On this beautiful Alberta Thanksgiving Monday, the Stampeders were hoping to feast on an Argonaut squad that had defeated them just three weeks earlier by a single point. As an added incentive, this game marked the return of QB Doug Flutie, who signed as a free agent with Toronto in the off-season. The Argonauts opened up the scoring when K Mike Vanderjagt hoofed a 25 yard field goal at 3:59. Calgary pivot Jeff Garcia hooked up with RB Kelvin Anderson for a 13 yard TD strike to put the Stamps up by a 7-3 margin after one quarter of play. Calgary K Mark McLoughlin added to that lead with a 33 yard field goal but Vanderjagt countered right back with boots of 49 and 28 yards trimming the Stamps’ lead to just 1. However, as they have done many times this season, the Stampeder offence controlled the ball and capped an impressive drive when Garcia found SB Allen Pitts alone in the end zone for a 17 yard TD strike. Vanderjagt added his fourth field goal of the half with no time left but it was the Stamps who carried a 17-12 lead into the locker room at half-time. After an uneventful third quarter which saw McLoughlin add his second field goal of the game, a 36 yard effort and Vanderjagt a single, the Argonaut offence got rolling early in the fourth when RB Mike “Pinball” Clemons bounced in from 3 yards out tying the score at 20. Vanderjagt’s fifth field goal of the game put the Boatmen up once again however their lead was short lived as Pitts scored his second TD of the game, this one from 13 yards away on a pass from Danny Barrett. The Stamps were now up to stay. McLoughlin topped off the Calgary victory with a 37 yard hoof at 13:44 sending the 27,436 Stampeder faithful home content with a 30-23 victory. Would this be the final meeting of these two division leading teams? Stay tuned...
Michael “Pinball” Clemons TOR (RB)
Al Jordan CGY (DB)
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