The Wildcats travelled to the capital on Saturday in what was a dominating victory for the Highland side.
Starting in a similar fashion as the previous match up, Edinburgh scored first with a powerful drive from their running back. But the Wildcats were quick to respond with two touchdowns from Ciaran Docherty. The lead was increased when a breakaway run from receiver Declan Maclennan put another 6 on the board and set up a two point conversion from Cameron Davies.
The Wolves managed to find the endzone again bringing the score to 20-12 but in a rare play an interception from the Wildcats Defensive Line saw Erem Demirel run more than 40 yards for a defensive touchdown. This set up Davies for the two point conversion. The half ended with the Wildcats ahead 28-12
The Highland defense continued to dominate in the second half with Jamie Anderson, Jordan Coia, Edan Gardner and Luke Crant leading the team in tackles. Some of the younger players stepping up from the Youth team made numerious tackles including Fergus MacKenzie, Alaster Howie, Mark Pyper and Haris Ryalls. Safety, Andrew Stark, also made a big play returning an interception for over 40 yards.
Davies drove into the endzone again furthering the Wildcats lead and setting up quarterback Chris Shaw to pass to Tight End Erem Demirel for the two point conversion.
Edinburgh managed another score but it wasn’t enough as Docherty piled on another two touchdowns, one of them converted by running back Tom Green.
“I really feel our junior squad is starting to come together,” said head coach Robbie Paulin. “It was a long pre-season training for the team and they were thrown in at the deep end with a tough first game against the Longhorns, but since then they’ve really hit their stride. The staff is also gelling too and I’d like to thank my coordinators on the day Billy Mill and James Hudson who did an outstanding job. The other coaches too, including Davie Grant, other staff members and the players themselves on and off the field, made the day a success in difficult circumstances. It was great to see the youth players not only stepping up to the challenge of an older age group, but actually making an impact on the field. We’ve got a strong squad this year and it’s a relatively young one too which bodes well for the coming seasons.”