The V.I. Raiders scored 10 touchdowns the last time they played the Westshore Rebels. There might not be quite as many endzone celebrations in the rematch today (Sept. 10), but there will be plenty of highlights.
Nanaimo’s Canadian Junior Football League team hosts its rivals at Caledonia Park.
Raiders coach Matthew “Snoop” Blokker said the Rebels tend to have a contingent of fans in tow whenever they come to Caledonia, so it makes it more imperative for Nanaimo fans to be out in full force to drown out any Victoria voices.
The Raiders appreciated the “absolutely fantastic” fan support they had in their last home game, Blokker said.
“We need that atmosphere again this weekend,” he said. “We need everybody out to Caledonia and get the house rocking again.”
Jordan Yantz, Raiders quarterback, said fans have an impact on game day.
“The crowd erupts when you get the ball in the endzone. That’s what we want and that’s something we look forward to,” he said.
Kickoff is 2 p.m. and tickets, $12-15, will be available at the gate.
GRID BITS … To read the Bulletin’s article on the V.I. Raiders from earlier this week, please click here.