Lions fall short as Stamps claim 4th straight victory – CBC Sports – Football – Canada News – CBC news


Jerome Messam rushed for Calgary’s only touchdown and Rene Parades was perfect on five field goals as the Stampeders defeated the B.C. Lions 21-17 on Friday night.

Bo Levi Mitchell was 15-of-31 passing for 237 yards and one interception, marking the first time in 18 games the Calgary quarterback failed to throw for a touchdown.

Jonathon Jennings threw a TD to Chris Rainey and ran in another for the Lions, going 25-for-37 for 236 yards to go along with two interceptions. Ty Long kicked a field goal for B.C., but also missed a crucial convert.

With the victory, Calgary (6-1-1) regained second place in the CFL’s ultra-competitive West Division, a point back of the Edmonton Eskimos and a point up on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

B.C. (5-4) remains fourth, four points ahead of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who have two games in hand.

Calgary is now a perfect 15-0 in the game following a regular-season bye, a streak that began in 2004.

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Jameer Thurman of the Calgary Stampeders leaps in an attempt to prevent Lion’s quarterback Jonathon Jennings from completing a pass during first half CFL action on Friday, in Vancouver. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)



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