Summerside Intermediate School (SIS) continued to dominate P.E.I. School Athletic Association (PEISAA) flag football at the provincial championships.
Summerside Intermediate successfully defended its titles by winning the A and AA girls’ gold medals at Eric Johnston Field recently.
Overtime was required to decide the AA girls’ gold-medal game between East Wiltshire and the SIS Dolphins for the second straight season.
After both teams scored on their first possessions of overtime, Lauren Clark scored the game-winning touchdown on a pass from quarterback Katie Acorn while the SIS defence, led by Paige MacLean, shut down East Wiltshire on its last possession of overtime to give the Dolphins their second straight provincial AA championship.
The Dolphins opened the scoring on a touchdown pass from Acorn to Reghan Betts for a 6-0 lead. East Wilshire answered with a touchdown to tie the game 6-6 going into the half.
In the second half, SIS counted a touchdown on a pass from Acorn to wide receiver Andrea Caron. East Wiltshire, once again, tied the game midway through the second half to send the contest into overtime.
In the bronze medal game, The Mount edged Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School (KISH) 25-24 in a very close game to claim third place.
Francois Buote won its first AA boys’ provincial gold medal with a dominating 60-27 win over the SIS Saints. The Jaguars, led by a precision passing attack and route running, scored on every possession.
This is the first time the provincial banner has left Summerside in the PEISAA history of the sport.
Gulf Shore scored a last-second touchdown to edge Miscouche 34-33 in a very entertaining bronze-medal game.
The No. 2-ranked SIS Giants went into the gold-medal game with only one loss during the season against Hernewood – the only team who beat them in the regular season.
A touchdown pass from quarterback Maddy Keough to wide receiver Kristyn Taylor got SIS on the board quickly for an early 6-0 lead as the convert was unsuccessful.
However, Hernewood drove down the field on its next possession to tie the game 6-6.
Just before halftime, Keough hit centre Karlie Thompson on a five-yard touchdown pass and a successful convert gave SIS a 13-6 lead at halftime.
In the second half, the Giants’ defence, which only allowed 18 points all season, shut down Hernewood’s high-powered offence with different zone schemes and quarterback pressure.
Keough threw two more second-half touchdowns – one to wide receiver Ardyn Hardy and a second one – to Taylor to give SIS a 25-6 gold-medal game victory.
This Giants’ team, which is comprised of all Grade 8 students, will move up to the AA level for the 2020 season.
East Wiltshire defeated Montague 34-12 to claim the bronze medal.
In a battle of two Prince County schools, Evangeline won the gold medal with a 25-24 victory over Ecole Pierre Chiasson.
Evangeline scored a touchdown with under a minute left in the game to capture its first provincial banner in flag football.
Stonepark claimed bronze beating East Wilshire 34-27 in another close medal game.