Wildcats Host Winnipeg Rifles

The Edmonton Wildcats return home this weekend to host the 2-1 Winnipeg Rifles this Sunday at Clarke Stadium, start time 12:00pm. The Wildcats are coming off a beating in Calgary and a wounded cat is a dangerous thing. The Wildcats have their backs against the wall and will need to win this game on Sunday if they want any chance of making the post season.

Darcy Park was quoted as saying from the Calgary game “there was nothing positive to take from the thrashing that saw his team turn the ball over four times”. We need to be a lot better in all aspects of the game.” “When you’re down 13 at halftime, you rely on the experienced guys in the room to come out and help the young guys make plays. We didn’t do it.”

Offensively the Wildcats need to be able to put sustained drives together and minimize the turnovers if they want to have any chance of beating the Rifles this Sunday. Defensively the Cats need to be tighter and put themselves in a position to make plays. Special Teams will need to be firing on all cylinders as well, while keeping the Rifles offense off the field.

The Wildcats need to get off to a good start with help from 2nd year running back Taylor Souster. Quarterback Andrew Johnson will need to utilize all his weapons in Receiver’s Adam Seniuk, Tylor Henry and Ryan Smith to get the ball down the field and put the Cats in a position to score.

Defensively the Cats will again be relying heavily on veteran DL Steven Giang and LB Kevin Hanson to anchor the defense. Locking down the secondary will be Kael Schryver, Zack Brown, Kris Gibson and Jean Luc Bugeaud.

Next game sees the Wildcats on a bye week with the following week at home to host their cross-town rivals the Edmonton Huskies at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton on Saturday Sept 17th game time 7:00pm.

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