Ticats continue futility again West Division

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML | Hamilton News

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats lost their sixth game of the season, all of them to teams in the West Division, falling 30-20 to the Calgary Stampeders at Ron Joyce Stadium.

Hamilton fell behind early as Bo Levi Mitchell showed off his legs scampering for a 14 yard score to put Calgary up 7-0.

The Cats answered on the very next drive, Dan LeFevour finding defensive back Erik Harris for a 55 yard touchdown.

Harris was lined up as a tight end on the play and in addition to the touchdown recorded an interception and a sack on the defensive side of the ball for the best game of his young career.

Calgary found a quick response of their own on a Rene Paredes field goal giving them an advantage that they would not relinquish.

Before the half was up the Stamps added to their lead with Mitchell finding Jeff Fuller on a six yard touchdown pass.

After Paredes knocked a 40 yard field goal Hamilton would make the score close.

Justin Medlock made up for missing from 43 yards by hitting from 52 yards, his first of two field goals on the afternoon.

On the ensuing Calgary drive Erik Harris notched his interception and the Hamilton offense took the field position all the way to the house capping the drive with a 21 yard touchdown pass from Dan LeFevour to Bakari Grant.

On the next Hamilton drive LeFevour appeared to injure his knee while throwing away the ball on a broken play, he left the game and didn’t return.

Rene Paredes hit a 38 yard field goal to put Calgary up by six and Justin Medlock would hit from 32 to push halve the advantage but that was as close as the Cats would get.

Drew Tate rushed in a TD from two yards out to put the final nail in the Tiger-Cat coffin.

Hamilton will now head into the bye week at 1-6, tied with Ottawa and Montreal, two games back of first place Toronto.

The Tiger-Cats are next in action on Labour Day when they take on the Toronto Argonauts.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1pm, the pre-game show begins live on 900 CHML at noon.


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  1. Just like I said at best a 3rd place team. Interesting it should be 4 western teams and 1 eastern team in playoffs this year. I stated earlier How”s that QB decision working out for you coach Austin?
    Reminds me of another Hamilton coach who told a QB he was washed up and never would be a a good CFL QB and traded him…. oh that player was Anthony Callvio, who only went on to be the best of all time in the CFL.
    Burris would still be giving it 120% if he had been kept and treated with respect. Just saying…….coach!