August 18, 2023

Stamps Drop Home Contest To Bombers

Six field-goals from Rene Paredes weren’t enough as the Stamps fell to the Blue Bombers 19-18 on Friday night at McMahon Stadium.

The loss drops the Stampeders to 3-7 while the Bombers improve to 8-2.


QB Jake Maier – 11-for-24 for 190-yards and one interception

RB Ka’Deem Carey – 10 carries for 28-yards

REC Marken Michel – Three receptions for 62-yards

DB Titus Wall – Seven tackles, one sack

The Bombers got things started on their first drive of the night marching the ball down the field leading to a short field-goal making the score 3-0.

Calgary countered with a field-goal of their own on their second drive of the game to make it 3-3 with just over three-minutes to go in the first quarter.

Stamps defensive back Shaq Richardson blocked a punt late in the quarter in his first game back with the team. It was recovered by Calgarian Nick Statz and led to another Rene Paredes field-goal to make the score 6-3 after the first-quarter.

Winnipeg countered to even up the score once again making it 6-6 early in the second-quarter.

Paredes hit the upright on the Stamps next drive ending a streak of 20 straight field-goals made.

Titus Wall had a big sack late in the half but the Stamps were unable to capitalize when they got the ball back and the score at halftime was 6-6.

Tommylee Lewis got the ball rolling for the Stampeders in the second-half, returning a punt 43-yards to the Bombers 37-yardline. The good field position led to another Calgary field-goal giving them the 9-6 lead.

Maier found Marken Michel for 45-yards down to the Bombers 12-yardline but they were unable to punch it into the endzone and settled for a field-goal making the score 12-6 with four-minutes to go in the third-quarter.

The Bombers drove the ball down the field on their next drive aided by a facemask penalty after a first down pass. The drive led to a Winnipeg field-goal as Derek Wiggan had a huge sack on second-down with the Bombers inside the 10-yardline. The Score was 12-9 Stampeders.

Winnipeg gained the lead on the very next play as Maier was picked off and Demerio Houston returned it all the way back for the touchdown. After the extra point is was 16-12 Bombers heading into the final quarter.

Calgary had more great field-position on their next drive starting from the Winnipeg 29-yardline after another Tommylee Lewis return. They were able to get within one with a field-goal to make the score 16-15.

The Bombers countered with a field-goal of their own to make the score 19-15 with just over seven-minutes to go.

Maier found Lewis for 45-yards inside the Bombers 25-yardline leading to the sixth field-goal of the night for Paredes making the score 19-18.

Paredes missed from 50-yards out with just under two minutes to go. The Bombers returned the ball to their own eight-yardline to negate a single point and hang on to a one-point lead.

The Bombers gained a first-down and ran out the remainder of the clock winning the game with a final score of 19-18.


The Stampeders travel to Toronto to take on the Argonauts next Friday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m.