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VIDEO: Kelowna Owls seek flights to play Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Ravens in football playoff

Flooding and destroyed highways are currently preventing the two teams from meeting in a provincial quarter-final set for Friday (Nov. 19).
Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Ravens (right) are scheduled to play the Kelowna Owls on Friday (Nov. 19) in a BC High School AAA varsity football playoff game. However, Kelowna can't get to the lower mainland due to flooding.

It's unclear if a Tri-City school football team will get the chance to compete this week as recent floods have blocked their opponents from travelling to the Lower Mainland.

As it stands, Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Secondary is scheduled to host Kelowna on Friday (Nov. 19), 5 p.m. at Percy Perry Stadium in the 2021 B.C. AAA senior varsity provincial quarter-finals.

The Owls are the only team outside Metro Vancouver left in the playoffs, and are hoping someone can help fly them to YVR and travel by bus to the Tri-Cities.

You can view the full video below.

No formal decision has been made by the BC Secondary School Football Association (BCHSFB) to forfeit the contest because of floods and mudslides as of this publication (Nov. 17).

Currently, travel between the interior, Okanagan and across the Fraser Valley is restricted and the B.C. government is asking residents to limit commutes to essential reasons only.

"Due to the weather and the extreme conditions, the roads have all been closed and collapsed. The only way to travel would be by flight," states Joey Howorko, one of the Kelowna Owls' four team captains, in a circulating video on social media.

"We're trying to do everything we can to get out to this game and we really don't want our high-school careers ending on a forfeit, so we really want to get out there and play."

The Tri-City News has reached out to the BCHSFB and Terry Fox Secondary for comment, but has yet to receive a response.

The Ravens are the number-one seed after finishing 7-0 in regular-season play and earned a week off as a result.

Meanwhile, Kelowna is riding a three-game winning streak which included a 38-14 wild-card victory over New Westminster from last Friday (Nov. 12).