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Wolfpak improve to 3-0

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Tyler Waugh
news@hintonvoice.ca


Unprecedented – that’s what Hinton Wolfpak coach Chris Johnstone is calling his squad’s undefeated start to the 2019 Alberta Six Man Football League season.

“In all my time here I don’t think it’s happened before. There’s a chance at something really special this season,” said Johnstone after the Wolfpak parlayed the last home game of the season into a win over rival Edson to improve to 3-0.

“It was a very intense game. I thought the guys showed up with a purpose and, especially on defence, did a great job containing a very good Edson quarterback. He had his moments, he was going to, but the defence really stepped up and the offence came through when needed.”

Hinton now faces the Provost Cougars on Oct. 3, who sit with a record of 3-1. Johnstone called the Cougars an up and coming team with the same core as last year.

“They are a year older, and a year better,” Johnston said.

“They have a lot of speed and balance on offence … it’s a little different challenge on defence than last week. Provost don’t have a lot of long drives, they score on big plays with their speed.”

Helping an already solid Wolfpak defence is the return of last year’s rookie of the year, outside linebacker Brayden Meyers-Brundage.

“He’s a big addition at a very important position. Our defence is already playing strong and this makes us even better.”