The Raiders haven’t been able to beat the Sun this season, but they’ve been getting closer. The playoffs would be the perfect time for a breakthrough.
The B.C. Football Conference regular season ended this past weekend, and now takes a break before the semifinals get underway in a week and a half.
Nanaimo’s V.I. Raiders will visit the Apple Bowl to play the first-place Okanagan Sun.
The Kelowna team won all three meetings this season by scores of 38-0, 64-20 and 19-7.
“We’re getting closer and closer every time,” said Tyler Harvey, Raiders rookie. “Hopefully this time we can capitalize in those big moments.”
Marshall Cook, V.I. veteran, said the difference between the two teams last game was just a few plays.
“If we can put it all together between the offence, defence and special teams, I think we can easily put ourselves in a great position to win,” he said.
The Raiders have a good idea about Sun tendencies and lots of time to study film.
“Focus is everything,” Cook said. “A huge amount of focus these next two weeks.”
Please look for a playoff preview next week in the News Bulletin.
GAME ON … The Raiders and Sun play Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at Kelowna’s Apple Bowl stadium.