Football

Cloverdale minor football player Noah Yoo darts down the field Oct. 24 in a flag football game against the White Rock Titans. Cloverdale came from behind to edge White Rock 13-12. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Cloverdale minor football player Noah Yoo darts down the field Oct. 24 in a flag football game against the White Rock Titans. Cloverdale came from behind to edge White Rock 13-12. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Surrey-raised football player Jamel Lyles at the BC Lions’ practice facility in Whalley in 2019. Lyles played the game with North Surrey Minor Football and at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary before bringing his talents as a running back to the University of Manitoba. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

B.C. Lions bring back Surrey’s Jamel Lyles after team’s huge loss in Winnipeg

The CFL team released him from practice roster back on Aug. 25

Surrey-raised football player Jamel Lyles at the BC Lions’ practice facility in Whalley in 2019. Lyles played the game with North Surrey Minor Football and at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary before bringing his talents as a running back to the University of Manitoba. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Deatrick Nichols (32) knocks the ball away from B.C. Lions’ Lemar Durant (1) as he attempts the catch during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg Blue Bombers blast B.C. Lions 45-0 for 8th straight CFL win

QB Zach Collaros passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns for victors

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Deatrick Nichols (32) knocks the ball away from B.C. Lions’ Lemar Durant (1) as he attempts the catch during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
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

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)
Lord Tweedsmuir receiver Nate Swing pulls in a toss from quarterback McCord Leeson to give the Panthers an early 6-0 lead against the W.J. Mouat Hawks Oct. 15. Tweedsmuir won the game 34-6. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Tweedy downs Mouat by four touchdowns

Panthers improve to 3-1 with 34-6 win over W.J. Mouat Hawks

Lord Tweedsmuir receiver Nate Swing pulls in a toss from quarterback McCord Leeson to give the Panthers an early 6-0 lead against the W.J. Mouat Hawks Oct. 15. Tweedsmuir won the game 34-6. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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

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
The Earl Marriott Mariners senior team won its first game of the season – and Todd Fenwick got his first-ever win as head coach – on Friday, beating the Handsworth Royals 26-13. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Earl Marriott Mariners notch first victory of football season

Victory over Handsworth is first with Mariners for new head coach Todd Fenwick

The Earl Marriott Mariners senior team won its first game of the season – and Todd Fenwick got his first-ever win as head coach – on Friday, beating the Handsworth Royals 26-13. (Nick Greenizan photo)
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)
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
White Rock-South Surrey Titans ball-carrier Kayden Smith tries to evade a tackle from a North Delta Longhorn as he runs down the sideline en route to a touchdown in flag-division action last weekend. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Titans score big wins in youth football action

Pair of shutout victories among weekend results for Semiahmoo Peninsula association

White Rock-South Surrey Titans ball-carrier Kayden Smith tries to evade a tackle from a North Delta Longhorn as he runs down the sideline en route to a touchdown in flag-division action last weekend. (Contributed photo)
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
White Rock-South Surrey Titans’ ball-carrier Anya Caul rushes up the field during an atom-division football game against North Delta during a game earlier this season at John Oliver Park. (Dimitry Yermusevich photo)

Upcoming Titans Day to feature five White Rock-South Surrey football teams

Annual celebration of youth football set for South Surrey Athletic Park Sunday

White Rock-South Surrey Titans’ ball-carrier Anya Caul rushes up the field during an atom-division football game against North Delta during a game earlier this season at John Oliver Park. (Dimitry Yermusevich photo)
Sullivan Heights Stars against Seaquam Seahawks in high school football exhibition game Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Sullivan Heights Secondary field. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS: For first time in nearly 2 years, high school football teams play in Surrey

‘Hopefully it’s a nice recruiting tool for us,’ Sullivan Heights coach says of team’s first ever ‘home’ game

Sullivan Heights Stars against Seaquam Seahawks in high school football exhibition game Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Sullivan Heights Secondary field. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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
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)
Bryson Osei, number 20 on the Cloverdale Atom Lions, darts through an opening in the line in a game at the Chilli Bowl tournament Aug. 21 in Chilliwack. (Photo: Rick McDonald/ Courtesy Cloverdale Community Football Association)

Cloverdale minor football strikes gold in Chilliwack

All three teams undefeated in annual tourney

Bryson Osei, number 20 on the Cloverdale Atom Lions, darts through an opening in the line in a game at the Chilli Bowl tournament Aug. 21 in Chilliwack. (Photo: Rick McDonald/ Courtesy Cloverdale Community Football Association)
Ottawa Redblacks defensive lineman Praise Martin-Oguike grabs the arm of B.C. Lions running back Shaquille Cooper as he runs during first-half CFL football action in Ottawa on Saturday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press photo)
Ottawa Redblacks defensive lineman Praise Martin-Oguike grabs the arm of B.C. Lions running back Shaquille Cooper as he runs during first-half CFL football action in Ottawa on Saturday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press photo)
The new name and logo of the Edmonton Elks is seen on the field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In an update a day after the CFL postponed Thursday’s game between the Argonauts and Elks, the Edmonton Elks say nine players have tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Elks say nine players have tested positive for COVID-19, team in isolation

CFL has postponed Thursday’s game between the Argonauts and Elks at Toronto

The new name and logo of the Edmonton Elks is seen on the field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In an update a day after the CFL postponed Thursday’s game between the Argonauts and Elks, the Edmonton Elks say nine players have tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson