With home-field win over Cornwall on Friday night
SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside Waterwise Spartans are one win away from clinching first place in the P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League.
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Blake Gallant holds the ball for kicker Seb Roy-Garand during the Summerside Waterwise Spartans’ recent game against the Amherst Wolfpack in Amherst, N.S. The teams play in the P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League.
The Spartans can achieve that goal with a win over the Cornwall Timberwolves in their final regular-season home game at Eric Johnston Field on Friday at 6 p.m.
The Spartans, who have played on the road the last two weeks, take a 4-0 (won-lost) record into the game, and the Timberwolves come in at 1-2.
One big reason for Summerside’s perfect season to date has been offensive production. The Spartans are averaging almost 50 points a game, and will look to continue to put up strong numbers against Cornwall.
However, Spartans head coach John Turner is looking for the defence to improve on its inconsistent play this season. Turner noted the defence played much better in last week’s 48-0 shutout over the Charlottetown Privateers, and will need to continue to work at becoming more consistent as the season progresses.
Hope to host playoff game
A win over Cornwall will also guarantee the Spartans will host a semifinal game on the turf playing surface at Eric Johnston Field, where the team has enjoyed a lot of success over the last four seasons.
The Spartans will have a bye next week, and then complete the regular season the following week in Cornwall. The semifinals will be held either Nov. 1 or 2.