Summerside Clippers begin football playoffs Friday

Host Charlottetown in semifinal game Friday night

TC Media
Published on October 26, 2016
Summerside Cooke Insurance Clippers linebacker Liam Kerwin tackles Denver MacDonald of the Souris Wildcats during a recent Papa John’s P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League game at Eric Johnston Field in Summerside.
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SUMMERSIDE – It’s playoff time for the Summerside Cooke Insurance Clippers.

The Clippers will host the Charlottetown Privateers in a Papa John’s P.E.I. Varsity Tackle Football League game on Friday. The opening kickoff at Eric Johnston Field is set for 6:30 p.m.

Potato Bowl

The winner of this game will advance to the Potato Bowl championship game at UPEI on Friday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m.

The Clippers won the franchise’s first-ever provincial championship last season, and will be looking to repeat.


The Clippers went undefeated in the regular season at 6-0 (won-lost). The Privateers, meanwhile, did not record a win.


In the Papa John’s P.E.I. Bantam Tackle Football League, the Summerside Waterwise Spartans will play in the Hilton Bowl championship game at UPEI on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.

The undefeated Spartans have received a bye to the final.

The Spartans will meet winner of the semifinal between Cornwall and Kings County.