Wildcats Maul Cross Town Rival Huskies
The Edmonton Wildcats continued their fight to make the post season on Saturday night as they thumped the Huskies 51-25 on a rainy night in front of approximately 600 hearty fans braving soggy conditions and cool temperatures at Clarke Stadium.
The Huskies got on the board first with a 38 yd field goal from J Heidebreht early in the quarter, but that didn’t last long as running back Shiane Runcie rumbled in from 18 yds out to put the Wildcats on top 7 -3 midway through the first quarter. With time winding down in the first stanza Jordan Olson fired a 27 yd strike to Shiane Runcie for his second TD of the night to increase the Cats lead to 14-3. The second quarter saw more aerial assault by Jordan Olson as he hit Tylor Henry on a bomb for 73 yds resulting in a TD to widen the gap 21-3. The Huskies did manage to inch their way back as J. Heidebreht kicked a 48 yd field goal to cut the lead to 21-6. The Wildcats were not done though has they continued to pound their cross town rivals with a 40 yd scamper by Shiane Runcie for his 2nd rushing TD on the night to put the Cats in cruise control up 28-6. The Wildcats were not done as they added another TD before the half as Andrew Johnson hauled in his first TD on the night as the Wildcats headed into the locker run up 35-6. On the Huskies first possession of the third quarter they drove the ball down the field where QB Trevor Erdmann finished it off with a 19 yd scamper to cut the Wildcats lead to 35-13. Jordan Olson answered right back with a 25 yd toss to Andrew Johnson for his 2nd TD on the night to widen the gap 42-13. Huskies were able to drive the ball down the field on the next series but the defense came up big and limited the Huskies to a field goal of 37 yds to cut the lead to 42-16. The Wildcats were relentless on the night though as the hot hand of Jordan Olson kept firing, finding Andrew Johnson again for a 28 yd TD strike and his 3rd on the night as the Wildcats pulled away 49-16. The 4th quarter saw limited scoring with a conceded safety by each team and one final gasp by the Huskies late in the quarter with a 13 yd TD run by D. Kondro to finish off the scoring and send the Huskies home with their 31 consecutive loss 51-25.
The Wildcats posted 543 yds of net offense with Jordan Olson completing 15 of 20 attempts for 334yds and 5 TD’s. Shiane Runcie had a breakout game rushing for 106 yds on 14 carries and 2 TD’s with 1 receiving TD, while Receiver/QB Andrew Johnson had a stellar game catching 10 for 182 yds and 3 TD’s. Tylor Henry contributed as well, snagging 3 for 113yds and 1 TD. The Huskies had 294 yds of net offense with Trevor Erdmann completing only 6 of 24 for 96 yds and 3 interceptions. The Huskies running game posted 211 yds with Skyler Sargeant carrying most of the load with 15 carries for 96 yds. Receiver Anthony Barrett caught 2 for 32 and Eric Gilmour had 1 for 38 yds.
Keaton Hoddinott led the defense posting 11 defensive points, while Ryan Migadel posted 10 points. Defensively for the Huskies Chance Hanson led the way with 14 defensive points, while Braedon Kopernick posted 12 points.
Next game sees the Wildcats finish off the regular season at home hosting the Regina Thunder at Clarke Stadium on Sunday Oct 9th 1:00pm.
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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