“Friday Night Football” this week featured a pair of teams looking to move up the ladder in their division. Scoring began when Hamilton K Paul Osbaldiston punted a ball into touch for the single point. Two costly penalties by the home team led to the first major of the night as Saskatchewan QB Reggie Slack scrambled into the end zone from 8 yards out. K Paul McCallum was good on the convert and the ’Riders were up by 6. With just 16 seconds left in the quarter, Osbaldiston struck on a 49-yard FG to reduce the Saskatchewan lead to three. Early In the second frame, Osbaldiston’s 41-yard FG that sailed wide but the single point trimmed the Roughies’ lead to 2. The first passing TD of the game came when Slack found WR Curtis Mayfield for an 86-yard TD, increasing the Roughrider lead to 9 following the McCallum convert. Slack struck again this time taking it in himself from 1 yard out with just 51 seconds remaining in the first half. The TD, coupled with the ensuing McCallum convert, gave Saskatchewan a 21-5 half-time lead. Saskatchewan’s Paul McCallum opened up the second half scoring when his 45-yard FG attempt sailed through the uprights increasing their lead to 19. QB Mike Cawley, who replaced Anthony Calvillo to start the second half, led a drive that culminated in a 6-yard rushing TD by RB Archie Amerson. Osbaldiston’s convert was good and the ’Cats trailed by 12. 4:26 into the final quarter of play McCallum nailed a 39-yard FG to increase the Saskatchewan lead to 15. He then hit from 28 yards out at 8:11 to up their lead to 18. The Hamilton defence rounded out the home team scoring forcing Saskatchewan to take a safety, closing the gap to 16 points. Later, DB Frank West recovered a fumble and ran it in 41 yards for the score. The 2-point conversion failed when Calvillo, replacing an injured Cawley, failed to connect with veteran WR Earl Winfield. The final score in the game was 30-20 in favour of the ’Riders who moved into a second place tie in the Western Division.
|Site||Local Time||Condition||Temp.||Wind||Humidity||Feels Like||Pressure|
|Burlington Piers (AUT)||7:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||25.1°C||NNE (180°) at 11 km/h||51%||29||102.20 kPa|
|Burlington Piers (AUT)||8:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||24.7°C||NNE (190°) at 9 km/h||50%||28||102.17 kPa|
|Burlington Piers (AUT)||9:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||22.9°C||NNE (250°) at 7 km/h||59%||27||102.15 kPa|
|Burlington Piers (AUT)||10:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||22.2°C||NNE (230°) at 7 km/h||69%||27||102.15 kPa|
|Burlington Piers (AUT)||11:00 PM||Partly Cloudy||21.4°C||NNE (210°) at 7 km/h||79%||27||102.15 kPa|