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Going out in style

CHARLOTTETOWN – Marc Reid could not have written a better script.

Summerside Cooke Insurance Clippers head coach Marc Reid explains a drill to his players.

The Kensington resident and former CFLer has been the driving force behind the Summerside Clippers of the Papa John’s P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League for the last 10 years. The Clippers won the franchise’s first-ever Potato Bowl on Saturday night, with a 56-0 victory over the Charlottetown Privateers at the UPEI turf field.

Reid confirmed in a post-game interview with the Journal Pioneer that this was indeed his last game as Clippers head coach.

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“This is it for me,” said Reid. “John (Turner) is going to take over the program next year, and I am going to head down to Holland College (to work with the Hurricanes’ football team).”

Reid admitted it is tough to leave the Clippers.

“I have been here for such a long time,” he said. “We have better things to come with John Turner moving in.

“John has good football knowledge and he will build on this championship.”

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