Comox Valley Raiders end football season on winning note

Organization is looking forward to bigger and better things next season

Arron Slack (#9) of the Raiders makes a huge catch against the Meadow Ridge Knights.

Arron Slack (#9) of the Raiders makes a huge catch against the Meadow Ridge Knights.

The Comox Valley Raiders Midget team ended their season on a three-game winning streak that has created momentum and excitement for next season.

The local Raiders ended their season with a win over the Richmond Raiders. In what was supposed to be the clash of the Raiders on Nov.  9 in Richmond, the winless Richmond Raiders forfeited the game, giving the Comox Valley Raiders their third straight win to end the season with a 3-7 record.

There was thought that the Raiders might sneak into the playoffs, as the North Delta Longhorns were having trouble fielding a team for their first-round playoff game. But unfortunately for the Raiders the Longhorns will be playing in the first round of the playoffs.

The Raiders showed a lot of improvement throughout the season and their three-game winning streak is proof of this. The Raiders’ coaching staff is excited for next season as this is a young Raiders team that has a lot of potential and will be looking to improve on this season and compete against the top teams in the Vancouver Mainland Football League next season.

Head coach Ryan Pederson stated that he “Can’t wait to see what these players will be capable of next year!”

The coaching staff is already making plans for offseason training for their Bantam and Midget teams (ages 14 to 18) to begin in February 2015. The Comox Valley Raiders are always looking for new players. If you are interested in playing football and joining the Raiders organization please check out our website, comoxvalleyraiders.com, or contact us through our Facebook page and we can answer any questions you may have.

The Comox Valley Raiders also have Peewee football for players aged eight to 10 and Junior Bantam football for players aged 11 to 13. To play football for the Raiders all you need is a pair of cleats, as all other equipment is provided by the organization.

This spring the Raiders will have spring Peewee football as well as their annual football camp. Dates for each will be announced in the new year.

The Raiders will be having their annual awards banquet on Dec. 7 to officially conclude their season. The Raiders thank all their sponsors for contributing to a successful season.

 

– Comox Valley Raiders

 

 

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