Stettler posts dramatic high school victory

Frank van Ommeren kicked a field goal with 13 seconds remaining to lift the visiting Stettler Wildcats to a 15-14 win over the West Central

The Stettler Wildcats got a field goal from Frank van Ommeren with 13 seconds left to defeat the West Central Rebels 15-14 last Friday at Rocky Mountain House and even their Central Alberta High School Football League record at 2-2. Pictured

Frank van Ommeren kicked a field goal with 13 seconds remaining to lift the visiting Stettler Wildcats to a 15-14 win over the West Central Rebels in a Central Alberta High School Football League game last Friday at Rocky Mountain House.

The Wildcats evened their record at 2-2. They host the Ponoka Broncs this Friday in the inaugural night game at Stettler.

Clayton Page and Jeremy Kirk each scored a touchdown for the Wildcats. Jeron Speight and Logan Eklund accounted for the Rebels’ majors on passes from Thomas Soodsma and Zach Hozen, who were a combined nine-for-19 for 165 yards.

Stettler quarterback Stephen Zuk tossed scoring passes to Page and Kirk and completed five of 12 attempts for 65 yards. Darcy Gusek of the Rebels was the game’s top rusher, with 118 yards on 13 carries.

In a Saturday contest, the Camrose Trojans scored a single point with one second remaining to down the host Wetaskiwin Sabres 23-22.

In Friday’s games at Red Deer, the Hunting Hills Lightning defeated the Notre Dame Cougars 59-6, while the Lindsay Thurber Raiders tied the H.J. Cody Lakers of Sylvan Lake 10-10.

Elsewhere on Friday, the Lacombe Rams blanked Ponoka 57-0.

The Wildcats invite the public to join them under the lights this Friday.

“For the first time in Stettler Wildcats’ history, we will be playing under the lights in our hometown,” said manager Patty Steen. “We will also be hosting a tailgate party prior to the (7 p.m.) game, starting at 5:30 with hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks and chips for sale. All proceeds go toward the Wildcats.

“Our players will be passing the helmet during the tailgate party in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Society.”


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