The V.I. Raiders’ schedule might not be as easy as anticipated, and might not be as tough as last year – it might be somewhere in the middle.
The B.C. Football Conference opted to move to a balanced schedule for the 2015 season.
“We are excited for the new schedule…” said Jeremy Conn, Raiders coach, in a press release. “We play everyone in the BCFC home and away, so I know that will make for better rivalries and matchups.
Last year the Raiders were in the ‘top tier’ of the six-team league, meaning six of their 10 regular-season games came against the Langley Rams and Okanagan Sun.
If the format had held, the Raiders would have played six of their 10 games this year against the Victoria Rebels and Chilliwack Huskers.
The Raiders start the 2015 regular season against the Rams on July 25 at Caledonia Park.
“It’s great to open with the Langley Rams as they are the reigning B.C. champs, so it will be a good measure of where we are and need to go,” Conn said.
The V.I. Raiders’ 2015 regular-season schedule:
July 25 – Langley Rams at V.I. Raiders, 4 p.m., Caledonia Park.Aug. 1 – V.I. Raiders at Westshore Rebels, 7 p.m., Westhills Stadium.Aug. 8 – Okanagan Sun at V.I. Raiders, 4 p.m., Caledonia Park.Aug. 15 – Kamloops Broncos at V.I. Raiders, 4 p.m., Caledonia Park.Aug. 22 – V.I. Raiders at Kamloops Broncos, 7 p.m., Hillside Stadium.Aug. 29 – Chilliwack Huskers at V.I. Raiders, 4 p.m., Caledonia Park.Sept. 13 – V.I. Raiders at Okanagan Sun, 1 p.m., Apple Bowl stadium.Sept. 19 – Westshore Rebels at V.I. Raiders, 2 p.m., Caledonia Park.Sept. 26 – V.I. Raiders at Langley Rams, 4 p.m., McLeod Stadium.Oct. 3 – V.I. Raiders at Chilliwack Huskers, 2 p.m., Exhibition Stadium.