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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – It’s do-or-die time for the Holland College Hurricanes football team as they head to Fredericton, N.B., today for an Atlantic Football League semifinal.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
The Hurricanes will be looking to avoid a three-game sweep by the Red Bombers as the teams finished the regular season with back-to-back games.
“I said three weeks ago it was going to be some great close football, and here we are,” Hurricanes head coach Ross Young said.
He has liked the pace of this week’s practices.
“They’ve got a nice tempo. The guys are upbeat and are having fun making adjustments.”
Those adjustments included key areas that stalled in big moments during the last few weeks.
“The offence is working hard, and we are tightening our special teams,” Young said.
The defence needed minor adjustments, but they are always trying to improve.
“We are working on stopping the running game, and on the small details,” said defensive co-ordinator Steve Letner.
A couple of big plays in the first half of last week’s game left the Hurricanes playing catch up, but Letner sees the positive side.
“We didn’t give up any points in the second half and have played well all year,” he said. “Third time’s a charm.”
The game can be viewed online and there are links from the league website at atlanticfootball.co.
Compiled for Holland College.