Wildcats dominate Rocky Rebels 45-9

Team clicked on all cylinders heading into playoffs: Baharally

The Stettler Wildcats wrapped up the regular Tier IV high school football season with a bang, beating the hapless Rocky Mountain House Rebels 45-9 on the road.

The Wildcats were on the good side of a lopsided win. “Yes, that is always nice,” stated head coach Norb Baharally in an email.

What did the Wildcats do that led to such a wide margin of victory? “I think plain and simple, we showed up to play. We had a very quick lead one-minute into the game and just continued to roll. I believe we were up 14-0 after two and a half minutes into the game. That would deflate any team. “

Baharally said the Wildcat linesmen really bared their claws in this game, followed by a stand-out performance that sealed the deal.

“Our offence performed very well and we were clicking on all cylinders,” stated Baharally.

“I gave our game balls to any of our players that played on the offensive or defensive line and also Brett Mercier. Brett had a really strong game running the ball for us and converting on some really key second down runs.”

Obviously, the defense had a great game, only allowing less than 10 points. “Yes, our defense also played very well,” stated the head coach.

“Essentially holding Rocky to only three points in the first half. They had a critical stop early in the game when Rocky got inside our red zone but they held them to only a field goal.

“That would have made the score 21 – 7 but instead it was 21-3. Rocky scored a late touchdown on us with less than two minutes left.

The head coach said Wildcat special teams played their part well in the lopsided win. “Our special teams were very solid. We had some really great punt returns and our punt and kickoff cover teams played fantastic.”

The playoff schedule has been finalized and the Wildcats know where they stand in the seeding?

“At least for the first round of playoffs,” stated Baharally.

“We will be playing Sylvan Lake on Friday October 27th at 3:30 p.m. at home. There was a three-way tie for first place between us, Sylvan Lake and Drayton Valley.

“After looking at the points against between the three tied teams, we ended up second by a narrow margin (Drayton had 49 points, we had 60 points and Sylvan had 69 points against them).”


Just Posted

Easter visit!

Easter Bunny makes a visit to Points West Living

Scenes from the Stettler & District Music Festival

Don’t forget to check out the Grand Concert on April 28th

Happy Easter everyone!

Youngsters are excited for the holiday

UCP candidate Nate Horner triumphs in Drumheller-Stettler riding

Horner looking forward to moving ahead with UCP policies in the coming months

Kenney talks pipelines with Trudeau after election win, calls it cordial

Almost a year ago Kenney dismissed Trudeau as a dilettante and a lightweight

Avalanche hot at the right time, cruise past Flames into second round

Avalanche onto second round with a 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames in Game 5

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Parents say Austrian climber missing in Banff National Park ‘lived his dream’

David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and American climber Jess Roskelley have been missing since Wednesday

Six months after legalization, high prices and supply issues boost illicit pot market

It has been six months since Canada became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Notre Dame rector: “Computer glitch” possible fire culprit

The fire burned through the lattice of oak beams supporting the monument’s vaulted stone ceiling

Most Read