BURLINGTON VIPERS FOOTBALL

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Early Bird Schedule, Opponents Revealed

The 2018 GHTFA Early Bird Tournament Schedule has been released, and with that the Vipers have learned who they will be playing in the season opening event on Saturday, May 12.

All three teams the Vipers matched up with in the B League in 2017 will participate in the tournament and will be in "B" Division with the Vipers. The Vipers will open with a 9:50am date with the Fox40 Bills at M.M. Robinson North, then a 11:30am meeting with Knibb High at M.M. Robinson South, before wrapping up the round-robin at 1:50pm against Team Money back at MMR North. Unlike last year's crossovers in for the playoffs, this year's playoff will match 1st vs. 2nd in the Division Championship, and 3rd vs. 4th in the Consolation Championship.
Scrimmage On Tap For Tourney Warm-Up, May 6

With the Early Bird Tournament coming and the need for game action to get the team ready for when the first ball is thrown in anger, the Vipers will have an exhibition game against the Mississauga Shockers on May 6 on Oakville.

The game will give the team the opportunity to prepare for game conditions, and give the defense the chance to work on the new looks they worked on in the April 22 practice.

The location of the scrimmage is still to be determined. Watch this space for further details.
2018 Schedule Released

The Golden Horseshoe Touch Football Association released it's 2018 season, and it features plenty of new opponents for the Burlington Vipers.

The season will kick off with the Vipers traditional opening day match-up against the Beavers. In the four seasons of the Vipers existence, this will be the third time the Vipers will begin the season playing the Beavers, with the record in those games being 2-1 for the Vipers. The season is then fairly compacted with all nine Tier 2 games coming in the first nine weeks of the season. The Vipers will play three games in seventeen days against teams that could be considered rivals in the Fox40 Bills, Jack Daniels and Knibb High all one after the other.

The Vipers will face four unfamiliar teams this season, in the Falcons, The Offenders, Scoregasms C and SFG. Offenders are a reconstituted group featuring many players from the old Offenders team and the Pie Rats (who folded this off season), and Scoregasms C will be one half of the Scoregasms team from last year with some new additions. The other teams are ones that have come down from Tier 1 last year, being second-year team the Falcons and the veteran Slow Fat Guys.

The split will occur after the July 29 game vs. Team Money, when the Vipers will learn if they have been seeded into the B or CC league. However, when play resumes after the August holiday weekend, the schedule will be more spread out, with the final four games being spread out through the last seven weeks of the season before the playoffs start on September 30.

With there being ten teams in Tier 2 then being split into two five-team leagues, the playoffs will feature a quarter-final game on September 30 at 9:00am, with the victor playing a Double-header that day vs. the League's first place team at Noon. Second and third place will also play that day at 10:30am. The GHTFA Championship Sunday will take place on Sunday October 14 at Nelson Stadium.

Training camp has already begun with the Vipers practicing at Central Park in Burlington. The Vipers will practice every Sunday at Central Park until the start of the season.

Vipers Away Jerseys On Their Way

With another team in the league wearing red this season (that being the Offenders), and a desire expressed by some players for a lighter colour for some of the summer's hotter days, the Vipers are happy to announce that the away jerseys should be ready in the next two weeks.

The silver coloured jerseys will be basically a reverse of the home jerseys with a silver body (officially the colour is "Argent") with maroon letters and numbers. The jersey may be ready for distribution at the next scheduled practice on April 22, 10:00am at Central Park

Vipers Entered Into Early Bird Tournament


For the second consecutive year, the Vipers have entered into the GHTFA Early Bird Tournament. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday May 12, with the fields and schedule to be determined.


The Vipers return to the Early Bird after a solid outing in 2017, losing to Tier 1 side Broncos 12-0, beating Team Money 7-6 and narrowly losing to Hamilton's A League team the Hurricanes 7-0. The Vipers then played in the 3rd Place Playoff match-up against the Scoregasms, losing 13-12.


The Vipers look to improve on their performance in this outing.

Vipers Welcome Back Two To The Fold

Continuity is an important facet for a football team, and the more familiar a team is with each other, the better they usually end up playing. That's why the team is happy that they are returning seventeen players from last year's squad back for 2018.

Every team will see turnover on the roster from year to year and the Vipers are no exception. However the only two "new" faces for the team this year are two familiar ones. After one year absences, Joe Savelson and Bryan LeTourneau make their return to the club. Joe will resume his spot in the Linebacking corp, and after playing the 2015 season at quarterback and the 2016 season at Linebacker, Bryan will be featuring at Inside Receiver.

The team also announced that Keith Martisius has been released. The Vipers would like to thank Keith for all he's done for the team in his three years.
 2018
 GHTFA
 SEASON
 
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5/27
Beavers
Palmer
10:30am
6/3
Falcons
Pearson
9:00am
6/7
Fox40 Bills
Aldershot
7:00pm
6/17
Jack Daniels
Pearson
9:00am
6/24
Knibb High
Pearson
9:00am
7/8
Offenders
Palmer
9:00am
7/15
SFG
Palmer
12:00pm
7/22
Scoregasms
Palmer
10:30am
7/29
Team Money
Palmer
10:30am
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
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TBD
TBD
TBD
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The schedule can also be found on ghtfa.org. In case of disagreement, the ghtfa.org schedule is the correct one.

M.M. Robinson

2425 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, ON
Pearson & Palmer Park
1433 Headon Rd Burlington, ON L7M 1V7 Canada

Aldershot

50 Fairwood Place, Burlington ON
Central Park
Central Park, Burlington ON