Tiger-Cats drop nailbiter to Edmonton

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML | Hamilton News

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats dropped their second straight game to open the season this one 28-24 to the Edmonton Eskimos but the biggest loss may be quarterback Zach Collaros who was injured in the second quarter.

The Eskimos would open the scoring after Collaros was picked off inside the Ticats 15 yard line setting up a Nate Coehoorn three yard touchdown reception.

Hamilton would quickly draw back even, matching Edmonton by scoring off a turnover, this one a 43 yard fumble return by Erik Harris which led to a two yard touchdown plunge by Dan LeFevour

Edmonton would regain the lead on a 13 yard field goal by Grant Shaw but the Cats would once again respond with a 22 yard field goal by Justin Medlock, his first of the season.

But before the half was out it was bad news for Hamilton.

On a twelve yard completion to Brandon Banks, Zach Collaros was hit hard by Odell Willis and forced to leave the game with a possible concussion.

The Tiger-Cats would finally gain their first lead of the season on a seven yard run by CJ Gable, his first score of the season, putting Hamilton up 17-10.

Grant Shaw would knock another field goal to bring the Eskimos within four but CJ Gable would strike again taking a ten yard pass from Jeremiah Masoli for a touchdown.

The Eskimos would storm right back as Pat Watkins stripped Masoli and took it all the way back for a touchdown bringing Edmonton within three points.

Grant Shaw would notch a single to pull the score to 24-22 and added another field goal to put the Eskimos back in front for the first time since the first quarter.

Down by one it fell to Dan LeFevour to lead the Cats down the field but he threw an interception, the Cats seventh turnover of the game allowing Shaw to kick another field goal running the lead up to four points.

The Tiger-Cats would drive down the field getting to the Edmonton five but failing to punch it in giving the Eskimos the victory and dropping Hamilton to 0-2.



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  1. Me too i did not understand why the team let go Henry Burris a five star
    player for an uncertain Zack Collaros with minimum CFL experience.
    With the first 2 games already in the books , it does not look like
    the team is ready or prepared for greatness
    Gaston, a long and die hard fan of the Tiger-Cats