2014 Provincial Champions

2014 Provincial Champions
"Hard Work!"

"Last Play"

"Last Play"

2011 AA JV Champions

2011 AA JV Champions
Hard Earned Is Hard To Beat!

Setting The Standard

Setting The Standard
MACTE VIRTUE: Translation: Increase in Excellence! This is our creed!



John Barsby Football Philosophy



Try Your Hardest! Get Better Each Day! Do The Right Thing!



Program Record



1996 Varsity 3-5-0



1997 Varsity 3-6-1



1998 Varsity 1-6-0

1998 JV 6-4-0 Wild-Card Playoff



1999 Varsity 11-3-0 BC Championship Finalists

1999 JV 7-2-0 Wild-Card Playoff



2000 Varsity 13-1-0 BC Champions

2000 JV 5-4-0 Wild-Card Playoff



2001 Varsity 5-4-0 BC Quarter-Finalists

2001 JV 8-2-0 BC Quarter-Finalists



2002 Varsity 6-4-0 3rd Place In Division

2002 JV 7-3-0 Wild-Card Playoff



2003 Varsity 7-2-0 Wild-Card Playoff

2003 JV 10-3-0 BC Semi-Finalist (Only Public School in the final four!)



2004 Varsity 8-3-0 BC Semi-Finalists

2004 JV 6-3-0 Wild-Card Playoff



2005 Varsity 5-3-0 BC Quarter-Finalists

2005 JV(AAA) 3-4-0 Wild-Card Playoff



2006 Varsity 6-4-0 BC Quarter-Finalists

2006 JV(AAA) 4-4-0 Wild-Card-Playoff



2007 Varsity 5-5-0 Wild-Card-Playoff

2007 JV (AA) 10-1-0 BC-Semi-Finalists



2008 Varsity 9-2-0 BC Quarter-Finalists

2008 JV (AA) 11-1-0 BC Semi-Finalists



2009 Varsity 4-5-0 Wild-Card Playoff

2009 JV (AA) 9-2-0 BC Semi-Finalists




2010 Varsity 12-0-0 BC Champions

2010 JV (AA) 11-2-0 BC Championship Finalists


2011 Varsity 11-1 BC Championship Finalists

2011 JV (AA) 10-0 BC Champions


2012 Varsity 9-3 BC Semi-Finalists

2012 JV (AA) 8-3-1 BC Semi-Finalists


2013 Varsity 13-1 BC Champions

2013 JV (AA) 4-5 BC Quarter-Finalists


2014 Varsity 11-1 BC Champions

2014 JV (AA) 6-4 BC Quarter-Finalists


2015 Varsity 8-3 BC Quarter-Finalists

2015 JV 6-5 BC Quarter-Finalists


2016 Varsity 2-7

2016 JV 8-4 BC Finalists


2017 Varsity 9-2 BC Quarter-Finalists

2017 JV 2-6


2018 Varsity 7-3 BC Semi-Finalists

2018 JV 7-3 BC Semi-Finalists



2014 Harewood Freight Train!

2014 Harewood Freight Train!
BRING IT!

Way To Go 2010 Varsity

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Varsity Jamboree 2019

Varsity Jamboree
NDSS School Field
Friday, 14 June, 2019

Uniform: Reds

Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A Fierce Desire To Compete!

Itinerary

1141  Meet In Dawghouse/Change in to game pants.
1206  Equipment Check
1216  Board Team Bus To NDSS
1226  Secure Team Area
1306  Begin Team Warm-Up
1341  Jamboree Begins
1656  Jamboree Ends
1706  Board Team Bus For Dawghouse
1721 Arrive @ Dawghouse/Change Over Gear
1741  Players Released

* Players Are Responsible For All Missed School Work
**All School Rules Apply On This Trip
***All Players Must Travel To and From Jamboree on The Team Bus.

Monday, June 10, 2019

JV Jamboree Wednesday, 12 June

JV Jamboree
NDSS School Field
Wednesday, 12 June, 2019

Uniform: Reds

Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A Fierce Desire To Compete!

