Spartans advance in post-season

Kate Scott/Courier The St. Stephen Spartans football team take to the field after halftime in quarterfinals at the St. Stephen High School earlier today. The Spartans defeated the Simonds Seabees 31-14 to advance to semifinals, which the Spartans will host next Saturday (Nov. 4) at 1 p.m.

St. Stephen – Two St. Stephen High School teams advanced in the post-season Saturday.

In a home game at the St. Stephen High School, the Spartans football team hosted the Simonds Seabees in quarterfinals.

Despite a 14-7 deficit at the half, the Spartans scored a field goal and three touchdowns in the second half to defeat the Seabees 31-14. The squad will now host semifinals at the school next Saturday (Nov. 4) at 1 p.m.

In varsity boys soccer action, the Spartans travelled to Perth-Andover to meet the Southern Victoria Vikings this morning at 10 a.m. in a must-win game to advance to provincials.

The Spartans handily defeated the  Vikings 4-0. In a later game, the Spartans met Polyvalante Thomas Albert (the winner of a match up between PTA and Rothesay) in a seeding match.

The Spartans defeated PTA 2-0 for its second shutout of the regional final, to claim the southwest regional crown. The squad is now slated to host provincials at the school next Saturday (Nov. 4).

For more on each Spartans victory, see Tuesday’s Courier.