Huskies Get Mauled By Wildcats

The Edmonton Wildcats trounced their cross town rival Edmonton Huskies 49-3 putting themselves in the win column for the first time this season with an impressive offensive performance Saturday night at Clarke Park in front of approximately 550 fans.

The weekends contest was seen as the battle of the basement dwellers as both teams were searching for their first win of the 2010 campaign. The first quarter saw each team sputter on offensive while the defenses held tight heading into the 2nd quarter with the score 3-1 for the Huskies after 1.

In the second quarter the Wildcats started to show life on offense with a 32 yd Donavin Kavich Field Goal to jump into the lead 4 -3 before scoring one of their 6 rushing touchdowns on the night with Kendal Kennedy punching it in from 3 yds out to send the Cats into the half up 11 -3.

The Wildcats exploded in the second half scoring 38 unanswered points with five more rushing touchdowns as they took advantage of a tired Huskies defense. Donavin Kavich added a late field goal to finish off the scoring as the Wildcats manhandled the Huskies 49 -3.

The Wildcats defensive came to play on this night as they held the opposition to just 205 total net yds in the game while holding the ground game to just 73 yds and QB Ben Gorniak to just 140 yds in the air. After the Huskies opened the scoring in the game with a field goal early in the first quarter the defense tighten up and didn’t allow another point in the game as the secondary created three turnovers on the night on route to a dominating performance.

Coach Durchik was quoted as saying “I’m ecstatic. We haven’t played the greatest…..and yet our guys rallied. There’s a lot of bragging rights involved, a lot of pride.”

The Wildcats offense got off to a slow start in the game but picked up the pace in the second quarter and didn’t look back racking up 455 yds on the ground using a dynamic running attack of Taylor Souster, Jerit Lambert , Shiane Runcie, Jeremy Townsend and QB Andrew Johnson. All five gained more that 60 yds on the ground with Lambert leading the way with 125 yds on 8 carries. The Wildcats posted 519 total net yds on the evening with QB Andrew Johnson completing 6 of 15 for 56 yds and Kyle Dunlop 1 of 1 for 33 yds. Jerit Lambert led with 2 catches for 25 yds, while Sean Goos snagged 1 for 33yds. The Huskies were held to 205 total net yds with 73 yds on the ground and 140 passing yds. QB Ben Gorniak was 13 of 28 for 125 yds while Trevor Erdmann was 2 of 10 for 15 yds. Huskies Receiver Mallan Roberts had 4 catches for 37 yds with John Gooding grabbing 3 for 26 yds.

Next game sees the Wildcats in a rematch with their cross town rivals the Edmonton Huskies at Clarke Park on Saturday October 2nd at 7:00pm. The Wildcats will be hosting the game this weekend.

All Edmonton Wildcat practices are at Rundle Park and the players take to the field at around 7:30 pm nightly.


Stuart Gibson
Edmonton Wildcats Media Coordinator
Phone (780) 221-3671