Raiders play Rebels in final push before post-season

Nanaimo’s B.C. Football Conference team plays its final home game this Saturday (Oct. 4) versus the Westshore Rebels.

There’s one last chance for fans to cheer the V.I. Raiders and wish them well in playoffs.

Nanaimo’s B.C. Football Conference team plays its final home game this Saturday (Oct. 4) versus the Westshore Rebels.

The Raiders have already clinched fourth place and a berth in the semifinals, so their final regular-season game on Saturday is a tune-up.

“We’ve got to make sure we’re getting ready for the playoff game and that’s just playing consistent football,” said Brian Ridgeway, Raiders coach.

As a player, he would have hated sitting out, he said, so he’ll get all his guys into the game.

“There are some guys that are banged up that we might rest, but the other guys that are healthy, we have to keep rolling and keep building the confidence as a unit,” Ridgeway said.

GAME ON … The Raiders and Rebels kick off Saturday at 1 p.m. at Caledonia Park. Tickets will be available at the gate … Nanaimo will visit the Okanagan Sun two weeks later in the B.C. semifinals.

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