August 3, 2019 10:29 pm
Updated: August 4, 2019 12:46 am

Edmonton Eskimos drop Saturday night nailbiter to Stampeders 24-18

Edmonton Eskimos' Natey Adjei, left, is upended by Calgary Stampeders' Tre Roberson during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.

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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

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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

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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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