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Wolves roll over to ‘Cats

Zoë Strickland | Managing Editor

Western got trampled in their second home game of the season. On Oct. 14, the Central Washington University Wildcats, currently undefeated in the GNAC and No. 10-ranked in the division, headed to McArthur Stadium to face off against the Wolves. The game ended 42-0.

It was a red-out event as the Wolves continued to try and play off of the momentum from last week’s game where they beat Simon Fraser 82-21. However, the Wildcat’s strong offensive line got the best of the Wolves.

Western racked up a mere 261 offensive yards, with Central Washington running 474 yards.

Sophomore linebacker Andrew Weber led Wolves defense with 11 tackles throughout the game, and senior wide receiver Paul Revis led with 96 receiving yards from a total of 8 passes.

The score was 28-0 at the half — 21 of the points were scored by passes from junior Wildcat quarterback Reilly Hennessey. Hennessey was the GNAC Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 8. The remaining 7 points were the result of an interception by Wildcat senior defensive lineman Bo Banner in the beginning of the second quarter.

The third quarter led to an additional two touchdowns on the part of Central Washington, leading to the final score of 42-0. No points were scored in the last quarter.

This loss places Western football at 1-4 in the GNAC, and 2-5 overall. On Oct. 21 the Wolves head to Arcata, California to face off against their longtime rivals, the Humboldt University Lumberjacks. The game is set to kickoff at 6 p.m. The Wolves lost to the Lumberjacks 48-49 when they played them at home in September.

 

Contact the author at journalmanaging@wou.edu