The Eskimos held their final practice on Saturday before heading to Calgary on facing the Stampeders in the Labour Day Classic on Monday.
The Stampeders right now have the best record in the CFL at 7-1-1 and have won six straight games and are unbeaten in eight straight games. The Eskimos come into Monday’s contest looking to their fourth straight win.
The Eskimos looked upbeat and loose after Saturday’s practice which is all good according to head coach Jason Maas who is looking forward to the biggest game on the regular season schedule.
The Eskimos defense won’t have to face Jon Cornish at running back who retired in the off-season but the task doesn’t get easier facing Jerome Messam. Messam is second in the CFL in yards rushing (542), carries (103), first in touchdowns with five, and has a 5.3. yard rushing average.
Running John White took first team reps again today at practice and looks poised to make his return to the lineup after missing one game with a cut hand.
Kick-off for the Labour Day Classic from McMahon Stadium on Monday is 1pm. 630 CHED will have the pre-game show starting at 11:30am.