July 22, 2023

7 Things – Redblacks @ Stamps


1. Us: (2-3)

The Stamps picked up a huge 33-31 victory in Saskatchewan last week to get back in the win column. Rene Paredes, A.K.A Mr. Clutch, hit a dramatic last second field-goal to walk the game off in Regina to move the team to 2-3. QB1 Jake Maier moved the ball well, throwing for 315 yards and two touchdowns.

2. Them: Ottawa Redblacks (2-3)

The Redblacks had their most impressive win of the last few seasons last Saturday, July 15, coming back from a 25-6 fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Blue Bombers 31-28 in overtime. First-time CFL starter Dustin Crum was huge in the win.

3. Us Vs Them

The Stamps and Redblacks have met once already this season in Week 2 with Calgary winning 26-15. Tailback Dedrick Mills had 102 rushing yards and a touchdown in the win. Middle linebacker Micah Awe chipped in five tackles, one interception, and a sack on defence.


4. Fun For The Whole Family:

This is Calgary’s first regular-season home game on a Sunday since Aug. 28, 2016, when the Stamps defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30-24.

The Family Day-themed Gridiron Gardens opens two hours before kickoff at 3 p.m. The section will be alcohol-free for this week’s contest and features numerous family-friendly attractions!

  • Say hello to Elsa from Frozen, Spider-Man, Ralph the Dog, Howie the Honey Badger and more
  • Giant inflatables and bouncy castles
  • Face painting
  • Roughnecks/Wranglers shooter tutor
  • Get autographs from Stampeders players
  • Come early to receive one of 2,000 limited-edition posters featuring the Stamps linebackers
  • BBQ station
  • Visit with the Outriders dance team
  • Live DJ music
  • Yard games and photo booth
  • Game-day specials at the Stamps Store station


Plus, United Way of Calgary and Area will be accepting new in package school supplies and will have donation bins set up at the Gridiron Gardens!

5. Who’s Where

6. Players to Watch

Stamps: Clark Barnes WR: The rookie receiver has made an impact in the return game and at receiver the past few weeks. The 2023 third-round draft pick had 119-yards on five kick returns, and five receptions for 34-yards against Saskatchewan.

Redblacks: Dustin Crum QB: Dustin Crum went 26-of-42 for 261 yards passing and rushed for 103-yards and two touchdowns in his first CFL start against Winnipeg last week.

7. Quotable:

“The game of football is all about adapting. You don’t know what’s going to happen until you’re in the game and playing. Play fast and make the plays that come to you.” – Veteran receiver Reggie Begelton on making big plays in the game.