Wildcats losing streak ends

William E. Hay Wildcats of Stettler rebounded from losing their first two high school football league games and battled to a 14-14 tie with Lindsay Thurber in Red Deer on Monday night.

To the TD line - William E. Hay Wildcats’ running back Josh Meyer runs toward the end zone in high school football against Lyndsay Thurber of Red Deer on Sept. 14.

William E. Hay Wildcats of Stettler rebounded from losing their first two high school football league games and battled to a 14-14 tie with Lindsay Thurber in Red Deer on Monday night.

Josh Meyer ran for a 55-yard touchdown and Landon Potter sprinted in from 10 yards to give the Wildcats a 14-0 lead before Thurber responded with a touchdown late in the second quarter in Central Alberta High School Football League play.

Thurber tied the score with about two minutes left in the game before both teams had opportunities to win the game.

“This was a good all-round effort by the team,” said head coach Norbert Baharally.

“Neither team could do much with the ball late in the game.”

The Wildcats were jolted 35-14 by Hunting Hills Thunder of Red Deer at home on Sept. 10.

“Our game against Hunting Hills was stronger than our first game against Rocky Mountain House,” said Baharally.

Hosting their home-opener on Sept. 10, the Wildcats surrendered an 80-yard touchdown on the first offensive play of the game and the Stettler team never recovered.

Josh Meyer rambled 110 yards on the final play of the first quarter to close the gap to 14-6.

Trailing 21-6 at the half, the Wildcats responded with 12-yard by Meyer in the fourth quarter as Landon Potter added a two-point convert.

Building on the tie, the Wildcats have over a week to prepare for their next game when they host Notre Dame of Red Deer on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m.

Just Posted

Kitchen table talk: Where change starts

Ask yourself what values you’d like others to come away with

Storm rips through Stettler

Hail pelts region

RCMP execute search warrant at Syndicate Motorcycle Club Red Deer clubhouse

Four people face charges including kidnapping, forcible confinement and drug charges

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Drawing on decades of research — the report lists 50 pages of citations

Canadian soccer fans brace for World Cup final between France, Croatia

First ever final for the Croatians, while it’s France’s third, going into match as betting favourite

Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

France and Croatia will play in the final on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow

Police arrest Indigenous pipeline protester occupying B.C. park

Led by Kanahus Manuel, the Tiny House Warriors moved into park in Clearwater last week

‘Flipping Amazing’ Pancake Breakfast welcomes 6,000 Central Albertans

Westerner Days is, unofficially, underway after Bower Place held their annual Pancake Breakfast.

MONEY MONITOR: Key steps to getting out of credit card debt

B.C. residents carry the third-highest amount of credit card debt in Canada

CFIA inspects after video shows pigs crammed into B.C. transport truck

The video shows pigs piled on top of one another in a transport truck on a “sweltering” hot day last week

Informing public about potential threats a complex matter: experts

Toronto Police did not announce they were boosting police presence until journalists began calling Thursday morning

Most Read

Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.