Against Amherst Wolfpack at Eric Johnston Field
SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside Waterwise Spartans will host the newest entry in their P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League home opener on Friday.
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Summerside Spartans offensive co-ordinator Paul Power goes over a play with quarterback and running back Camren Gavin, centre, and offensive lineman and tight end Cameron Gillis during a recent practice.
The Amherst Wolfpack will visit Eric Johnston Field, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.
With the Souris Wildcats’ bantam team folding due to low player numbers, Football P.E.I. is excited to have Amherst join the league.
"Travis Tait has developed a good program over there (Amherst), and we are very fortunate they could step in and replace the Souris team,” said Spartans head coach John Turner. “Only having three teams in the league would have been a scheduling nightmare and not fair to the kids.”
Amherst played in a six-man league in Moncton, N.B., the past two seasons, and will be ready to challenge the Spartans.
The Spartans are returning only six players on their 20-man roster this season, but the team has worked hard in training camp and is really excited to show what they can do both offensively and defensively against the Wolfpack.
"We might not have the biggest team in the league, we never do, but we have a bunch of players who are very athletic and have the will and desire to play this game,” added Turner. “We didn't have that last year."
Owen Turner, QB/WR
Blake Gallant, WR
Braeden Rogerson, OL
Colton Perry, LB/DB
Morgan MacLean, OL
Hayden Gauthier, OL/TE
Camren Gavin, QB/RB
Jake MacNeil, LB
Cameron Paynter, RB
John Rose, DB
Cameron Gillis, OL/TE
Jordan Montgomery, DL
Devin Gaudet, DL
Riley McCarthy, OL
Jack DesRoches, DL
Matt Tanton, LB
Jansen Gallant, LB
Marcus Fear, LB
Seb Roy-Garand, WR
Jayden Reid, QB