OPC Underclassmen Game Preview (TEAM HALTON-PEEL): “This year’s game… a great venue to showcase the talent in our province”

The countdown begins to CanadaFootballChat.com Ontario Prospect Challenge on the May 1st weekend.  In the days leading up to OPC, CFC will preview the teams, coaches and players participating in the big event.

When Team Halton-Peel meets Team West on Saturday morning at Kiwanis Field in St. Catharines in the Underclassmen Ontario Prospect Challenge game, the players hope to achieve their objectives while relishing the opportunity to play in one of the biggest gridiron games of their careers.


“Our goal is that our players play to their potential and showcase their skills and abilities,” commented Pete Wilson, Team Halton-Peel Head Coach. “We expect the players to enjoy the experience and understand that this is a stepping stone to bigger and greater opportunities.”

OPC Halton Peel UC Practice 2015

For Wilson, this is the second consecutive time he will be part of a coaching staff that will guide a team at OPC. With the changes the event has undergone since the previous year, he believes it will be an invaluable experience for all involved.

“I was part of the coaching staff at last year’s OPC Varsity West team and enjoyed the experience coaching,” recalled the Team Halton-Peel Head Coach. “The entire process from tryouts to the game were very well planned and organized.”

“I feel this year’s game with the new division of teams will be even better and a great venue to showcase the talent in our province.”

OPC Halton Peel UC Practice 2015 2

As for both teams, Wilson expects a competitive battle that could go down to the wire and be decided by both unit lines.

“Both are very well coached teams that will show case their strengths on the field,” assessed the Team Halton-Peel Head Coach.  “My feeling is the key battles will start upfront between the defensive and offensive lines this will lead to very exciting plays in both the run/pass game and defensive secondary.”

“It is going to be very exciting.”

OPC Halton Peel UC Practice 2015 3

While this is going to be a pressured filled environment as parents, friends, recruiters and fans will look on from the stands, Wilson hopes that the participants will soak in the big game as well as provide an intriguing, yet thrilling battle on the field.

“Once the players overcome their nerves and the excitement we are going to see a very exciting football game,” expressed Wilson.

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