Wildcats Run All Over Huskies
The Edmonton Wildcats continued their winning ways with a decisive win over their cross town rivals on Saturday night in front of a packed house of 900 enthusiastic fans at Clarke Park.
The Huskies set the tone with their opening drive posting the first major of the contest and adding a field goal to go up early on the Wildcats 10 – 0 half way through the first quarter. But then the Wildcats got rolling and the fans were treated to a running game the likes that have not been seen since Tristan Jones. It started with a drive that was capped off by a 1 yd run by rookie running back Jordan Samoil. Then early in the second quarter Samoil scampered 68yds to pay dirt, his second of 4 TD’s on the night. The momentum had swung in the Wildcats favor as they added a field goal and a 15yd TD pass to rookie Wide Receiver Brad Quartel. Samoil’s third TD came with a 10yd power run into the end zone to put the Wildcats up at the half 31-10. The third quarter saw more of the same with the running game, as Samoil reeled off another spectacular run of 60yds to post his 4 TD of the night and put the Wildcats up 38 -12. In the 4th quarter the Cats running game continued to dominate the Huskies defense as they utilized two of their power backs, Jon Waters and Levon Hawreliak to post 2 more majors to seal the deal. The Huskies added a pair of field goals late and the Wildcats added on of their own to close out a memorable game 55-18.
The Wildcats posted 547 yds of net offense, 452 yds of which was on the ground with Jordan Olson completing 9 of 17 attempts for 106 yds and 1 TD. Jordan Samoil had an amazing game rushing for 309 yds on 24 carries and 4 TD’s, with support from Jon Hawreliak who had 14 carries for 100 yds and a TD. Hidden away in all this was Corner Back Adam Laurensse’s stellar defensive plays picking off 3 Erdmann passes and racking up 97return yds. The Huskies had 385 yds of net offense with Trevor Erdmann completing 19 of 35 for 261 yds and 3 interceptions. The Huskies running game posted 115 yds with Skyler Sargeant carrying most of the load with 11 carries for 52 yds and 6 catches for 66 yds receiving. Receiver Sam Schwab contributed 3 catches for 59 yds.
Adam Laurensse led the defense with 3 interceptions posting 16 defensive points, while Isaiah Hoeppner had 7 tackles and posted 14 defensive points. Defensively for the Huskies Chance Hanson led the way with 18 defensive points, while Jon Chocair posted 14 points.
Next game sees the Wildcats home opener against the Calgary Colts at Clarke Stadium on Sunday August 26th 3:00pm.start.
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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