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NWAA Wildcats win 145 lbs. division

by jmaloni
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:55 pm

The Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Wildcats football team won the 145-pound division with a 7-0 record. This is the Wildcats' second consecutive undefeated season.

They defeated the Wilson Jr. Lakemen 18-6 Sunday in the Niagara Erie Youth Sports Association's final regular season game.

The NWAA Wildcats scored with a 25-yard field goal by Tristian Vandenberg on their first possession. In the second quarter, the Wildcats were going to punt but faked Wilson out and Jake Dewolf ran in a 33-yard touchdown. Vandenberg's kick was good enough to make the score 11-0 to end the first half.

Wilson started the second half with a pick 6 making it 11-6. They tried an onside kick but Wildcat Kenny Jungier recovered it on the 50. Wilson's defense held the Wildcats but on another fake punt Dewolf ran in a 45-yard touchdown and also ran in the extra point to put them up 18-6, which was the final score of the game.

Jake Dewolf had 132 yards with two touchdowns. Ian Evans had 24 yards rushing and completed a 33-yard pass to Vandenberg. Tristian Vandenberg also had 14 yards rushing and the field goal. Jake Leising had 8 yards and Kenny Jungier caught a 30-yard pass. To lead the defense, Griffin Cornwell had 13 tackles while Jamel Oliver, Brandon Higgins and Tommy Peltier had seven tackles apiece. Leising, Noah Mixon and Kendra Cheers added five tackles each.

The NWAA Wildcats will start the playoffs Sunday against the TFC Redskins under the lights in Wilson at 7 p.m.

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