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Spartans, Clippers advance to P.E.I. football finals

Nathan Enman of the Summerside Spartans tackles the Cornwall Timberwolves Mason Ward while teammate Bradley McCourt comes in for support during Friday night’s P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League semifinal game. The Spartans won the game 84-6 to advance to Saturday’s Ed Hilton Bowl in Summerside at noon.
Nathan Enman of the Summerside Spartans tackles the Cornwall Timberwolves Mason Ward while teammate Bradley McCourt comes in for support during Friday night’s P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League semifinal game. The Spartans won the game 84-6 to advance to Saturday’s Ed Hilton Bowl in Summerside at noon. - Jason Simmonds

Bowl games scheduled for Eric Johnston Field on Saturday

SUMMERSIDE – There will be a pair of hometown teams in two upcoming provincial title football games.

The Summerside Waterwise Spartans have advanced to the Ed Hilton Bowl, and the Summerside Cooke Insurance Clippers will play in the Potato Bowl. Both games will take place at the home of the two Summerside teams – Eric Johnston Field – on Saturday, Nov. 3.
The championship game of the P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League, which will start at noon, will feature the Spartans taking on the winner of Sunday’s semifinal between the Kings County Steelers and Charlottetown Privateers.
The Clippers and arch-rival Cornwall Timberwolves will decide the P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League championship game. That contest will take place immediately following the Ed Hilton Bowl, with opening kickoff expected to take place at 2:30 p.m.
The Clippers, who have won the last three championships, are making their fifth straight appearance in the league’s winner-take-all final.

The Souris Wildcats attempt to bring down Charlie Turner of the Summerside Clippers during a P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League game at Eric Johnston Field in Summerside on Friday night. The Clippers recorded a 62-0 shutout to earn a berth in the Potato Bowl in Summerside on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Spartans
The Spartans, who are looking to regain the Ed Hilton Bowl after losing last year’s final to Cornwall in Summerside, punched their ticket to the winner-take-all final with an 84-6 win over the young Timberwolves in a semifinal at Eric Johnston Field on Friday night.
Zackary Blood, Lucas Doucette and Kieran Arsenault all scored two touchdowns to lead the Spartans. Sean Matheson, Nathan Enman, Evan MacDougall and Cole Holland added single scores while rookie linebacker Wesley Long returned a fumble for a touchdown.

Clippers
In a varsity semifinal, also played on a chilly Friday night at Eric Johnston Field, the Clippers beat the Souris Wildcats 62-0 to advance to the Potato Bowl. 
Caleb Dawson, who had two touchdowns, two field goals and a rouge, led the Clippers’ offence against the Wildcats. Ethan Haakman added two scores, and Charlie Turner scored one major.
Dexter Stewart contributed two touchdowns on a punt return and a rushing score while defensive lineman Luke Trainor had an interception return major. 

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