Canadian Football League

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Stampe lose Canadian Football League opener

Damon Allen threw three touchdown passes, including a pair to Tony Miles, and the Toronto Argonauts held on for a 22-16 win over the Calgary Stampeders.

Robert Baker also caught a touchdown pass for the Argos (1-1), who bounced back from a season-opening loss to British Columbia to earn their first victory since winning the Grey Cup last year.
Sandro Deangelis kicked three field goals to lead the Stampeders (0-1), who were playing their first game this season after an opening-week bye.
After a scoreless first quarter, Toronto took a 7-0 lead on Allen's 23-yard touchdown pass to Miles less than a minute into the second.
The Argos extended their advantage to 14-0 on Miles' second touchdown catch of the quarter, an 11-yard grab with 5:03 remaining before halftime.
Calgary got its first points on Deangelis' 18-yard field goal with 13 seconds left before the break.
Toronto went ahead 22-3 in the third quarter on Allen's 28-yard touchdown pass to Baker and a single. The Stampeders got seven points back on Henry Burris' 57-yard TD connection with Kenyon Rambo to pull within 22-10.
Calgary cut its deficit to 22-13 on Deangelis' 46-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, and got within 22-16 on his 38-yarder with 4:37 remaining in the game, but could get no closer.NOTES:Calgary had a league-worst 4-14 record last year and was playing its first game under a new ownership group, which includes former CFL commissioner Doug Mitchell...The Stampeders got off to a losing start at home, where they were 3-5 last season.


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