First win

OVFL: Wildcats kick to win

The Metro Toronto Wildcats won their first game of the season last Saturday against the Sault Sainte Marie Sabrecats with a final score 20-14. It was the first time these two teams had met, and the close game has sparked a a rivalry which will be exciting to watch in the future.

The first half started with the Wildcats at a disadvantage with several players missing parts of the game for team infractions. Many of the backup players were able to keep the game at 14-14 by halftime.

The second half saw the Wildcat defense play hard and stop the Sabrecats on every possession. Once again, defensive back Trevelle Wisdom led the defense with six tackles and one sack. Linebacker Kwaku Agyeman and defensive backs Eric Gray and Nashawn Newman had interceptions to keep the Sabrecats at 14 points.

MTW Trevelle Wisdom

The offense had a hard time getting the ball in the end zone, but it was not for a lack of trying.  Quarterback Brett Stein threw for 174 yards and had a quarterback rating of 98.5. Jordan Richards led the ground game with 15 carries for 81 yards and one touchdown. Receiver Trivel Pinto showed he will be one of the best receivers in the OVFL this year as had three receptions for 56 yards. Angelo Fousteris had a great game as well with five receptions of 55 yards.

MTW Jordan Richards

The game was won thanks to the leg of kicker Daniel Schneider who made three field goals to put the Wildcats over the Sabrecats.

Next week the Wildcats will face off against the Meyers Riders in Nepean. Meyers Riders are one of the best teams in the league. This weekend they beat the Oshawa Hawkeyes 80-0 and the Cornwall Wildcats the week before 57-0. The Riders have been dominating the league for several years and the Wildcats will have an extremely tough test this upcoming weekend.

*All pictures by Hannah McGregor

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