Itinerary

1241  Meet In Dawghouse/Change in to game pants.
1306  Equipment Check
1316  Board Team Bus To NDSS
1321  Secure Team Area
1346  Begin Team Warm-Up
1431  Jamboree Begins
1651  Jamboree Ends
1706  Board Team Bus For Dawghouse
1721 Arrive @ Dawghouse/Change Over Gear
1741  Players Released

* Players Are Responsible For All Missed School Work
**All School Rules Apply On This Trip
***All Players Must Travel To and From Jamboree on The Team Bus.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Good Read

My son’s high school football team finished 1-9 this year, and I wouldn’t be prouder of this team if they had gone undefeated.

They made a game of it each Friday night, and while they often were outnumbered and overmatched, they never were outplayed. My son and his teammates have learned more about hard work, sportsmanship and resilience on the football field than anywhere else, and these lessons will make them better men.
But as much as I enjoy the tradition of high school football, I worry about its future.
My son’s school has nearly 2,000 students, but his team is lucky to suit up 20 players for a varsity game. There are a lot more young men who want to play, but whose parents won’t let them. Their parents think the risk of brain injury outweighs the benefits of playing.
I understand the concerns and share them, but I have concluded those concerns are misplaced. My children are the most important part of my life. I am a widower, and when my son wanted to play football his freshman year, every mom and my in-laws chastised me for considering it. Even President Obama wondered whether he’d let his theoretical son play.
I’m a physician and medical researcher at Stanford, and I only decided to let my son play after reviewing the medical research.
The study that best elucidates the risk of football-related brain injury comes from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDCP officials studied 3,439 former National Football League players with at least five years of pension-credited playing seasons between 1959 and 1988.
This is arguably the highest-risk group of players available for study. Among these players, the incidence of neurodegenerative disease is three times higher than in the general population. However, the risk of death from neurodegenerative disease was relatively low in both groups: 3 percent in NFL players, and 1 percent in the general population. The risk associated with a long NFL career is not insignificant but remains small.
The high-profile research that is regularly cited as connecting the dots between football-related concussions and dementia in NFL players lacks sufficient data to establish a causal link. Most of the cases considered focus on former NFL players involved in a lot of high-risk behavior other than football, and none of these studies included a control group. Research like this is typically filed away as “interesting, but we need better data.”
The key here is that high school football is not the NFL. The Mayo Clinic found that the risk of high school football players developing degenerative neurological diseases later in life is no greater than if they had been in the band, glee club or choir.
The data suggests that the normal life of adolescents puts them at risk for brain injury all the time. What would be the alternatives to my son playing football? Sports such as soccer, skiing, rock climbing or lacrosse have similar risk profiles to high school football.
My late wife rode horses competitively growing up. As an anesthesiologist at a hospital that treats more horse-related trauma accidents than any other in the country, I’m glad my son went with football.
I believe the benefits of playing high school football are worth the risks. Football is an equal-opportunity sport. All different types of athletes make up a football team, the skills needed don’t require years of practice, and there is no real advantage for kids with private coaches. A healthy, average athlete who shows up to all the team’s practice sessions and attends off-season weight training can usually find a spot on the team.
My son’s teammates are from the whole socioeconomic and racial spectrum. The only reason that his team was able to make a contest out of each game, despite that they had so few players to work with, is that the boys learned how to build on what they had in common instead of focusing on their differences.
As Jack Kemp, the former pro quarterback and congressman, once said, “The huddle is color-blind.” In an increasingly diverse world, opportunities to learn how to work together with a wide range of people who start out on equal footing should not be lightly dismissed.
When I sit in the stands, I worry when my 160-pound son lines up on the front line of the kick return team, but that is only slightly less than I worry when I sit in the passenger seat as he merges onto the highway. Adolescence is a scary time for parents.
To all you parents who are keeping your sons from playing football, I say, “Let them play.” They are just as safe on the football field as they are in most of the other sports and activities we regard as a necessary part of a healthy adolescence. You can save money on expensive club sports and specialty coaches, and your sons will develop skills that will serve them and the rest of us well.
Ed Riley, 56, is the younger brother of Oregon State football coach Mike Riley and is a former quarterback at Whitworth. He has two sons and a daughter. The youngest boy, Noah, is a senior quarterback at Gunn High in Palo Alto, Calif. Ed Riley works as a professor of anesthesia at Stanford University.

