Wildcats Maul Huskies in Regular Season Finale
In their last regular season game of the 2009 campaign the Edmonton Wildcats road roughshod over their cross town rival Edmonton Huskies at Clarke Park on Saturday night winning 46 -7 and securing second place in the conference along with a home playoff berth for next weekend.
The first quarter saw the Wildcats get on the board first with a 9 yd field goal by Ben Hnidan only to be answered back in the next series by the Huskies, with a 70 yd touchdown run by Kory Johnson to put the Huskies up 7 -3 at the end of the first.
In the second quarter the Wildcats went on a scoring run starting with a 22 yd Ben Hnidan field goal, followed by a conceded safety by the Huskies, and then back to back touchdowns, the first of which came after a Neil King pick, setting up a 15 yd touch toss to Kevin Wuthrich for the major, while the other score was a 5 yd scamper by Justin McEvoy for the TD to put the Wildcats up 23 -7. The final point in the half came off a missed 34 yd field goal on a conceded single to make the score 24 -7 heading into the locker room.
The third quarter saw the Wildcat defense come up large with a 31 yd interception return for a TD by Linebacker Matt Lalande to put the Cats up 30 -7. The next 4 points came off the Huskies conceded safety’s to make the score at the end of 3 quarters 34 -7.
The onslaught continued in the fourth quarter as the Huskies conceded another safety followed by Ben Hindan’s 3rd field goal of the night from 24 yds out to make the score 39 -7. The final scoring in the game came off of a 60 yd punt return for a TD by Safety Corbin Sharun to make the final score Wildcats 46 and the Huskies 7.
The Wildcats put up 370 yds of net offense with Andy Pilon completing 15 of 31 for 177 yds and 1 INT, while the ground game picked up 120 yds. The Wildcats held the Huskies to just 102 yds of net offense with Colby Briard completing 4 of 13 for 37 yds and a team rushing of 145 yds.
Semi final playoff action will see the Calgary Colts face off against the Edmonton Wildcats at Clarke Park on Sunday October 11th 1:00 pm while the other semi final game will see the Saskatoon Hilltops facing the Regina Thunder at the Gordie Howe Bowl in Saskatoon on Sunday October 11th at 1:00 pm
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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