Every dynasty has to start somewhere and, for the case of BC High School Football’s Notre Dame Jugglers, it began in 1968.
The 1968 was the beginning of a modern-day dynasty. Over a 26-year period from 1968 to 1993, the Jugglers captured 14 provincial titles while making 18 trips to the provincial final. This included a pair of three-peat periods from 1970-72 and again from 1987 to 1989. But the 1968 team is the one that started it off when they beat Steveston Secondary in the final by a 26-6, capturing the third ‘Shrine Bowl’, as a perfect cap to their 9-0 season where they scored 276 points while allowing just 13.
It was that 1968 team that established a sense of hard work and perseverance into the program that has seen them grow to become arguably the most prolific in all of BC High School Football not only winning 14 senior provincial championships, but six junior titles and five Grade 8 titles along the way. The 25 combined titles is the most by any Catholic or public high school. The 1968 Notre Dame Jugglers are celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018.