In their second game of the regular season, the Comox Valley Raiders bantam football team had a rematch with the Victoria Wildcats Saturday at Copley Park in Victoria.
A muddy field resulted in numerous ball security issues for both teams. With this in mind, the Raiders were able to shut down the Wildcats’ first few drives allowing only a field goal in the first half. The defence led by Braden Perfitt, Jayce Osaduik and Jaiden Carpenter held fast until the offence could get their footing. The offence struggled at first but by the end of the second quarter, the offensive line started to take over the game, allowing the trio of Tomas Foge, Drew Wootton and Justin Shepherd to run free and gouge the Wildcats to the tune of two scores and multiple first-down runs. Once the dust settled, the team could thank Justin Meredith-Jones, Cale Hart, Thomas Gregory, Mark Biolo, Lexi Monroe and Connor Lloyd for battling all game long in the trenches, lifting the Raiders to a 22-10 victory and 2-0 record to start the season.
This week’s bye allows the team to prepare for the Langley Mustangs, who visit Courtenay Sept. 24 for a 12:30 p.m. game at Bill Moore Field.
FMI: check Facebook at Comox Valley Raiders Youth Football Club.