August 17, 2019

Stamps Lead 14-6 At Half

Action Jackson has returned with a bang.

After missing six games due to injury, running back Don Jackson has rushed for 42 yards and caught three passes for another 20 in his first game back, helping the Stamps to a 14-6 halftime lead over the visiting Montreal Alouettes.

Jackson needed just 28 yards on the ground coming into the tilt to surpass 1,000-yards running in his young CFL career.

Quarterback Nick Arbuckle – making his seventh start in place of the injured Bo Levi Mitchell – has gone of 17-of-19 for 147 yards and one touchdown toss to receiver Reggie Begelton, who has 28 yards on four catches.

After a two-and-out on Calgary’s first possession of the night, the Als got on the board with a field-goal.

Jeremiah Johnson’s 47-yard run on the third of a five-play drive led to a 29-yard Boris Bede boot .

Two possessions later, Arbuckle tossed the ball to Begelton, who swept across behind the line of scrimmage and turned the corner for an eight-yard scamper to the endzone.

On the ensuing kickoff by Rene Paredes, the Als conceded the rouge.

Tre Roberson snagged his league-lead tying sixth interception as the first quarter wound to a close, running it out of the endzone to end a Montreal drive that was threatening to add some points for the visitors.

Vernon Adams Jr. connected on a 58-yard toss to DeVier Posey on the first play of an Als possession in the second quarter but thanks to a big stand by the Stamps, Montreal had to settle for a 18-yard field-goal from Bede to make it 8-6.

Following the three-minute warning before half, the Stamps appeared to add a major when Arbuckle hit Begelton in the endzone, but the receiver was stripped of the ball as he was tackled and the refs ruled no catch.

Paredes nailed a short nine-yard FG to round out the scoring for the half.

Montreal got the ball as time wound down but DaShaun Amos picked off Adams and the Stamps managed to make their way into field-goal range, with Paredes adding a 27-yard field-goal to round out the scoring in the half.