Wildcats Horseshoed By Colts

The Edmonton Wildcats and the Calgary Colts squared off on Sunday with the Colts coming out on top by a score of 28-18, handing the Wildcats their first defeat of the young season in front of approximately 700 fans.

With no scoring in the 1st quarter the Wildcats jumped out to a 6 -0 lead in the 2nd quarter courtesy of 2 Ideen Samadi field goals, but that lead soon evaporated as Chuck Oakfor rambled in from 1 yd out to put the Colts on top 7-6 heading into the locker room at half time. The 3rd quarter saw the Colts expand their lead to 14 -6 with a 1 yd run from QB Jeremy Long and shortly thereafter Rodreke Joseph punched one in from 10 yds out to increase the Colts lead to 21-6. The Wildcats rallied in the 4th quarter posting another Ideen Samadi field goal from 33 yds out to cut the lead to 21-9. The Wildcats were not done though as they put together a drive capped off by a 4yd Jon Waters scramble into the end zone to post their 1st major of the day cutting the lead to 21-16. But the Colts defense hung tough and was able to increase their margin to 28-16 as Andrew Fabian found Jeremy Long on a fake field goal try in the end zone for Longs second TD on the afternoon to seal the deal. The Colts gave up a 2 point safety in the final minutes, making the final score Colts 28 and the Wildcats 18.

The Wildcat struggled at time trying to find their rhythm but they couldn’t put any sustained drives together with penalty’s hurting them at key times in the game that stalled drives giving the Colts opportunities to put the game away. They didn’t give up though as they battled back in the 4th quarter with a valiant effort from backup QB Taylor Yaremchuk at the helm but it was too little too late as they suffered their first defeat of the season

The Wildcats posted 522 yds of net offense, 303 yds of which was on the ground with Jordan Olson completing 10 of 22 attempts for 109 yds. Jordan Samoil had another solid day rushing for 218 yds on 20 carries. Rookie running back Jon Waters added the lone TD with his 2 carries for 39 yds. Brad Quartel had 9 catches for 73 yds while Ryan Smith had 3 catches for 53 yds. The Colts had 339 yds of net offense with Derek Cooper completing 18 of 27 for 313 yds and 1 TD. The Colts running game posted only 61 yds on the ground courtesy of a Wildcat stingy defense, with Chucks Oakfor carrying most of the load of 18 carries for 41 yds. Colts receiver Ben Hnautik had 4 catches for 85yds, while Rodreke Joseph contributed 4 catches for 74 yds and 1 TD.

Brandon Jennings led the Wildcat defense posting 20 defensive points on 8 tackles and 1 interception while Ryan Migadel had 6 tackles and 1 interception posted 16 defensive points. Defensively for the Colts Casey Long had 3 tackles and 1 interception for 13 points, while Skyler Pinchak and Stephen Derwnwski both had 6 tackles for 12 points each.

Next week sees the Wildcats on a bye week with their next game at home hosting the Winnipeg Rifles at Clarke Stadium on Sunday September 9th 12:00pm.start.

All Edmonton Wildcat practices are at Rundle Park and the players take to the field at around 7:30 pm nightly.


Stuart Gibson
Edmonton Wildcats Media Coordinator
Phone (780) 718-3447