Edmonton Eskimos 14 @ Calgary Stampeders 27

Game Details

  • Week 10
  • 39th Game of Regular Season (47th Overall)
  • Labour Day
  • Monday, Sep 1, 1997 4:00 PM EDT ( )
  • (Local)
  • at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
    • Surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
    • Attendance: 37,611 (Sellout)
    • Capacity: 37,317
  • Broadcaster:
    • CBC

Game Notes

Game Summary

Yes, it was that time of year. The summer rounding to a close, the kids preparing to return to school and the Stamps and Eskimos gearing up for yet another edition of the Labour Day classic. On a perfect sunny Monday afternoon, McMahon Stadium was jammed to capacity as 37,611 turned out to witness what was sure to be another epic battle between these two provincial rivals. Edmonton opened the scoring at 4:08 when K Sean Fleming’s 40-yard FG attempt sailed wide. The Stamps’ first points of the game came at 7:46, when Fleming conceded a safety touch. The Calgary offence got on track late in the opening frame and at 13:53 RB Kelvin Anderson scored the games first major, a 1-yard TD run. QB Jeff Garcia found SB Allen Pitts alone in the end zone completing the two-point convert attempt and the Stamps were up by a 10-1 score after one period of play. Garcia got the Stamps rolling 10 seconds into the second quarter calling his own number from 1-yard out. The Mark McLoughlin convert increased the Calgary lead to 17-1. McLoughlin increased the Stamps’ lead with FGs from 48 and 31 yard out. Fleming added a 37-yard effort of his own making the score at halftime, 23-4 in favour of the hometown side. Fleming accounted for all of the third quarter scoring with a 58-yard punting single and a 31-yard single off a missed FG. McLoughlin’s 67‐yard single increased the Stamps’ lead to 24-6 5:50 into the final frame but the Eskimos countered right back as QB Jimmy Kemp, who was in the game to replace injured starter Danny McManus, found SB Robert Gordon alone in the end zone for a 7-yard TD. Kemp teamed up with Gordon again on the ensuing two-point convert trimming the Calgary lead to 10. However this was as close as they would get as McLoughlin added his third FG of the game, a 33-yard effort, making the final Calgary 27, Edmonton 14.

Source: Game Review, 1997 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1996 and 1997 Calgary and Edmonton Matchups
1996Week 10EDM 13 @ CGY 31
Week 11CGY 19 @ EDM 20
Week 18CGY 32 @ EDM 41
Division FinalEDM 15 @ CGY 12
1997Week 1EDM 23 @ CGY 22
Week 10EDM 14 @ CGY 27
Week 11CGY 20 @ EDM 24
Week 15CGY 32 @ EDM 42 OT

Stampeders record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1987 to 1996)
  • at Calgary 8–7–0 (0.533)
  • at Edmonton 2–14–0 (0.125)
  • Calgary Total 10–21–0 (0.323)
All-time (through 1997)
  • at Calgary 34–46–2 (0.427)
  • at Edmonton 25–56–1 (0.311)
  • Calgary Total 59–102–3 (0.369)

Streaks as of Sept. 1, 1997 (Regular Season)

Stampeders streak at home vs Eskimos
Stampeders streak overall vs Eskimos


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 1 3 2 8 14
Stampeders 10 13 0 4 27

Eskimos coach: Ron Lancaster (L)
Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)

Eskimos (7-3-0) Next vs Stampeders Sep 06
Stampeders (5-5-0) Next @ Eskimos Sep 06

Game Time Weather in Calgary, AB

September 1st Hourly Weather Summary for Calgary
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Pressure
COP Upper 2:00 PM Partly Cloudy 20.3°C NNE (160°) at 33 km/h 48% 102.25 kPa
COP Upper 3:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 20.7°C NNE (140°) at 33 km/h 45% 102.25 kPa
COP Upper 4:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 20.0°C NNE (140°) at 35 km/h 43% 102.24 kPa
COP Upper 5:00 PM Breezy and Partly Cloudy 20.5°C NNE (140°) at 28 km/h 42% 102.25 kPa

Conditions at COP Upper (8.78 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

Data from Dark Sky. Contains supplemental data (Conditions, Pressure, Cloud cover) from Dark Sky estimated conditions.

League Records Set and Approached in EDM @ CGY
Including known plays over 55 yards

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  • CFL (Game score/boxscore)


  • Steve Daniel/CFL


  • Data is verified (Data Complete)