Richmond Colts 1996-1998

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The Richmond Colts football program was born in 1969 and was a big factor on the BC football scene throughout their history. They won the Triple A championship in 1976, finished runner-up in 1983 and 1988, and were a perennial contender until their three-peat championship in the 1990s.

In the late 1990s, one team stood head and shoulders above the rest in BC High School Football and it was the Richmond Colts as vaulted to the head of the class. Under the direction of head coach Jeff Lochbaum, along with a very seasoned group of assistant coaches (Peter Ohler, Roy Gardiner, Andrew Butschler, Chris Butschler, Greg Ross, Bernie Glier and Bill Henry), the Colts became just one of three schools in the history of BC High School to capture three consecutive provincial titles.

They won their first of three titles in 1996 defeating Vancouver College 25-22 in a nailbiter that saw the Colts win in overtime on a 4th and 1 play. The following year, they defeated WJ Mouat 25-7 to repeat. To cap off their three-peat, they knocked off St. Thomas More in the title game 27-20. Again, this game came down to the end as the Colts held the Knights out of the end zone as time expired.

In 2019, the three-peat Colts and head coach Jeff Lochbaum were inducted into the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame.

The Colts played two more seasons after their three-peat run and discontinued play after the 2000 season. The program had a great 31-year run and left many Richmond fans with very fine memories of their existence.

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