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A weekend of epic proportions

Posted on 2015-11-09 09:18:57

Football BC's content team took in a pair of games this weekend and while both were critical affairs for the respective teams involved, that was where the similarities ended.

On Friday afternoon, O'Hagan Field at Vancouver College was the place to be as the Vancouver College Fighting Irish hosted the Notre Dame Jugglers in the 59th Archbishops' Trophy game.

The Fighting Irish, already having secured first place in the division, came out a bit slow but would eventually build up a 17-0 lead and appeared to be on their way to cruising to a victory. But give full credit for the Jugglers as they battled back with 14 unanswered and had an opportunity with one final play to perhaps score the major upset win although that would not come to fruition.

With the win, the Fighting Irish improved their all-time record in the Archbishops' Trophy game to 32-26-1. It was also their 12th straight win in the series.

Post-game interview with Vancouver College coach Todd Bernett
Post-game interview with game MVP Michael Le
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On Saturday afternoon, all eyes were on Thunderbird Stadium as the UBC Thunderbirds hosted the Manitoba Bisons in the Hardy Cup semi-final game. To say this contest wasn't even close would be to put it lightly.

The T-Birds scored early and often en route to a 52-10 victory to earn their spot in the Hardy Cup game next Saturday (11 am PT, Global TV) against the Calgary Dinos.

Post-game interview with RB Brandon Deschamps
Post-game interview with DL Connor Griffiths
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On Monday, Football BC's crew took in the regular season finale between the Seaquam Seahawks and West Vancouver Highlanders. Although both teams would not be advancing to the playoffs, the outcome of their game still had an impact on the playoff picture in BC High School Football.

The Seahawks built up a 14-0 lead, but the Highlanders fought back to tie the game late setting up for some late drama when the Seahawks scored the game-winning touchdown with just 18 seconds left on the clock. The result would set up Argyle vs Kelowna, and Handsworth vs New Westminster in the Wildcard AAA Varsity round.

Post-game interview with Seaquam coach Jerry Mulliss
Post-game interview with West Vancouver coach Pooya Dourandish
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