Chilliwack’s two high school football teams have a combined 13 all-stars.
Standouts for the 2021 AAA season have been revealed this week, with selections made by coaches.
The Eastern Conference all-star squad includes four G.W. Graham Grizzlies. Two offensive linemen, Tyler Bergin and Colton Mocon lead the way, along with receiver Tyson George-Kelly and running back Sam Mannes. Bergin is in Grade 11 while the others are seniors.
On the other side of the ball, Vincent Branauer snags a spot on the defensive line and Josh Caverley (Grade 12) earns recognition at defensive back.
Branauer was also chosen as one of two ‘most promising Grade 11s’ along with quarterback Owen Sieben from the Terry Fox Ravens.
Seven players on the Sardis Falcons are Pacific Conference all-stars led by offensive lineman Travis Richley, who is also a unanimous choice as the conference’s MVP.
“This is a significant honour,” said Falcons coach Sukh Parmar. “Very rarely does a linemen receive this recognition when competing against skill players.”
Another Falcons O-lineman, Jamie Dekker, joins Richley on the all-star team along with quarterback Aidan Saunders and running back Billy Hunter.
Pacific Conference all-stars on the defensive side are lineman Trent Cote, linebacker Zach Wolter and defensive back Sawyer Tether.
The Grizzlies and Falcons are set to meet at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Stadium Friday night (7 p.m.) for a AAA playoff game, the first time the schools have met each other on the football field.