Monday, November 26, 2018

2018 John Barsby Football Banquet


2018 Barsby Football Banquet

It's time to celebrate a superb season gang!  This past year was special and there are many thank you's and shout-outs to go around!  The food is going to be awesome and the company first rate!  This is a special night for the players!!

The Banquet

Date: Tuesday, 4 December
Time:  Doors Open at 5:21 PM, Banquet  Begins @ 6:01 PM
Location: Chandler Hall
Attire: Comfortable
Cost: $20.00 per-seat

GO DAWGS!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Varsity Semi-Final Game


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Varsity Dawgs vs Vernon Panthers
1:31 PM Saturday, 24 November, 2018
BC Place Stadium




Bring: $20.00, A Meal, Your Own Water Bottle and A FIERCE DESIRE TO COMPETE!

Uniform: Whites

Itinerary

0711  Meet In Dawghouse
0731  Equipment Check
0736  Board Team Bus
0826  Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay Ferry Sails
1101  Arrive @ BC Place
1231  Begin Team Warm-Up
1:31   Kick-Off
1531  Game Ends
1631  Bus Departs for Horseshoe Bay
1836  Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay Ferry Sails
2041  Arrive @ Dawghouse
2046  Change Over Gear
2101  Players Released

*All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**Players Must Travel To and From Game On Team Bus


Thursday, November 15, 2018

JV BC Semi-Final Game


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BC Semi-Final Game
JV Dawgs vs G.W. Graham Grizzlies
3:01 PM, Wednesday, 21 November
Burnaby Lakes Artificial Turf, Burnaby, BC



Bring: $20.00, A Meal, Your Own Water Bottle and A Fierce Desire To Compete!

Uniform: Reds

Itinerary

0916  Meet In Dawghouse
0936  Equipment Check
0946  Board Team Bus To Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
1041  Ferry Sails For Horseshoe Bay
1241  Board Team Bus For Burnaby Lakes Artificial Turf
1311  Arrive @ Burnaby Lakes Artificial Turf/Get Changed
1401  Secure Team Area
1416  Begin Team Warm-Up
1501  Kick-Off
1701  Game Ends
1711  Board Team Bus For Horseshoe Bay
1836  Ferry Sails For Departure Bay
2036  Board Bus Team Bus For Dawghouse
2056  Arrive @ Dawghouse/Change Over Gear

* All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**All Players Must Travel To And From Game On Team Bus

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Varsity BC Quarter-Final Game


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Varsity Dawgs vs G.W. Graham Grizzlies
12:31 PM, Saturday, 17 November
Merle Logan 2nd Artificial Turf Field
Nanaimo, BC



Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A Fierce Desire To Compete!

Uniform: Blacks

Itinerary

1026  Meet In Dawghouse
1051  Equipment Check
1056  Board Team Bus
1106  Secure Team Area/Set-Up Field
1141  Begin Team Warm-Up
1231  Kick-Off
1431  Game Ends
1436  Team Circle/Take Down Field
1451  Board Team Bus
1506  Arrive @ Dawghouse/Change Over Gear
1521  Players Released

* All Players Must Travel To And From Game On Team Bus
**All School Rules Apply On This Trip

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

JV BC Quarter-Final Game


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JV Dawgs vs Pitt Meadows Marauders
2:31 PM, Wednesday, 14 November
Merle Logan 2nd Artificial Turf Field
Nanaimo, BC



Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A Fierce Desire To Compete!

Uniform: Reds

Itinerary
1226  Meet In Dawghouse
1251  Equipment Check
1256  Board Team Bus
1306  Secure Team Area/Set-Up Field
1341  Begin Team Warm-Up
1431  Kick-Off
1631  Game Ends
1636  Team Circle/Take Down Field
1651  Board Team Bus
1706  Arrive @ Dawghouse/Change Over Gear
1721  Players Released

* All Players Must Travel To And From Game On Team Bus
**All School Rules Apply On This Trip

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Compound Interest Of Poor Attendance

A student's attendance is always a matter of concern for coaches and families.  This graphic really illustrates the profound impact of poor attendance across a student's scholastic career.


Monday, October 22, 2018

Varsity Dawgs @ Windsor Dukes


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Varsity Dawgs @ Windsor Dukes
3:01 PM Friday, 26 October, 2018
Windsor, HS Field, North Vancouver, BC



Uniform: Whites

Bring: $ 20.00, two meals and a Fierce Desire To Compete!

Itinerary

0911  Meet In Dawghouse
0931  Equipment Check
0946  Board Team Bus
1041  Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay Ferry Sails
1231  Arrive @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
1251  Board Team Bus
1331  Arrive @ Windsor Secondary 
1406  Secure Team Bench/Warm-Up
1501  Kick-Off
1701  Game Ends
1716  Board Team Bus
1836  Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay Ferry Sails
2036  Board Team Bus
2051  Arrive @ Dawghouse
2052  Change Over Gear
2106  Team Released

*All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**All Players Must Travel To and From Game On Team Bus

JV Dawgs @ Windsor Dukes


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JV Dawgs @ Windsor Dukes
3:31 PM Wednesday, 24 October, 2018
Windsor, HS Field, North Vancouver, BC



Uniform: Whites

Bring: $ 20.00, two meals and a Fierce Desire To Compete!

Itinerary

0911  Meet In Dawghouse
0931  Equipment Check
0946  Board Team Bus
1041  Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay Ferry Sails
1231  Arrive @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
1251  Board Team Bus
1331  Arrive @ Windsor Secondary 
1426  Secure Team Bench/Warm-Up
1531  Kick-Off
1731  Game Ends
1736  Board Team Bus
1836  Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay Ferry Sails
2036  Board Team Bus
2051  Arrive @ Dawghouse
2052  Change Over Gear
2106  Team Released

*All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**All Players Must Travel To and From Game On Team Bus


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Varsity Dawgs VS The Argyle Pipers


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Varsity Dawgs VS The Argyle Pipers
3:16 PM, Friday, 19 October, 2018
Nanaimo District HS Field


Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A Fierce Desire To Compete!

Uniform: Blacks

Itinerary

1306  Meet in Dawghouse/Change Over In To Game Pants
1326  Equipment Check
1336  Board Team Bus
1341  Arrive @ NDSS
1346  Secure Bench Area/Set-Up Field
1421  Begin Team Warm-Up
1516 Game Begins
1716  Game Ends
1721  Team Circle/Take Down Field
1736  Board Team Bus
1746  Arrive @ Dawghouse/Change Over Gear
1801  Players Released

* All School Rules Apply On This Trip!
**All Players and Student Managers Must Travel To And From Game On Team Bus

Thursday, October 11, 2018

JV Dawgs vs Argyle Pipers


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JV Dawgs vs The Argyle Pipers
3:01 PM Wednesday, 17 October, 2018
In "The Cage"



Uniform: Reds

Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A FIERCE DESIRE TO COMPETE!

ITINERARY

1336  Meet In Dawghouse
1341  Change In To Gear/Conduct All Taping
1356  Equipment Check
1406  Secure Team Area
1411  Begin Warm-Up
1501  Kick-Off
1701  Game Ends
1706  Team Circle
1716  Take Down Field
1736  Change Over Gear In Dawghouse
1746  Players Released

*Players Are Responsible For All Missed School Work!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Varsity Dawgs @ Holy Cross


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Varsity Dawgs @ Holy Cross Crusaders
1:51 PM Saturday, 13 October, 2018
Holy Cross School Field, Surrey, BC


Uniform: Whites

Bring: $ 20.00, two meals and a Fierce Desire To Compete!

