Wildcats Head to Saskatoon for Showdown with Hilltops in PFC Final
The Edmonton Wildcats head out on the road this weekend to do battle with The Hilltops for the PFC title at The Gordie Howe Bowl in Saskatoon on Sunday October 18th 1:00 pm. The last time these two teams met was in the PFC final back in 2007 which saw the Hilltops steal the title away from the Wildcats at Clarke Park with a defensive performance that carried them to the National Championship that year.
This weekend’s matchup will be a huge test for the Wildcats who will be out to exact revenge for the defeat they suffered back in 2007 against the Hilltops and to bring home the PFC Championship in 2009.
The Wildcats will have to be firing on all cylinders this weekend though, with Andy Pilon at the helm orchestrating the offense with the running and passing game. Wide Receiver Kevin Wuthrich will be a key factor in the game who led all receivers in the PFC this year, along with Jerit Lambert and Mike Wojicki playing key roles. Justin McEvoy and Liam Dow will need to have a strong running game against a Hilltops defense that has been very tough all year against the run.
As always special teams will be a big factor in this weekends contest with Jerit Lambert and David Berg seeing most of the action. Jerit Lambert led the conference in Kick Off returns this year, along with David Berg leading the conference in Punt return average.
Matt Lalande had a dominating game against the Colts this past weekend in the PFC Semi Final contest and will be looking to continue that success against the Hilltops this weekend with the support of Mike Podloski, Gabriel David, Rory Connop and Corbin Sharun who led the PFC in interceptions this year with 5, anchoring the secondary.
MATT LALANDE PFC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
It was a record setting Sunday in the Edmonton snow for the 3-year-veteran as he intercepted 2 Calgary passes and returned both for touchdowns in the Wildcats 35-20 victory. His first major came on a 57-yard 1st quarter dash and followed that up with a 20-yard return the gave the home side a 22-14 lead & much needed breathing room.
The pair of scores set a new PFC playoff record for interception touchdowns in a game and tied the existing CJFL record which was first set by Larry Wilson of the Burlington Braves on November 7, 1971.
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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