September 8, 2023

7 Things – Stamps @ Elks


1. Us: (4-8)

The Stamps mounted a huge fourth-quarter comeback on Labour Day Monday against the Elks to grab much needed 35-31 victory. Marken Michel had four receptions for 95 yards to spark the offence.


2. Them: Edmonton Elks (2-10)

The Elks fell to the Stamps after winning two straight games with Tre Ford at QB. Ford dazzled again last Monday but it wasn’t enough as Edmonton became the first team to double-digit losses.

3. Us Vs Them:

This last meeting of the season between the two Alberta rivals. As mentioned, the Stamps are 1-0 against Edmonton winning 35-31 last week.

4. Fast Facts:

The Stampeders have enjoyed a great deal of success at Commonwealth Stadium over the past 16 years, bringing home 18 wins from 23 regular-season visits since the start of the 2007 season.

The Stamps are 2-4 on the road this season and 2-5 against the West Division. The Elks are 1-5 at home and 0-7 against divisional opponents.

Thanks to our Director of Communications Jean Lefebvre for handing off these facts!


5. Who’s Where

6. Players to Watch

Stamps REC Markeith Ambles: Ambles led the Stampeders in receptions last week with seven, good for 76 yards. It was his best game since returning to Calgary earlier this season.

Elks: RB Kevin Brown RB: Brown had 89 yards on 12 carries last week against Calgary thanks so some explosive runs. The Elks had over 200-yards rushing as a team in the loss.

7. Quotable:

“This first game was just halftime. I was ready to go back out there and play another four quarters.” Middle linebacker Micah Awe has his eyes set on the Labour Day rematch.