Itinerary

0916  Meet In Dawghouse
0931  Equipment Check
0946  Board Team Bus
1041  Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay Ferry Sails
1231  Arrive @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
1241  Board Team Bus
1321  Arrive @ Holy Cross 
1326  Secure Team Bench/Gear-Up
1351 Kick-Off
1551  Game Ends
1641  Board Team Bus
1836  Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay Ferry Sails
2036  Board Team Bus
2051  Arrive @ Dawghouse
2052  Change Over Gear
2106  Team Released

*All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**All Players Must Travel To and From Game On Team Bus

Friday, October 5, 2018

JV Dawgs @ Holy Cross


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JV Dawgs @ Holy Cross Crusaders
2:21 PM Wednesday, 10 October, 2018
Holy Cross School Field, Surrey, BC

Uniform: Whites

Bring: $ 20.00, two meals and a Fierce Desire To Compete!

Itinerary

0911  Meet In Dawghouse
0931  Equipment Check
0946  Board Team Bus
1041  Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay Ferry Sails
1231  Arrive @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
1241  Board Team Bus
1321  Arrive @ Holy Cross 
1326  Secure Team Bench/Gear-Up
1421  Kick-Off
1621  Game Ends
1641  Board Team Bus
1836  Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay Ferry Sails
2036  Board Team Bus
2051  Arrive @ Dawghouse
2052  Change Over Gear
2106  Team Released

*All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**All Players Must Travel To and From Game On Team Bus

Monday, October 1, 2018

Varsity Dawgs VS Ballenas Whalers


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Varsity Dawgs VS The Ballenas Whalers
6:01 PM Friday, 5 September, 2018
Nanaimo District HS Field



Uniform: Blacks

Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A Fierce Desire To Compete!

Itinerary

4:11  Meet In Dawghouse, Conduct All Taping, Change Into Game Pants
4:36  Equipment Check
4:41  Board Team Bus
4:51  Arrive @ NDSS/Secure Team Area/Set-Up Field
5:11  Warm-Up
5:56  Captains Out
5:59  National Anthem
6:01  Kick-Off
8:01  Game Ends
8:16  Board Team Bus
8:26  Arrive @ Dawghouse/Change Over Gear
8:41  Players Released

* All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**All Players Must Ride To And From Game On Team Bus

JV Dawgs VS Ballenas Whalers


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3:01 PM Wednesday, 26 September, 2018
In "The Cage"



Uniform: Reds

Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A FIERCE DESIRE TO COMPETE!

ITINERARY

1336  Meet In Dawghouse
1341  Change In To Gear/Conduct All Taping
1356  Equipment Check
1406  Secure Team Area
1411  Begin Warm-Up
1501  Kick-Off
1701  Game Ends
1706  Team Circle
1716  Take Down Field
1736  Change Over Gear In Dawghouse
1746  Players Released

*Players Are Responsible For All Missed School Work!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Varsity Dawgs @ Robert Bateman


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Varsity Dawgs @ Robert Bateman Timberwolves 
Abbottsford, BC
1:16 PM, Friday, 28 September, 2018

Uniform: Whites

Bring: $20.00 For Ferry, Two Meals and A Fierce Desire To Compete! 

Itinerary



0716  Meet In Dawghouse
0741  Equipment Check
0751  Board Team Bus
0846  Departure Bay Ferry Sails To Horseshoe Bay (Tape and Change On Ferry)
1051  Board Team Bus To Robert Bateman
1221  Secure Team Bench/S. Pads On
1231  Warm-Up
1316  Game Begins
1516  Game Ends
1526  Board Bus For Ferry
1746  Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay Ferry Sails
1946  Board Team Bus For John Barsby
2001  Arrive @ Dawghouse
2006  Change Over Gear
2016  Players Released

*All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**All Players Must Travel On Team Bus To and From Game

JV Dawgs vs AAA Notre Dame Jugglers


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 2:31 PM Wednesday, 26 September, 2018
In "The Cage"



Uniform: Reds

Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A FIERCE DESIRE TO COMPETE!

