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Sunday, August 13, 2017

HILLTOPS DOWN THUNDER 37-20

Wanda Harron Photography
REGINA - The Regina Thunder were unable to secure a win in their season opener against the Saskatoon Hilltops Saturday night in front of a home crowd of 1947 fans at Mosaic Stadium.

Although the Thunder started the game off with an early interception by Matthew Williams which led to an unconverted touchdown run in by quarterback Sawyer Buettner, the Thunder were unable to hold on for long.

The Hilltops finished the game with a final score of 37-20.

The Thunder struggled to get their run game going, rushing for a total of only 36 yards. Buettner relied on his arm passing for a total of 327 yards.

Buettner spread the ball around to seven different receivers however Kristopher Calcutt led the Thunder with 115 yards receiving.

As for the Hilltops, Adam Machart rushed for 110 yards and quarterback Jordan Walls passed for 271 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball Tyson Haubrich from the Thunder made 4 tackles followed by Robbie Lowes and Scott Parker who tied for 3. The Hilltops Cody Pieters had 6 tackles followed by Jared Giddings and Cam Shnitzler who tied for 4 each.

The Regina Thunder will take Sunday as a day off and be back watching film Monday night.

(Courtesy Roshelle Montgomery)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Boy ! just another Walk In The Park for the Saskatoon Hilltops as they run all over Regina in their own Back Yard. Go Toppers.

Anonymous said...

how are your blades doing will they survive another lousy season with no fan support

Anonymous said...

WHAT THE HELL HAS THE HILLTOPS BEATING THE THUNDER TO DO WITH THE BLADES

Anonymous said...

Nice comeback Meat Head. Pats get lucky for one season and you think they are the new Memorial Cup Champions to be . Don't hold your Breath on that one. Your 6000 little Dinky Rink will be lucky to draw 3000 with the team they will ice this year. Our Lacrosse team draws over 13,000 every game and you probably don't even know how it's played.

Anonymous said...

We're talking football here chum - try to keep up...

Anonymous said...

Saskatoon is now a lacrosse/cricket/soccer city. No more coverage of football or hockey there.

william weppler said...

FYI - Pats have sold 5,000 Season Tickets, leaving 1,400 tickets for walk-up/flex packages sales. Assume there will be a number of sellouts throughout the year, especially if they start strong out of the gate. 1st pre-season game Aug 31st!!
Go Pats!