Wildcats are headed to their play-off semifinals in Sylvan Lake on Thursday, Oct. 23 after their convincing home win over Ponoka Broncs last Wednesday, Oct. 15, when they ended the game with 41-22 score, but not without some surprising moves in the first half.
Broncs were shutout by the Wildcats just five days prior to Wednesday’s game, but the visitors looked a different team as their quarterback stunned the hosts and even his own bench by scoring an 80-yard touchdown in the second minute.
Wildcats responded in the next five minutes with Thomas Cassidy and with successful convert by Garrett Burns (who was 100 per cent in convert attempts throughout the game), there was balance on the scoreboard.
Yet the visitors scored in the final seconds of the first quarter once again and led at the end of the first.
Quarterback Jordan Lane did the honors for the Wildcats in the second putting the hosts once again in the lead with a touchdown, for which a response came in the form of a field goal from the Broncs. But from that moment on, until the very last seconds of the game, it was only the Wildcats putting numbers on the scoreboard.
Cooper Smyth and Terron Garbutt found the red zone of the Broncs with Jordan Lane adding another major score to the tally before the Broncs hit back once again just before final whistle of the game.
Wildcats Head Coach Norbert Baharally said ”You have to give a lot of credit to Ponoka, they were ready for us.”
“They obviously looked at some film and they were able to shut things down.”
But Baharally said his team was not without their mistakes either.
“But we did what we had to do to win,” he concluded.