July 30, 2023

Stamps Outlasted In Montreal

It was another close game for the Stamps but they couldn’t quite come away with the win in Montreal on Sunday night falling 25-18.

Calgary is now 2-5 on the season while Montreal moves to 3-3.

Playing in his 200th game, veteran kicker Rene Paredes did all the scoring going six-for-six on field goals.


QB Jake Maier – 24-for-44 for 256 yards and two interceptions

RB Dedrick Mills – five rushes for 16-yards, three receptions for 20-yards

REC Reggie Begelton – eight catches for 102-yards

LB Micah Awe – eight tackles

The Stamps got a big play on their first possession as Tommy Stevens went around the outside on third-and-one and picked up 31-yards leading to a 50-yard field-goal from Rene Paredes who was playing in his 200 career CFL game. The score was 3-0 early.

The Alouettes would move the ball nicely on their first touch and add a field-goal of their own to make the score 3-3.

Montreal would put one through the uprights on their next drive as well to make the score 6-3 after one quarter of play.

Montreal attempted a field-goal one-minute into the second-quarter but it was pushed wide for a single to make the score 7-3.

Maier was picked off by Montreal on the Stamps first touch in the second-quarter the interception was taken all the way back for a touchdown. The extra-point was missed to make the score 13-3.

Calgary would get back on the board with another field-goal after stringing together a few first downs. the score was 13-6.

The Alouettes added another three points just minutes before the half to make the score 16-6

The Stamps were able to get into field-goal range with 16-seconds left in the half as Paredes hit from 53-yards to make the score 16-9 at the break.

The game experienced a weather delay while the teams were in the locker-room at half time. Play resumed about 45-minutes after the original delay.

Both teams traded field-goals to start the half to make the score 19-12 halfway through the third.

Reggie Begelton made an acrobatic catch late in the third-quarter that led to their fourth straight drive with a field-goal. The score was 19-15 after three.

Montreal added yet another field-goal to make the score 22-15 early in the final frame.

Paredes hit his sixth field-goal of the night to get the Stamps within four, 22-18.

The Alouettes punched through their sixth field-goal of the game to make the score 25-18 with 2:33 to go in the game.

Calgary got to the Montreal 30 before Maier threw an interception with just under two-minutes to go.

The Stamps would get the ball back with 38-seconds left. Tommylee Lewis returned a punt to the Montreal 32-yardline to give Calgary good field position. They were unable to find the endzone on third-down however, and fell short 25-18.


The Stamps host the Toronto Argonauts Friday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.