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UPDATED: Clippers champions


CHARLOTTETOWN – It’s been a long time coming, but the Potato Bowl will reside in Prince County.

The Summerside Clippers won the franchise’s first-ever P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League championship in its 10-year history on Saturday night. The Clippers, who were appearing in their fourth straight title game, cruised to a 56-0 victory over the Charlottetown Privateers.

“This victory is worth 10 years,” said Clippers head coach Marc Reid, who has been with the program all 10 years along with assistant coaches Jeremy Hern and Teejay Foley. “After being out here for so many years, we finally get to celebrate a victory. It’s been a long time coming.”

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Perfect season

The Clippers were the class of the four-team league right since Day 1. Summerside, which blanked Souris 50-0 in a semifinal game on Oct. 30 and did not allow a single point in the playoffs, finished with an overall record of 8-0 (won-lost).

“It was an all-around attack, running backs, receivers, the defence and special teams,” said Reid. “Everybody chipped in.”

At the UPEI turf field, Parker Cameron, Cameron Paynter and Cameron Gavin all scored two touchdowns to lead the Clippers in a rematch of last year’s Potato Bowl, won by the Privateers 42-28 in Cornwall.

Sebastien Roy-Garand and Riley Gallant each counted a major.

“We knew coming into this that if we dominated on the line of scrimmages this team would be tough to beat,” assessed Reid. “We executed our plays.

“It comes down to execution, and we executed better than them today.”

Gavin opened the scoring with 1:41 left in the first quarter, and the Clippers never looked back. Summerside led 35-0 at halftime, and struck early in the second half to extend its lead.

“We got a turnover early in the third quarter, and I told them, ‘Let’s try to bury this game right now’,” said Reid, who felt early nerves played a big role in the team’s slow start offensively.

Clippers quarterback Jayden Reid was named the offensive player of the game.

“He played a really good game,” said Coach Reid in assessing his son’s play. “He’s done really well. I’m really proud of him.”

On the defensive side of the ball, Riley McCarthy was selected as the top performer.

“Riley has been a trooper,” said Coach Reid. “He started with John Turner’s bantam program, and he’s really turned out to be one of our top-end lineman.”

 

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The Summerside Clippers won the franchise’s first-ever P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League championship in its 10-year history on Saturday night. The Clippers, who were appearing in their fourth straight title game, cruised to a 56-0 victory over the Charlottetown Privateers.

“This victory is worth 10 years,” said Clippers head coach Marc Reid, who has been with the program all 10 years along with assistant coaches Jeremy Hern and Teejay Foley. “After being out here for so many years, we finally get to celebrate a victory. It’s been a long time coming.”

Click here for post-game photos:

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Perfect season

The Clippers were the class of the four-team league right since Day 1. Summerside, which blanked Souris 50-0 in a semifinal game on Oct. 30 and did not allow a single point in the playoffs, finished with an overall record of 8-0 (won-lost).

“It was an all-around attack, running backs, receivers, the defence and special teams,” said Reid. “Everybody chipped in.”

At the UPEI turf field, Parker Cameron, Cameron Paynter and Cameron Gavin all scored two touchdowns to lead the Clippers in a rematch of last year’s Potato Bowl, won by the Privateers 42-28 in Cornwall.

Sebastien Roy-Garand and Riley Gallant each counted a major.

“We knew coming into this that if we dominated on the line of scrimmages this team would be tough to beat,” assessed Reid. “We executed our plays.

“It comes down to execution, and we executed better than them today.”

Gavin opened the scoring with 1:41 left in the first quarter, and the Clippers never looked back. Summerside led 35-0 at halftime, and struck early in the second half to extend its lead.

“We got a turnover early in the third quarter, and I told them, ‘Let’s try to bury this game right now’,” said Reid, who felt early nerves played a big role in the team’s slow start offensively.

Clippers quarterback Jayden Reid was named the offensive player of the game.

“He played a really good game,” said Coach Reid in assessing his son’s play. “He’s done really well. I’m really proud of him.”

On the defensive side of the ball, Riley McCarthy was selected as the top performer.

“Riley has been a trooper,” said Coach Reid. “He started with John Turner’s bantam program, and he’s really turned out to be one of our top-end lineman.”

 

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