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Local teams sweep flag football titles


SUMMERSIDE – Two teams from Summerside were crowned champions of the inaugural Summerside Spartans Bowl flag football tournament at Eric Johnston Field last weekend.

The tournament featured over 150 players with 13 teams from P.E.I., and five teams from Nova Scotia. There were two divisions – under-11 and under-13.

The under-11 teams played a single round robin while the under-13 teams played a double round robin.

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Under-11

In the under-11 semifinals, the Summerside White Spartans beat the Valley Bulldogs 26-8 and the Alberton Team Two Predators topped the Alberton Team Three Predators 25-19 to set up an all-P.E.I. championship game.  

The Spartans played a strong game on both sides of the ball in the gold-medal contest, defeating the Predators 48-18.  

“Our players now have a good understanding of the flag game, so you are now seeing their athletic abilities taking over,” commented Spartans head coach Logan Plant. “The players had lots of fun and it was great to have a large tournament like this here in Summerside.”  

In the bronze-medal game, the Valley Bulldogs won 26-18 over the Alberton Team Three Predators.

 

Under-13

On the under-13 side, the Summerside Green Spartans punched their ticket to the championship game with a 33-13 win over the Valley Team Two Bulldogs, and the Stratford Broncos beat the Valley Team One Bulldogs 57-27 to set up another all-Island final.  

In a very exciting game that came down to the last play, the hometown Spartans beat the Broncos 27-26.

“It was a very exciting game and really entertaining, high-calibre flag football,” commented coach Jamie Matheson. “Our guys responded well after being down 19-6 at halftime.

“It was nice to win this first-ever Spartans Bowl in front of their parents and friends.”  

The Valley Two Bulldogs won the bronze medal with a 21-17 win.

 

Annual event

The Spartans football organization plans on making this an annual June event on the Maritime flag football calendar, and is hoping to build on the success of last weekend’s event.

The tournament featured over 150 players with 13 teams from P.E.I., and five teams from Nova Scotia. There were two divisions – under-11 and under-13.

The under-11 teams played a single round robin while the under-13 teams played a double round robin.

Click here for photos:

 

Under-11

In the under-11 semifinals, the Summerside White Spartans beat the Valley Bulldogs 26-8 and the Alberton Team Two Predators topped the Alberton Team Three Predators 25-19 to set up an all-P.E.I. championship game.  

The Spartans played a strong game on both sides of the ball in the gold-medal contest, defeating the Predators 48-18.  

“Our players now have a good understanding of the flag game, so you are now seeing their athletic abilities taking over,” commented Spartans head coach Logan Plant. “The players had lots of fun and it was great to have a large tournament like this here in Summerside.”  

In the bronze-medal game, the Valley Bulldogs won 26-18 over the Alberton Team Three Predators.

 

Under-13

On the under-13 side, the Summerside Green Spartans punched their ticket to the championship game with a 33-13 win over the Valley Team Two Bulldogs, and the Stratford Broncos beat the Valley Team One Bulldogs 57-27 to set up another all-Island final.  

In a very exciting game that came down to the last play, the hometown Spartans beat the Broncos 27-26.

“It was a very exciting game and really entertaining, high-calibre flag football,” commented coach Jamie Matheson. “Our guys responded well after being down 19-6 at halftime.

“It was nice to win this first-ever Spartans Bowl in front of their parents and friends.”  

The Valley Two Bulldogs won the bronze medal with a 21-17 win.

 

Annual event

The Spartans football organization plans on making this an annual June event on the Maritime flag football calendar, and is hoping to build on the success of last weekend’s event.

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