Edmonton Eskimos drop Saturday night nailbiter to Stampeders 24-18
The Calgary Stampeders moved into a tie for first in the CFL’s West Division with a 24-18 win over the visiting Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday night.
Down 9-0 after first two quarters of play, the Eskimos tried to mount a comeback in the second half, but the Stampeders defence managed to hold the line on a final drive that had the Eskimos flirting with the endzone.
LISTEN BELOW: Eskimos head coach Jason Maas
Calgary pulled even with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 5-2, while Edmonton fell to 4-3.
Terry Williams scored for Calgary on a 103-yard kick return, Eric Rogers had a touchdown catch, while Rene Paredes kicked four field goals, including three from over 40 yards.
Ricky Collins Jr. caught a pair of touchdown passes for the Eskimos and Sean Whyte contributed a field goal.
LISTEN BELOW: Eskimos wide receiver Kevin Elliott
The Eskimos will be back in action on Friday night, hosting the Ottawa Redblacks on the Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium with the Countdown to Kick-off starting at 6 p.m. on 630 CHED.
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