Wildcats Finish Off Regular Season with Win Over The Thunder
The Edmonton Wildcats finished off a solid regular season with a win over the Regina Thunder on the road at Mosaic Stadium to lock down third place in the Division and a 5-3 record after beating the home team 27-15. They will now head to Saskatoon to face the Hilltops in a Semi Final Playoff match next Sunday at the Gordie Howe Bowl.
The lone score of the first quarter came when a Ben Koot field goal try went wide and the Cats conceded a single point. The scoring would pick up in the second quarter as heavy at times rain came down at Mosaic Stadium. Ideen Samadi was good on his first of two 3-pointers from 40 yards out to give Edmonton a 3-1 edge. Tyler Yaremchuk, who is guiding the Wildcat offense in the absence of starter Jordan Olson who’s sidelined with a broken wrist, put the Wildcats up 10-1 as he called his own number and ran 5 yards for the touchdown with under 3 minutes remaining in the frame. Yaremchuk completed 17 of 32 for 388 yards.
Camille Lagimodiere rallied Regina a minute later as he was all by his lonesome as he gathered an Asher Hastings pass for a 15-yard touchdown to pull the Thunder to within 2 at 10-8. Hastings passed for 363 yards on the day. But just as quickly, the Wildcats added to their lead as Levon Hawreliak scored on a 1-yard TD run 45 seconds after the Lagimodiere score. Samadi added his second field goal to make it 20-8 Edmonton at halftime.
The Wildcats put the finishing touches on third place as Tylor Henry, who had 6 catches for 126 yards scored on a 36-yard major to make it 27-8 Edmonton after 3. Regina showed a spark as veteran pass catcher Will Heward reeled in a 72-yard pass from Hastings, who left the game with an arm injury to make it 27-15. But it would be too little, too late for Regina as they finish the year at 4-4 and meet Calgary in a semi-final contest next weekend. The 5-3 Wildcats head to Saskatoon in the other semi-final
Next week sees the Wildcats on the road again, has the Saskatoon Hilltops Host the Semi Final Playoff game against the Edmonton Wildcats at the Gordie Howe Bowl on Sunday October 14th. Time to be determined.
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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