SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – The Papa John’s Football P.E.I. tackle football playoffs kick off tonight.
In the varsity league, the Summerside Clippers are looking to hold onto their title reign by hosting the Souris Wildcats in semifinal action at 8 p.m. The host Clippers went undefeated during the regular season and are looking to keep the momentum going in the playoffs.
“Our offence has clicked well all season,” said head coach John Turner. “That being said, we do rely on the speed and tackling of the defence to ignite our team success.”
The second playoff game also goes on Friday night as the second-place Cornwall Timberwolves, last year’s runners-up in the Potato Bowl, host the Charlottetown Privateers at 8 p.m. at Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall. The Wolves are hoping their young squad led by Tyler Newsome can get back to the final for another battle for the title.
The bantam semifinals begin tonight in Summerside where the first-place Spartans meet the defending champs from Cornwall. The Timberwolves had many kids graduate to the varsity league this year and will be in tough against a Summerside team looking to regain the Hilton Bowl. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
The second-place Charlottetown Privateers will host the third-place Kings County Steelers in Charlottetown on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the other semifinal.
The much-improved Privateers are looking for a chance to get back to the Hilton Bowl next weekend in Summerside.
Championship weekend is Nov. 3 in Summerside with noon start for the Hilton Bowl and the Potato Bowl going at 2:30 p.m.