Wildcats Declawed by Colts
The Edmonton Wildcats saw their record drop to 0- 3 this past weekend in Calgary as they took on the 2-0 Colts at McMahon Stadium in front of approximately 700 fans. The Colts got on the board early in the 1st quarter as they kicked a 44yd field goal to go up 3-0. Calgary increased their lead to 10-0 with a Clayton Masikewich 10 yd TD throw to Brendon Kearl to finish of the first quarter. Rookie kicker Marshall Broom, in the lineup for an ailing Andrew Fabian kicked his second field goal of the game from 36yds out to give the Colts a 13-0 lead heading into the half.
The Colts continued there dominance on offense in the second half with Broom connecting on his third field goal of the afternoon, tailback Cuong Thai Lieu would make it a 23-point lead as he dashed 53 yards off tackle 8:40 in to the third quarter. Third-year back Chucks Okafor would wrap up the scoring 4 minutes into the final period as he found the end zone from 9-yards out.
The Wildcats couldn’t seem to get their offense on track. They showed signs of greatness at times on offense but couldn’t string enough together to post a score on the Colts strong defense, holding the Wildcats to just 96 yds passing with 242 yds of net offense. QB Andrew Johnson completed 12 of 21 passes, but threw a pair of picks. Tailback Taylor Souster ran for 70 yds on 14 carries while receiver Ryan Smith caught 5 passes for 42 yds. The Colts had 398 yds of net offense with Masikewich completing 12 of 21 for 202 yds, with 1 TD. Tailback Cuong Tai Lieu rushed for 129 yds on 14 carries and receiver Joseph Rodreke caught 5 for 62 yds. The results put the Wildcats in a tie for last place with there cross town rival Huskies, who they will square off with later next month.
On Defense, Kael Schryver posted 15 defensive points to lead the defense, with Kris Gibson posting 12 points and Kevin Hanson at 11 points.
Next game sees the Wildcats hosting the Winnipeg Rifles at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton on Sunday September 4th at 12:00pm.
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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