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Pitbulls play host after a great second half

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

A Pitbulls ball carry fends off a defender with a stiff-arm. (Submitted photo)

A Pitbulls ball carry fends off a defender with a stiff-arm. (Submitted photo)

A blazing second half in which the bantam group went a perfect 4-0 - capped off by a decisive 38-8 hammering of the Corydon Comets – has the Portage Pitbulls bantam football team hosting a weekend playoff game in Manitoba Minor Football Association (MMFA) action.

“For whatever reason, our team is just a second-half team, we always seem to have a late start,” says bantam head coach, Miles Irwin. “The boys have really turned it on and are looking good at a great time heading into playoffs. We were so close to getting a bye through the first round but we’ll just have to win our way to the semifinals.”

The Pitbulls finished tied for second place at 4-4 with St. James, but because of a one-point loss to the Rods earlier in the year, Portage sits in the third place position in league standings. The bantam 'bulls host the Comets Oct. 14 at 9:30 a.m., at Rotary Republic Park. Irwin is expecting to utilize the team's speed and come away with a victory but says they can’t take the Comets lightly even though they recently beat them.

The Portage Pitbulls Cruncher team’s season is also coming to an end. They’ll wrap things up at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg on Oct. 28. There are no playoffs for the Cruncher age group.

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