Comox Valley Raiders drop close game in Bantam football opener

The Comox Valley Raiders gave the Westside Warriors a run for their money but dropped a close 21-19 Bantam football decision. Liam Greeley is seen carrying the ball.

The Comox Valley Raiders travelled to Vancouver on  Sept. 11 to take on the Westside Warriors in the first game of the Bantam football season.

In a hard-fought and highly entertaining match, Westside came out on top 21-19. The Warriors were able to get out to a 14-6 lead at the half with some acrobatic catches and a lucky bounce on a fumble.

“After the half our ground game started to take control with strong runs by Tomas Foge and Levi Pederson, each of whom scored TDs,” a Raiders’ spokesperson said.

On defence Marco Noviello and Nick Adamschek made multiple textbook open field tackles and shut down Warrior receivers on both sides of the field.

“We ended up scoring with two seconds left on the clock after yet another powerful drive and I have no doubt if we had one more drive the outcome would have been a different story,” the spokesperson added.

“Overall, an excellent effort against a tough opponent is a great start to our season and I can’t wait to see them in action against the defending provincial champs on Sept. 25 in Vancouver against Salmon Arm.

“Our first home game is Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. at Bill Moore Memorial Park with a chance to even the season series with Westside.”


Just Posted

Inside the music

Big Read: step behind the curtain at the venerable Vancouver Island Music Festival

Pride Society of the Comox Valley set to kick off week-long celebration

The organization is celebrating Pride Week with a variety of events to bring the community together.

Cannabis facility planned in Courtenay

Design up to 100,000 square feet

Major private donation to Kus-kus-sum project

Frank and Bobbi Denton, longtime residents of the Comox Valley, have donated… Continue reading

CONTEST: Win a pair of tickets to Sunfest Country Music Festival

Make sure to Like the Comox Valley Record’s Facebook page

Here’s what you need to know about Day 2 at the BC Games

From equestrian to volleyball to swimming, all 18 events in full swing here in the Cowichan Valley

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018… Continue reading

BC Wildfire update on 14 major Okanagan blazes

Watch the media briefing on the current fire situation in the Okanagan.

UPDATED: Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters defy eviction order

Demonstrators at Camp Cloud in Burnaby say they won’t leave, but will meet with city officials

B.C. tent city camper arrested for taking coins from fountain

The man, who built a shelter at a Saanich park, says homeless people are unfairly targeted

Ex-Raptor DeMar DeRozan says goodbye to Toronto on Instagram

The guard was traded to the San Antonio Spurs earlier this week for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green

Okanagan wildfires have potential to become firestorms, says UBC expert

David Andison said to let smaller fires go, to create pockets in the landscape for new forests

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son

An unlikely encounter in the rural community of Likely, near Williams Lake

Organizers of West Coast sport fishing ban troll for attention

Hook-less anglers hitting Sooke area waters July 29 to protest DFO’s summer fin-fish ban

Most Read