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Sunday, September 10, 2017

THUNDER UPSETS HILLTOPS 29-26

Wanda Harron Photography
Sawyer Buettner's touchdown pass to Lee Brown with 1:00 remaining capped a stunning comeback and provided the winning points as the Regina Thunder upset the Saskatoon Hilltops 29-26 at SMF Field in Saskatoon Saturday night.

The unbeaten Hilltops jumped out to a 13-0 lead after the first quarter and led 20-6 at the half. They carried a 20-14 advantage after three quarters but Regina erupted for 15 points in the final quarter to steal the victory.

Buettner was 33/40 on the night for 374 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Isaac Brown caught Buettner's other TD pass while Levi Paul led all receivers with 120 yards on 10 receptions.

Victor St. Pierre-Laviolette led Regina in rushing with 82 yards and a touchdown.

Eric Maximuik was 2/2 on field goals.

The Thunder return home to face the Winipeg Rifles next Saturday at 7:00 pm at Mosaic Stadium

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the Hilltops Pod Cast I was able to watch the game. And what a game it was, 4th quarter back and forth,outcome in doubt right to the end. Way to go Thunder.

3RD and 1 said...

Man oh man football is alive and well in SK. Prairie style football at its finest. Having great Junior football teams in the 2 SK major City's is awesome. Add SK University football to that with the Rams and Huskies and you have 5 teams including the Riders to get really excited about.
For Regina to come back in the 4th Qtr like that. Against an awesome team like the Hilltops is amazing.
When the Rams were a part of Junior before they moved to the University level. Junior football was different. Always expecting the Rams to win the game. As a winingvattitude it was great. But it made for boring football. Kinda like what Stampeder fans have gone through the last few years.
Ever since the rebuild of the thunder was completed. Junior ball in Regina has become much more fun to watch. Plus watching the Rams go through their growing pains has brought on so many new elements to football fanatics like myself.
Keep up SK football at its best.
Cheer for your perspective City's team 1st. If they don't make it but the other SK city's team makes it further along. Show your SK pride and cheer them on.