Canadian Football League

Friday, July 08, 2005

Winnipeg last winless team in Canadian Football League West

Nikolas Lewis returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and Sandro DeAngelis kicked four field goals to lead the Calgary Stampeders to a 21-15 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Calgary broke through for 12 first-quarter points and rebounded from a season- opening loss to Toronto last Friday.
Former Temple quarterback Henry Burris connected on 17-of-34 passes for 209 yards and rushed for 50 more for the Stampeders.
Troy Westwood kicked four field goals for Winnipeg, which lost its third straight to start the season.
Charles Roberts rushed for 108 yards on 21 carries for Winnipeg, while Tee Martin completed 12-of-23 passes for 130 yards.
Lewis returned a blocked punt 10 yards for a score in the opening minutes of the contest. Following a safety, DeAngelis booted a 21-yard field goal to make it 12-0.
A single by Westwood and a 47-yard field goal by the Winnipeg kicker brought the Bombers within 12-4.
DeAngelis, who played collegiately at Nebraska, split the uprights from 39 yards out with 1 1/2 minutes left in the opening half. Westwood was good from 44 yards out as time expired in the opening half, leaving Winnipeg behind, 15-7.
Westwood kicked a 37-yard field goal in the third, but DeAngelis responded with a 41-yarder later in the period, as the Stampeders were in front 18-12 going into the fourth.
DeAngelis' 27-yard field goal extended Calgary's lead early in the fourth before Westwood made a 23-yarder with 4:39 left. However, Winnipeg couldn't mount a serious challenge in the final minutes.


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