Wildcats Defeat Colts 36-16
The Edmonton Wildcats started the 2014 regular season on the road facing the Calgary Colts in McMahon Stadium.
The Wildcats saw the first points on the score board with an Ideen Samadi field goal 2:01 into the first, giving them a 3-0 lead. The Colts reciprocated 9:38 into the first with a Cole Meyer touchdown, taking the lead from the Wildcats for a score of 7-3. With only 0:27 left in the first, Ideen Samadi kicked another field goal through, narrowing the Colts lead to 7-6. The second saw no movement on the score board until 10:25 in when Wildcat Quarterback Jordan Olson’s pass was completed to Rocky Borrelli who took it in for a touchdown, giving the Wildcats a 13-7 lead. The first half ended with a field goal from Marshal Broom, adding 3 on the board for the Colts, ending the half with a Wildcat lead of 13-10.
The third quarter saw three touchdowns from the Wildcats. At 8:43, Chase Nahrebeski ran one in increasing the Wildcat lead to 20-10. Three minutes later, Nahrebeski completed another touchdown, bringing the score to 27-10. With only 1:33 left in the third, Jahlani Knorren ran a 80-yard punt return through, bringing the score to 34-10 for the Wildcats. The Wildcat lead increased part way through the fourth when the Colts conceded a safety, giving the Wildcats an additional two points. With only 0:36 left in the game, Colt Cam Fox found the endzone, ending the game with a score of 36-16 for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats offense saw 300 total yards, with 101 on the ground and 214 in the air. Running Back Jordon Samoil, who is back after taking a year to heal a knee injury, carried 8 times for a total of 48 yards, and first year Wildcat Anthony Myroon carried 7 times for a total of 28 yards. Veteran Brad Quartel lead the Wildcats for pass receiving with 8 catches for 118 yards. Quarterback Jordan Olson completed 15 out of 36 passes for 214 yards and 2 touchdowns. For returns, Jahlani Knorren lead the punt returns with 8 for 116 yards and Rocky Borrelli returned 2 kick-offs for 77 yards.
Defensively the Wildcats were lead by Defensive Back Luc Catellier with 16 points, consisting of 5 tackles, 1 pass knock down, and 1 interception. T
The Wildcats are on the road again next weekend heading to Mosaic Stadium to meet the Regina Thunder who are also 1-0 for the 2014 season.