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U11 Spartans repeat

Travellers Home Centre Red Spartans repeated as under-11 champions of the Domino's Spartans Bowl flag football tournament in Summerside on Sunday. The Spartans defeated the Valley Bulldogs 33-26 in the championship game. Members of the Spartans are, front row, from left: Aidan Ferrish and Josh Pridham. Back row: Coby Maund, Landon Laughlin, Luke MacKinnon, Landon MacKinnon, Jonas Binkley and Christain Cameron. In back are coaches John MacKinnon, left, and Logan Plant.
Travellers Home Centre Red Spartans repeated as under-11 champions of the Domino's Spartans Bowl flag football tournament in Summerside on Sunday. The Spartans defeated the Valley Bulldogs 33-26 in the championship game. Members of the Spartans are, front row, from left: Aidan Ferrish and Josh Pridham. Back row: Coby Maund, Landon Laughlin, Luke MacKinnon, Landon MacKinnon, Jonas Binkley and Christain Cameron. In back are coaches John MacKinnon, left, and Logan Plant.

SUMMERSIDE – Exciting and drama-filled action highlighted the conclusion of the second annual Domino’s Spartans Bowl on Sunday.

Tignish Reign quarterback Jarvis McRae looks to make a pass during a game in the second annual Domino's Spartans Bowl flag football tournament at Eric Johnston Field in Summerside on Sunday morning. The Reign was competing in the under-13 age category.

A total of 24 teams from across P.E.I. and Nova Scotia attended the three-day tournament. Eight teams in each age group – under-11 and under-13 – qualified for Sunday’s playoffs.

Under-11
In one of the most exciting games of the tournament, the hometown Travellers Home Centre Red Spartans beat the Valley Bulldogs 33-26 in a back-and-forth game that wasn’t decided until the final minute. 
The Red Spartans, who went undefeated in the under-11 tournament and were the defending Spartans Bowl champions, reached the final with a tough 27-19 win over the Alberton Predators in one semifinal game. The Bulldogs got by the Summerside Green Spartans 26-18 in the other exciting semifinal. 
The Bulldogs had only two losses all weekend, and those were at the hands of the Red Spartans.
In the bronze-medal game, the Predators beat the Green Spartans 37-12.

Under-13
The undefeated Valley Bulldogs won the under-13 championship with a close 13-6 win over the Charlottetown Privateers. 
Charlottetown twice had the ball first and goal inside the Valley five-yard line, but could not score a second touchdown against a stubborn Bulldogs’ defence that came up with two critical goal-line stands. 
The Privateers punched their ticket to the gold-medal game with an 18-0 win over the Valley Gators while the Bulldogs beat Tignish in the other semifinal. 
The bronze-medal game was another close battle as the Gators came out victorious 26-19.

Blake Blackett, 40, of the Charlottetown Privateers attempts to grab the flag of the Summerside White Spartans’ Rodney Robinson, 10, during play in the second annual Domino's Spartans Bowl flag football tournament at Eric Johnston Field on Sunday morning. The teams were competing in under-13 play.

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