June 11, 2017 10:43 pm
Updated: June 12, 2017 10:08 am

Calgary Stampeders finish the preseason with a 36-35 win over the Edmonton Eskimos

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Andrew Buckley (15) dodges Edmonton Eskimos Rykeem Yates (99) during second half CFL pre-season action in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday June 11, 2017. The Stampeders won 36-35.

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The Calgary Stampeders wrapped up their preseason with a thrilling 36-35 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos Sunday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

Calgary got on the board first with a touchdown from Roy Finch and with the extra point, it was 7-0 Calgary.

Calgary Stampeders Jerome Messam (33) carries the ball to the end zone under pressure from Edmonton Eskimos e during first half CFL pre-season action in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday June 11, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

A few minutes later it was Mitchell Gale with the Stamps second touchdown of the game, Paredes was good for the extra point to make it 14-0 Calgary. And that was the final score of the first quarter.

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The second quarter was off to a slow start with only one point being scored by the Stamps with about nine minutes left, making it 15-0 Calgary. Edmonton finally put up a few points around the six-minute mark with a field goal making it 15-3 Stampeders.

Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly during first half CFL pre-season action in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday June 11, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

The Eskimos continued with field goals getting another one just after the three-minute warning, making it 15-6 Calgary. With under a minute left, Edmonton had their first major score of the game with a touchdown and the extra point making it 15-13 Stampeders at the half.

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Calgary saw the score go the other way in the start of the third quarter, with the Esks taking the lead 16-15 after a field goal.

Calgary Stampeders Kamar Jorden (88) Edmonton Eskimos Brandyn Thompson (24) during first half CFL pre-season action in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday June 11, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

The green and gold struck again with another touchdown making it 22-15 for the Eskimos. With under a minute left, Rory Kohlert caught the ball in the Eskimos’ end zone and with the extra point it was tied 22-22 at the end of the third.

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The first bout of scoring in the fourth period came from the Stampeders, as quarterback Andrew Buckley marched into the end zone from the one-yard line for a touchdown. With the field goal kick it was 29-22 for the Stampeders.

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Ricky Stanzi (12) gets the ball out as Justin Renfrow (64) wraps up Edmonton Eskimos Rykeem Yates (99) during second half CFL pre-season action in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday June 11, 2017. The Stampeders won 36-35. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken


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The Eskimos came back almost right away with a 90-yard touchdown, and it was 29-29 with the extra point.

Wide receiver Richard Sindani caught the ball in the end zone down by his knees for another Stampeders touchdown.

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With the extra point it was 36-22 Calgary after the three-minute warning.

After a “roughing the passer” call, it was another touchdown for Edmonton, making it 36-35 Stampeders. The Esks went for the two- point conversion, but it was incomplete and time would run out.

Calgary Stampeders Jamal Nixon (80) gets run out of bounds by Edmonton Eskimos Arjen Colquhoun (36) during second half CFL pre-season action in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday June 11, 2017. The Stampeders won 36-35. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

The Stampeders remain undefeated in this year’s preseason action with a 36-35 win over the Eskimos.

The Stampeders open their season on the road on June 23 when they travel to Ottawa for a Grey Cup rematch. The pre-game show on News Talk 770 will start at 4:00 p.m. with the kick-off set for 5:30 p.m.

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