The Stettler Wildcats’ offensive woes continued as they hit the road for the first away game of the season.
Visiting the Sylvan Lakers home turf Sept. 13, the ‘Cats were put on the heels early in the first quarter with a 56-yard run-in touchdown scored by Lakers player Jayden McLean. Austin Koller followed that up with a conversion kick through the uprights, launching the Lakers to a 7-0 lead.
In the dying minute of the first quarter, Sylvan earned another point on a safety.
Stettler struck back early in the second quarter, with Ryan Muchaita sneaking past the Lakers defence and running in a 65-yard touchdown. He then followed that up with a two-point run in off the conversion play, resulting in a tied score.
Unfortunately, it would not stay tied long, with McLean and teammate Alex Tindall running in back-to-back touchdowns less than a minute apart, with Koeller adding another conversion point for good measure.
Koller then closed the second quarter with a touchdown of his own, leaving the score 2708 at the half.
After the half, the teams returned to the field; while Stettler was able to slow the bleeding, they were unable to stop it completely.
McLean got onto the score sheet again with a 24-yard touchdown pass, the only scoring to occur in the third quarter.
Tindall found himself on the score sheet again about halfway through the fourth quarter with a five-yard touchdown run.
However, the fight wasn’t completely out of Stettler; Wildcat Muchaita managed to run in a touchdown and a two-point conversion play in the closing minutes of the game.
The Wildcats’ next game is Sept. 22 on home turf when they host the Notre Dame Cougars.