From Brandon Hestdalen, Junior Varsity Coach with the Centennial Centaurs
ISN – This issue dedicated to the memory of Coach Steve Faoro, who passed away this past weekend. Faoro, who most recently coached at Centennial Secondary, also coached at SFU and with Coquitlam Minor Football.
The Centennial Football family was shocked to hear the news that our friend and fellow coach, Steve Faoro, is no longer with us. He passed in a car accident on the weekend. He was one of the most passionate, dedicated & selfless coaches we have worked with. A proud tri-cities & Canadian guy that got a taste of the bigs, and one of the most infectiously passionate men that I have met for the game of football.
Coach Faoro has coached football for SFU, Coquitlam Minor Football and most recently Centennial Football. He played high school football at Pinetree under Bernie Crump, Acadia University, Team Canada, in the CFL, in the Top Flight Flag Football League with the Vancouver Villains, and on the Bellingham Bulldogs.
Mostly, Steve was dedicated to the game of football and wanted to share his love with anyone possible his efforts have been tireless to give back some of the coaching and mentoring he has received. He has coached university football and 7, 8 & 9 year olds for three years, high school football and has gone to tri-city middle schools to build share his passion for football.
Our most sincere condolences for the family, athletes, friends that Steve touched.
He played in 3 leagues and coached in 3 leagues and has contacts that reach across football.
Coach Faoro’s service will be on Monday, Nov 24th at 3:00pm at the Italian Cultural Center (3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver).
WEEK 11 SCORES (FIRST ROUND PLAYOFFS)
Lord Tweedsmuir 35 Belmont 20
New Westminster 40 Mt. Boucherie 7
Vernon 35 Argyle 0
Mission 35 Robert Bateman 0
Seaquam 39 Pitt Meadows 28
Abbotsford 34 Frank Hurt 0
Hugh Boyd 26 GW Graham 20
Vancouver College 43 W.J. Mouat 30
Kelowna 46 Notre Dame 12
John Barsby 41 Prince George 0
Ballenas 51 Westsyde 6
Carson Graham 55 Duchess Park 6
WEEK 12 SCHEDULE (QUARTERFINAL PLAYOFFS)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21
2 PM – Lord Tweedsmuir at South Delta (Minoru Park, Richmond)
2:30 PM – Kelowna at Mt. Douglas (Westhills Stadium, Langford)
3 PM – Carson Graham at Mission (Abbotsford field)
4 PM – Abbotsford at Vernon (Hillside Stadium, Kamloops); Ballenas at Hugh Boyd (Richmond)
6 PM – St. Thomas More at Vancouver College (Burnaby Lake Sports Complex)
7:30 PM – New Westminster at Terry Fox (Town Centre Park)
8:30 PM – Eric Hamber at Earl Marriott (Tier 2 championship final – Burnaby Lake Sports Complex)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22
1 PM – Seaquam at John Barsby (Merle Logan Field, Nanaimo)
*schedule subject to change. See www.bchighschoolfootball.com for updates.
BOLD denotes “Game of the Week” to be webcast on http://www.sportscanada.tv/index.php/football/hs-fb/bc-hs-fb/2014-game-of-the-week
HOWARD’S BIG 5
Courtesy of The Province Sports and Howard Tsumura
1. Terry Fox Ravens (8-0) (LW-1)
3. St. Thomas More Knights (7-2) (3)
4. South Delta Sun Devils (8-1) (4)
5. Vancouver College Fighting Irish (7-3) (5)
New Westminster Hyacks (7-4) (HM)
Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (6-2) (HM)
*record includes playoff, regular season + exhibition play
2. Mt. Douglas Rams (9-0) (2)
Kelowna Owls (5-5) (NR)
1. Vernon Panthers (9-0) (LW-1)
2. John Barsby Bulldogs (8-1) (2)
3. Mission Roadrunners (8-3) (3)
4. Ballenas Whalers (7-4) (4)
5. Abbotsford Panthers (7-1) (5)
Carson Graham Eagles (6-2) (HM)
Hugh Boyd Trojans (6-0) (HM)
Seaquam Seahawks (4-5) (NR)