From a very disappointed Eskimos dressing room on Monday night, Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly said he wanted to play the rematch game as soon as possible. Reilly and the Eskimos will get another crack at the 8-1-1 Stamepders but it won’t be until Saturday in Edmonton in the Labour Day rematch. On Monday, the Stamps won their fifth straight Labour Day game over the Eskimos and made it look easy at times with a 45-24 victory at McMahon Stadium.
“Their defence had their way with us tonight” said Reilly who threw for 219 yards with a TD pass and two interceptions.
Calgary jumped out to a 21-0 lead midway through the second quarter before the Eskimos started to chip away. A Derel Walker TD reception and a pick six by Kenny Ladler got the Eskimos to with a TD at 24-17 going into half time. The momentum the Eskimos got late in the first half disappeared in the second half and the Stamps again built a 21 point lead and then cruised to the win.
“They made plays and we didn’t” said Eskimos head coach Jason Maas who coached in the annual Labour Day game for the first time.
Mike Reilly had the other TD for the Eskimos, while Jerome Messam ran for 110 yards and two TDs to lead the Stamps who also got TDs from Anthony Parker, Roy Finch on an 85 yard punt return and Bakari Grant. Rene Paredes hit 3 field goals to run his streak to 31 straight.
The Eskimos fell to 5 and 5, while Calgary extended their unbeaten streak to 9 games.
Final Score: Calgary 45 Edmonton 24
Eskimos stats leaders
Passing: Mike Reilly 23 / 36 219 yards TD 2 int
Receiving: Adarius Bowman 7 / 52
Rushing : John White 11 / 50
Defensive Tackles: Pat Watkins 6
Quarterback sacks : none
Special teams tackles Mike Miller 3
Next Game: Saturday September 10 vs Calgary 5 PM The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium