OPC VARSITY GAME PREVIEW (TEAM WEST): “This is a stepping stone to bigger & greater opportunities”

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.

Under Friday Night Lights, the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) will officially kick off at Kiwanis Field in St.Catharines.

In the opening game, Team West will battle Team Halton-Peel.  Game start is 7:15pm.

For Team West Head Coach Mike Solanki, it’s the second consecutive time that he’s going to lead the team at the big show.  With the changes that were implemented this year, it has the makings of becoming the best OPC yet.

“I was part of the coaching staff at last year’s OPC varsity West team and enjoyed the experience coaching,” recalled Solanki.  “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.”

As for what we can expect on the field from Team West and Team Halton-Peel, Solanki said that depth will run rampant on the field.

“There will be very well coached teams that will showcase their strengths on the field,” added the Team West Head Coach.

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Moreover, there will be some main on-field matchups that could dictate the outcome of this game.

“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,” assessed Solanki.  “It is going to be very exciting.”

With final preparations taking place before Friday’s battle, Team West is focused on accomplishing some main objectives during the event while recognizing the significance of their performance.

“Our goal is that our players play to their potential and showcase their skills and abilities,” offered Solanki.  “We expect the players to enjoy the experience and understand that

Many players will be feeling the pressure early on in the game.  However, Solanki is confident they will overcome this and deliver an intriguing yet thrilling opening OPC game.

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

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