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BCSSFA Newsletter #13 (Championship edition)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Submitted by BCSSFA

Subway Bowl Championship Rundown

 Senior Varsity AAA:

Going into the AAA Championship, not much separated the top-two ranked senior varsity teams. Fittingly, overtime was necessary, and the No. 1 Terry Fox Ravens beat the No. 2 Notre Dame Jugglers 17-14 on a game winning field goal. Getting most of the headlines before kickoff was the marquee matchup between a pair of elite players in Ravens RB Jeremie Kankolongo and Jugglers QB Steven Moretto, and they did not disappoint.

Kankolongo was able to return a Moretto interception 71 yards for a first half touchdown only to have the Jugglers pivot immediately respond by scrambling 56 yards for a score. However, in a game that remained tied 14-14 for most of the second half, the pair suffered uncharacteristic miscues. In the fourth quarter, Moretto fumbled and was recovered by Kankolongo at the Notre Dame two-yard line, but the Ravens could not punch it in, thanks to some great defence by the Jugglers. With 40 seconds left, it was Kankolongo’s turn to fumble deep in his own territory and gave ND the football with a chance to win at the Ravens 20-yard line. A game winning field goal eventually fell short with four seconds left to play in regulation, which forced overtime. On the opening snap of the extra session, Moretto dropped the ball at his own 10-yard line and was recovered by Ravens Defensive Lineman Adan Tennent, which led to the game winner kicked by Devin Passaglia, who is a second cousin to former BC Lions great Lui Passaglia.




 Senior Varsity AA:

Seaquam Seahawks coach Jerry Mulliss 49-year coaching career could not have ended any better. His No. 2 ranked Seahawks delivered him his first ever B.C. Title in a 35-15 win over No. 1 Vernon Panthers.

Like all season, the Philpot brothers, Jalen and Tyson stepped up in a big way. On the second play of the game, Jalen ripped off a 48-yard gain and later punched the ball in from the one-yard line. Late in the first quarter, Tyson made an interception at midfield and returned it deep into Panthers territory and capped it off with a 16-yard TD catch from QB Josh Haydu to put his team up 14-0. In the second quarter, the Seaquam defence got in on the scoring, as LB Nico Bertuzzi returned an interception 54-yards for a major. In the third quarter, Jalen Philpot recorded his second rushing TD of the game with another one-yard plunge to give the Seahawks a four-score lead. Vernon tight end Ben Hladik hauled in the only points on the day for the Panthers with a pair of second-half receiving touchdowns, but was not enough. Bertuzzi went on to seal the game with a late score from two-yards out.

For Seaquam, it was the second championship for the program. The last time they won a Subway Bowl title was 10 years ago.



   Junior Varsity AAA:

 The Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers have captured JV AAA supremacy with a close 17-14 victory over the Mt. Douglas Rams.

In a sloppy first-half that saw a total of eight turnovers, the Panthers took a 10-0 lead into the break, with the only score coming from Panthers WR Jaden Simon on a 20-yard hookup from QB Trey Jones. Simon was not done there, as the wide-out reeled in his second TD of the game early in the second-half, this time from 24-yards out for a 17-0 advantage. Despite being injured, Rams star QB Gideone Kremler got his team on the board after throwing a six-yard touchdown pass to his brother, Zairech. The pass-catching brother also caught the two-point conversion. The final score of the game came from Conor Way, who hauled in a 23-yard pass from the hobbling Rams pivot with just over 90 seconds to play in the game.

For Lord Tweedsmuir, it was the sixth title at either the Grade 8 or junior varsity level since 2005. The Panthers also won Grade 8 championships in 2009, 10, 11 and 14.


Junior Varsity AA

The Nanaimo District Islanders won their school’s first-ever high school football championship on Saturday at BC Place with a 23-0 win over John Barsby.

The play of the game occurred late with Clayton Hennesey scoring off a 60-yard pick-six, which put the game away. The championship game MVP belonged to NDSS’ Finn Bradbrooke, as he was stellar all game and hit the scoresheet with a four-yard rushing TD. Anthony Comas had the other TD for the ‘Isles with a six-yard scamper to the end zone.


    Grade 8

The Notre Dame Jugglers picked up their second Grade 8 title in four years with a convincing 44-8 win over rival Vancouver College. Jugglers running back Jude Buchanon was the star in the game racking up four TD’s.

His first major of the day came on the defensive side of the ball when he scooped up a fumble and returned it to the house for 52-yards. Soon after, QB Carmelo Renzullo threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Gabriele for a 12-0 lead. The Jugglers offence was not finished, as Gabriele and Buchanon each entered pay-dirt once more to give their team a 25-0 lead going into the half.

