Ready for kick­off

Pri­va­teers host­ing Tim­ber­wolves Sun­day for open­ing day ac­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The Char­lot­te­town Pri­va­teers will host the Corn­wall Tim­ber­wolves Sun­day in their first games of the sea­son.

Three games are on the sched­ule for the day at the Long­worth Av­enue field.

Ac­tion be­gins at 11 a.m. with the un­der-12 squads.

It is a de­vel­op­men­tal game with each team play­ing of­fence for 10 plays and de­fence 10 plays per half. There are no spe­cial teams ex­cept the kick­ing op­tion af­ter a touch­down.

The goal is to fo­cus on skill de­vel­op­ment rather than win­ning or los­ing. The Pri­va­teers and Tim­ber­wolves are ex­pect­ing this to be a high-scor­ing game for both teams with the kids walk­ing away learn­ing a lot about the game.

Sec­ond on the sched­ule, at 1 p.m., is the ban­tam con­test, which is six-a-side foot­ball.

The Pri­va­teers have a num­ber of strong re­turn­ing play­ers with the ad­di­tion of a lot of rookie play­ers. As the re­turn­ing cham­pi­ons, the Tim­ber­wolves are eager to hold on to top spot for a sec­ond sea­son in a row. Both clubs are ex­pect­ing a close, ex­cit­ing game.

To wrap up the day, the var­sity teams play at 3 p.m.

With a new coach­ing staff in Char­lot­te­town, the Pri­va­teers are bring­ing a whole new play­book to the field, and they feel strong head­ing into their sea­sonopener.

The Tim­ber­wolves have a crop of strong rook­ies as well as a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of sec­ond- and third-year play­ers ready to bring their best to the field.

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