The kickoff to the high school football season was a successful one for both of Nanaimo’s varsity teams.
The AA varsity Barsby Bulldogs defeated the Ballenas Whalers in the annual Border Battle game on Friday at John Barsby Community Secondary School’s Canem Field by a 41-21 score. After the game the Whalers’ coach complained to the Vancouver Province about Barsby’s field conditions and fencing.
The Tier 2 varsity Nanaimo District Islanders shut out the Argyle Pipers 45-0 on Friday at NDSS field.
Barsby is on the road against the Handsworth Royals on Friday (Oct. 14) in a rematch of last winter’s B.C. final. NDSS hosts the Moscrop Panthers on Friday at 1:45 p.m. at the school field.