Buchanon’s other two scores came on rushes from 15 and 63-yards out, while Luca Brown hauled in a 11-yard strike from Renzullo with less than seven minutes to play. The lone Irish touchdown came on a one-yard plunge from Jayden Cheong.

The win capped off an undefeated season of 9-0 for the Jugglers.




  2016 Subway Provincial AAA All-Star Team

PLAYER OF THE YEAR- Jeremie Kankolongo, Running Back, Terry Fox

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR- Steven Moretto, Quarterback, Notre Dame

Offensive Line                   Trent Cooper                     Terry Fox

Offensive Line                   David Edwards                  South Delta

Offensive Line                   Elliot Beamer                     West Van

Offensive Line                   Tyrese Hogue                    Mt. Douglas

Offensive Line                   Shayden Acosta                STMC

Receiver                            Josh Lucas                        Mt. Douglas

Receiver                            Billy Matwichyna               South Delta

Receiver                            Nic Greene                        Centennial

Running Back                     Samwel Uko                     Abbotsford

Running Back                     Michael Le                        Van College

Running Back                     Lucas Sabau                     New West

Running Back                     Matthew Shuen                 Terry Fox

Quarterback                       Michael Calvert                 South Delta

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR- Donate Bull, Defensive Line, Belmont

Defensive Line                 Jude Hussain                      Terry Fox

Defensive Line                   Taylor Mante                     Abbotsford

Defensive Line                   Soren Hallschmid              Mt.Douglas                       

Defensive Line                   Carlo DeCoste                   Notre Dame

Defensive Line                  Cole Irwin                            Lord Tweedsmuir

Linebacker                          Grant McDonald               South Delta        

Linebacker                          Connor Pattison                New West

Linebacker                          Brendan Woodman         Notre Dame      

Defensive Back                 Riley Moore                       South Delta

Defensive Back                 Ben Tjernagel                    New West

Defensive Back                  Keon Fuoco                        Centennial

Defensive Back                  Anthony Phan                   Abbotsford


 2016 Subway Provincial AA All-Star Team

PLAYER OF THE YEAR- Ben Hladik, Defensive End, Vernon

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR- Gabe Olivares, Quarterback, GW Graham

Offensive Line                   Jake Troyan                        GW Graham

Offensive Line                   Andrew Goldenthal        Clarence Fulton

Offensive Line                   Niko Lazasakis                   Hugh Boyd

Offensive Line                   Jaren Lengert                     GW Graham

Offensive Line                   Kyle Lambert                      Hugh Boyd

Receiver                              Marcus Browne                Holy Cross

Receiver                              Julien Perri                          Windsor

Receiver                              Aiden Pearce                     Argyle

Running Back                     Tyler Moxin                        Hugh Boyd

Running Back                     Reace Mok                          Hugh Boyd

Running Back                     Riley Bos                              Vernon

Running Back                     Von Richardson                 GW Graham

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR- Cole Barron, Line Backer, Holy Cross

Defensive Line                 Josh Hyer                             Vernon

Defensive Line                   Liviano Canil                       Ballenas

Defensive Line                   Cory Yeast                           College Heights                

Defensive Line                   Gavin Murray                     Seaquam

Linebacker                          Nico Bertuzzi                      Seaquam            

Linebacker                          Dawson Davis                    Robert Bateman

Linebacker                          Ryan Baker                         Windsor              

Linebacker                          Zach Bundock                    Duchess Park

Defensive Back                 Tyson Philpot                     Seaquam

Defensive Back                  Ethan Mastin                     GW Graham

Defensive Back                  Brandon Canuel                 Holy Cross

Defensive Back                  Maren Bradbrooke          Nanaimo District


Scholarship Recipients

Subway- Cesar Ramirez, Vancouver College

BC Lions- Ross Mojgani, Carson Graham

Baden- Bryce Niebuhr, Earl Marriott

Infigo/Big Kahuna- Rhiley DeBoer, Lord Tweedsmuir

Skyline/Barons- Michael Bond, Notre Dame

BCSSFA- Devin Passaglia, Terry Fox

Kevin Chin Memorial- Dillon Donovan, John Barsby


 Grade 11 Players of the Year


Derek Best, Running back, Lord Tweedsmuir

Eli Nelms-Norton, Receiver, Belmont



Bradley Hladik, Defensive Back, Vernon

Jalen Philpot, Running back, Seaquam





Orange Helmet Coach of The Year Nominations

It's time to recognize the best coaches by nominating them for the Coach of the Year awards.

There are two categories:

The Community Coach of the Year is open to any coach in Community or Junior Football.

Scholastic Coach of the Year is open to any coach in High School or University Football.

The nomination form can be downloaded here: http://www.bchighschoolfootball.com/media/leagues/can_bc_bchsfa/graphics/My_folder/2016OHA_2015COTYNomination.pdf

The deadline for nomination is December 31, 2016. 

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