The Toronto Argonauts’ 1997 Season

Season Summary

Toronto Argonauts 1997 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1997 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 2 0 0 4 58 14 W2 2-0-0
Regular Season 18 15 3 0 30 660 327 L1 5-1-0
    Home 9 9 0 0 18 332 116 W9 6-0-0
    Visitor 9 6 3 0 12 328 211 L1 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 10 9 1 0 18 384 176 L1 5-1-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 6 2 0 12 276 151 W5 5-1-0

Full 1997 League Standings

Toronto Argonauts 1997 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.328 5-0-0 (5) 4-1-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.528 4-0-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.111
Montreal Alouettes (3) 0.722
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 0.222
BC Lions (2) 0.444
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.556
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.667
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.444

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Bill Bradley – Defensive Coordinator
  • Gary Etcheverry – Defensive line
  • John Jenkins – Offensive Coordinator
  • Jim Barker – Offensive line
  • Daryl Edralin – Special teams

1997 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 52,595
  • Total: 164,038
  • High: 24,083
  • Avg: 18,226 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1996 Avg: -2,761
  • Low: 16,213
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 34.65
  • Diff from League Avg: -3,066

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Team Scoring

19971996 +/-
Average Combined Score 54.83 4.00 +
Average Winning Score 37.60 5.20 +
Average Losing Score 32.00 8.67 +
Average Home Score 36.89 7.00 +
Average Visitor Score 36.44 4.56 +
Average Margin of Victory 23.47 8.13 +
Average Margin of Loss 6.33 4.67 -

Stadium

  • 1997 home stadium: The SkyDome
  • Capacity: 52,595
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1995 – Reconfiguration

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Toronto 8365148 93122215 6666132 9075165 332 (36.9)328 (36.4)660 (36.7)
Opponent 245377 255277 273764 4069109 211 (23.4)116 (12.9)327 (18.2)

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 6 (6-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 2 (2-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 9 (8-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 5 (3-2-0)
After 2nd 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 14 (14-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0)
After 3rd 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 13 (13-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (2-3-0)
After 4th 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 15 (15-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0)

Toronto Argonauts 1997 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 4 – Robert Drummond
  • 4 – Michael Clemons
  • 1 – Doug Flutie
  • Defensive Star

    • 1 – Mike O'Shea
    • 1 – Les Smith
    • 1 – Reggie Givens

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Rob Waldrop
  • 1 – Demetrious Maxie
  • 1 – Reggie Givens

Toronto Argonauts 1997 Player Awards and Nominations

1997 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Doug Flutie (Winner)
  • Defensive Player — Les Smith (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Mike Kiselak (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Mike O'Shea (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Derrell Mitchell (Winner)

Toronto Argonauts 1997 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) [OTT] Chad Folk (OL) Utah
1–9 (9) Matt DuBuc (SB) Texas Tech
2–8 (17) Steve Salter (OL) Ottawa
3–1 (18) [WPG, SSK] Aldi Henry (CB) Michigan State
3–8 (24) Dave Mudge (OT) Michigan State
4–9 (33) Jayson Hansen (OL) Texas Tech
5–8 (41) Mark Giardetti (DE) Evangel
6–8 (48) Kris Kershaw (QB) Salisbury State

All-Star Selections

11 All-Canadian Selections
QB Doug Flutie*
FB Robert Drummond
SB Derrell Mitchell
C Mike Kiselak*
G Pierre Vercheval
DT Rob Waldrop
DHB Johnnie Harris
S Les Smith
P Mike Vanderjagt
K Mike Vanderjagt
ST Michael “Pinball” Clemons
15 All-Division Selections
QB Doug Flutie
FB Robert Drummond
SB Derrell Mitchell
WR Paul Masotti
C Mike Kiselak
G Pierre Vercheval
DT Rob Waldrop
LB Ken Benson
LB Mike O'Shea
DHB Johnnie Harris
CB Adrion Smith
S Les Smith
P Mike Vanderjagt
K Mike Vanderjagt
ST Michael “Pinball” Clemons

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (CST
A 4
Fri. June 13
5:30 PM
HAM 14 @ TOR 18 W 13,452
B 7
Wed. June 18
5:30 PM
TOR 40 @ MTL 0 W 6,394
1 12
Fri. June 27
5:30 PM
WPG 23 @ TOR 38 W 16,551 TSN
2 16
Sun. July 6
12:30 PM
TOR 20 @ HAM 15 W 14,033 TSN
3 20
Sat. July 12
6:00 PM
TOR 23 @ SSK 27 L 22,956 TSN
4 21
Thu. July 17
5:30 PM
HAM 20 @ TOR 27 W 17,222 TSN
5 26
Thu. July 24
8:30 PM
TOR 34 @ BC 20 W 23,330 TSN
6 29
Thu. July 31
5:30 PM
MTL 8 @ TOR 46 W 16,213 TSN
7 33
Thu. Aug. 7
7:30 PM
TOR 35 @ CGY 45 L 25,311 TSN, RDS
8 37
Thu. Aug. 14
5:00 PM
EDM 14 @ TOR 38 W 18,031 RDS, TSN
9 41
Thu. Aug. 21
5:30 PM
SSK 1 @ TOR 27 W 17,330 TSN
10 48
Mon. Sept. 1
5:00 PM
TOR 46 @ HAM 3 W 18,377 CBC
11 51
Sun. Sept. 7
12:00 PM
TOR 66 @ WPG 25 W 21,080 CBC
12 55
Sun. Sept. 14
12:00 PM
HAM 9 @ TOR 34 W 20,234 CBC
13 58
Sat. Sept. 20
8:00 PM
TOR 25 @ EDM 24 W 38,619 TSN
14 62
Sun. Sept. 28
12:00 PM
TOR 41 @ WPG 9 W 20,004 CBC
15 66
Sat. Oct. 4
12:00 PM
BC 3 @ TOR 46 W 17,019 CBC
16 70
Sat. Oct. 11
12:00 PM
MTL 21 @ TOR 28 W 17,355 CBC
17 73
Sat. Oct. 18
12:00 PM
CGY 17 @ TOR 48 W 24,083 CBC, RDS
18 79
Sun. Oct. 26
12:00 PM
TOR 38 @ MTL 43 L 10,801 CBC
P2 83
Sun. Nov. 9
11:45 AM
MTL 30 @ TOR 37 W 32,085 CBC
GC 85
Sun. Nov. 16
3:30 PM
TOR 47 vs SSK 23 W 60,431 CBC