For both of these teams, this is the biggest game of the regular season. The annual Labour Day match-up between the Stampeders and Eskimos is always a classic that is played in front of a packed house. This years game was no exception as the 6-3 Eskimos gave the 8-1 Stampeders all they could handle. Calgary K Mark McLoughlin got the ball rolling at 9:00 of the opening frame when he booted a 12 yard FG. This accounted for all of the scoring in the first quarter. The Eskimos grabbed the lead at 4:43 of the second quarter when DB Kavis Reed stepped in front of an errant Jeff Garcia pass and returned it 38 yards for the major. K Sean Fleming added the convert to put the Esks up by a 7-3 count. Calgary P Tony Martino would cut that lead to 6 when he put a 46 yard punt into the end zone for a single. Fleming and Calgary K Mark McLoughlin would trade FGs to round out the first half scoring with Edmonton on top by a 10-7 margin. Fleming increased the Edmonton lead to 13-7 at 3:32 of the third quarter when he connected from 31 yards out. After this however, it was all Stampeders. Garcia finally got the offence on track at 9:43 when he executed the quarterback draw perfectly from 7 yards out. McLoughlin added the convert to put the Stamps in front by 1 after three quarters of play. Calgary added to that lead at 0:13 into the final frame when Garcia hooked up with SB Vince Danielsen for a 14 yard receiving TD. The McLoughlin convert made the score 21-13. CB Marvin Coleman sealed the Calgary victory at 8:33 when he picked off a Danny McManus pass and returned it 78 yards for the TD. McLoughlin added his third convert of the game. He rounded out the scoring at 12:26 when he was good from 29 yards out making the final 31-13 in favour of the Stampeders. The Eskimos will have a chance to avenge this loss on home turf when these two teams hook up again this Friday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
Dave Sapunjis CGY (SB)
Marvin Coleman CGY (DB)
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