THE 2015/16 Gridiron West season kicks off this weekend, but reigning West Bowl champs Rockingham Vipers will have to wait an extra week before adding to their 14-game winning streak.
The Vipers completed an undefeated season in 2014/15, winning their 12 regular season matches, progressing to the West Bowl and then defeating Curtin Saints 48-14 in the championship decider.
The present record undefeated streak in Gridiron West competition stands at 21, and the Vipers won’t get a chance to add to their present tally until round two, when they take on Perth Blitz. The junior Vipers also have a bye in round one.
The Vipers train at Anniversary Park in Rockingham on Monday and Thursday evenings; juniors from 5.30pm-7.30pm and seniors from 7pm-9pm.