Edmonton Eskimos 8 @ Calgary Stampeders 26

Game Details

  • Week 10
  • 40th Game of Regular Season (48th Overall)
  • Labour Day
  • Monday, Sep 7, 1998 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

In the second leg of the Canadian Football League’s annual Labour Classic double header the Edmonton Eskimos travelled south to play the Calgary Stampeders in front of 37,611 fans filling every nook and cranny of McMahon Stadium. K Mark McLoughlin gave Calgary the early lead when his 49-yard FG at 3:28 of the first period split the uprights. For an encore McLoughlin then hoofed an 80-yard kickoff single pacing the Stamps to a 4-point lead. At 13:08 Edmonton K Sean Fleming conceded a two-point safety due to a bad snap by kicking the ball through his own end zone making the score 6-0 for Calgary at the end of the quarter. Calgary continued to hold the hot offensive hand in the second stanza when McLoughlin nailed a 12-yard FG at 4:36. At 13:50 QB Dave Dickenson, in for an injured Jeff Garcia, made his mark on the game finding RB Kelvin Anderson in the end zone for a 13-yard reception. McLouglin’s convert gave the hosts a 16-0 halftime lead. The perennially strong Edmonton defence shut down Calgary in the third quarter, only allowing a pair of punting singles off the foot of P Tony Martino. Calgary added another single to their point total in the final quarter when McLoughlin’s 45-yard FG sailed wide 42 seconds into play. Calgary’s shut out ended, however, because 3:20 later QB Jimmy Kemp, who replaced starter Dave Archer earlier in the quarter, scrambled to the end zone from 7 yards out. Fleming’s convert was good. Fleming also contributed another single to the Edmonton cause when his 69-yard punt bounced through the end zone scoring a single point and cutting Calgary’s lead to 19-8. That was close as Edmonton would get, however, as Anderson scored his second TD of the night for Calgary by running the ball in from the 18-yard line. McLoughlin’s convert rounded out the scoring to make the final score Calgary 26, Edmonton 8. Calgary’s victory places them all alone in the West Division penthouse while dropping Edmonton to second place. These two teams will meet next week in Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton for what is sure to be an emotional rematch.

Source: Game Review, 1998 CFL Weekly Statistical Package

1997 and 1998 Calgary and Edmonton Matchups
1997Week 1EDM 23 @ CGY 22
Week 10EDM 14 @ CGY 27
Week 11CGY 20 @ EDM 24
Week 15CGY 32 @ EDM 42 OT
1998Week BCGY 26 @ EDM 23
Week 10EDM 8 @ CGY 26
Week 11CGY 30 @ EDM 23
Week 17EDM 19 @ CGY 31
Division FinalEDM 10 @ CGY 33

Stampeders record vs Eskimos (Regular Season)

Last decade (1988 to 1997)
  • at Calgary 10–5–0 (0.667)
  • at Edmonton 3–12–0 (0.200)
  • Calgary Total 13–17–0 (0.433)
All-time (through 1998)
  • at Calgary 36–46–2 (0.440)
  • at Edmonton 26–56–1 (0.319)
  • Calgary Total 62–102–3 (0.380)

Streaks as of Sept. 7, 1998 (Regular Season)

Stampeders streak at home vs Eskimos
Stampeders streak overall vs Eskimos


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eskimos 0 0 0 8 8
Stampeders 6 10 2 8 26

Eskimos coach: Kay Stephenson (L)
Stampeders coach: Wally Buono (W)

Eskimos (6-4-0) Next vs Stampeders Sep 12
Stampeders (7-3-0) Next @ Eskimos Sep 12

Game Time Weather in Calgary, AB

September 7th Hourly Weather Summary for Calgary
Site Local Time Condition Temp. Wind Humidity Feels Like Pressure
COP Upper 2:00 PM Partly Cloudy 29.8°C N (80°) at 17 km/h 10% 27 101.13 kPa
COP Upper 3:00 PM Partly Cloudy 30.9°C NNE (140°) at 22 km/h 10% 28 101.15 kPa
COP Upper 4:00 PM Partly Cloudy 28.1°C NNE (120°) at 19 km/h 11% 25 101.12 kPa
COP Upper 5:00 PM Partly Cloudy 26.9°C NNE (220°) at 19 km/h 12% 101.08 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


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