Canadian Football League

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Stegall closing in on Canadian Football League all-time TD record

Milt Stegall caught four touchdown passes from Kevin Glenn as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the British Columbia Lions, 44-23, in a Canadian Thanksgiving football contest.

Glenn also connected with Jamie Stoddard on a touchdown pass and ran for a score as well for Winnipeg (5-10), which had lost four of five coming in.
Antonio Warren ran for a score for the first-place Lions (11-3), which lost for the third straight time after winning their first 11 games of the season.
British Columbia got on the scoreboard first after offensive tackle Cory Mantyka recovered Warren's fumble in the end zone with 10:27 remaining in the first quarter.
The Blue Bombers drew even just over three minutes later when Glenn connected with Stoddard on a 13-yard touchdown pass.
Buck Pierce helped the Lions reestablish a seven-point lead after he capped a second-quarter drive with a one-yard TD run.
But that lead was short lived after Glenn found Stegall for a 54-yard touchdown pass just over two minutes later.
With less than a minute remaining in the half, B.C. regained the lead after Nautyn Mckay-Loescher blocked a punt out of the back of the end zone for a safety to put the Lions ahead 16-14.
The Blue Bombers then took their first lead of the game when Glenn hooked up with Stegall for the second time in the half, this time on a 10-yard strike with six seconds left before intermission.
Winnipeg extended its lead in the third quarter after Glenn forced his way into the end zone from one yard out and Jonathan Ryan later earned a single when his 54-yard kick wasn't returned, giving the Blue Bombers a 29-16 advantage.
But British Columbia got back within striking distance after Warren scored on a one-yard TD run with 4:06 remaining in the third quarter to cut Winnipeg's lead to 29-23.
The Blue Bombers put some distance between themselves and the Lions in the fourth quarter after Glenn found Stegall for his third touchdown catch of the game, a 69-yarder with 12:04 left in the contest, to make it 36-23.
Winnipeg put the game out of reach after Glenn hit Stegall on the longest play from scrimmage of the day, a 101-yard touchdown reception. Glenn then hit Stoddard in the end zone for the two-point attempt.


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