Make it seven in a row for the Calgary Stampeders!
The Stamps extended their winning streak on Monday, beating Edmonton 45-24 in the annual Labour Day Classic.
Calgary has won nine of the last 11 Labour Day Classics against the Eskimos and five consecutively.
QB Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 378 yards connecting with Anthony Parker, and Bakari Grant for TD’s. Jerome Messam rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter
Messam has now scored touchdowns in five consecutive games.
Stamps head coach Dave Dickenson says Messam had an explosive game.
“To be honest he needed to be a work horse today. I trust Roy in there but I wanted to make sure that ratio wise we could get the most out of Mess. He was in for the full plate. He did a great job”.
Roy Finch also returned a punt for a touchdown.
Rene Paredes booted multiple field goals to get to 31 successful attempts in a row, the longest in-season streak in CFL history. The kicker is hoping to top his own record of 39 consecutive set over the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
On the other side, Eskimos QB Mike Reily rushed for a TD and threw to Derel Walker for another TD and Kenny Ladler had a pick-six.
The Stampeders are now 8-1-1 on the season.
Total attendance at the game was 31,440.
The Eskimos and Stampeders meet again Saturday in Edmonton. The pre-game show goes at 3:30 on NewsTalk 770 with kick-off slated for 5:00.