They were wedged into every nook and cranny of Taylor Field Sunday afternoon as the ’Riders took on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in their annual Labour Day grudge match. Unfortunately for the 29,788 in attendance, the final score was not exactly what they were looking to take away as the Bombers handed the hometown side a convincing 43-12 loss. The only points of the first quarter came off the foot of Winnipeg K Troy Westwood when his 30-yard FG attempt sailed wide for a single point. The ’Riders responded at 2:41 of the second frame when K Paul McCallum, hoofed a 29-yard FG. Westwood accounted for his earlier mishap at 6:57 when his 19-yard chip shot split the uprights giving the Bombers a 4-1 lead. They added to this lead at 12:31 when QB Kevin McDougal teamed up with SB Bruce Boyko for a 10-yard major score. Westwood’s convert attempt was good and the Blue and Gold were up by an 11-3 score. McCallum rounded out the first half scoring at 14:10 when he split the uprights from 47 yards out. The score at the half read, Winnipeg 11, Saskatchewan 6. The Bombers opened up the second half scoring when RB Ronald Williams scampered into the end zone from 17 yards out just 29 seconds into the second half. Westwood’s convert increased Winnipeg’s lead to 18-6. WR Dexter Dawson added to that lead at 5:38 when he corralled a Paul McCallum punt and returned it 92-yards for the major. Westwood added his third convert of the afternoon and the Bombers were up by a 25-6 score. Westwood increased their lead to 28-6 with a 25-yard FG at 9:42, closing out the third quarter scoring. The fourth quarter began in the same manner as the third ended, with a Westwood FG, this one from 56 yards out just 18 seconds into the final frame. The Winnipeg onslaught continued at 3:53 when WR Milt Stegall and McDougal hooked up for a 68-yard TD. Westwood added his fourth convert of the game running to the Winnipeg lead 38-6. Westwood would increase Winnipeg’s lead at 12:29 with his fourth FG of the game, this one from 17 yards out. Saskatchewan pivot, Kevin Mason, teamed up with WR Don Narcisse at 13:34 for the teams only major of the game, a 19-yard pass. Their two-point convert was good but it was too little, to late as the Bombers came away the victors by a 43-12 margin.
|Site||Local Time||Condition||Temp.||Wind||Humidity||Feels Like||Pressure|
|Regina Int'l A||2:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||26.4°C||NNE (180°) at 26 km/h||30%||27||94.29 kPa|
|Regina Int'l A||3:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||25.5°C||NNE (170°) at 19 km/h||31%||26||94.26 kPa|
|Regina Int'l A||4:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||25.3°C||NNE (160°) at 15 km/h||33%||26||94.22 kPa|
|Regina Int'l A||5:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||24.9°C||NNE (150°) at 7 km/h||41%||26||94.19 kPa|