Ticats look for revenge
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?”