Towhee football action Friday under the lights

Campbell River Timberline in town to renew high school gridiron rivalry




Football season is in full swing, and one of the great Vancouver Island high school gridiron rivalries resumes tonight when the G.P. Vanier Towhees take on Campbell River Timberline.

The senior varsity tilt goes at 6:30 p.m. under the lights at Bill Moore Memorial Park. “Bring the family out for some great football, Raider Dogs and to cheer our hometown team on,” a Raiders’ spokesperson said.

Timberline had announced it would be opting out of league play this season, but they’re got a team together and the Towhees are looking forward to welcoming them back with some Raider hospitality.

On Sept. 14 the Towhees dropped a 28-12 exhibition game to the Nanaimo District Islanders in Nanaimo. The BC High School Football Tier 2 Varsity website shows the Towhees taking on crosstown rivals Isfeld Ice on Sept. 28, with time and location TBA.

PeeWees Win

The Comox Valley Raiders PeeWees opened their football season with a victory over NDSS Nanaimo on Sept. 16.

“It was a great win,” a Raiders’ spokesperson said. “Our team played strong, (led by) our strong arm Jade Eagle #47. Tanner

Burchart #9 was amazing (with) one tackle after another. Speedy Angelique Kennedy #85 made some great tackles. Reuben Kuzma #97 was (like) the breeze with speed and tackles.

“What a great day for watching some up-and-comers in football. Our next home game is Oct. 21 against Parksville. Come out and watch. There will be a full concession and lots of fun for the family. Game time is 11 a.m. at Bill Moore Memorial Park in Courtenay.”

JB Action

The Raiders Junior Bantams played NDSS Nanaimo on Sept. 16. Comox Valley started off really well, scoring the first touchdown and holding their own against Nanaimo for the first half.

However, the Junior Bantams are suffering from lack of numbers and had to play seven players all the time, with four subs alternating.

When a couple of boys couldn’t go for the second half, Comox Valley was forced to forfeit because they had no subs left on the bench.

Coach Ryan says, “The league is definitely a step up from what we have been playing the last two years. We can be competitive and the kids we do have, have the heart and determination. But we need more players.”

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