ITINERARY

1306  Meet In Dawghouse
1311  Change In To Gear/Conduct All Taping
1326  Equipment Check
1336  Secure Team Area
1341  Begin Warm-Up
1431  Kick-Off
1631  Game Ends
1636  Team Circle
1646  Take Down Field
1701  Change Over Gear In Dawghouse
1716  Players Released

*Players Are Responsible For All Missed School Work!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Varsity Dawgs @ Howe Sound


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 Varsity Dawgs @ Howe Sound
1:31 PM Saturday, 22 September, 2018
Howe Sound Secondary School Field
Squamish, BC






Uniform: Whites

Bring: $20.00 for Ferry, A Meal and A FIERCE DESIRE TO COMPETE!

Itinerary

0716  Meet In Dawghouse
0741  Equipment Check
0751  Board Team Bus
0846  Departure Bay Ferry Sails To Horseshoe Bay
1051  Board Team Bus To Howe Sound
1136  Secure Team Bench/Get Changed
1241  Warm-Up
1331  Game Begins
1531  Game Ends
1536  Team Circle
1546  Board Bus For Ferry
1746  Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay Ferry Sails
1946  Board Team Bus For John Barsby
2001  Arrive @ Dawghouse
2006  Change Over Gear
2016  Players Released

*All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**All Players Must Travel On Team Bus To and From Game

Sunday, September 16, 2018

JV Dawgs vs AAA St. Thomas More Knights


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 2:01 PM Wednesday, 19 September, 2018
In "The Cage"




Uniform: Reds

Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A FIERCE DESIRE TO COMPETE!

ITINERARY

1236  Meet In Dawghouse
1241  Change In To Gear/Conduct All Taping
1256  Equipment Check
1306  Secure Team Area
1311  Begin Warm-Up
1401  Kick-Off
1601  Game Ends
1606  Team Circle
1616  Take Down Field
1631  Change Over Gear In Dawghouse
1645  Players Released

*Players Are Responsible For All Missed School Work!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Varsity Dawgs vs Langley Saints


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Varsity Dawgs vs Langley Saints
4:31 PM, Friday, 14 September, 2018
NDSS Field






Uniform:  Blacks

Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A FIERCE DESIRE TO COMPETE!

ITINERARY

1451  Meet in Dawghouse/Change Over In To Game Pants
1526  Equipment Check
1521  Board Team Bus
1531  Arrive @ NDSS
1536  Secure Bench Area
1546  Begin Team Warm-Up
1631 Game Begins
1831  Game Ends
1836  Team Circle
1901  Board Team Bus
1911  Arrive @ Dawghouse/Change Over Gear
1926  Players Released

* All School Rules Apply On This Trip!
**All Players and Student Managers Must Travel To And From Game On Team Bus


JV Dawgs @ Belmont


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JV Dawgs @ Belmont
2:01 PM, Wed. 12 Sept. 2018
Goudy Field, Langford, BC








Uniform: Whites

Bring: Your Own Water Bottle, A Snack and A Fierce Desire To Compete!

Itinerary

1101  Meet In Dawghouse/Change in to game pants
1126  Equipment Check
11:31  Board Team Bus
1246  Arrive @ Goudy Field
1251  Change Into Uniforms
1306  Secure Team Bench
1316  Begin Warm-Up
1401  Game Begins
1601  Game Ends
1606  Team Circle
1616  Board Team Bus
1746  Arrive @ Dawghouse
1751  Change Over Gear
1806  Team Released

* All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**Players Are Responsible For All Missed School Work
***All Players Must Travel On Team Bus

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Week One Ray Kocher Classic Double Header vs NDSS

2018 Ray Kocher Classic Double Header vs NDSS Islanders

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The Ray Kocher Classic is named in honor of Mr. Ray Kocher who was the principal at John Barsby and Nanaimo District HS when both schools started their HS Football Programs.  Barsby Football was born in 1996 and Nanaimo District Football was born in 2001.  Their is a lot of pride and fierce competition on the field when these two neighborhood rivals get after it on the field!

