Week 6 – Consistency – Wildcats versus Thunder
The word that keeps coming to mind when I think about the Cornwall Wildcats is consistency. A great team, regardless of what league they are in, whether professional or amateur will demonstrate consistency to their fans. This season of the OSFL they’re becoming known for their ironclad defensive play along with a developing and improving offence that’s looking more lethal with every week passing.
The Wildcats were at home again to face the Toronto Thunder, a team still trying to find their game this late into the season. The Wildcats are coming off a stellar performance against their longtime rival, Cumberland Panthers 26-8. It appeared on the score sheet on Saturday that the confidence was continuing to blend into this week.
The Wildcats beat the Toronto Thunder in a tidy yet dominating win by a score of 27-0. The offence continued to show its domination with quarterback Xavier Uhr not slowing down in his rapid ascension through the ranks. He completed 11 of 20 attempts for passing of 196 yards with one touchdown. He also rushed for 1 TD.
Other parts of the Wildcats’ offence looked very solid, with receiver Noah Cardinal and running back Josh Downey continuing their dominance, both players had a touchdown. Zachary Aubin also kicked two field goals from 27 and 24 yards.
On the defensive end, the story continues as it has all year. The defence looks poised, professional and ready to play every game. At no time during the game didn’t show any weakness against the Thunder and did not allow a single point.
Griffin Charlebois and Logan Paulin showed their defensive IQ with five tackles between them. Charlebois also had five assisted tackles. In my opinion, this defence is second to none. If it continues to play at this pace, the team’s winning ways will continue to accelerate.
Having defeated the Thunder, the Wildcats are currently sitting with a 5-1 record on the season. That’s an incredible turnaround compared to last season. With this turnaround, the Wildcats currently sit third overall in the province.
While their work is not complete, they still have two games left in the season. As a Wildcats fan, I feel that is a remarkable accomplishment. Again, this shows how serious and professional this game is that the coaching staff and management of the Wildcats are teaching these young men how to play it.
The Wildcats’ next game will be on the road against the Durham Dolphins. Game day is on Canada Day at Pine Ridge Secondary School. Game time will begin at 4:00pm.
Fantastic game again!