Football season is here for the Comox Valley Raiders. The schedules for the Raider teams have been released. All the teams – Midget, Junior Bantam and Peewee – have already been practising and all the teams open their seasons early this month.
The Midget Raiders open their season next weekend on Labour Day Monday in North Surrey against the defending champion North Surrey Bears. “This will be a challenging test for a Raider team that is looking to extend a three-game win streak to close out last season,” a Raiders’ spokesperson said. Last year the Raiders showed huge improvements from the previous season and are hoping this trend continues this upcoming season.
The schedule does not get easier from there as the Raiders host the Langley Stampeders in their home opener on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at Bill Moore Memorial Park. The Stampeders were the best team last season, going undefeated until being upset in the playoffs in the championship game by the North Surrey Bears.
“Both of these games will be measuring sticks for the Raiders as the Raiders definitely have their eyes on making the playoffs this season,” the spokesperson said.
“The Raiders welcome the football fans of the Comox Valley to come out to Bill Moore park in Courtenay and support all the Raider teams this season. There will be a cash concession at all home games this season to meet all your food and refreshment needs while watching some quality football.”
Even though practices have already started, the Raiders are still welcoming new and old players, aged 8-13 and 16-18 years old, to their football program. The Raiders Midget team has until Oct. 7 to finalize their roster so there is still time to get out on the field.
Information on how to register to play football for the Raiders can be found on the Raiders website at comoxvalleyraiders.com
– Comox Valley Raiders