(Photo Credit: Dalhousie Football Club)
(By: Henry Whitfield)
In their final Atlantic Football League regular season game, the Dalhousie Football Club fell behind early to the Saint John Sea Wolves and were unable to claw their way back into the game.
Two touchdowns by running-back Justin Cavan within the first two minutes of the game gave the Sea Wolves the early advantage and the defending AFL Champions refused to let go of the lead, winning 43-29 at the Canada Games Field.
The loss leaves last years runner-up Tigers with a 1-5 record heading into the playoffs, allowing 154 points and scoring just 102 over the six game season.
League leading Holland College Hurricanes (5-1) will host the Dalhousie Tigers (1-5) in the first semi-final matchup and the UNB Fredericton Red Bombers (3-3) will host the UNB Saint John Sea Wolves (3-3) in the other matchup. Both games are hosted this Saturday, with kick off in Charlottetown at 1pm and a 2pm kick-off in Fredericton.
Holland College heads into the playoffs favourites after leading the league points for with 179 and allowing just 111 points against, a stingy defence that has allowed their offence to take over games.
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Henry is a writer for Sportstream.ca and part of the Bill McLean Sports Show on 88.1 CKDU every Monday Morning at 10am. You can follow him on twitter at @HenryWhitfield , where he live tweets his thoughts during each Mooseheads game.