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.