October 13, 2023

Stamps Still Alive

The Stamps ended a three-game losing streak and drastically improved their playoff chances with a 26-19 win on Friday night at McMahon over the Roughriders.

The win moves Calgary to 5-11 while the Riders drop to 6-11.


QB Jake Maier – 17-for-29 for 184-yards and one touchdown

RB Ka’Deem Carey – nine carries for 32-yards

REC Floyd Allen – three receptions for 37-yards and one touchdown

LB Cam Judge – nine tackles, one interception, one touchdown

It was a slow start to the game on Friday night as the teams traded punts. Branden Dozier made a great diving deflection on a second-down to force another Riders punt with just over five-minutes to go in the quarter.

The defence continued to hold strong as defensive lineman Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund got into the backfield for a sack on the next drive forcing another Roughriders punt.

The game was scoreless after the first quarter.

Saskatchewan was able to move the ball in to Stampeders territory early in the second-quarter leading to a 34-yard field-goal to make the score 3-0.

The Riders pushed the ball down the field once again midway through the quarter leading to a Jamal Morrow touchdown to make the score 10-0.

Saskatchewan added three more to their total with another field-goal to make the score 13-0 with under three-minutes to play in the half.

The Stamps got on the board late in the half. After pinning the Riders deep following a punt, they forced Saskatchewan into a two-and-out and into taking a safety instead of punting the ball into a strong wind. The score was 13-2.

Calgary moved into field-goal range after the Riders safety kick and Rene Paredes made good from 44-yards out with no time left in the half to make the score 13-5.

The Riders moved the ball on the first possession of the second-half leading the three-points. The score was 16-5.

Charlie Power recovered a fumble by the riders during a punt and the Stampeders got the ball at the Saskatchewan 15-yardline. Maier found rookie receiver Floyd Allen for his first CFL touchdown two plays later to make the score 16-12 Roughriders.

The Stamps took their first lead of the night late in the third-quarter as Cam Judge picked off Jake Dolegala and took it to the house to make the score 19-16 heading into the final 15-minutes.

The Roughriders tied the game up 30-seconds into the fourth-quarter making the score 19-19 with another field-goal.

The Stampeders took 40-yards in penalties in two plays moving the Riders onto their side of half but the defence was able to hold the Riders to a punt.

Calgary was able to move into Rider territory with a couple long passing plays. Maier found Luther Hakunavanhu for 37-yards down to the one-yardline, leading to a Tommy Stevens plunge for a touchdown. The Stamps led 26-19 with under five-minutes to play.

The Riders were unable to convert on third-down late in the game and the Stampeders were able to kneel out the rest of the game.


The Stamps are in Vancouver to take on the BC Lions next Friday.