Thunder Rock the Wildcats in Edmonton
The Regina Thunder rolled into Edmonton with redemption on their minds and they got it with a decisive win over the Wildcats 32 -14, avenging their lose at home last year against the Cats.
The first quarter saw the Thunder jump out to a 7 – 0 lead after a 30 yd catch and run play for a touchdown by Kolton Solomon from Reid Quest. The Thunder upped the score to 9 – 0 after the Wildcats conceded a safety. Regina finished off the 1st Quarter with a field goal to increase the lead to 12 -0.
The rough start continued for the Wildcats in the second as Reid Quest went to work again on the Wildcats secondary tossing a 44 yd reception to Kolton Solomon for his second TD of the game to send the visitors into half time up 19-0.
The Third quarter saw more of the same as the Wildcats could not get on track, while the Thunder were firing on all cylinders completing an 8 play 62yd drive ending in a 4 yd TD reception by Clay Cooke from Reid Quest for the Thunders 3rd major of the contest, putting them up 25-0 after a blocked convert attempt ending the 3rd Quarter.
The Wildcats finally get on the board in the 4th Quarter as Adam Senuik put together a 4 play 46yd drive ending in a 23yd TD run by Kendell Kennedy to cut the score to 25-7. The Thunder answered right back though on the ensuing kickoff, as Kolton Solomon returned the ball 105 yds for a TD and his 3rd of the game to widen the gap 32-7. The Cats could only muster 1 more score in the 4th quarter with an 8yd toss to Andrew Johnson to cut the lead to 32-14 and close out the game, with the final score 32 -14 for the Thunder
On defense Kevin Hanson had a solid game, leading all defenders with 5 tackles, 2 assists and 1 25 yd INT return for 18 defensive points. Mike Podloski and Steven Rae also had solid efforts in the game picking up 11 and 10 points respectively.
The Wildcats put up only 225 yds of net offense with Adam Senuik completing 7 of 19 for 97 yds and 1 TD, while the ground game picked up 144 yds. The Thunder had 382 yds of net offense with Reid Quest completing 21 of 29 for 304 yds and 3 TD’s. The Wildcats defense held the ground game to 105 yds with Mark Coons picking up all but 3yds of the Thunder’s total rushing yds with 102 yds on 20 carries.
Next game sees the Wildcats hosting their 2nd home game, as the Saskatoon Hilltops roll into town Sunday August 29th 1:00pm at Clarke Park
All Edmonton Wildcat practices are at Rundle Park and the players take to the field at around 7:30 pm nightly.
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