Breakout – Wildcats vs Panthers
For the last four weeks, I have watched the steady progress of the Wildcats’ offence. The young men have found ways to win with opportunistic points and headway.
In week 4 against the Grenadiers, it seemed that the offence was beginning to find its rhythm, connecting in the air and gaining yards on the ground.
Against the Panthers, the Wildcats felt that this was the game (and week) to make a statement against a tough division rival. Year after year, the Wildcats tried their best to defeat the Cumberland Panthers, but usually, they were on the wrong side of the score, their voices needed to be heard during this game.
Did they ever. The Wildcats beat the Panthers 26-8 in a dominant offensive performance. It all began with Wildcats quarterback Xavier Uhr. With each passing week, his play and style improved. In Week 5, his offence exploded in both the pass and run game.
Quarterback Xavier’s Uhr numbers during this game speak for themselves. He was 13 for 23 for 256 yards, he had two passing TD’s and also one rushing.
The receiving trio of Noah Cardinal, Keegan Aragon-McCann and Colby Delves were dynamic and led the passing attack. Josh Downey and Mason Wilson were also excellent in the run game.
The Wildcats defence is the story of the season thus far. Game after game, quarter after quarter, the Wildcats’ defence continues to shine. There has been few points and little yards for divisional opponents.
For the first half of the season, the Wildcats defence has dominated their opponents. Most teams have been kept under 10 points. Griffin Charlebois, Dylan Allarie and Cameron Belisle were leaders on defence, and locked the Panthers down to just eight points.
I have been proud of what I have watched so far of this team, and the progress they have made, including slaying a few of those demons with clubs they have been unable to beat.
Hats off to the Player of the Game QB Xavier Uhr. He’s been more comfortable each game played, and he was most comfortable against Cumberland.
Here’s hoping this impressive win streak will continue, and our Wildcats can improve on their 4-1 record.
Next up is the Toronto Thunder (0-5). Game Day is Saturday, June 24th at 4:00 pm.
Proud of you boys.
Go Wildcats Go!