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Sports Stampeders stun Bombers 13-12 with late 4th-quarter comeback in final playoff tune-up

06:26  21 november  2021
06:26  21 november  2021 Source:   msn.com

Veteran QB Harris falls short in first start for Alouettes

  Veteran QB Harris falls short in first start for Alouettes The Alouettes proved they could play with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday night — for three quarters. Unfortunately, there are no moral victories for coming close in professional sports. Despite the first start by veteran quarterback Trevor Harris since joining Montreal, the Als came up short, losing 31-21 to the Bombers before 22,933 spectators at IG Field in Winnipeg. Harris passed for two touchdowns — six yards to Reggie White Jr. and a seven-yarder to Jake Wieneke. Defensive-end Jamal Davis also recovered a fumble, returning it 19 yards for a score. Harris, acquired last month in a trade from Edmonton, completed 14 of 25 passes for 177 yards.

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders saved their best for the fourth quarter as they pulled off a 13-12 come-from-behind win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday.

  Stampeders stun Bombers 13-12 with late 4th-quarter comeback in final playoff tune-up © Provided by The Canadian Press

Rene Paredes kicked a 27-yard field goal, his second of the game, as time expired to give the Stampeders (8-6) their third straight win to end the regular season.

Quarterback Jack Maier threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Luther Hakunavanhu at 13:17 of the fourth quarter to set up the heroics by Paredes, who also kicked a 32-yard field goal with 4:53 to play to start the rally.

Bo Levi Mitchell started at quarterback for the Stamps and went 7 for 11 for just 39 years. Maier came into the game for Calgary to start the second half and completed 10-of-20 passes for 177 yards to go with his one TD pass and one interception.

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  Lewis' 2 TD catches, and a pass, help Alouettes roll to much-needed win Eugene Lewis will have to wait one more week to reach the 1,000-yard plateau. And he still trails Winnipeg’s Kenny Lawler — slightly — in his quest to become the league’s leading receiver . But Lewis’ route-running ability — an attribute that has garnered little attention during his four seasons with the Alouettes — might be what sets him apart from other elite CFL receivers. Lewis caught two first-half touchdown passes, covering 14 and 10 yards, in Montreal’s 28-14 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ reserve squad — the visitors failed to dress starting quarterback Zach Collaros, along with numerous others — Saturday afternoon at Molson Stadium.

Sergio Castillo kicked four field goals to give the Blue Bombers (11-3) a 12-0 lead at 8:24 of the fourth quarter before the Stamps rallied for the win.

Zach Collaros started the game at quarterback for the Bombers and completed 7-of-10 passes for 73 yards in the first half before rookie Dru Brown came into the game to replace him. Brown went 7 for 14 for 49 yards, while also carrying the ball seven times for 44 yards.

The Stamps will now head to Regina for the West semifinal on Nov. 28 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-5). The victor will then travel to Winnipeg to play the Bombers a week later for the right to play in the Grey Cup on Dec. 12 in Hamilton.

After a slow start for both teams, Winnipeg had a great chance to open the scoring mid-way through the first quarter when Collaros drove the Bombers down to Calgary’s three-yard line.

Canadiens' Cedric Paquette could be back as early as Wednesday

  Canadiens' Cedric Paquette could be back as early as Wednesday Joel Edmundson and Jake Allen were both on the ice Monday as well, although the former isn’t expected to play just yet and an update on the latter won’t come until Tuesday. While much of the focus Monday was on the news that Kevin Hayes re-injured himself and is out week-to-week, there were some other updates out of the Philadelphia Flyers organization. Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Wade Allison has resumed skating and has been cleared for practice with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Unfortunately for the Flyers, Tyson Foerster could miss five months with a shoulder injury.

Making his CFL debut for the Bombers, Brown came into the game and executed a one-yard quarterback sneak to perfection to give Winnipeg a first down with just two yards to go to get into the end zone.

On the next play, Brown dropped back and fumbled the ball after being pressured by Calgary’s Jameer Thurman. Fellow Stamps linebacker Javien Elliott picked up the ball and ran it back 23 yards, but Raheem Wilson was penalized on the play for an illegal block and Calgary had to settle for starting their drive on their own 36-yard line.

Calgary’s woes continued throughout the first half as the Stamps weren’t able to put any points on the board.

Meanwhile, the Bombers settled for a 15-yard field goal by Castillo at 10:32 of the second quarter.

The visitors had a chance to increase their lead to 6-0 as time ran out in the first half, but Castillo missed his 52-yard field goal attempt wide to the right.

Riders looking to turn regular-season success into long playoff run

  Riders looking to turn regular-season success into long playoff run REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders believe it’s time to turn regular season success into a run for the Grey Cup. The Riders, who host the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday in the West Division semifinal, were first in the division in 2019 and second in 2018, but neither finish translated into post-season success. They lost 20-13 to Winnipeg in the 2019 West final and 23-18 to the Blue Bombers in the 2018 West semifinal despite having home-field advantage in both games. With a 9-5-0 record this season, which was good enough for second place, the Riders are now focused on taking the next step to becoming a championship team.

The start of the second half was much of the same as both teams weren’t able to get much of anything going offensively.

In at quarterback to replace Mitchell, Maier completed a 17-yard pass to Markeith Ambles for the first first down of the second half for either team at the mid-way point of the third quarter.

HIs next pass was picked off by Winnipeg’s Mike Jones to give the Bombers the ball at the Calgary 40-yard line. Three plays later, Castillo kicked a 45-yard field goal to put Winnipeg up 6-0 at 9:25 of the third quarter.

Castillo then booted a 46-yard field goal at 4:26 of the fourth quarter and added another one from 50 yards out at 8:24.

Paredes started Calgary’s comeback with a 32-yard field goal at 10:07 before Hakunavanhu hauled in a long pass from Maier and ran 26 more yards into the end zone to pull the Stamps within two points.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 20, 2021.

The Canadian Press

Blue Bombers running back Harris a game-time decision for West final against Riders .
WINNIPEG — Football fans will have to wait until Sunday afternoon to find out whether veteran running back Andrew Harris will be wearing a Blue Bombers jersey or street clothes for the CFL West Division final. The injured star running back (knee) is listed as a game-time decision for the clash between Winnipeg and archrival Saskatchewan Roughriders. Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea revealed Harris didn't participate in Saturday's closedThe injured star running back (knee) is listed as a game-time decision for the clash between Winnipeg and archrival Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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