GW Graham running back Von Richardson has been named B.C. High School Football's Player of the Week after rushing for 290 yards and seven touchdowns vs the Samuel Robertson Tech Titans last Friday. ERIC J. WELSH PHOTO

Chilliwack’s Von Richardson wins B.C. High School Football award

The GW Graham senior has been named Player of the Week after a 290 yard, 7 TD performance.

Von Richardson’s huge performance against Samuel Robertson Tech last Friday has earned him the B.C. High School Football Player of the Week award.

GW Graham’s workhorse running back ripped off 290 yards and seven touchdowns in a 46-7 win over the Titans.

This season the Grade 12 student has carried 162 times for 1395 yards, averaging 8.61 yards per carry. He’s rushed for 21 touchdowns, adding two more as a receiver.

What makes his season all the more remarkable is that Richardson is a starter on the Grizzly defence as well, where he has contributed 57 tackles, two quarterback sacks and a fumble recovery.

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Richardson leads his unbeaten crew into an Eastern conference showdown Friday versus the Abbotsford Panthers.

The teams are tied atop the conference with matching 4-0 records.

Kickoff is at 3:15 p.m. at Abbotsford secondary school.

With another big performance vs the Panthers, Richardson could reach the 4,000 yard mark for his high school career. He enters the game with 3,863 yards.

See bchighschoolfootball.com

– See attached video for highlights of a younger Von Richardson as a junior varsity star during GW Graham’s provincial championship run in 2014.

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