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All VMFL games listed will take place on Sunday, October 21.
Midget: Vancouver Trojans vs Cowichan Bulldogs
In the Midget division where the top four teams earn a first-round playoff bye, two teams who are hoping to surge up to one of those top-four spots will meet this Sunday when the Vancouver Trojans host the Cowichan Bulldogs at Rupert Park.
Both teams enter Sunday’s contest with identical 4-3 records but have been headed in opposite directions in recent weeks.
The Trojans are looking to snap a two-game losing streak while the Bulldogs are looking to build on a two-game win streak which includes a huge 46-0 shutout win over the North Langley Bears last weekend.
Kickoff for Sunday’s game is at 2:30 pm.
Junior Bantam: Coquitlam Raiders vs North Surrey Eagles
The top-seeded Coquitlam Raiders (7-0) will face one of their toughest tests of the season this Sunday when they pay a visit to Bear Creek Park to take on the North Surrey Eagles (6-1).
The Raiders have been dominant this season leading the league in points for (341) and having surrendered the fewest points against (14) but they won’t want to take the Eagles lightly this weekend.
The Eagles have won six in a row since dropping their season opener to the South Delta Rams way back on September 2 and they’re the second-highest scoring team in the league with 287 points for.
Kickoff is at 5:15 pm.
For more information, visit www.vmfl.ca.
Bantam: Abbotsford Falcons White vs North Langley Bears
The Abbotsford Falcons White looks to continue their push to catch Abbotsford Black in the standings this Friday, October 20 when they visit the North Langley Bears at McLeod Athletic Park.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 pm.
The Bears have been playing some of their best football of the season since opening the season with two straight losses.
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All SIFC games listed will take place on Sunday, October 21.
Atom: Kamloops Broncos vs Salmon Arm Mustangs
The regular season comes to an end this weekend in the Atom division and the final playoff spot will be up for grabs when the Kamloops Broncos (1-5) visit the Salmon Arm Mustangs (2-2-1).
Kickoff is scheduled for 10 am at Little Mountain Sports.
Pee Wee: Vernon Yellow Jackets vs Kelowna Lions
The two top teams in the Pee Wee division will clash this Sunday when the Vernon Yellow Jackets (8-0) put their perfect season on the line against the second-seeded Kelowna Lions (6-1), whose lone loss this season came at the hands of the Yellow Jackets.
Vernon scored a slim 10-6 win back on September 9 at Grahame Park and the Lions will be looking to return the favour this week on their own field at the CNC Turf. Kickoff is at 12 pm.
Junior Bantam: Salmon Arm Broncos vs West Kelowna Sundevils
The Salmon Arm Broncos (3-5), winners of two of their last three games, will look to score an upset victory this Sunday when they head to Shannon Woods Field in West Kelowna to take on the first place West Kelowna Sundevils (7-1).
The Sundevils are still technically undefeated with their lone loss this season coming by forfeit.
These two teams met back on September 9 in Salmon Arm with the Sundevils scoring a 36-6 win over the Broncos that afternoon.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2 pm.
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BC High School Football
The Centennial Centaurs (1-1) need a win this Friday to keep pace with the rest of their division when they face divisional rival St. Thomas More Knights (2-1) at Burnaby Lakes.
Kickoff is at 7 pm.Watch the game live online at the BC High School Football website.
The Centaurs are coming off a loss to the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers last weekend while the Knights have won two straight games since falling to the Mt. Douglas Rams in their regular season opener including knocking off the Terry Fox Ravens by a 36-6 score last Friday.
Visit www.bchighschoolfootball.com for a full list of games in all divisions.
BC Junior Football
The six-time defending BCFC champion Vancouver Island Raiders need just one victory to return to the this year’s title game and a chance to make it seven straight years as league champion and they can book their trip this Saturday when they host a historic rival in the Okanagan Sun at Caledonia Park.
Kickoff is at 1 pm.
On paper a clash between the Raiders (9-0-1) and Sun (3-7) should be one-sided affair given how far these teams sit in the standings but once these teams hit the field – especially at Caledonia Park - it could be a much different story.
The Raiders and Sun have gone head-to-head three times this season and only one of those contests – a 44-28 win by the Raiders at the Apple Bowl back on September 15 – could be considered a one-sided affair.
The Raiders squeaked by the Sun by a 30-29 score in their first meeting of the season at Caledonia Park back on August 18 and, in their most recent meeting on September 29, the Raiders only managed a 32-30 win on home turf.
An intriguing wrinkle to this match-up is that the Sun will be debuting a new head coach in the contest after parting ways with Gavin Lake on Monday. Sun President Paul Carson will be behind the bench when his team tries to score the major upset over the heavily-favoured Raiders.
The other BCFC semi-final game this weekend sees the Langley Rams (7-2-1) host the Westshore Rebels (7-3) at McLeod Stadium also on Saturday.
Kickoff is at 4 pm.
The Rams earned the right to host the contest after pounding the Sun by a score of 48-6 score last week while the Rebels saw their bid to host a home playoff date squashed by the Raiders who knocked them off by a 57-7 score.
The Rams and Rebels met just once during the regular season back on September 29 at Bear Mountain Stadium and it was the Rams who emerged as clearly the better team that outing pounding the Rebels by a 41-7 score.
For more information, please visit www.bcjuniorfootball.ca.
Three weeks ago the idea of the UBC Thunderbirds (2-4) making a push for the playoffs seemed incomprehensible but after back-to-back victories the T-Birds now have a chance to pull into a tie for the final playoff spot in the Canada West this Saturday when they face the University of Manitoba Bisons (3-3) in Winnpeg.
Kickoff is scheduled for 11 am PT. Watch the game live on Shaw TV.
The T-Birds won their second game in as many outings last Saturday when they knocked off the Regina Rams in their home finale by a 24-17 score. The Bisons, meanwhile, are headed in the opposite direction having lost two straight games.
These two teams met back in the opening week of the regular season at Thunderbird Stadium. The Bisons scored a 31-24 victory that afternoon to spoil the T-Birds’ home opener.
Visit www.gothunderbirds.ca for more information.
The SFU Clan (2-4 in conference play; 3-4 overall) may have had their overall win streak snapped at two games last week but they still have a home turf win streak that dates back to September 29 that they will look to stretch out when they host the Western Oregon Wolves (4-2 in conference play; 4-3 overall) this Saturday at Terry Fox Field.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2 pm.
The Clan fell 51-10 last week to the top-seeded Central Washington while the Wolves extended their win streak to four games last week by pounding Dixie State 66-20.
The Clan and Wolves met back on September 22 in Monmouth, Oregon with the Wolves just barely squeaking by the Clan that afternoon by a 20-16 score.
For more information, please visit athletics.sfu.ca.