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Grey Cup will be in Canning Nov. 8


CANNING - The Kinsmen Field in Canning will have a special visitor Nov. 8 – the Grey Cup.

Valley Minor Football president Rob Suffron said Nova International in Windsor won a visit from the iconic Canadian football trophy as part of a promotion.

”They were nice enough to give it to us for the day,” he said.

With the peewee and bantam Bulldogs and the NKEC Titans all in action in Canning that day, “we’re making a big deal of it, and making it a day of football celebration.”

The bantam Bulldogs are scheduled to play Bedford at 9:30 a.m. that day, followed by the peewee Bulldogs at 11:30 a.m. and NKEC versus Avon View in high school action at 1:30 p.m.

The fans for the peewee game will get the chance to watch an unbeaten team. The Bulldogs improved to 6-0 on the season with a 62-6 win over Fall River Oct. 21.

“It was a make-up game from earlier in the season,” Suffron said. The original contest was postponed due to heavy rain and wet field conditions.

The Bulldogs scoring was spread around against Fall River. A highlight was Riley Comeau scoring a touchdown on a punt return and another on an interception return.

The peewees were scheduled to play Cape Breton Oct. 31 in Canning, but the visitors decided to not make the trip and forfeited the game to the Bulldogs by a 6-0 score, improving Valley’s record to 7-0 entering the Nov. 8 contest.

The peewees are almost certain to host a Tier 1 playoff game Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in Canning. A win there would mean advancing to the Tier 1 final Nov. 15 at Acadia.

The atom Bulldogs, meanwhile, improved to 4-2 on the season with a 27-0 win over Fall River Oct. 25 with the help of touchdowns from Cam Henderson, Jacob Gerhardt and Luke Orr.

Gerhardt was good on all three converts and added a 20-yard field goal to round out the scoring.

Defensively, the Bulldogs were steady all day, with a highlight being an interception by Ethan Jones.

The bantam Bulldogs entered their 1 p.m. game Oct. 31 against Cape Breton in Canning with a record of two wins and three losses.

With wins against the Capers and Bedford Nov. 8, the bantams could clinch a spot in the top four in the league, and advance to the Tier 1 playoffs. Otherwise, they will likely end up the top team in Tier 2. 

Valley Minor Football president Rob Suffron said Nova International in Windsor won a visit from the iconic Canadian football trophy as part of a promotion.

”They were nice enough to give it to us for the day,” he said.

With the peewee and bantam Bulldogs and the NKEC Titans all in action in Canning that day, “we’re making a big deal of it, and making it a day of football celebration.”

The bantam Bulldogs are scheduled to play Bedford at 9:30 a.m. that day, followed by the peewee Bulldogs at 11:30 a.m. and NKEC versus Avon View in high school action at 1:30 p.m.

The fans for the peewee game will get the chance to watch an unbeaten team. The Bulldogs improved to 6-0 on the season with a 62-6 win over Fall River Oct. 21.

“It was a make-up game from earlier in the season,” Suffron said. The original contest was postponed due to heavy rain and wet field conditions.

The Bulldogs scoring was spread around against Fall River. A highlight was Riley Comeau scoring a touchdown on a punt return and another on an interception return.

The peewees were scheduled to play Cape Breton Oct. 31 in Canning, but the visitors decided to not make the trip and forfeited the game to the Bulldogs by a 6-0 score, improving Valley’s record to 7-0 entering the Nov. 8 contest.

The peewees are almost certain to host a Tier 1 playoff game Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in Canning. A win there would mean advancing to the Tier 1 final Nov. 15 at Acadia.

The atom Bulldogs, meanwhile, improved to 4-2 on the season with a 27-0 win over Fall River Oct. 25 with the help of touchdowns from Cam Henderson, Jacob Gerhardt and Luke Orr.

Gerhardt was good on all three converts and added a 20-yard field goal to round out the scoring.

Defensively, the Bulldogs were steady all day, with a highlight being an interception by Ethan Jones.

The bantam Bulldogs entered their 1 p.m. game Oct. 31 against Cape Breton in Canning with a record of two wins and three losses.

With wins against the Capers and Bedford Nov. 8, the bantams could clinch a spot in the top four in the league, and advance to the Tier 1 playoffs. Otherwise, they will likely end up the top team in Tier 2. 

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