Summerside can clinch first place with win at home on Friday
CHARLOTTETOWN – The Summerside Waterwise Spartans ran their season winning streak to four games in the P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League on Saturday afternoon.
The Spartans posted a convincing 48-0 road victory over the Charlottetown Privateers.
Summerside had another fast start as kick returner Cameron Paynter scored an 80-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff of the game.
The Spartans did not look back from there as they dominated on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Jayden Reid added two touchdown runs while Seb Roy Garand and Paynter rounded out the scoring in the first half for a 32-0 lead.
Hayden Gauthier and Paynter, with his third of the game, scored touchdown runs in the second half.
Summerside's defence, which had a disappointing performance last week in Amherst, N.S., redeemed themselves with some great tackling and ball pursuit.
Summerside can clinch first place with a win over the Cornwall Timberwolves at Eric Johnston Field on Friday. The opening kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m., and it is the Spartans’ final home game of the regular season.