Stettler Wildcats fall short in football Tier IV provincial championship

The Stettler Wildcats had to settle for silver in the provincial high school Tier IV football championships.

Stettler Wildcats fall short in football Tier IV provincial championship

The Stettler Wildcats had to settle for silver in the provincial high school Tier IV football championships.

The Wildcats dropped a 22-13 decision to the Bow Valley Bobcats.

The Wildcats led 7-0 after the first quarter and 7-1 at the half, but 14 unanswered points in the third quarter gave Bow Valley the lead.

Will McDonald led the Wildcats with 66 yards rushing on four carries, while Teron Garbutt had 42 yards on 12 carries and scored a touchdown.

Mitch Gudgeon grabbed five passes for 133 yards and a major. Carson Neitz was at quarterback and connected on 10 of 23 passes for 195 yards.

Meanwhile in six-man action, St. Josephs beat the Rimbey Spartans 76-12. Hudson Scott rushed for 115 yards on 13 carries and connected on 13 of 29 passes for 209 yards for the Spartans. He had one touchdown while Keaton Lapointe had six receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown.

St. Francis Browns of Calgary won the Tier I title with a 16-11 decision over Bev Facey.

The Foothills Falcons stopped St. Joseph’s 37-4 in the Tier II division, while Tier III title went to Cochrane with a 29-20 win over Holy Rosary of Lloydminster.

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