District 43's Fab Four were still in play as of yesterday (Thursday).
All four senior boys AAA soccer teams were alive and in the hunt for a prized provincial tournament berth, after each squad won its opening game of the Fraser Valley championship on Tuesday.
The district victors Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils trounced Johnston Heights 4-1, while the Heritage Woods Kodiaks clipped Fleetwood Park 2-0.
The Centennial Centaurs held on to knock off Panorama Ridge 4-3, while the Terry Fox Ravens delivered the upset of the day by topping Princess Margaret 2-0.
Best, who claimed the district title and stand as the No. 2-seed entering the Valleys, fell behind early but quickly regrouped to gain the upper-hand. Tyler DaSilva, Kyle Jones with two, and Grade 10 callup Jacob Georges provided the goals.
In Centennial's win, the Centaurs got a pair of goals from Edi Bogere and singles by Shaiwar Jabary and Seihyuk Lee, with what proved to be the game winner.
Lee's tally made it 4-1 with 15 minutes left in the game, but Panorama charged back and pulled within a goal before the final whistle ended the game.
For Fox, who were ranked No. 14, the match provided an opportunity to settle an ancient score - by high school standards - against No. 3rated Princess Margaret, who bested the Ravens 1-0 in the 2005 Fraser Valley final.
Grade 11 striker Luke Griffin scored both Raven goals in the second half. Goalkeeper Bryce Rickaby made one spectacular stop to preserve the shutout, while receiving stellar support from defenders Jacob Kortenbach, Adam Hoo, and James Lynn.
Action continued yesterday (past The NOW's deadline) as Fox visited Sullivan Heights, Heritage Woods took on No. 1 seed Tamanawis, and Dr. Charles Best hosted archrival Centennial.
The Valley tournament continues today and runs until next week. For up-to-date results, go to www.fraser valleysoccer.webs.com.