Tenacious tackling by the Comox Valley Raiders was featured in the Bantam club's final game of the season.

Comox Valley Raiders drop final game of Bantam season

But plenty of optimism for coaches and players looking ahead to 2017

The Cowichan Bulldogs’ bark was every bit as bad as their bite Nov. 6 when they defeated the Comox Valley Raiders 42-19 in Bantam football action at Bill Moore Memorial Park.

“This was the final game of the season with a chance to make the playoffs and was a good example of the growth the players have been showing in the final few weeks of the season,” said Damon Mair.

“ Of the 28 players on our team 17 of them are first-year Bantams (14-15 years ) so the future looks bright for the Raiders,” Mair added.

“We had standout performances by Braden Perfitt  who had a 115 yard kick return TD and multiple tackles on defence, Tomas Foge ran hard all day to the tune of 145 yards and a TD and Grayson Atherton running for a TD and throwing well at QB.

“Our defence was in tough against the fastest player in our league but it didn’t stop Connor Lloyd, Michael Charalambidis, Liam Greeley and Cameron Fleck from making many highlight-worthy plays.”

The Raiders finished the season in fifth place (top four teams make playoffs) with a 4-6 record. “It’s now time to focus on off-season training and recruiting for what should be a strong 2017 season,” Mair said.

 

Just Posted

What to do on Family Day in the Comox Valley

Looking for something to do this Family Day? Here are some suggestions:Courtenay… Continue reading

Highland Secondary student wins Horatio Alger scholarship

Jenna Leggett grew up on Read Island where there was no electricity and no roads to her home

Next Science Pub explores sex, evolution and nature’s strangest dating scenes

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) is presenting the next event in… Continue reading

Sprinkler system bursts at Florence Filberg Centre

Witnesses say water was pouring down from the building’s deck

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

Andrew McCabe said FBI had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in B.C.

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Most Read