Football

A Grade 11 student is hoping to help create a varsity football team at Yale Secondary.

Abbotsford student aims to bring football program to Yale Secondary

Domenic Neufeld launches petition to display interest in new sport being offered

 

Bateman’s Ben Brown hugs Isaac Lynn after the Timberwolves captured the AA provincial title at BC Place on Saturday (Dec. 3). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves win AA football provincial title

Bateman defeats John Barsby Bulldogs 45-14, helping to erase last year’s title loss

 

Most outstanding Canadian player, quarterback Nathan Rourke of the BC Lions, holds up his trophy during the CFL Awards in Regina, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

THE MOJ: Colts among the team’s eyeing Lions Rourke south of the border

CFL’s outstanding Canadian will be working out in Indianapolis this month

 

Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers reacts after being sacked by San Francisco 49ers’ Arik Armstead during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

THE MOJ: Continued surprises are what makes the NFL must-watch sports

Experts from around the league share their takes on the season’s most unexpected developments

Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers reacts after being sacked by San Francisco 49ers’ Arik Armstead during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Bateman’s Micah Barker leaps for yardage during the AA provincial semifinal at BC Place on Saturday (Nov. 26). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Bateman Timberwolves advance to provincial final

Bateman defeats College Heights Cougars 21-7 in semi-final at BC Place, final set for Dec. 3

Bateman’s Micah Barker leaps for yardage during the AA provincial semifinal at BC Place on Saturday (Nov. 26). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Vernon Panthers receiver Anderson Bicknell (right) keeps the ball pinned to his shoulder while being defended by Robert Bateman Timberwolves tacklers Jackson Kliewer (left) and Colton Marshall during the Panthers’ 35-14 win in the Subway Bowl B.C. AA Junior Varsity Football semifinal Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon Panthers advance to B.C. final, defeating Abbotsford foes

Hometown Panthers score 35-14 romp over Robert Bateman Timberwolves in junior varsity football semi

Vernon Panthers receiver Anderson Bicknell (right) keeps the ball pinned to his shoulder while being defended by Robert Bateman Timberwolves tacklers Jackson Kliewer (left) and Colton Marshall during the Panthers’ 35-14 win in the Subway Bowl B.C. AA Junior Varsity Football semifinal Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Vernon Panthers players, coaches and parents help clear the snow from Greater Vernon Athletic Park Tuesday evening, Nov. 22, in preparation for the B.C. AA Junior Varsity Football Semifinal today, Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. against Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves. (Contributed)

Vernon parents help players, coaches with snow removal duty at GVAP for B.C. semifinal

Vernon Panthers host Robert Bateman of Abbotsford, B.C. junior varsity semifinal, 2 p.m. today, Nov. 23

Vernon Panthers players, coaches and parents help clear the snow from Greater Vernon Athletic Park Tuesday evening, Nov. 22, in preparation for the B.C. AA Junior Varsity Football Semifinal today, Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. against Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves. (Contributed)
West Kelowna native Ethan Beselt (number 4) was honoured for this senior season with the SFU Red Leafs. (SFU Red Leafs/Contributed)

West Kelowna SFU star receives all-conference honour

Beselt finished his career with 98 catches for 1,317 yards, and nine touchdowns in 32 games.

West Kelowna native Ethan Beselt (number 4) was honoured for this senior season with the SFU Red Leafs. (SFU Red Leafs/Contributed)
Bateman’s Nolan Watrin makes a interception en route to a pick-six during BC high school football quarterfinal action on Friday (Nov. 18). (Rick MacDonald photo)

Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves senior varsity football team advances to semi-final

Bateman blanks Argyle 37-0 to reach final four, Timberwolves play at BC Place next week

Bateman’s Nolan Watrin makes a interception en route to a pick-six during BC high school football quarterfinal action on Friday (Nov. 18). (Rick MacDonald photo)
Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jamal Peters breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Dejon Brissett during a practice in Regina, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The Toronto Argonauts will be playing against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

THE MOJ: Catching up on the CFL as the Grey Cup nears kickoff

Given status of Bomber QB Collaros, I’d probably take the Argonauts and the 5 points

Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jamal Peters breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Dejon Brissett during a practice in Regina, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The Toronto Argonauts will be playing against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Singer Teagan Littlechief stands for a photograph in front of Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Littlechief will be singing the national anthem in the languages of Cree, English, and French at the 109th Grey Cup game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

‘Break a barrier’: Indigenous artist to sing part of O Canada in Cree at Grey Cup

Teagan Littlechief to perform national anthem in three languages — English, French and Cree

Singer Teagan Littlechief stands for a photograph in front of Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Littlechief will be singing the national anthem in the languages of Cree, English, and French at the 109th Grey Cup game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
BC Lions’ quarterback Vernon Adams (8), Bryan Burnham (16) and Alexander Hollins (13) comfort eachother after losing to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL western final in Winnipeg, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

THE MOJ: Pretty safe bet the B.C. Lions will be expecting more than 5 1/2 wins next year

Checking their egos at the door made for a surprising and satisfying year in B.C. Place

BC Lions’ quarterback Vernon Adams (8), Bryan Burnham (16) and Alexander Hollins (13) comfort eachother after losing to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL western final in Winnipeg, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Mouat’s Chase Heinrich makes a leaping catch during B.C. high school football playoff action on Friday (Nov. 11). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Mouat Hawks win first playoff game in nine years

Hawks shutout the New Westminster Hyacks 42-0 in Abbotsford on Friday

Mouat’s Chase Heinrich makes a leaping catch during B.C. high school football playoff action on Friday (Nov. 11). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Former Vancouver Canucks linemates Todd Bertuzzi, from left, Brendan Morrison and Markus Naslund, of Sweden, are honoured during a ceremony before the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres play an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday December 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: B.C. still has a special place in the heart of Brendan Morrison

Former Canuck centre has stayed busy since his NHL career came to a close in 2012

Former Vancouver Canucks linemates Todd Bertuzzi, from left, Brendan Morrison and Markus Naslund, of Sweden, are honoured during a ceremony before the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres play an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday December 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) reacts toward fans after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York)

THE MOJ: These are interesting times to be a B.C. sports fan

Lions, Seahawks riding high as the Canucks roil in despair

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) reacts toward fans after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York)
The Mouat Hawks junior varsity football team hosts a wildcard playoff game on Wednesday (Nov. 9). (Stacey Currie photo)

Robert Bateman, W.J. Mouat junior varsity football teams hosting playoff games in Abbotsford

Timberwolves and Hawks both post 5-0 records during regular season

The Mouat Hawks junior varsity football team hosts a wildcard playoff game on Wednesday (Nov. 9). (Stacey Currie photo)
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks downfield during second half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

QB Rourke ready as Lions prepare to host Stampeders in western semifinal

B.C. will make its first post-season appearance since 2018 on Sunday

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke looks downfield during second half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Taejshon Catlin carries the ball against the Ballenas Whalers on Friday (Nov. 4). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Friday Night Football: Bateman completes perfect season, Mouat wins ‘Battle of Abbotsford’

Bateman defeats Ballenas 46-6, Mouat wins 40-6 over Abbotsford to conclude regular season

Taejshon Catlin carries the ball against the Ballenas Whalers on Friday (Nov. 4). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Grey Cup trophy sits on display before a B.C. Lions news conference where the Canadian Football League team was announced as hosts of 2024 Grey Cup, in Vancouver, on Thursday, November 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Grey Cup latest step in Doman’s bid to reconnect B.C. with the Lions

Lions owner is a man on a mission with the vision to get things done

The Grey Cup trophy sits on display before a B.C. Lions news conference where the Canadian Football League team was announced as hosts of 2024 Grey Cup, in Vancouver, on Thursday, November 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The BC Lions are offering bus rides for fans from the Fraser Valley and Interior to Sunday’s playoff game. (BC Lions photo)

BC Lions offering Fraser Valley fans bus rides to Sunday’s playoff game

Fans from Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley Hope, Merritt and Kamloops can purchase bus ride

The BC Lions are offering bus rides for fans from the Fraser Valley and Interior to Sunday’s playoff game. (BC Lions photo)