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BC Community Football Association
9-Man Provincial Championship
The Tournament Capital Centre (Hillside Stadium) in Kamloops will be the site of the 2012 9-man provincial championships final.
The championship day event will feature two games starting with the Pee Wee championship tilt between the Vanderhoof Vikings (North Zone) versus the Victoria Outlaws (Vancouver Island). Kickoff is at 1 pm.
The Atom championship contest will follow at 4 pm and will see the Vanderhoof Vikings (North Zone) battle against the hometown crowd favourite Kelowna-Mission Lions (SIFC).
The playoffs get underway in all divisions this long weekend in the VMFL with Bear Creek Park in North Surrey being the busiest venue as it will host four games all on Sunday, November 11.
Pee Wee: Coquitlam Cougars (#7) vs North Surrey Hawks (#2) – 10 am
On paper the North Surrey Hawks should have little difficulty getting past the Coquitlam Cougars this Sunday in their quarterfinal contest but, then again, anything can happen on any given Sunday.
The Hawks finished the regular season with a 9-1 record but they did suffer a surprising loss to the Coquitlam Wildcats which should give the Cougars some confidence knowing that the Hawks may be fallible.
The Cougars squeaked into the playoffs with a 6-4 record but have been playing some of their best football of late as they ended the regular season riding a four-game win streak while not surrendering a single point during that stretch.
Bantam 12-man: Langley Mustangs (#3) vs North Surrey Tigers (#2) – 12 pm
The North Surrey Tigers just managed to finish ahead of the Langley Mustangs in the regular season standings by virtue of one extra win but that won’t matter this week when these teams hook up for a winner-take-all battle.
The Tigers and Mustangs split their two-game regular season series with Langley winning 32-26 in enemy territory at Bear Creek Park back on September 23 and North Surrey returning the favour at McLeod Athletic Park by squeaking out a slim 8-7 win on October 14.
Bantam 12-man: South Delta Rams (#4) vs North Surrey Panthers (#1) – 2 pm
The North Surrey Panthers look to continue their perfect season as they head into their semi-final showdown against the South Delta Rams.
The Panthers and Rams met just once during the regular season but it was a nail-biter as North Surrey only managed to squeak by South Delta with a 14-10 win back on October 28 in the second-to-last weekend of the regular season.
Midget: Langley Stampeders (#10) vs North Surrey Bears (#7) – 4 pm
This wild-card match-up between the Stampeders and Bears should provide some good entertainment as both teams look to advance to the quarter-final round in the Midget post-season.
The Bears were the better regular season squad finishing with a 6-4 record versus the Stampeders’ 4-6 record. The Bears also got the better of the Stampeders in their lone head-to-head meeting during the regular season defeating Langley by a 39-21 score back on September 23 at Bear Creek Park.
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The playoffs get underway in full force in the VCFL with plenty of action in all divisions. The following are our top picks of the long weekend.
Junior Bantam: Abbotsford Falcons White vs North Langley Bears – 7:45 pm at McLeod Athletic Park on Saturday, November 10
The North Langley Bears will close out what will be a busy day at McLeod Athletic Park on Saturday by looking to score a victory over the Abbotsford Falcons White to advance to the Junior Bantam Final.
Abbotsford White and North Langley met twice during the regular season with the Falcons scoring a 40-36 win in their first meeting back on September 8 and the teams playing to a 12-12 draw in their most recent head-to-head battle on October 19.
Pee Wee: Meadow Ridge Knights Blue vs Meadow Ridge Knights Gold – 1 pm at Samuel Robertson Technical School in Maple Ridge on Monday, November 12
It’s an all-Meadow Ridge battle in the Pee Wee division as the 8-2 Gold will battle the 7-3 Blue for a chance to advance to the Pee Wee division final.
These two teams met just once during the regular season with Gold coming away with a convincing 32-0 victory back on September 8.
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All SIFC games listed will take place on Sunday, November 11.
It’s semi-final Sunday in the SIFC in both the Pee Wee and Junior Bantam divisions, respectively.
Pee Wee: Kamloops Wildcats (#4) vs Vernon Yellow Jackets (#1) – 12 pm at Grahame Park Vernon
The Yellow Jackets are looking to keep their undefeated campaign going after finishing the regular season with a 10-0 record. The Wildcats blanked the Kelowna Dragons 26-0 last week in their first-round playoff match to set up this showdown against the top team in the division.
Pee Wee: West Kelowna Sundevils (#3) vs Kelowna Lions (#2) – 10 am at CNC Kelowna
The Kelowna Lions will look to book their ticket to the Pee Wee division final by knocking off the West Kelowna Sundevils for the third time this season after twice defeating them during regular season play.
