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CORNWALL – It was one of those days for the Summerside Cooke Insurance Clippers.

The Clippers fell behind early and never led in a 42-28 loss to the Charlottetown Privateers in the 2014 Potato Bowl on Saturday afternoon. It was the third straight year the Clippers have lost in the championship game of the Papa John’s P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League.

“The drive and determination from the guys was definitely there,” said Clippers defensive co-ordinator Teejay Foley. “We are taking this one a little harder because it’s our third loss in the championship (game).

“I’m proud of the kids. They put forth the best effort that they could. I feel bad for the kids that are moving on because this was their last chance to win a championship.

“For the kids who are returning, they know what it's like to be on the doorstep and the disappointment of losing a championship, but we have something to build on for next year.”

On a cold and windy day at the Terry Fox Complex, the weather did not bother the Privateers, who jumped out to a 20-0 first-half lead on two rushing touchdowns by quarterback Colin Trewin, who hooked up with Zac Jarvis in the corner of the end zone for the third major.

Clippers quarterback Jayden Reid found Tyler Snyder for a touchdown on the final play of the first half, and the convert made it 20-7 at halftime.

Reid found Cameron Paynter on the opening drive of the third quarter, and all of a sudden it was 20-14.

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However, the Privateers marched right down the field, and capped off by Kyle Younker’s rushing touchdown. Shortly after that Trewin connected with Jarvis for his second score of the game to give Charlottetown a 36-14 lead.

Paynter scored the final two Summerside touchdowns on passing plays with Reid.

"That was exciting,” Trewin told TC Media. “After five years of football, one season with one win and a losing last year to these guys, it's so satisfying. I'm so proud of these guys.

"We practised in this (kind of weather) and three years ago (in the final) we lost in these same conditions, and we know how to play in it now."

When asked if he could point out one key for the Clippers on Saturday, Foley talked about poor tackling.

“It was one of the main things we needed to do coming in, and Charlottetown blocked really well, sealed their running lanes and were able to hit us full force,” said Foley. “We made a lot of mental mistakes, and communication was lacking.

“Charlottetown just played a better game than us.”

Although disappointed, Foley is optimistic about the Clippers’ future, especially with a strong Summerside bantam program.

“It’s always a work in progress,” said Foley. “It’s not the end just because we lost this game.

“We are going to continue and we are going to try and build the team stronger.”

Trewin (offence) and Jarvis (defence) were named players of the game.

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The Clippers fell behind early and never led in a 42-28 loss to the Charlottetown Privateers in the 2014 Potato Bowl on Saturday afternoon. It was the third straight year the Clippers have lost in the championship game of the Papa John’s P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League.

“The drive and determination from the guys was definitely there,” said Clippers defensive co-ordinator Teejay Foley. “We are taking this one a little harder because it’s our third loss in the championship (game).

“I’m proud of the kids. They put forth the best effort that they could. I feel bad for the kids that are moving on because this was their last chance to win a championship.

“For the kids who are returning, they know what it's like to be on the doorstep and the disappointment of losing a championship, but we have something to build on for next year.”

On a cold and windy day at the Terry Fox Complex, the weather did not bother the Privateers, who jumped out to a 20-0 first-half lead on two rushing touchdowns by quarterback Colin Trewin, who hooked up with Zac Jarvis in the corner of the end zone for the third major.

Clippers quarterback Jayden Reid found Tyler Snyder for a touchdown on the final play of the first half, and the convert made it 20-7 at halftime.

Reid found Cameron Paynter on the opening drive of the third quarter, and all of a sudden it was 20-14.

Answer back

However, the Privateers marched right down the field, and capped off by Kyle Younker’s rushing touchdown. Shortly after that Trewin connected with Jarvis for his second score of the game to give Charlottetown a 36-14 lead.

Paynter scored the final two Summerside touchdowns on passing plays with Reid.

"That was exciting,” Trewin told TC Media. “After five years of football, one season with one win and a losing last year to these guys, it's so satisfying. I'm so proud of these guys.

"We practised in this (kind of weather) and three years ago (in the final) we lost in these same conditions, and we know how to play in it now."

When asked if he could point out one key for the Clippers on Saturday, Foley talked about poor tackling.

“It was one of the main things we needed to do coming in, and Charlottetown blocked really well, sealed their running lanes and were able to hit us full force,” said Foley. “We made a lot of mental mistakes, and communication was lacking.

“Charlottetown just played a better game than us.”

Although disappointed, Foley is optimistic about the Clippers’ future, especially with a strong Summerside bantam program.

“It’s always a work in progress,” said Foley. “It’s not the end just because we lost this game.

“We are going to continue and we are going to try and build the team stronger.”

Trewin (offence) and Jarvis (defence) were named players of the game.

Twitter.com/JpsportsJason

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