third straight loss, sit fourth in CFL’s West Division

 

Valley Husker linebacker Jaiden Claassen drags down a Langley Rams player during an early-season BC Football Conference matchup at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Stadium. Claassen and the Husker defence have been getting stingier and stingier with each passing week, morphing into one of the top defensive units in the league. (Crazy Bee’s Photography)

How close are Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers to having an elite D?

The numbers say the BC Football Conference club has been getting better and better each week

Valley Husker linebacker Jaiden Claassen drags down a Langley Rams player during an early-season BC Football Conference matchup at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Stadium. Claassen and the Husker defence have been getting stingier and stingier with each passing week, morphing into one of the top defensive units in the league. (Crazy Bee’s Photography)
Valley Huskers

Valley Huskers can’t break through against stingy Langley Rams defence

The Rams have held five BC Football Conference foes to a combined 12 points this season

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) points toward the sidelines prior to an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Brady beats Belichik, sets passing yards record in return to New England

Legnedary quarterback admitted to getting emotional about facing his old team on Sunday night

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) points toward the sidelines prior to an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Valley Husker Jordan Chizda (#4 in black) scampers past Vancouver Island foes, returning an interception 60 yards for a touchdown during last Saturday’s 21-19 home field loss to the Raiders. (Crazy Bee’s Photography)

Late rally comes up short as Valley Huskers fall to Vancouver Island Raiders

The Huskers lost 21-19 in their final home game of the 2021 BC Football Conference campaign

Valley Husker Jordan Chizda (#4 in black) scampers past Vancouver Island foes, returning an interception 60 yards for a touchdown during last Saturday’s 21-19 home field loss to the Raiders. (Crazy Bee’s Photography)
B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead celebrates his touchdown against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, September 24, 2021. Whitehead, Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence and Lions quarterback Michael Reilly have been named the CFL’s top performers for September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Whitehead in the spotlight as B.C. Lions take on surging Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Lions (4-3) host reciever’s former team, the first-place Winnipeg Blue Bombers

B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead celebrates his touchdown against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, September 24, 2021. Whitehead, Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence and Lions quarterback Michael Reilly have been named the CFL’s top performers for September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Football Canada and indigenous artist Kolten Khasalus Grant have collaborated to produce a national identity for football in indigenous communities across the country.
The Indigenous Football Canada logo, shown in a handout, will be available on merchandise for Football Weekend in Canada on Oct. 15. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Football Canada, artist Grant produce identity for football in Indigenous communities

President Jim Mullin said Football Canada and sport in general both have a role to play in reconciliation

Football Canada and indigenous artist Kolten Khasalus Grant have collaborated to produce a national identity for football in indigenous communities across the country.
The Indigenous Football Canada logo, shown in a handout, will be available on merchandise for Football Weekend in Canada on Oct. 15. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Valley Husker kick returner David Coronado fights off an attempted tackle by Langley's Tyler Eckert during a Saturday night BC Football Conference game in Abbotsford. (Crazy Bee's Photography)

Valley Huskers shut out by Langley Rams in BC Football Conference action

The dominant Rams defence did to the Huskers what it’s done to every opponent this season

Valley Husker kick returner David Coronado fights off an attempted tackle by Langley's Tyler Eckert during a Saturday night BC Football Conference game in Abbotsford. (Crazy Bee's Photography)
Simon Fraser University football team kicker Kristie Elliott, who recently became the first Canadian woman to play and score in a college football game, poses for a photograph before practice at the university in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. It’s taken some adaptations, but Elliott has broken new ground for women in college sports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Simon Fraser University football team kicker Kristie Elliott, who recently became the first Canadian woman to play and score in a college football game, poses for a photograph before practice at the university in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. It’s taken some adaptations, but Elliott has broken new ground for women in college sports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly (13) hands off to running back Chris Rainey (3) during first half CFL football action against the Montreal Alouettes in Montreal, Saturday, September 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Reilly tosses 2 touchdowns, leads B.C. Lions past Montreal Alouettes 27-18

B.C. wins third straight CFL contest to up record to 4-2

B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly (13) hands off to running back Chris Rainey (3) during first half CFL football action against the Montreal Alouettes in Montreal, Saturday, September 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Brandon O’Connor (left) and the Valley Huskers have cracked the Canadian Junior Football League’s national Top 10 ranking, checking in at No. 9. (Crazy Bees Photography)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers crack Canadian Junior Football League national top 10

The Huskers are one of three BC Football Conference teams on the list, checking in at No. 9

Brandon O’Connor (left) and the Valley Huskers have cracked the Canadian Junior Football League’s national Top 10 ranking, checking in at No. 9. (Crazy Bees Photography)
Valley Huskers

Valley Husker kicker Ethan Homan wins CJFL Player of the Week award

Homan was the CJFL pick for BC Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week

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G.W. Graham’s Sam Mannes carries the ball against the St. Thomas More Knights in a recent senior varsity preseason football game. G.W.G.’s Grizzlies prevailed 14-12. (JT Hew photo)

GW Graham football Grizzlies ranked among best in B.C. and Canada

Head coach Luke Acheson said the team celebrated the good news, then quickly got back to work

G.W. Graham’s Sam Mannes carries the ball against the St. Thomas More Knights in a recent senior varsity preseason football game. G.W.G.’s Grizzlies prevailed 14-12. (JT Hew photo)
Valley Huskers running back Ebiye Okoko-Chomseng carries the ball during a Saturday night (Sept. 11) BC Football Conference game against the Kamloops Broncos at Exhibition Stadium. The Huskers evened their early-season record at 1-1 with a 36-15 triumph. (Kim Douglas Crazy Bee’s photography)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers beat Broncos for first win of BC Football Conference season

The Huskers claimed a 36-15 decision over Kamloops at Exhibition Stadium

Valley Huskers running back Ebiye Okoko-Chomseng carries the ball during a Saturday night (Sept. 11) BC Football Conference game against the Kamloops Broncos at Exhibition Stadium. The Huskers evened their early-season record at 1-1 with a 36-15 triumph. (Kim Douglas Crazy Bee’s photography)
New Valley Huskers QB Josh Janssen is showing signs of growth early in his BC Football Conference career. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Josh Janssen finding his way as Valley Huskers QB

The jump from high school to junior football is a big one, but Janssen has tons of talent

New Valley Huskers QB Josh Janssen is showing signs of growth early in his BC Football Conference career. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly rushes for a first down during the first half of a CFL football game against the Ottawa Redblacks in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions QB Mike Reilly throws 4 TDs in 45-13 blowout win over Redblacks

Leos (3-2) moved into a tie for second place in CFL’s West Division

B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly rushes for a first down during the first half of a CFL football game against the Ottawa Redblacks in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Valley Huskers

BC Football Conference adopts policy requiring players, staff to be COVID vaccinated

Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said ‘it is what it is’ and the team is moving forward

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Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes a catch against the Cleveland Browns during NFL Wildcard round action last season. (Jared Wickerham/Pittsburgh Steelers)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool returning to the NFL gridiron on Sunday

Pittsburgh Steelers open 2021 regular season on the road in Buffalo against the Bills

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes a catch against the Cleveland Browns during NFL Wildcard round action last season. (Jared Wickerham/Pittsburgh Steelers)