The Edmonton Eskimos 1997 Season

Edmonton Eskimos 1997 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 33 49 W1 1-1-0
Regular Season 18 12 6 0 24 479 400 W4 4-2-0
    Home 9 7 2 0 14 304 194 W2 5-1-0
    Visitor 9 5 4 0 10 175 206 W2 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 10 6 4 0 12 252 257 W2 3-3-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 6 2 0 12 227 143 W2 4-2-0

Full 1997 League Standings

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

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 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (4-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 2 (0-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 8 (6-2-0) 2 (0-2-0) 8 (6-2-0)
After 2nd 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 10 (9-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (3-5-0)
After 3rd 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 9 (8-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (4-5-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 11 (11-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)
After OT1 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Sun Jun 8 11:00 PM
EDM 15 @ BC 32 L 10,284  
B
Thu Jun 19 9:30 PM
SSK 17 @ EDM 18 W 32,291  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Wed Jun 25 9:30 PM
EDM 23 @ CGY 22 W 24,868 TSN
2
Fri Jul 4 9:30 PM
EDM 24 @ SSK 18 W 25,751 TSN, RDS
3
Thu Jul 10 10:00 PM
BC 41 @ EDM 31 L 26,010 TSN
4
Thu Jul 17 9:30 PM
MTL 0 @ EDM 32 W 27,811  
5
Thu Jul 24 7:30 PM
EDM 34 @ MTL 24 W 10,025 TSN, RDS, ESPN2
6
Thu Jul 31 9:30 PM
SSK 34 @ EDM 37 W 30,917  
7
Thu Aug 7 9:30 PM
WPG 11 @ EDM 45 W 29,293  
8
Thu Aug 14 7:00 PM
EDM 14 @ TOR 38 L 18,031 RDS, TSN
9
Thu Aug 21 9:30 PM
HAM 24 @ EDM 28 W 26,960  
10
Mon Sep 1 4:00 PM
EDM 14 @ CGY 27 L 37,611 CBC
11
Fri Sep 5 9:30 PM
CGY 20 @ EDM 24 W 43,913 TSN
12
Sat Sep 13 10:30 PM
EDM 1 @ BC 27 L 25,088  
13
Sat Sep 20 10:00 PM
TOR 25 @ EDM 24 L 38,619 TSN
14
Sun Sep 28 4:00 PM
EDM 15 @ SSK 29 L 29,361  
15
Sun Oct 5 3:00 PM
CGY 32 @ EDM 42 OT W 31,572 CBC
16
Sun Oct 12 2:00 PM
EDM 20 @ WPG 2 W 18,524 CBC
17
Sun Oct 19 3:00 PM
BC 7 @ EDM 41 W 31,958  
18
Sat Oct 25 2:00 PM
EDM 30 @ HAM 19 W 16,110 RDS, CBC
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Sun Nov 9 3:45 PM
SSK 31 @ EDM 30 L 38,258 CBC

Edmonton Eskimos 1997 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.489 4-1-0 (5) 2-3-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.472 3-1-0 (4) 3-1-0 (4)
BC Lions (3) 0.444
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.556
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.444
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.111
Montreal Alouettes (2) 0.722
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.833
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.222

Team Scoring

19971996 +/-
Average Combined Score 48.83 +3.67
Average Winning Score 31.67 +1.12
Average Losing Score 16.50 -1.07
Average Home Score 33.78 +8.00
Average Visitor Score 19.44 -5.78
Average Margin of Victory 13.92 -1.27
Average Margin of Loss 14.67 +5.81

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 464389 8244126 623395 10455159 304 (33.8)175 (19.4)479 (26.6)
Opponent 494190 6376139 514192 314879 206 (22.9)194 (21.6)400 (22.2)

Coaches

Head Coaches
Assistant Coaches
  • Gary Durchik – Offensive line
  • R.D. Lancaster – Offensive
  • Jim Hillies – Defensive front
  • Brad Miller – Defensive
  • Scott Fawcett – Special teams

Edmonton Eskimos 1997 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Danny McManus
  • 1 – Eric Blount

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Glenn Rogers
  • 2 – Willie Pless
  • 1 – Kavis Reed

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Derek MacCready
  • 1 – Leo Groenewegen

Edmonton Eskimos 1997 Player Awards and Nominations

1997 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Danny McManus (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Willie Pless (Winner)
  • Offensive Lineman — Leo Groenewegen (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Derek MacCready (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Mark Verbeek (née Mark Farraway) (Team Nominee)

Edmonton Eskimos 1997 All-Star Selections

4 All-Canadian Selections
SB Darren Flutie
LB Willie Pless
DHB Glenn Rogers, Jr.
CB Kavis Reed
10 All-Division Selections
SB Darren Flutie
G Leo Groenewegen
T Tom Rayam
DT Bennie Goods
DE Malvin Hunter
LB Willie Pless
DHB Glenn Rogers, Jr.
CB Kavis Reed
S Trent Brown
ST Henry “Gizmo” Williams

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Edmonton Eskimos 1997 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3) [BC] Ian Franklin (CB) Weber State
1–8 (8)   Mark Verbeek (née Mark Farraway) (DL) St. Francis Xavier
2–7 (16)   Patrice Denis (LB) Western Ontario
4–8 (32)   David Heasman (OL) Northern Arizona
5–7 (40)   O.J. Santiago (TE) Kent State
6–7 (47)   Chris Hardy (QB) Manitoba

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