OPC VARSITY GAME PREVIEW (TEAM CENTRAL): “Whoever executes better on specials will earn the victory”

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.

The Ontario Prospect Challenge will conclude Saturday night as Team Central will square off against Team East in at TD Place in Ottawa.

Kickoff is 7:00PM.

Team Central Head Coach Heath Weir expects the contest to go right down to the wire.

“I think the game will be exciting,” commented Weir.  “Team East is well coached and there is a ton of talent up in the Ottawa and Kingston areas.”

“I expected the game to come down to the fourth quarter.”

Zacharie Quiviger 3

On the field, Weir said to expect some familiarity in Team Central’s offensive game plan.  Moreover, the squad will be prepared to mount a challenge to their opponent’s defence.  Ultimately, it could come to the virtual unknown for squad – special teams.

“Offensively, our offensive line coach and I run Triple Option at Huron Heights so the East can expect a heavy dose of the inside and outside Veer,” described Weir.  “On defence, our strength will be in the Front 7, we’re expecting them to be airing the ball out.”

“Special Teams is the real question mark for both squads. With limited prep time, whoever executes better on specials will earn the victory.”

Pivot Zach Quiviger could the one to watch for on Team Central as his performance on offense could be the determining factor in how successful the squad is on Saturday.

“Zach has done a great job grasping the Triple Option,” assessed Weir.  “We were concerned, since Zach is use to sitting in the gun zipping the ball downfield.”

“But he has developed nicely.”

Michael Corbeil OPC

Furthermore, Weir expects to two battles to shape up during the game.

“The first matchup to watch will be defensive end Michael Corbeil against Team East’s offensive line,” offered the Team Central Head Coach.  “It will be interesting to see whether or not they can handle his power and athleticism.”

“The other key matchup will be Team East’s Front 7 versus our offensive scheme. They’ll need to be disciplined up front and know their responsibilities.”

Overall, Weir hopes all participants achieve three key objectives.

“Our goals are for players to have fun because it’s an All-Star game,” said Weir.  “Also, this is an opportunity for players to showcase their talents”

“Finally, we want to win!”

Saturday night cannot come soon enough for either Team Central or Team East.

“We’re all looking forward to a great game,” expressed Weir.

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