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Bantam Spartans announce coaching changes

Paul Power follows the play from the sideline as Summerside Waterwise Spartans quarterback Luke Payne carries the ball during a Papa John’s P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League game at Eric Johnston Field earlier this summer. Power is stepping down as offensive co-ordinator after seven seasons with the Spartans.
Paul Power follows the play from the sideline as Summerside Waterwise Spartans quarterback Luke Payne carries the ball during a Papa John’s P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League game at Eric Johnston Field earlier this summer. Power is stepping down as offensive co-ordinator after seven seasons with the Spartans.

SUMMERSIDE – There will be some new faces calling the shots with the Summerside Waterwise Spartans in 2017.

Jamie Matheson, Paul Quinlan and Ken Blood have been announced as the new coaching staff of the Papa John’s P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League champions.
“These guys will do a great job with our bantam program, and they are excited about this opportunity,” said John Turner, who is stepping down as Spartans head coach.
Turner, however, is remaining as head coach of the Summerside Cooke Insurance Clippers, who have won back-to-back Potato Bowls in the Papa John’s P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League.

Jamie Matheson, Paul Quinlan and Ken Blood have been announced as the new coaching staff of the Papa John’s P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League champions.
“These guys will do a great job with our bantam program, and they are excited about this opportunity,” said John Turner, who is stepping down as Spartans head coach.
Turner, however, is remaining as head coach of the Summerside Cooke Insurance Clippers, who have won back-to-back Potato Bowls in the Papa John’s P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League.

Other coaches
The coaching staff of Turner, Jeff MacDonald, Brian Doucet and Paul Power has compiled an impressive resumé with the Spartans in their seven-year history. The team, which is based out of Eric Johnston Field near Credit Union Place, has won five of the last six Ed Hilton Bowls, including four in a row.

Clippers' staff
MacDonald and Doucet, along with Chuck Kitts, will remain on Turner’s staff with the Clippers while Power is retiring from coaching.
“Paul has been a tremendous offensive co-ordinator, and we will really miss him next season,” said Turner. “The bantam program has not lost a game in close to five years, and Paul has been a big part of this.”

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