Wildcats get Rocked by Thunder
The Edmonton Wildcats rolled into Regina hoping to come away with 2 points but were met by a very stingy Thunder defense and an offense that was firing on all cylinders. The weather in Regina was hot and so was Thunder Quarterback Wyatt Catley as he went 15 of 21 for 221yds and 3 TD’s in front of approximately 700 home town fans who braved 32c temperatures on Sunday afternoon.
The Wildcats looked sluggish coming out of the gate as Regina posted the first points with a 10yd strike to Kolten Solomon to put the home town up 7-0. The Wildcats answered back though with an interception that brought the ball down to the Thunders 1 yd line, where Taylor Souster pounded it across the goal line to tie the match at 7 at the end of 1
Second quarter action saw the Thunder offense continue to move the ball against the Wildcat defense as Kolten Solomon posted his second major score of the contest with a 23 yd TD run to go ahead 14 -7. The Wildcats answered with a Ryan Smith field goal of 35 yds with 4 minutes remaining in the Half to cut the lead to 14-10. The Thunder were not done though hitting Jonathan Probe for a 4yd TD catch with a 1:30 left to send the Thunder into the half up 21-10
The third quarter saw the Thunder continue to move the ball against the Wildcats defense putting up a 17yd TD score to Mike Schienbein to increase the lead to 28-10. The Wildcats couldn’t get their offense on track in the second half and the Thunder added another TD and three field goals to finish off the scoring and a final score of 44-10.
The Wildcats posted 242 yds of net offense with Andrew Johnson completing 9 of 19 attempts for 101 yds. Taylor Souster rushed 14 times for 45 yds and a TD and caught 4 passes for 41 yds. Receiver Eric Golberg had 3 catches for 42yds. The Thunder had 493 yds of net offense with Wyatt Catley completing 15 of 21 for 229yds and 3 TD’s. The Thunder running game racked up 276 yds with Thomas Ringlein carrying 19 times for 124yds and 1 TD. Receiver Kolten Solomon caught 5 pass for 77yds and 2 TD’s.
On Defense, Kevin Hanson posted 13 defensive points to lead the defense, with Ronald Mawamba and Kurtis Fischer each picking up 10 points a piece.
Next game sees the Wildcats head down south to take on the Calgary Colts at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Sunday August 28th at 2:00pm.
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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