Wildcats Dominate at Home Against Huskies
In a lop-sided affair the Edmonton Wildcats shut out their cross town rivals 72 -0 with a dominating performance Saturday Night at Clarke Park in front of approximately 900 energetic Fans.
The first quarter saw the Wildcats jump out to a 35 point lead to tie an all time CJFL & PFC record for first quarter points. The last time this was accomplished was on September 22nd 1996 by the Saskatoon Hilltops.
Quarterback Andy Pilon was on his game early as he fired 2 TD strikes to Kevin Wuthrich and one to Jerit Lambert, along with a 6 yd TD scamper by Justin McEvoy and an interception return TD by David Berg to put the Wildcats up 35 -0 after the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter saw more scoring from running back Justin McEvoy with his second TD of the night pounding it in from 2yds out after a David Berg pick, his second IC of the night and a lateral toss to Matt Lalande who rambled down to the 2 yd lane where Justin McEvoy finished it off to put the Cats up 53 -0 at the half.
The third quarter saw no scoring but the assault continued in the 4 quarter with a 21 yd field goal from Ben Hnidan, followed up by a 1 yd Shiane Runcie dash into the end zone to put the Cats up 63 -0. The Wildcats finished off the scoring with Shiane Runcie’s 2nd TD of the night from 4 yds out to make the final score 72 -0 Wildcats.
On defense Matt Lalande had another outstanding game with 5 tackles, 1 assist, a QB sack, an interception return for a TD and 18.5 points on the night. David Berg had a stellar game as well with 3 interceptions in the contest, 1 of which went for a TD for a total of 14 defense points, while Safety Corbin Sharun had 1 pick and 4 tackles for 12 points .
The Wildcats put up 437 yds of net offense with Andy Pilon completing 15 of 27 for 202 yds, while the ground game picked up 215 yds. The Wildcats held the Huskies to just 102 yds of net offense with Kevin Allen completing 2 of 8 for 21 yds and a team rushing of 123 yds.
Next game sees the Wildcats on the road to face the Regina Thunder Sunday September 27th 1:00pm at Mosaic Stadium.
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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