The Annual VC Homecoming Football Game took place on September 15, 2018 with the Fighting Irish playing against Belmont. The Irish was undefeated with the triumphant win of 41-0 led by the running of Daesaun Johnson (Grade 11) who rushed for 118 yard on 6 carries and the passing of Eric Zychlinski (Grade 12) who was 10/11 for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Congratulations to all the coaches and players who made history on the field!
September 16th marked our Annual Homecoming Football Game against Lord Tweedsmuir on O’Hagan field.
Amongst the alumni attendance, the Class of 1957 and the Class of 1962 congregated to celebrate their 60th and 55th reunion, respectively. Alumni from some of our recent graduation classes also made an appearance at the game. Members of the Provincial Championship team and alumni from ‘11, ‘12, and ‘17 celebrated the festivity with their fellow classmates.
The Class of 1957 and the Class of 1962 both had prestigious football records in their graduating years. The 1961 football team had a perfect record of 9-0, while the 1956 varsity football had a victorious record of 7-1. These years were groundbreaking years in the history of Vancouver College Varsity Football.
Prior to the game, Leo Petty (VC’57), quarterback of 1956 football team, and Charlie Lipp (VC’62) walked onto the field as class representatives with President, John Nixon (VC’69). The kickoff began with a spirited cheer for the Fighting Irish. Even though the Irish toiled a bit at first, they took victory at 4th quarter with a win-leading 17-14.
Congratulations to all the football players and their coaches for their notable achievements and breakthroughs on the field. Go Irish!