PFC Week 3: Huskies win Battle of Alberta

Just one game was scheduled in the PFC during the Labour Day Long Weekend as the Edmonton Huskies continued their undefeated season with a 32-22 victory at home over the Calgary Colts.

The Colts offense would actually outgain the Huskies in offensive yards 450-302, but the Huskies defense would score 14 points, helping raise their record to 3-0.
Huskies’ defensive back Colton William would tally a 98 yard pick six, while Andre Leduc had a 20 yard interception return for a touchdown to lead the defense.   Dillon Garry had an impressive eight tackles, while Adam Kuntz chipped in with six tackles.  The “D” would also record four quarterback sacks as Kevin Francis, Craig Dorey, Stephan Palemuik and Clay Vis each recorded one, while Billy Clapp recovered a fumble and Rees Paterson also picked off a pass.

Offensively the Huskies’ quarterback Trevor Erdmann finished 17 of 27 for 219 yards and threw a touchdown.  His favourite target was Colton Balicki who made five receptions for 80 yards while Yannick L’Abbe hauled in three passes for 40 yards.  Sam Schwab would make the lone touchdown reception.

Jimmie Airey would carry 15 times for 63 yards to lead the Huskies, while Erdmann rushed five times for 13 yards and had a touchdown.

The Huskies (3-0) will play their cross town rivals for the second time this season, the Wildcats (1-1) on Sunday at 1:00pm at Clarke Park.

The Calgary Colts are still looking for their first win this season after falling in Edmonton despite a terrific game from running back Cameron Fox.  He would rush 29 times for 310 yards and.  His yardage is the fifth most in PFC history and just two yards short of the top 10 regular season single game performances.

Quarterback Kiefer Olson finished 11 of 23 for 125 yards, but threw three interceptions.  His favourite target was Richard Sawatsky who made five catches for 65 yards while Nik Petros made three receptions for 25 yards.

Despite the great game by Fox on the ground, the lone offensive touchdown the Colts would score came from a different rusher, as backup quarterback Jeremy Long would punch it in from two yards outs.

The Colts Special Teams would get on the board as Marcus Gordon returned a kickoff 106 yards for a major.  Kicker Andrew Fabian was three of four in field goal attempts.

Defensively the Colts were led by Zach McEachern with seven tackles while Dan Miazga chipped in with four stops.

The Colts (0-3) will host the Winnipeg Rifles (1-1) at 1:00pm at McMahon Stadium on Saturday.

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