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