UNB Fredericton Red Bombers Tommy Broad gets tackled by Moncton Raiders #5, left not listed in roster, and Joel Ricard, right, during the second half at Rocky Stone Memorial Field on Saturday during Atlantic League football action.
Grid Raiders post first victory

Published in the Times-Transcript on Monday November 2, 2009
Appeared on Page B3

Moncton Junior Raiders are in the win column.

Raiders defeated the University of New Brunswick Red Bombers 36-26 Saturday at Rocky Stone Memorial Field for their first win in the Atlantic Football League.

Raiders have a 1-2 record with one game left to play in the regular season. They visit the first-place University of New Brunswick Saint John Sea-Wolves on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Shamrock Park.

Red Bombers have finished their regular season with a 1-3 record. Second and third-place teams will meet in a semifinal game Nov. 14 at the home of the second-place team.

The Sea-Wolves have earned a bye directly into the league final and they will host the championship game on Nov. 21.

The league, in its first year of operation, features players 24-years-old and younger. Officials expect to add teams from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island next season.