The Sundevils barely squeaked by the winless Salmon Arm Colts in their first-round playoff game last weekend winning by a 13-6 score.
Junior Bantam: Vernon Marauders (#3) vs West Kelowna Sundevils (#2) – 12 pm at CNC Kelowna
The technically undefeated West Kelowna Sundevils will look to score a third victory overall this season over the Vernon Marauders to secure their trip to the final.
The Marauders were dominant in their first-round playoff game last weekend pummeling the Kamloops Broncos by a 38-0 score.
Junior Bantam: Salmon Arm Broncos (#5) vs Kelowna-Mission Lions (#1) – 2 pm at CNC Kelowna
The Kelowna-Mission Lions will look to open their playoffs the same way they closed it out by defeating the Salmon Arm Broncos.
The Lions dominated the Broncos in their last regular season contest by defeating Salmon Arm by a 48-0 score.
The Broncos managed to overcome that setback by winning their first-round playoff game last weekend against the Kelowna Dragons by a 32-12 to set themselves up for this game against the Lions.
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BC High School Football
The BC High School Football playoffs get underway this weekend with BC Place being the hub of activity as the home of the 2011 Grey Cup champion, BC Lions, will be hosting four different games in AAA Varsity and five different games in AA Varsity over Friday and Saturday.
The action all gets going on Friday at 12 pm with a AA tilt between the Kalamalka Lakers and Robert Bateman Timberwolves, followed by a 3pm AA tilt between Pitt Meadows Marauders and the Valleyview Vikings and then a AA contest between the South Delta Sun Devils and the Carson Graham Eagles at 5:30 pm. The night contest on Friday features a AAA Varsity game between Vancouver College taking on the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers at 8 pm.
On Saturday, BC Place will host a quintuple-header of playoff action beginning at 10 am with a AA Varsity tilt between the College Heights Cougars and Rick Hansen Hurricanes followed by a AA Varsity contest between the Mission Roadrunners and the Nechako Valley Vikings 12:30 pm.
The AAA Varsity action on Saturday gets going at 3 pm when the West Vancouver Highlanders take on the Rutland Voodoos.
At 5:30 pm the Kelowna Owls will battle the Notre Dame Jugglers while the nightcap will feature the Terry Fox Ravens taking on the Centennial Centaurs at 8 pm.
*Note: The 8 pm game on Friday between Vancouver College and Lord Tweedsmuir, as well as the 8 pm game on Saturday between Terry Fox and Centennial, will be broadcast live online at www.bchighschoolfootball.com.
Visit www.bchighschoolfootball.com or more information on the playoffs and the 2012 Subway Bowl.
BC Junior Football
The BCFC champion Langley Rams will look to complete their dream season by taking home the national junior title this Saturday at McLeod Athletic Park when they host the two-time national champion Saskatoon Hilltops.
Kickoff is at 1 pm PT.
The Rams, who finished 7-2-1 during the regular season before defeating the Westshore Rebels and VI Raiders in the playoffs, en route to capturing the Cullen Cup, are competing in the Canadian Bowl for the first time since 1992 when they were known as the Surrey Rams. That year they fell 35-14 to the Ottawa Sooners.
The Hilltops, who are making their third straight appearance in the Canadian Bowl, finished 6-2 in their regular season and knocked off the Edmonton Wildcats and Regina Thunder to capture their league title. They then defeated the London Beefeaters by a 51-7 score in the Jostens Cup National Semi-Final to earn their spot in Saturday’s affair.
For a full event schedule for the weekend plus information on how to purchase tickets, click here.
The SFU Clan (4-5 in conference play; 5-5 overall) might not have post-season action to look forward to this year but they can all hold their heads high for making plenty of positive strides this season.
They can make their season even more successful if they manage to close it out this Saturday with a win on the road against the Azusa Pacific Cougars which would give them a .500 record in conference play to finish the year.
Kickoff is at 6 pm PT.
A win would also give the Clan their longest win streak in NCAA play at three games.
The Clan are coming off arguably their most impressive win since joining the GNAC after knocking off the first-place Humboldt State Lumberjacks by a 41-37 score last Saturday at Terry Fox Field. The Clan had to overcome a 24-point deficit in order to score the victory.
The Cougars sit tied for last place in the GNAC standings with a 3-6 record in conference play (3-7 overall) but come into this Saturday’s tilt riding a three-game win streak including knocking off the Dixie State Red Storm last week by a 23-21 score.
The Clan and Cougars met once earlier this season back on October 6 with SFU pummeling Azusa Pacific that afternoon at Terry Fox Field by a 66-38 score.
For more information, please visit athletics.sfu.ca.