Ti­cats look for re­venge

Metro Canada (Calgary) - - SPORTS - The cANA­diAN PRess

Si­moni Lawrence hasn’t for­got about the last time the Hamil­ton Tiger-Cats faced the Calgary Stam­ped­ers.

Hamil­ton’s line­backer had a front-row seat to Calgary’s lop­sided 60-1 win at McMa­hon Sta­dium on July 29. Lawrence, the Ti­cats’ de­fen­sive cat­a­lyst, could only watch be­cause of a leg in­jury.

“It was su­per tough,” Lawrence said. “You never not want to be with your team and watch them lose a game like that . . . and how it was (as) Calgary kept putting it on them.”

Hamil­ton (4-10) hosts Calgary (12-11) Fri­day. The Ti­cats trail the Ottawa Red­blacks (6-9-1) for sec­ond in the East Di­vi­sion while the Stam­ped­ers can ce­ment first in the West with a win and Win­nipeg loss to B.C. on Satur­day.

A loss to Calgary and Ottawa win over Saskatchewan on Fri­day night would elim­i­nate the Ti­cats from play­off con­tention. De­spite the 59-point mar­gin of vic­tory, Lawrence didn’t feel the Stam­ped­ers ran up the score against Hamil­ton.

“No, it’s pro­fes­sional foot­ball,” he said. “If you can beat a team by 100 points, why not?”

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Si­moni Lawrence

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