Season Summary

  • Finished 4th (in tiebreaker) in the West Division and won a playoff position in the crossover
  •  
  • East Division Semi-final
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Sun Jun 8 11:00 PM
EDM 15 @ BC 32 W 10,284  
B
Tue Jun 17 9:30 PM
BC 18 @ CGY 30 L 29,102  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Thu Jun 26 10:30 PM
SSK 24 @ BC 23 L 18,881 RDS, TSN
2
Thu Jul 3 10:30 PM
CGY 16 @ BC 17 W 17,206 TSN
3
Thu Jul 10 10:00 PM
BC 41 @ EDM 31 W 26,010 TSN
4
Sat Jul 19 10:30 PM
WPG 17 @ BC 21 W 22,312 TSN
5
Thu Jul 24 10:30 PM
TOR 34 @ BC 20 L 23,330 TSN
6
Sat Aug 2 1:00 PM
BC 42 @ HAM 24 W 12,032 TSN
7
Sat Aug 9 10:30 PM
MTL 45 @ BC 31 L 19,106 TSN
8
Fri Aug 15 9:30 PM
BC 39 @ SSK 26 W 28,556 TSN, RDS
9
Fri Aug 22 10:30 PM
CGY 23 @ BC 37 W 20,303 RDS, TSN
10
Sat Aug 30 7:00 PM
BC 33 @ MTL 34 L 11,050 CBC, RDS
11
Sun Sep 7 3:00 PM
BC 12 @ SSK 46 L 22,966 CBC
12
Sat Sep 13 10:30 PM
EDM 1 @ BC 27 W 25,088  
13
Fri Sep 19 8:30 PM
BC 14 @ WPG 26 L 21,732 TSN
14
Fri Sep 26 10:30 PM
HAM 33 @ BC 34 W 18,258 TSN
15
Sat Oct 4 2:00 PM
BC 3 @ TOR 46 L 17,019 CBC
16
Fri Oct 10 11:00 PM
SSK 26 @ BC 19 L 22,399 TSN
17
Sun Oct 19 3:00 PM
BC 7 @ EDM 41 L 31,958  
18
Sun Oct 26 4:00 PM
BC 9 @ CGY 43 L 24,860 TSN, RDS
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 2 12:45 PM
BC 35 @ MTL 45 L 16,257 CBC
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 50 45 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 8 10 0 16 429 536 L4 1-5-0
    Home 9 5 4 0 10 229 219 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 9 3 6 0 6 200 317 L6 0-6-0
   Divisional opponent 10 5 5 0 10 231 277 L3 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 3 5 0 6 198 259 L1 2-4-0

Full 1997 League Standings

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 4 (2-2-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (0-5-0) 7 (5-2-0) 3 (1-2-0) 8 (2-6-0)
After 2nd 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-2-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 8 (5-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (3-7-0)
After 3rd 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 7 (4-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (4-7-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (0-10-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.544 3-2-0 (5) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.472 2-2-0 (4) 1-3-0 (4)
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.556
Edmonton Elks (3) 0.667
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.444
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.111
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.722
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.833
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.222
19971996 +/-
Average Combined Score 53.61 +3.83
Average Winning Score 32.25 +3.45
Average Losing Score 17.10 -3.36
Average Home Score 25.44 +2.67
Average Visitor Score 22.22 -0.56
Average Margin of Victory 10.88 +0.07
Average Margin of Loss 19.40 +9.40
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
BC 334477 7764141 264571 9347140 229 (25.4)200 (22.2)429 (23.8)
Opponent 256590 10379182 3679115 5594149 317 (35.2)219 (24.3)536 (29.8)
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Charlie Carpenter – Offensive Coordinator
  • Jim Sandusky – Receivers
  • Dave Easley – Defensive Coordinator
  • Amos Jones – Defensive line
  • Frank Smith – Special teams
BC Lions 1997 Stars of the Week
Offensive Star
  • 2 – Damon Allen
  • 1 – Alfred Jackson
  • 1 – Sean Millington
Defensive Star
  • 1 – B.J. Gallis
  • 1 – Maurice Kelly
Lineman Star
  • 3 – Johnny Scott
  • 1 – Jamie Taras
1997 Player Awards and Nominations
1997 Most Outstanding
BC Lions 1997 All-Star Selections
2 All-Canadian Selections
WR Alfred Jackson, Jr.
LB Maurice Kelly
5 All-Division Selections
FB Sean Millington
WR Alfred Jackson, Jr.
C Mike Withycombe
DT Joe Fleming
LB Maurice Kelly

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1997 BC Lions Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–1 (10) [SSK] Bob Beveridge (OL) British Columbia (UBC)
3–2 (19)   Paul Stoilen (LB) Simon Fraser
3–4 (20) [WPG] John Partchenko (OT) Michigan
4–1 (25) [OTT] Bret Anderson (P) Simon Fraser
4–3 (27)   Martin Miller (CB) Manitoba
5–2 (35)   Jamie MacDonald (OT) Northern Illinois
6–2 (43)   Kelly Lochbaum (LB) Northern Arizona

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