Canadian Football League

Saturday, July 09, 2005

B.C. wins Canadian Football League home opener

Aaron Lockett returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to help lift the British Columbia Lions over the Ottawa Renegades, 37-29.

Ottawa (1-2) got on the board with a 23-yard field goal by Matt Kellett in the first quarter, but British Columbia (2-0) tied it later in the period with a 42-yarder off the foot of Duncan O'Mahony.
The Renegades put up another three points in the second quarter when Kellett drilled a 47 yarder, but the Lions responded with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Dave Dickenson to Geroy Simon to make it 10-6.
Ottawa scored a touchdown in the period when Kerry Joseph hit Yo Murphy for a 33-yard score, but the Renegades missed the point-after. They went up 15-10 on another field goal, but British Columbia Mahony hit a field goal before the half ended to make it 15-13.
The Lions went up 20-15 in the third quarter when Aaron Lockett returned a punt 75 yards for a score. They extended their lead later in the period on a 1-yard touchdown run by Antonio Warren, and they tacked on a 26-yard field goal early in the fourth.
Ottawa narrowed the gap with a touchdown late in the fourth when Mike Sutherland recovered a BC fumble in the end zone.
British Columbia widened the gap when Paris Jackson scored on a three-yard pass inside two minutes.
Ottawa crossed the goal line with 34 seconds left on a 21-yard scramble by Joseph.NOTES:Jackson's touchdown was the first of his CFL career...Ottawa's Anthony Collier had five sacks to tie a CFL record.


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