Wild for the postseason

OVFL: Varsity Wildcats pull off costly win to make playoffs

The Metro Toronto Wildcats have officially made the playoffs after narrowly defeating the Toronto Thunder, 20-19. It was the first time in six years the Wildcats were able to defeat the Thunder.

However, the win proved to be costly for the Wildcats as quarterback Brett Stein broke his collar bone early in the game and will not be able to play in the team’s first playoff game. Luckily, backup quarterback Andrew Mapika came into the game and led the team in addition to wide receiver Trivel Pinto, who also threw the ball on several occasions. Pinto threw a 45 touchdown pass to put the Wildcats ahead. Β However, the Thunder would respond frequently in the game.

Wildcats kicker Daniel Schneider, who has been clutch all season, did not disappoint last Saturday. Schneider was able to get the game winning field goal with four seconds remaining on the game clock.

It was another close call for the Wildcats who previously lost to the Markham Raiders in overtime earlier in the season. However, this game had a different result this time around.

The Wildcats will play the Cornwall Wildcats this upcoming Saturday at 4:00PM at Joe St. Denis Field.

Cornwall finished who finished in second in the Wettges Conference with a 6-2 record will have home field advantage.

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