“Connor Guillotte made some good plays tonight,” Wainwright said. “This (field) condition out here, being a quarterback and running back is really tough. Both teams kind of struggled with that at times. I think all that evened out.”
Guillotte, Vigo and Kobe Cionek combined for 159 rushing yards.
Basile forced a pair of fumbles in the first half and made a goal-line stand to end the half but could never extend its lead beyond 6-0 after Edwards scored on an 11-yard run with 10:18 left in the second quarter.
Basile had a missed opportunity when a drive stalled at the Grand Lake 1-yard line with 1:38 left in the first quarter.
“We had our chances in the first half, but we just made too many mistakes,” Basile head coach Kevin Bertrand said. “It is too good of a ball club to give them the ball down there. It was a hard-fought game between two hard teams. It is just a shame that somebody had to lose it.
“We were running the ball extremely well in the first half. We turned the ball over on downs, and one time we had a penalty. We couldn’t punch it in a couple of times. We felt like we were going to score and that we could have been up by three touchdowns in the first half. They are too good of a team to not be able to punch it in.”
The Bearcats (1-3, 1-1) were hoping to build on a last-second win over Hamilton Christian last week.
“We are going to go back to work on Saturday,” Bertrand said. “We are halfway through the season and still have half a season to play.
“So we are going to keep on working hard and come back next week and be a better team.”
Edwards finished with 70 yards on 16 carries, and Bazinet added 62 yards on 17 carries.