Wildcats Roughed Up in Calgary

The Edmonton Wildcats were handed their second straight loss of the season by the Calgary Colts on Saturday night at McMahon Stadium in front of approximately 750 people. The Colts jumped out to an early lead on their first possession with a 35 yd field goal, but the Wildcats couldn’t answer back as they had miserable field position for most of the first quarter. The Colts then went to work on the Wildcats secondary by tossing a 60 yd TD pass to Jake Hardy to put the Colts up 10 – 0 at the end of the first. In the second quarter the Wildcats started to show signs of getting back in the game with a 40 yd pass to Kevin Wuthrich to set up a Ben Hnidan 16 yd field goal to cut the lead to 10 – 3. The Colts were not phased though and put together some key drives before the half putting 2 field goals through the uprights and a single to make it 17- 4 after 30 minutes.

The Wildcats couldn’t get on track on offense in the first quarter managing only 2 first downs by the time the quarter was done. The Wildcat defense kept them in the first half with a fumble recovery by Corbin Sharun and an interception in the 3rd quarter but the Wildcats couldn’t capitalize on their opportunities.

The frustration continued for the Wildcats in the 3rd quarter as Jerit Lambert ran a punt return back 110yds for a touchdown only to be called back for an illegal block. The Colts picked up another fumble recovery before the end of the 3rd and capitalized on a 5yd TD toss to Ryan McDermit to increase their lead to 24 – 4. The Wildcats shut the door in the 4th quarter on defense with an interception by Tanner Lestus but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats were only able to muster up another field goal this time a boomer by Ben Hnidan from 47yds to make the final score, Colts 24 and the Wildcats 10.

The Colts put together 384yds of net offence with Masikewich completing 18 of 39 for 288 yds, while the ground game picked up 138 yds. The Wildcats struggled on offense and were only able to muster up 296 yds of net offense with Pilon completing 14 of 31 for 172 yds while McEvoy rushed 101 yds on 25 carries yds with a team net of 138yds on the ground.


Next game sees the Wildcats at home hosting the Winnipeg Rifles Sunday September 6th 12:00pm at Clarke Park

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) 221-3671