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Clippers, Spartans advance to ch’ship games


SUMMERSIDE – It was a big night for Summerside football on Saturday.

Both Summerside teams won their semifinals to advance to their respective championship games at the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall on Saturday, Nov. 8.

On a very rainy night under the lights at Eric Johnston Field, the Summerside Waterwise Spartans built a 32-0 halftime lead en route to a 52-14 victory over the Amherst Wolfpack in the Papa John’s P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League.

The Spartans, who finished the regular season a perfect 6-0 (won-lost), will face the winner of Sunday’s semifinal between the Kings County Steelers (3-3) and Cornwall Timberwolves (3-3) in Rollo Bay in the Hilton Bowl.

The Spartans will be looking to repeat as league champions and win their third title in four years.

 

Shutout victory

The Summerside Cooke Insurance Clippers, meanwhile, posted an equally impressive victory – 30-0 – to end the Souris Wildcats’ dynasty in the Papa John’s P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League. The Wildcats were going for their seventh league championship in a row this season, having defeated the Spartans 28-0 and 20-15 in the last two Potato Bowls.

The Clippers led 12-0 at the half.

Both the Clippers and Wildcats went into the semifinal game with identical 4-2 (won-lost) regular-season records. However, the Clippers defeated the Wildcats 33-14 in the lone regular-season meeting between the two teams in Summerside on Oct. 3.

The Clippers’ defensive unit, which did not allow a point in the second half of that game, has now shut out the Wildcats for six straight quarters.

The Clippers will face the winner of Sunday’s semifinal between the first-place Charlottetown Privateers (5-1) and fourth-place Cornwall Timberwolves (2-4) in the Potato Bowl.

 

See Monday’s Journal Pioneer for complete coverage of both games.

Both Summerside teams won their semifinals to advance to their respective championship games at the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall on Saturday, Nov. 8.

On a very rainy night under the lights at Eric Johnston Field, the Summerside Waterwise Spartans built a 32-0 halftime lead en route to a 52-14 victory over the Amherst Wolfpack in the Papa John’s P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League.

The Spartans, who finished the regular season a perfect 6-0 (won-lost), will face the winner of Sunday’s semifinal between the Kings County Steelers (3-3) and Cornwall Timberwolves (3-3) in Rollo Bay in the Hilton Bowl.

The Spartans will be looking to repeat as league champions and win their third title in four years.

 

Shutout victory

The Summerside Cooke Insurance Clippers, meanwhile, posted an equally impressive victory – 30-0 – to end the Souris Wildcats’ dynasty in the Papa John’s P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League. The Wildcats were going for their seventh league championship in a row this season, having defeated the Spartans 28-0 and 20-15 in the last two Potato Bowls.

The Clippers led 12-0 at the half.

Both the Clippers and Wildcats went into the semifinal game with identical 4-2 (won-lost) regular-season records. However, the Clippers defeated the Wildcats 33-14 in the lone regular-season meeting between the two teams in Summerside on Oct. 3.

The Clippers’ defensive unit, which did not allow a point in the second half of that game, has now shut out the Wildcats for six straight quarters.

The Clippers will face the winner of Sunday’s semifinal between the first-place Charlottetown Privateers (5-1) and fourth-place Cornwall Timberwolves (2-4) in the Potato Bowl.

 

See Monday’s Journal Pioneer for complete coverage of both games.

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