Pacific Football League gets underway Saturday

Vancouver plays host to the Washington Cavaliers in non-league game
By Cliff Pfenning,
Admission is $5 with a donation of clothing that benefits The Arc of Clark County.
File photo by Cliff Pfenning,

The 2011 Pacific Football League season gets its first dose of reality Saturday when the Vancouver Vipers play host to the Washington Cavaliers in a non-league game at Kiggins Bowl.

The Vipers, who changed ownership during the offseason, have one of the most active preseason schedules, with a game against the Portland Raiders set for April 2, and then the Border War, which the franchise will play host to for the second-straight year, April 16, at Battle Ground High School.

Satirday's game is set for a 6 p.m. kick-off. Proceeds from the game will benefit The Arc of Clark County.

Vancouver played its way into the Oregon Football League playoffs last season, where it lost to the eventual champion Portland Monarchs in the semifinals.

The Cavaliers franchise is one of the oldest in Northwest semi-pro football dating back to the 1990s. They're scheduled to play the Grays Harbor Bearcats of the PFL, April 9.

2010 Oregon Football League standings:

8-0   Portland Monarchs

7-1   Umqua Valley Knights

5-3   Oregon Outlaws

4-4   Vancouver Vipers

4-4   Klamath Crusaders

3-5   Rogue Warriors

2-6   Springfield Buzzards

0-8   High Desert Lightning