Here's a rundown of some of the top games in our member leagues/associations this upcoming weekend.
As a reminder, all Football BC member leagues are invited to send us your "Game of the Week" for inclusion on our website and in our weekly e-newsletter, The Huddle.
BC Community Football Association
Midget: North Delta Longhorns vs Vancouver Trojans
This weekend looks to hold several interesting games as many of the winners from the opening weekend last Sunday are matched up to play against each other. One such match-up sees the North Delta Longhorns, who have traditionally had strong teams over recent years, travel to Vancouver to play the Trojans.
The Trojans dominated the Raiders last week in a 49-0 win and have been rumoured to have a good team this year. Despite the Longhorns losing their home opener, fans know that North Delta should make a run for the playoffs so this Sunday’s game against Vancouver should be rather intriguing. A close loss or even a win will send a message to the league that the Trojans are back. A loss by North Delta and it might end up being a long road back to the playoffs.
Game time is 1:45 pm at Rupert Park in Vancouver.
Pee Wee: North Surrey Cardinals vs Westside Warriors
The North Surrey Cardinals, under the leadership of former Midget Bears head coach Joe Connelly, put on an impressive offensive performance last Sunday mounting 50 points on the visiting South Delta Rams. This week they travel to Vancouver take on the Westside Warriors, a team that two years ago took Westside to the Provincial championship game in the Atom Division and came home with the hardware.
Westside’s solid performance last weekend against Coquitlam shows that the Warriors are back to once again make a run for the top position this time in the Pee Wee division. This game is sure to showcase some explosive offensive players.
Game time is 12:45 pm at Carnarvon Park in Vancouver.
For more information, visit www.vmfl.ca.
Junior Bantam: North Langley Bears vs Abbotsford Falcons White
The Abbotsford White Falcons are off to a quick 2-0 start and will look to make it a perfect 3-0 when they host the 0-1 North Langley Bears.
The Falcons are coming off wins over Chilliwack Blue (25-13) last Saturday and Chilliwack Red (33-14) last Monday.
The Bears are a title contender this year and came up just short in their season opener against a strong Abbotsford Black team falling by a 34-31 score.
Game time is 1:30 pm this Saturday, September 8 at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford.
For more information, visit the VCFL website.
BC High School Football
A cross-division battle highlights the exhibition schedule this weekend when the AAA Varsity St. Thomas More Knights clash with the AA Varsity Holy Cross Crusaders this Friday, September 7 at Burnaby Lakes.
Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 7 pm.
The Knights are expected to be among the top teams in the AAA Varsity Division this season and are ranked fourth in The Province’s pre-season Big 5 which is based on a survey of BC High School coaches.
Visit www.bchighschoolfootball.com for a full list of games involving teams both locally and across the border.
BC Junior Football
The BCFC returns from their bye week and reaches the midway point of the season this Saturday with a trio of games all taking place on September 8.
The action of the day kicks off at in Nanaimo when the Vancouver Island Raiders (3-0-1) host the winless Chilliwack Huskers (0-4) at Caledonia Park. Kickoff is at 2 pm. The Raiders scored a convincing 59-17 road victory over the Kamloops Broncos just before the bye week while the Huskers were blanked 58-0 on the road by the Westshore Rebels in their last game action.
The Kamloops Broncos (1-3) will look to snap a three-game losing streak when they visit McLeod Stadium to battle with the Langley Rams (3-0-1), who are tied atop the BCFC standings with the Raiders. The Rams demolished the Okanagan Sun on home turf in their last outing by a 34-3 score. Kickoff is at 7 pm.
The struggling Okanagan Sun (1-3), losers of two straight games, will try to snap their skid against the hottest team in the BCFC when they host the Westshore Rebels at the Apple Bowl. The Rebels have won three straight games coming into Saturday’s contest. Kickoff is at 7 pm.
For more information, please visit www.bcjuniorfootball.ca.
After a tough season-opening loss on home turf last Saturday – a 31-24 defeat at the hands of the University of Manitoba Bisons – the T-Birds will hit the road looking for their first win of the young season when they land in Regina to face off against the Rams at Mosaic Stadium.
The game kicks off at 6 pm PT and can be seen on Shaw TV.
Like the T-Birds, the Rams also dropped their season opener falling to the University of Calgary Dinos by a score of 37-21 last Saturday at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium.
Visit www.gothunderbirds.ca for more information.
Fresh off their 51-14 pounding of the Pacific University Boxers last Thursday, the SFU Clan (1-0; 0-0 in Conference play) will look for their second straight win to start the season this Saturday, September 8 when they host the Central Washington Wildcats in their first Conference game of the season.
Kickoff is 2 pm at Terry Fox Field on the campus of SFU. Tickets are available at the box office which opens one hour prior to kickoff.
The Clan and Wildcat met twice last season splitting the season series. SFU earned a 35-24 win on home turf back on November 5 while dropping a road decision on October 1 by a 37-17 score.
Central Washington dropped a 35-7 decision to Texas A&M – Kingsville last Saturday in a non-conference tilt.
For more information, please visit athletics.sfu.ca.