The fall football season will get under way this Sunday when the bantam Cowichan Bulldogs kick off against Vancouver’s Westside Warriors at McAdam Park at 2:30 p.m.
This will be a unique season for the Bulldogs, who are playing nine-man football for the first time after years of 12-man gridiron. As the only Island entry in the Vancouver Mainland Football League’s bantam nine-man circuit, all their away games will require a ferry trip.
Leading the team this year is head coach Mike Williams, who grew up in the Cowichan Valley and has just moved back to the area after 20 years away.
Mike’s brother, Doug (Opie) Williams, has guided the Cowichan midget team for several years, and will be back as head coach of the midgets this year when their season gets going with a road game against White Rock on Sept. 13.