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September 7, 2019

STAMPS SWEEP ESKIMOS

left to right -Calgary Stampeders player #16 (DB) Royce Metchie along with Stampderers player #48 (LB) Wynton McManis celebrate a interception on the Edmonton Eskimos during the forth quarter of CFL game action at the Brick Field located at Commonwealth stadium in Edmonton Saturday, September 07, 2019. Calgary won the game 33-17. (CFL PHOTO - Walter Tychnowicz)

The Stampeders are kings of Alberta.

With a 33-17 win over the Edmonton Eskimos in the Labour Day Rematch, Calgary has swept the three-game Battle of Alberta series.

Bo Levi Mitchell led his squad to battle, compiling 254 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Green and Gold. Reggie Begelton was his main target, bringing in 88 yards and a score on seven catches.

With the effort, Begelton has now secured top spot in receiving in the CFL.

On defence, it was veteran DB Jamar Wall who led the way, making 10 tackles in the contest. DaShaun Amos added a pair of tackles a 79-yard Pick-6 to help put the game out of reach. Fraser Sopik, Derek Wiggan, and Cordarro Law all contributed with sacks.

Edmonton struck first in the Rematch, with Harris hitting Tevaun Smith for a score that was set up by a Don Unamba interception on the Stamps first drive of the game.

Calgary would respond however, moving the sticks on their second drive, but eventually settling for a Rene Paredes field goal.

The Red and White kept the pressure on the Eskimos as they converted on their next possession as well. Bo Levi Mitchell hooked up with Reggie Begelton on a 25-yard pass to the corner of the endzone, giving Calgary their first lead of the game, 10-7.

After a Shaun Whyte field goal to tie the game, the Stamps went back to work. This time, Mitchell went to his old buddy Eric Rogers on an 11-yard completion.

With time winding down in the half, receiver Greg Ellingson made a catch and proceeded to punt the ball downfield in hopes of converting on a Rouge. However, Royce Metchie picked up the ball and made a great play to keep it out of the endzone and award the Eskimos no points.

Calgary started with the ball in the second half and managed to add a few points on a Paredes field goal. He would be good on another kick just a few minutes later to put the Stamps up 23-10.

Edmonton responded with a touchdown of their own late in the fourth, but it was too little, too late as the Red & White ran out the clock to claim victory in the Labour Day Rematch.