Kicker Riley to join Bisons

Former W.J. Mouat Hawks kicker Matt Riley is set to make the jump to CIS football this fall with the Manitoba Bisons.

Former W.J. Mouat Hawks kicker Matt Riley is set to make the jump to Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football this fall with the Manitoba Bisons.

Riley, a punter/place kicker who graduated from Mouat in 2013, spent last summer with the Langley Rams of the B.C. Football Conference.

In joining the Bisons, he’s reuniting with a trio he played community football with – ex-Mouat teammates Nick Westad and Brandon Barratt, and former Bateman T-Wolves standout Kent Hicks. Westad and Hicks are defensive linemen, while Barratt is a receiver.

“Those three I’ve been playing football with forever,” Riley enthused.

“Everyone (with the Bisons) is dedicated to putting in the time and work towards winning and getting a chance to play in the Vanier Cup.”