A key game for top spot in the Western Conference and the season series, as the Calgary Stampeders made the trek over the mountains to Vancouver to take on the BC Lions.
The Stampeders scored a major on the first drive of the game. Bo Levi Mitchell threw a bomb to Anthony Parker on the opening play of the match-up for 33 yards looking to set the tone. Later on in that drive, Mitchell found Bakari Grant in the endzone with a 21 yard strike. Parker caught the 2 point covert to take an early 8-0 lead. The Lions answered back with a field goal. After one quarter, the Stamps were ahead 8-3.
The second quartered opened with a good drive by the Stamps, aided by some big catches by Marquay McDaniel. They would have to settle for a field goal, however, with Rene Paredes extending his streak to 21 straight. Richie Leone would answer back with his second boot of the game cutting Calgary’s lead to 11-6, but before the half was over, Mitchell hit Rob Cote capping off an 11 play drive with a touchdown on a 13 yard pass and catch. Leone kicked another FG before time expired. The Stampeders went into the half with an 8 point lead, 17-9.
The second half started with a bang for the Red & White. Chris Rainey, who’s been so punishing to the Stampeders this year, fumbled the ball on the opening kick-off. Ben D’Aguilar recovered. Jerome Messam rumbled into the endzone on a 5 yard run for his 4th TD of the season. Parades would split the uprights again. 27-9 Stamps after 3.
In the final frame, the Stampeders kept coming. U of C product, Andrew Buckley scored his 3rd touchdown of the year on the goal line to increase the lead 34-9. That dagger would throw Jonathon Jennings out of the game as the BC QB, replaced by Travis Lulay. Paredes would kick another, making it 23 in a row. 37-9 would be your final score.
Next on the schedule is a battle against the Ti-Cats at McMahon Stadium on Sunday, August 28th.
Kick-off at 5 o’clock.