Fold­ing in a big game is the Stam­ped­ers’ way

Moose Jaw Times Herald - - SPORTS - ROB VAN­STONE

(11-6-1) in the di­vi­sion fi­nal.

Cal­gary went 15-3-0 — this is a record­ing — and reached the first Regina-based Grey Cup game be­fore fall­ing 37-20 to the Bal­ti­more Stal­lions. (We might grant the Stam­ped­ers a mul­li­gan on this one, con­sid­er­ing that Bal­ti­more was al­lowed to field a team con­sist­ing en­tirely of Amer­i­cans.)

The Stam­ped­ers (13-5-0) 15-12 to Ed­mon­ton (11-7-0) in West fi­nal.

In the West semi-fi­nal, the Stam­ped­ers (10-8-0) fell 33-30 to Reg­gie Slack and the 8-10-0 Roughrid­ers. Re­mem­ber the quar­ter­back-op­tion­based Slack At­tack? Reg­gie was Mr. Novem­ber … at least un­til the Flu­tieled Ar­gos posted a 47-23 Grey Cup vic­tory. (Over five years, Cal­gary had a 68-22 reg­u­lar-sea­son record — good for a .756 win­ning per­cent­age — and some­how man­aged not to win a Grey Cup. The Roughrid­ers had a com­pa­ra­ble stretch from 1967 to 1970.)

B.C. (8-10-0) de­feated the 125-1 Stam­ped­ers 37-21 in the West fi­nal.

Saskatchewan de­feated Cal­gary 30-21 in the West semi-fi­nal. Cal­gary was 10-8-0; Saskatchewan was 9-9-0 once again un­der Danny Bar­rett and Roy Shivers. A mi­nor up­set, but an up­set none­the­less.

Cal­gary fin­ished first at 13-5-0. Saskatchewan was 10-8-0. Reg­u­lar-sea­son re­sults mat­tered not, as the Roughrid­ers won 20-16 in the West fi­nal.

In the Grey Cup, the 12-6-0 Stam­ped­ers lost 35-22 to Ricky Ray and the 9-9-0 Arg­onauts. (Ray and friends lost the

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