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Football BC Games of the Week (weekend starting October 26)

Posted on 2012-10-23 09:01:13

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. 

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VMFL 

All VMFL games listed will take place on Sunday, October 28.

Midget: Coquitlam Falcons vs North Delta Longhorns

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 With the top four spots in the Midget division getting a first-round bye in the playoffs, the intensity builds for those teams in the logjam from second to eighth place where only one game separates those seven teams.

The Coquitlam Falcons are 5-3 and tied for seventh but in reality they have not lost a game on the field this season as all three of their losses came from forfeits due to roster error. The Falcons are on a tear shutting out their last two opponents and seeking a top-four finish.

For the Longhorns, it has been an up and down season. However, they too have blanked their last two opponents and now look to extend their win streak to three games. A win this weekend and North Delta has a good chance of grabbing a top-four spot with a little help around the league.

With Meadow Ridge playing North Surrey and White Rock hosting Victoria this weekend, the final standings in the Midget division are still anyone’s guess.

Game time is 1:45 pm at John Oliver Park in North Delta.

Junior Bantam: Coquitlam Raiders vs South Delta Rams

Coquitlam teams are currently dominating the Junior Bantam division with both the Raiders and Vikings coming into action this week with identical 8-0 records. With this weekend being the last of the regular season in this division, both the Vikings and Raiders hope to emerge still perfect at the conclusion of the week.

For the Raiders, however, their last road game of the season will not be an easy one as they travel across the river to South Delta where the Rams (7-1) hope to bring their ‘A’ game and finish the season with a pivotal win over the Raiders.

The Rams started the year with six straight wins shutting out all their opponents before suffering a close loss at the hands of the undefeated Vikings. A win this Sunday by the Rams and they would capture second place and two rounds of home field games. They could even have a long shot at earning first place overall with some help.

The Raiders will look to keep the division an all-Coquitlam affair but the road goes through South Delta this Sunday.

Game time is 12:30 pm at Dennison Park in South Delta.

For more information, visit www.vmfl.ca

VCFL

Atom: Mission Niners vs Abbotsford Falcons

The regular season in the Atom division comes to a conclusion this Saturday, October 27 and the biggest storyline heading into the final weekend will be whether the Abbotsford Falcons can complete their perfect season.

The Falcons head into Saturday’s contest with a perfect 7-0 record and the only team standing in their way of completing the clean season sweep are the Mission Niners.

The Niners are one of three teams tied for second-place in the standings with a 5-2 record so far albeit one of the Niners’ losses this season came via forfeit.

Kickoff is scheduled for 10 am at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford.

For more information, please visit www.allprosoftware.net/vcfl/

SIFC

All SIFC games listed will take place on Sunday, October 28.

Atom: Salmon Arm Mustangs vs Kelowna Lions (SIFC 9-Man Final)

The Atom division champions will be crowned in this match-up featuring the Salmon Arm Mustangs (4-2-1 during the regular season) versus the Kelowna Lions (6-0 during the regular season).

The winner will have a chance to compete for the provincial 9-man Atom championship on November 10.

Kickoff is scheduled for 10 am at the CNC Turf Field in Kelowna.

Pee Wee: West Kelowna Sundevils vs Kamloops Wildcats

The regular season comes to a close in the Pee Wee division this weekend with the featured match-up seeing two teams trying to jockey for playoff position.

The Sundevils and Wildcats know they will both host a first-round playoff match-up next weekend but this game will determine who finishes in third spot and fourth spot, respectively. It could have major implications down the road as finishing in third could potentially mean avoiding the undefeated Vernon Yellow Jackets by the time the semi-finals come around.

Game time is 12 pm at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops.

Junior Bantam: Vernon Marauders vs Kelowna Dragons

The Vernon Marauders (5-4) will face the Kelowna Dragons (3-6) in a tune-up game before the playoffs begin next weekend as the regular season comes to an end in the Junior Bantam division this weekend.

The Marauders come into the contest on a two-game losing streak while the Dragons are Dragons halted a five-game losing streak last weekend with their 28-0 win over the Kamloops Broncos.

Kickoff is scheduled for 2 pm at the CNC Turf Field in Kelowna.

For more information, please visit www.allprosoftware.net/SIFC_Schedule

BC High School Football

Two teams headed in opposite directions will clash this Saturday when the Vancouver College Fighting Irish (3-1) play host to the Terry Fox Ravens (2-2) at O’Hagan Field at Vancouver College.BCSSFA logo

Kickoff is at 1:30 pm.Watch the game live online at the BC High School Football website.

The Fighting Irish have rebounded from their October 5 loss against the defending champions, Mt. Douglas Rams, with back-to-back victories over the West Vancouver Highlanders and New Westminster Hyacks, respectively.

The Ravens, however, have dropped their last two games in a row since beginning the campaign with two straight victories including falling 33-13 to the W.J. Mouat Hawks last Friday.

Visit www.bchighschoolfootball.com for a full list of games in all divisions.

BC Junior Football

BCFC logoFor the second straight season the Cullen Cup championship will come down to a tilt between the Vancouver Island Raiders and the Langley Rams.

The game will be played at the home of the Raiders, Caledonia Park in Nanaimo, this Saturday, October 27 with kickoff scheduled for 1 pm PT.

Both the Raiders and Rams booked their spot in the title game last Saturday with convincing semi-final victories.

The Raiders burst out of the gate slow in their semi-final contest against the Okanagan Sun but managed to turn an 8-3 half-time deficit into a 34-8 victory after posting 31 unanswered points in the second half.

The Rams had a much easier time getting by the Westshore Rebels in their semifinal blanking their opponent by a 33-0 score.

The Rams will now try to prevent the Raiders from capturing their seventh consecutive BCFC championship and avenge their loss in last year’s Cullen Cup game that saw the Raiders pound the Rams by a 44-0 score.

The Raiders and Rams have met three times this season with Vancouver Island capturing two of the three meetings while the third contest finished in a draw.

For more information, please visit www.bcjuniorfootball.ca

UBC Thunderbirds

There will be no repeat run to the Hardy Cup game for the UBC Thunderbirds this season.

Despite a valiant comeback attempt on Saturday in Winnipeg, the UBC T-Birds (2-5) hopes for a playoff berth came to a crushing end following a 37-31 at the hands of the University of Manitoba Bisons.

The T-Birds will close out their 2012 campaign this Friday, October 26 in Saskatoon when they take on the University of Saskatchewan Huskies (4-3).

Kickoff is 6 pm PT. Watch the game live on Shaw TV.

The Huskies enter the game on a two-game win streak.

These two teams met earlier this season back on September 15 at Thunderbird Stadium. The Huskies scored a 39-34 victory that day.

Visit www.gothunderbirds.ca for more information.

SFU Clan

SFU logoThe SFU Clan (2-5 in conference play; 3-5 overall) will look to score that elusive fourth win of their season this Saturday, October 27 when they make a trip down to St. George, Utah to tackle the Dixie State Red Storm (3-4 in conference play; 3-5 overall).

Kickoff is scheduled for 1 pm PT.

SFU dropped their second straight game this past Saturday to the Western Oregon Wolves after blowing a 17-10 lead to fall 20-17.

Dixie State is also riding a two-game losing streak and is coming off a 57-18 shellacking at the hands of Humboldt State.

The Clan and Red Storm met once earlier this season back on September 29 at Terry Fox Field. The Clan were victorious that evening scoring a 41-28 win on home turf.

For more information, please visit athletics.sfu.ca.