Yes you read that headline right.
Fred Stamps was a one man show vs. the Calgary Stampeders in their 24-19 win last night as Edmontongets to 4-0 for the first time since the 1986 season. The Esks shocked many in a game that folks thought would be a test for them by taking on the Stamps, being up 17-5 at halftime with help from Mr. Ricky Ray and Mr. Stamps proved most folks wrong. Stamps had 2 touchdown catches in the 1st half and McMahon Stadium was in stunned silence.
The Stamps offense didn’t wake up until late in the 3rd Quarter when Henry Burris hooked up with Romby Bryant with a TD pass to make it a 21-11 game and they could have made it a 21-13 game on a 2 point conversion had Burris not underthrown his Tight End Tim St.Pierre. A Jon Cornish TD catch early in the 4th did make it a 3 point game at 21-18 (with PAT) and the Stamps could have tied the game late but Rene Paredes missed a 35 yard FG wide right and they were only able to get a single out of it to make it a 21-19 ball game.
The Esks had a good drive thanks to RB Arkee Whitlock but with the Esks in the red zone Whitlock dropped a sure TD pass that would have been the final nail in the coffin but they were still able to get points thanks to a Damon Duval field goal to make it a 24-19 ball game.
With one last drive for Calgary, Henry Burris was able to hook up with Nik Lewis downfield to put the Stamps into Esks territory but the drive would stall as Burris would over throw Ken-Yon Rambo in the end zone and on 3rd down he had the ball and his arm knocked down as he went to throw, sealing the ball game for Edmonton.
Ricky Ray went 12-27 with 2 TD passes and 1 INT (his first of the season) but he was able to hook up often with the man whom this headline is about, Fred Stamps. Stamps, had 5 catches for 2 TD and 161 yards. For Calgary, Henry Burris went 28-46 with 2 TD and no interceptions but it was his club that fell to the most shocking team in the Canadian Football League.
The next game for Edmontonis on July 29th when they take on the Toronto Argonauts (1-3) back at home at Commonwealth and Calgary (2-2) plays next on July 30th vs. the hapless (0-3) Saskatchewan Roughriders.
That’s all for now I’m Avry and I’m out!