All games listed below take place on Sunday, November 24. This weekend marks the final weekend for the majority of the divisions in VMFL play, while it is the semi-final weekend for the BCCFA playoffs overall. For more information on the VMFL Finals and the BCCFA Provincial playoff picture, visit www.vmfl.ca.
The North Delta Longhorns knocked off the visiting Cloverdale Tigers to move on to the VMFL final this weekend. They will be hosting the Coquitlam Tigers after they edged out the North Surrey Lions in an overtime thriller. Game time for kickoff is set for 11 am at John Oliver Park in North Delta.
Following the Atom game in North Delta, there will be the VMFL final for the Peewee division after the Longhorns blanked the North Surrey Cardinals. They will host the Cloverdale Bobcats who beat out South Delta in their semi-final game last weekend. Kickoff is 1 pm at John Oliver Park.
In the battle for the title of VMFL Champion in the Junior Bantam division, the South Delta Rams won with a convincing victory over the visiting North Delta Longhorns. They will now represent the VMFL in a BC Provincial Champion semi-final game on Sunday when they host the Island champion, Victoria Renegades. Game time is 12 pm at Dennison Park in South Delta.
The always-competitive Bantam 9-man division featured the familiar foes of the Coquitlam Chargers and the Richmond Raiders as they battled it out for both the VMFL Championship title and BC Provincial title last Saturday. The Chargers kept the Raiders out of their end zone and went on to a 35-0 decisive win and in doing so take the title from the Raiders who owned it last year. Congratulations to the Chargers!
In 12-man Bantam the integrated division featured the South Delta Rams taking on their cousins the North Delta Longhorns. In a close game the Longhorns won 20-8 and NOW go on to play the Langley Mustangs, winners over the Chilliwack Giants. Both teams will take this weekend off before facing each other on December 1st at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley for the BC Provincial Championships.
The Midget division held their Provincial Quarter Finals this past weekend. On the Island, Cowichan defeated Victoria while, further north, the Nanaimo Redmen defeated Chilliwack. Here in the Lower Mainland, Langley defeated White Rock while North Surrey beat out North Delta. This sets up Langley hosting North Surrey (McLeod Athletic Park - 3 pm) and Cowichan hosting Nanaimo (McAdam Park - 1 pm). Winners advance to the BC Provincials the following weekend.