JV Dawgs @ Nanaimo District H.S. Islanders
3:01 PM Kick-Off
Nanaimo District H.S. Field



Uniform: Whites

Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A Fierce Desire To Compete

Itinerary

1:01  Meet In Dawghouse, Conduct All Taping, Change Into Game Pants
1:26  Equipment Check
1:31  Board Team Bus
1:41  Arrive @ NDSS/Secure Team Area
2:01  Warm-Up
2:56  Captains Out
2:59  National Anthem
3:01  Kick-Off
5:01  Game Ends
5:21  Board Team Bus
5:31  Arrive @ Dawghouse/Change Over Gear
5:41  Players Released

* All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**All Players Must Ride To And From Game On Team Bus


Varsity Dawgs @ Nanaimo District H.S. Islanders
6:01 PM Kick-Off
Nanaimo District H.S. Field



Uniform: Whites

Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A Fierce Desire To Compete

Itinerary

4:11  Meet In Dawghouse, Conduct All Taping, Change Into Game Pants
4:36  Equipment Check
4:41  Board Team Bus
4:51  Arrive @ NDSS/Secure Team Area
5:11  Warm-Up
5:56  Captains Out
5:59  National Anthem
6:01  Kick-Off
8:01  Game Ends
8:16  Board Team Bus
8:26  Arrive @ Dawghouse/Change Over Gear
8:41  Players Released

* All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**All Players Must Ride To And From Game On Team Bus

Monday, June 18, 2018

JV Jamboree

JV's Are Showing Signs of Great Things To Come!

New Players are Welcome To Come Out for Fall!


Varsity Jamboree

Varsity Dawgs Get After It!


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

2018 JV Jamboree

Jr. Varsity Jamboree
Wednesday, 13 June, 2018
Nanaimo District High School Field


Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A Fierce Desire To Compete!

Uniform: Reds

2:11    Meet @ Dawghouse/Get Changed/Taped
2:31    Equipment Check
2:41    Board Team Bus
2:51    Arrive @ NDSS Establish Team Area
3:11    Begin Warm-Up
3:51    Safety Briefing   
4:01    Game One vs Nanaimo District
4:41    Break
4:56    Game Two vs Ballenas
5:36    Break
5:51    Game 3 vs Belmont
6:31    Team Circle
6:51    Board Team Bus
7:01    Arrive @ Dawghouse/Turn In Uniforms
7:16    Players Released

*All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**All Players Must Travel To And From the Jamboree On The Team Bus

2018 Varsity Jamboree

Varsity Jamboree
Friday, 15 June, 2018
Nanaimo District High School Field


Bring: Your Own Water Bottle and A Fierce Desire To Compete!

Uniform: Blacks

12:46  Meet @ Dawghouse/Get Changed/Taped
1:11    Equipment Check
1:21    Board Team Bus
1:31    Arrive @ NDSS Establish Team Area
2:11    Begin Warm-Up
2:51    Safety Briefing   
3:01    Game One vs Nanaimo District
3:41    Break
3:56    Game Two vs Ballenas
4:36    Break
4:51    Game 3 vs Spectrum
5:31    Team Circle
5:46    Board Team Bus
5:56    Arrive @ Dawghouse/Turn In Uniforms
6:11    Players Released

*All School Rules Apply On This Trip
**All Players Must Travel To And From the Jamboree On The Team Bus

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Strat O Cast

Sunday Morning Chat 

Great conversation with three of our super alumni Mr. Brenden Bruce, Mr. Ryan Stratton and Mr. Parker Bowles.  Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!


