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Another perfect season


CORNWALL – The Summerside Waterwise Spartans put an exclamation mark on another dominating season Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans defeated the Eastern Kings Steelers 50-18 to make it back-to-back undefeated seasons, and win their third Ed Hilton Bowl in five years as the Papa John’s P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League champions.

“Our goal was obviously to repeat as champions,” said Spartans assistant coach Brian Doucet. “We knew it was going to be a tough road to travel.

“We had a great bunch of guys again this year, a great coaching staff, everybody worked hard and stuck to our game plan.”

Six touchdowns

At the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall, wide receiver Parker Cameron dominated running the ball for the Spartans, scoring six touchdowns. All of Summerside’s offensive plays were runs as the Spartans did not attempt a pass in the cold, windy and wet conditions.

“He was the workhorse today (Saturday), no question,” said Doucet. “As a coaching staff, we use the old motto, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, just keep giving him the ball.’

“He’s a great athlete, a great kid and we’re lucky to have him with the program.”

Cameron was quick to praise his blockers.

“We had great blocking today, and that’s the reason I had my touchdowns,” said Cameron, 14.

One of those was an outstanding block by Max McCarville that allowed Cameron to race into the end zone for a second-quarter major.

“He’s done that half a dozen times this year for Parker or whoever is running that outside end-around,” explained Doucet. “On that play you need to make one good block usually, and that’s the one outside linebacker. If you can get that block, the play is going to go for a big gain or a score.”

Dakota Fear also scored a major as he picked up a Steelers’ fumble and scampered into the end zone late in the second half.

Noah Manning led the Steelers with a two-touchdown performance.

The Spartans led 28-6 at the half.

Game plan

“The key was staying focused and sticking to our game plan,” said Doucet. “We had a game plan in place for the defence in terms of where we wanted them positioned and where we wanted them to take their first step after the snap of the ball, whether it be inside or outside. . .

“The offence had its game plan and plays they wanted to run. We wanted to make sure they got their blocks, made sure they knew who they were supposed to block and then making that block. Obviously, putting 50 points on the board they did that.”

Cameron was named the offensive player of the game while teammate Colton Perry was selected the top defensive performer.

Despite the conditions, Cameron, who also kicked four converts, liked how Summerside handled the ball.

“We didn’t have as much trouble as I was expecting actually,” he said. “We did pretty good controlling the ball.

“Our coach says the team with the fewest turnovers usually wins.”

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The Spartans defeated the Eastern Kings Steelers 50-18 to make it back-to-back undefeated seasons, and win their third Ed Hilton Bowl in five years as the Papa John’s P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League champions.

“Our goal was obviously to repeat as champions,” said Spartans assistant coach Brian Doucet. “We knew it was going to be a tough road to travel.

“We had a great bunch of guys again this year, a great coaching staff, everybody worked hard and stuck to our game plan.”

Six touchdowns

At the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall, wide receiver Parker Cameron dominated running the ball for the Spartans, scoring six touchdowns. All of Summerside’s offensive plays were runs as the Spartans did not attempt a pass in the cold, windy and wet conditions.

“He was the workhorse today (Saturday), no question,” said Doucet. “As a coaching staff, we use the old motto, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, just keep giving him the ball.’

“He’s a great athlete, a great kid and we’re lucky to have him with the program.”

Cameron was quick to praise his blockers.

“We had great blocking today, and that’s the reason I had my touchdowns,” said Cameron, 14.

One of those was an outstanding block by Max McCarville that allowed Cameron to race into the end zone for a second-quarter major.

“He’s done that half a dozen times this year for Parker or whoever is running that outside end-around,” explained Doucet. “On that play you need to make one good block usually, and that’s the one outside linebacker. If you can get that block, the play is going to go for a big gain or a score.”

Dakota Fear also scored a major as he picked up a Steelers’ fumble and scampered into the end zone late in the second half.

Noah Manning led the Steelers with a two-touchdown performance.

The Spartans led 28-6 at the half.

Game plan

“The key was staying focused and sticking to our game plan,” said Doucet. “We had a game plan in place for the defence in terms of where we wanted them positioned and where we wanted them to take their first step after the snap of the ball, whether it be inside or outside. . .

“The offence had its game plan and plays they wanted to run. We wanted to make sure they got their blocks, made sure they knew who they were supposed to block and then making that block. Obviously, putting 50 points on the board they did that.”

Cameron was named the offensive player of the game while teammate Colton Perry was selected the top defensive performer.

Despite the conditions, Cameron, who also kicked four converts, liked how Summerside handled the ball.

“We didn’t have as much trouble as I was expecting actually,” he said. “We did pretty good controlling the ball.

“Our coach says the team with the fewest turnovers usually wins.”

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