NDSS Islanders get serious about playoffs

The NDSS Islanders and the Timberline Wolves meet Friday (Nov. 18) in Tier 2 varsity football playoffs for the third straight autumn.

If the Nanaimo District Islanders are going to reach new heights this post-season, the ascent starts against a familiar foe.

The NDSS Islanders and the Timberline Wolves meet Friday (Nov. 18) in Tier 2 varsity football playoffs for the third straight autumn.

ND eliminated Timberline last year and the Campbell River squad won the year before, so this week’s tilt is a rubber match. More importantly, it’s a win-or-go-home game. Coach Nate Stevenson said his players were showing the right attitude at practice this week.

“The fellas were quite serious about what’s going to take place on Friday,” Stevenson said. “The want and the discipline and the hunger in their eyes was definitely evident.”

The Wolves have a hard-throwing quarterback and talented running back, but the hard-hitting Isles have been keeping offences in check all season.

“What we’re hoping to do [is] play our game, play some tough, physical ND football,” Stevenson said.

GAME ON … The Islanders and Wolves kick off Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Nanaimo District Secondary School field.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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