Saskatoon Hilltops Come a Knockin

The Edmonton Wildcats will be hosting their 2nd game of the season against the Saskatoon Hilltops on Sunday August 29th at Clarke Parke. The Wildcats will be looking for their first win of the season after a sloppy start to the season opener at Clarke Park that saw the Regina Thunder take advantage of numerous penalties and undisciplined play.

The Hilltops are coming off a decisive win at home over the Winnipeg Rifles 51 -14 last week and are hoping to continue the momentum in Edmonton against the Cats. On the other hand the Wildcats are coming off a very poor outing last week and want to put that contest behind them and focus on this week’s game against the Hilltops and secure a win at home. In order to do that they will have to play smart disciplined football. This is a determined football team that has a lot of pride as defending PFC champs. I don’t think the Hilltops want to mess with a wounded Cat. If they do they will have their hands full.

The offence led by 2nd year Quarterback Adam Senuik will be looking to improve on his performance from last week with the passing and running game lead by Wide receiver Jerit Lambert and Mitch Richter who were non factors in the game with the Thunder and are determined to make an impact in Sunday’s contest. Running back Justin McEvoy who had a below average outing in last weekends debacle will be focused on racking up some big numbers this weekend. Special teams will remain a key factor as well, with David Berg and Jerit Lambert on Punt and Kick returns, which are both coming off successful seasons last year.

Linebacker Kevin Hanson one of the bright spots in last weekend’s game racked up 16 points on defense and will need to continue his strong play with support from Mike Podloski and Steven Rae who also had strong outings against the Thunder last week. The d-line will need to be dominant in this game, putting the pressure on the Quarterback and stopping the run with the likes of Rory Connop and Gabriel David looking to have breakout games.

All Edmonton Wildcat practices are at Rundle Park and the players take to the field around 7:00 pm nightly.


Stuart Gibson
Edmonton Wildcats Media Coordinator
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