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B.C. football team set for Cup kickoff

Team B.C. is expected to be one of the contenders this month at the 2011 Football Canada Cup in Lethbridge, Alta.

The B.C. team, which includes Nanaimo Redmen player Jordan Pugh and Barsby Bulldogs Jordan Kuziek and Nathan Berg, plays its first game Saturday (July 9) against Manitoba.

Pugh is one of only a handful of community football players on the team, so he’s one of the only ones who’s used to three-down football. That might make him more comfortable, he said in a Football B.C. press release, but the Canada Cup will still be a whole new experience for him.

“I’ve never been in something like this.” Pugh said. “I’m just going to bring it my all and we’ll see.”

The chance at a Canadian championship will inspire the players, said Team B.C. offensive coordinator Jay Prepchuk, but he added that high-level players tend to be internally motivated anyway.

“We’re hoping that they’ll be pumped up and ready to go,” said Prepchuk.

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