Get ready for football

Fall football season is just around the corner for the Columbia Valley Bighorns. Registration for the fall team, which will be playing in the Vernon league this year, began this past weekend on Friday, July 22.

Fall football season is just around the corner for the Columbia Valley Bighorns. Registration for the fall team, which will be playing in the Vernon league this year, began this past weekend on Friday, July 22.

So far, 19 players have registered, with a cut-off date for registration being August 21.

Bruce Marlow, head coach of the Columbia Valley Bighorns, is hoping to get at least eight or 10 more players signed up before tryouts, though. Marlow is also on the hunt for extra coaches.

“Lots of veteran players came back for this season, and players who played in the past but had to leave for other things or injury have also decided to return, which is an encouraging thing,” said Marlow.

In addition to returning veterans, new players have also registered to try out for the team. With this mixture of old and new players, Marlow plans to create new playbooks and practice drills for the training camp and tryout session at the end of August.

“We’ll be pretty strong for the season, especially with so many returning players on-board,” said Marlow.

Local businesses are also invited to help give players the opportunity to play by donating funds towards equipment and other essentials.

While the specific training camp and try-out dates are still pending for the end of August, flag football will be continuing for two more weekends.

Flag football participation has steadily increased, with over 20 players of all ages and sizes showing up for the July 23 meet at Bighorn Field in Invermere. Families and players of all skill levels are encouraged to come out and play between 9:30 and 11 a.m.

To register for the Bighorns’ fall season, call Darla at 250-688-0256.

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