Thursday, December 21, 2017

An Ode to the 2017 Barsby Football Program

John Barsby Football 2017
The Best Friends Club
A high school football season is precious.  A young man only gets four of them if he is lucky.  Each season is unique in that the squad is composed of a different cast of characters each with their own contribution to make.  Some year’s we are big, some years we are fast, some years it is a mix of both.  The mortar between the bricks is the ability to catch, run, tackle, block, kick and pursue.  The rebar that runs between the bricks is the marrow of the game; unselfishness, toughness in adversity, heart, desire and a love for one another.  The arrangement of the bricks is the ability to do one’s part to the best of his abilities within the team schemes for offense, defense, punt protection and coverage, kick-off coverage, punt return, field goal/extra-point and kick-return.   In short many bringing their A-game to the practice and playing fields to become one heartbeat, one play at a time in common-cause.  There is “individual greatness” inside each man and when it is all focused in one direction, with one purpose something beautiful happens.  Something bigger than the physical, something magic and spiritual that creates a play or series of plays that are in the moment, that have never been done in quite the same way before and will never be done the exact same way again.  It is a song in the moment, it is creation, it is the work of many hands and it lasts a lifetime.  Quite simply, it is beautiful.  Beautiful because it was made from scratch and the product of many striving in unison for perfection.  Perfection as individuals is being the best we can be with what we have in a moment in time.  Perfection is tiered, it gets harder to obtain with each individual added to the equation.  The game played in between the sidelines, on the field of battle against an opponent determined to disrupt your efforts at every turn within the rules of play demands the ultimate in terms of perfection.  Let us go back to the phases of the game: Offense (11 Players), Defense (11 players), Kick-Off (11 players), Kick-Return (11 players), Punt Team (11 players), Punt Return (11 players), Field Goal/PAT (11 players) defending the Field Goal/PAT (11 players).   Now that is 88 players not including the 2’s and 3’s that have to be trained-up to fill in at a moment’s notice with no loss of effectiveness.  Really, that’s 3 x 88 brains, bodies and fighting spirits that have to coordinate themselves with the goal of perfection in the moment, where every player has to succeed for the other 10 to succeed on a given play.  That number is 264 players that have to be polished and precise TOGETHER to succeed.  Most games vary by the number of plays played between 120 and 150 plays.  That means at a minimum you have to have 264 brains, bodies and fighting spirits preparing and striving for perfection with 120 opportunities to do so….that folks is 31 680 combinations of a perfect effort to make a perfect play in one game.  Now, a regular season is nine (9) games.  That is 285 120 opportunities to achieve perfection together.  A championship season would be 13 games.  That is 411 840 opportunities to be perfect in the face of the headwinds of an opponent hell bent on disrupting a perfect team effort in one season.  

Herein resides the greatness of the game.  There is boundless and quite frankly, exponential opportunity for finding one’s best-self.  The pursuit of perfection as an individual, as a sub-unit, as a unit and a team is manifest.  There is a seat at the table for EVERYONE and the recipe for perfection season after precious season draws from its human ingredients that are as varied as the society we live in.  Within a school building there is a group of potential players that are walking the hallways.  As a coach, they are what you have so you give them all you have and that gang is the social contract.  Helping each player find their greatness and guiding them to perfection as a team is the challenge.  Coaching staffs are again, if you do the math, a group of architects and engineers with a similar exponential task before them.  The staff must be coordinated in terms of training for the ultimate outcome.   All those opportunities gang, they add up to the journey that is a season.  A precious season like none that has come before and like none that will ever follow.  When the final whistle blew this year, the last page of the 2017 season was turned.  The afterglow of the season we all authored together like a novel just read, will resonate for the rest of our lives.  When you look back at it, the journey reigned supreme over any win-loss record. Shakespeare once wrote that good memories are like roses in winter or something to that effect.  To the 2017 Bulldogs and your families….I am 51 years old, YOU are always going to be my roses as I enter the winter years of my life.   I can hardly wait to chase perfection in 2018 with those who step forward to struggle day in and day out to be their best.  Another season unique in every way you can imagine. Love You All!  Coach