Wildcats Run Roughshod Over Huskies
It was a record setting night as The Edmonton Wildcats and the Edmonton Huskies squared off at Clarke Park Friday Night in front of a large crowd of 900 vocal fans, which saw Jordan Samoil set a PFC single game rushing record of 365yds on 33 carries and 4 TD’s. This eclipses Tristan Jones record which was set back in 2006 of 344 yds. The Wildcats went on to win by a score of 48-34. The win puts the Wildcats at 4-2 and a share of second place in the conference with the Saskatoon Hilltops and the Regina Thunder who play each other this Saturday night at Mosaic Stadium.
The Huskies took an early 6-point lead compliments of a pair of Jonathan Heidebrecht field goals, and led after the first quarter 6-0. Then the Jordan Samoil show commenced as he punched one in from 2 yds out his first of 4 on the night to put the Wildcats up 7-6. The Huskies answered right back though as Bessmertniy scampered in from 7yds out to go back on top 13-7. Shortly thereafter the Cats put a nice drive together and finished it off with a 6yd TD run by QB Jordan Olson to tie the score at 13 after a botched convert attempt. A 2 point safety given up by the Huskies finished off the 1st half scoring as the Wildcats went into the locker room up 15-13. The third quarter saw more Samoil as he rushed in from 1yd out for his second on the night to increase the lead to 22-13. After a Ryan Migadel pick the Wildcats took to the air and hit Tylor Henry on a 17yd toss into the end zone to put the Wildcats up 29-13. The Huskies running back Bessmertniy answered from 10yds out to cut the lead to 29-20. Ideen Samadi finished the 3rd quarter scoring with an 18yd field goal to increase the lead to 32-20. The 4th quarter saw a conceded safety by the Huskies and 2 more TD’s by Jordan Samoil. The Huskies wouldn’t go away though as they notched 2 TD’s of their own. But it was too little to late as the Wildcats went on to win it by a score of 48-34.
Offensively for the Wildcats they racked up 630 total yds on the night with 410 yds rushing and 240 yds passing. Jordan Olson completed 13 of 21 for 240 yds and a TD while Jordan Samoil had a record setting night with 33 carries for 365yds and 4 TD’s. Receiver Tylor Henry had 3 catches on the evening for 64 yds and 1 TD, while Brad Quartel had 3 catches for 45yds. For the Huskies they accumulated 452 total yds with 208 yds on the ground and 275 yds in the air. Trevor Erdmann was 20 for 33 for 275yds, 3 INT’s and 3 TD’s. Stas Bessmertniy carried 13 times for 81 yds while Sam Schwab had 2 catches for 61 yds and 1 TD. Stas Bessmertniy had 6 catches for 48 yds and 2 TD’s
Defensively for the Wildcats, Brett Morrow had a solid night leading with 17 points on 7 tackles and a QB sack, followed by Ryan Migadel who had 4 tackles and an IC for 14 points. Defensively for the Huskies Chance Hanson picked up 14 points on 7 tackles followed by Brandt Kolybaba who had 13 points on 5 tackles and a fumble return.
Next week sees the Wildcats at home to host the Saskatoon Hilltops at Clarke Park on Sunday September 30th game time 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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