October 5, 2021

Milestone Weekend: 6 Stamps Record Major Firsts

They say there’s a first time for everything.

And last Saturday was seemingly that time.

The weekend tilt with the visiting Roughriders marked the CFL debuts for receiver Shawn Bane and defensive back Malcom Lee.

That wouldn’t be the only first for Bane, though.

Signed just days before the match-up, the rookie wideout was inserted into the line-up due to injuries to Kamar Jorden and Josh Huff. His impact was felt early on, securing a 32-yard catch for his first CFL grab.

On the very next play, another receiver crossed off a milestone of his own.

Bo Levi Mitchell would shovel the ball forward to Malik Henry, who would use his speed to get the edge and dive into the endzone for his first touchdown in the league.

On the ensuing drive, Bane was back at it again.

This time, reeling in a long toss from Mitchell for his first CFL major.

Fans saw more firsts in the second half.

This time it was defensive lineman Yurik Bethune who was credited with a sack after Cody Fajardo had slipped away from a handful of his teammates. You guessed it, that was his first sack in the CFL.

A quarter later, another rookie defensive lineman would accomplish the same feat. Andrew Seinet-Spaulding powered his way up the middle and crushed Fajardo in what was a big play on the Riders final offensive drive.

On the very next play, defensive back Jonathan Moxey snatched his first career interception on a deep ball from Fajardo to ice the game and secure a win for the Stampeders.