Canadian Football League

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Stamps knock teams out of Canadian Football League playoff race

Henry Burris threw three touchdown passes to lead Calgary to a 34-17 win over Hamilton.

Burris returned to action after missing the last three games with a torn ligament in his hand to help the Stampeders (8-7) win for the fourth time in five outings.
Jermaine Copeland, David Allen and Nikolas Lewis each caught TD passes for Calgary, which scored late in the first half to break a tie and take the lead for good.
Jesse Lumsden had a touchdown run for the Tiger-Cats (3-12), who have dropped two in a row and four of five.
With the game tied at 6-6 late in the first half, Burris led Calgary on a lengthy drive that ended in a nine-yard touchdown pass to Copeland. The TD came with just seconds remaining until the break and gave the Stampeders a 13-6 advantage.
Jamie Boreham cut the deficit to 13-10 with a 29-yard field goal in the third quarter, but that would be as close as the Ti-Cats would get.
Burris hit Allen with a 10-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter for a 20-9 cushion.
Then, after a Boreham punt wasn't returned and went for a single, Burris hit Lewis with a one-yard pass for a score and a 27-10 cushion.
Danny McManus rounded out the Tiger-Cats' scoring by hitting David Flick with a four-yard touchdown pass to draw Hamilton within 10 points late in the fourth quarter.
George White then iced the game for Calgary with a 52-yard interception return for a TD with under a minute to play.
Sandro DeAngelis gave Calgary a 3-0 lead in the early going with a 10-yard field goal.
Lumsden scored on a six-yard run later in the quarter to give Hamilton its only lead of the game, 6-3, after the point after failed.
DeAngelis hit a 25-yard field goal in the second quarter to tie the game at 6-6.NOTES:Hamilton fell to 0-8 on the road this season and 2-8 versus the West Division...Calgary improved to 4-4 at home and 4-4 versus the East...The Stampeders won both matchups against Hamilton this season...White's pick was his first of the season and it was the fourth TD of the year for the Calgary defense.


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