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Sunday, September 18, 2016

CALGARY COLTS 15 REGINA THUNDER 12

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The Regina Thunder fell to 3-3 on the season Saturday night with a 15-12 loss to the unbeaten Calgary Colts in Medicine Hat.

The first quarter scoring summary was just two singles for the Calgary Colts who led 2-0. The defensive battle continued into the second stanza and it wasn't until there were 30 seconds left in the half that the Colts scored a touchdown to make it 8-0.

In the third the Colts added a field goal to make it 11-0. The Thunder got their first points with 1:33 left in the quarter on a high snap that was kicked out the back of the endzone for a safety and it was 11-2 Calgary going into the fourth quarter.

In the final frame the Colts added another single to go up 12-2. The teams traded field goals after that to bring the score to 15-5 Calgary. Regina scored their first and only touchdown of the game on a Sawyer Buettner toss to Levi Paul to bring the Thunder within three points at 15-12. Regina got the ball back late and a Hail Mary on the final play was caught by Kristiane Desautels at the one yard line but he was stopped short and the Colts hung on to win 15-12 the final. Sawyer Buettner finished the game with 404 yards passing.

The Thunder carry a 3-3 record into their bye week. They return to action on October 1st at home to the Saskatoon Hilltops at Mosaic Stadium.

(Courtesy Phil Andrews)

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