The 2013 BC High School Football champions were crowned this past Saturday on a historic night at BC Place. Here’s a look back at all five championship games.
Grade 8: St. Thomas More 20 def. Lord Tweedsmuir 12
For the first time since their run of 10 straight Grade 8 titles from 1998 to 2007, the Knights are atop the Grade 8 division once again after defeating the Panthers 20-12.
The Knights were led by a three touchdown performance by RB Nico Depaoli.
Jr. AA: GW Graham 23 def. Ballenas 20
For the first time in school history, the GW Graham Grizzlies will have a provincial banner to proudly hang after they defeated the Ballenas Whalers in the Jr. Varsity AA championship game by a final score of 23-20.
Billy Hanson, Jordan Breuker and Emerson Smith all had rushing touchdowns for the champions from Chilliwack. They Grizzlies never trailed in this game and managed to stay one step ahead at all times of the Whalers, who had a two touchdown performance by Matt Price in the loss.
Jr. AAA: St. Thomas More 28 def. Terry Fox 0
A year ago in the Jr. AAA championship game, the Ravens broke the hearts of the Knights earning a 14-7 history. The Knights made sure history didn’t repeat itself on Saturday.
Tavin Grant rushed for two touchdowns, while Terrell Jana and Liam Feenan rushed for one major each en route to their 28-0 blanking of the defending champions.
Sr. AA: John Barsby 21 def. Carson Graham 20
The Bulldogs used a gutsy two-point conversion attempt late in their championship contest to score a 21-20 win over Carson Graham to give their school their second championship in the last four years.
After a Cole Virtanen touchdown pulled the Bulldogs to within a single point, Coach Stevenson called for a two-point conversion attempt rather than kicking a single and Kyle Vollett delivered by finding the end zone.
The Eagles, who led throughout the contest until the dying moments, had a chance to kick a field goal for the win but couldn’t get the play in on time before time expired.
Despite the loss, Carson Graham running back A.J. Blackwell was named the player of the game.
Sr. AAA Mt. Douglas 32 def. Terry Fox 27
The Terry Fox Ravens gave the Mt. Douglas Rams everything they could handle on Saturday but they couldn’t find a way to completely contain Rams star running back Marcus Davis and that ultimately proved to be their downfall.
Davis found the end zone three times on Saturday, and had a critical interception late in the contest, to guide the Rams to their third consecutive Senior AAA championship. The Rams join the Richmond Colts and Notre Dame Jugglers as the only teams to ever three-peat B.C.’s top-tiered championship.
The Rams finished their campaign with a perfect record against all B.C. opponents through exhibition, regular season and playoff play.