September 2, 2019

Stamps Lead 15-6 At The Half

Bo’s back.

And he doesn’t look like he missed a beat.

The Stamps MOP pivot returned to the field after missing seven games due to injury, going 10-of-14 for 144 yards as the Stamps lead the visiting Edmonton Eskimos 15- 6 at halftime of the annual Labour Day Classic.

Nick Arbuckle – who had played QB in Mitchell’s absence – ran in a one-yard touchdown late in the second quarter to pad the homeside’s lead.

Mitchell hit Reggie Begelton for the two-point convert after the TD.

The Stamps first possession of the tilt saw Mitchell hand off to Ka’Deem Carey, who scampered for a first down.

Carey had missed three games but has also looked strong, with 50 yards on six carries so far on the day.

The ensuing seven-play, 55-yard drive ended up with the Stamps getting scoring first courtesy of a 55-yard Rene Paredes field-goal.

The veteran kicker added another three later in the first quarter, after second-year DB Royce Metchie got his first CFL interception, hauling in a ball that went off the hands of Esks receiver Ricky Collins Jr.

Edmonton kicker Sean Whyte then hit a 44-yard FG to get his team on the board.

The Stamps led 6-3 after 15 minutes.

After a back-and-forth second quarter that didn’t produce any scoring for much of the way, Paredes had a chance to add another three with just over four minutes to play in the half, but missed a 38-yarder wide right. The Stamps did get a single point on the play.

Whyte followed up with another 44-yarder for the visitors before Arbuckle’s late plunge rounded out the scoring.