It’s not how you start, it’s how you end.
This is a lucky fact for the Calgary Stampeders. The Calgary Stampeders have repeatedly proved to be a much better team in the second half of the game than in the first two quarters.
For the third straight week, the Stampeders (3-0) dragged in half time.
For the third straight week, they still won.
To be fair, the difference in performance between pre-half-time and post-half-time stamps on Saturday night’s 30-23 victory over Edmonton Elks (0-3) is about a week before Hamilton Tiger. It wasn’t dramatic-cats.
The first half was a mistake and the Stampeders attack was costly, but the defense was generally fairly strong. They were only 3 points down in half-time, much better than the 24-3 scoreline at the same points in the match against Ticats last week.
But the way the stamps seemed to put it together in the second half provided yet another intriguing glimpse of the team’s potential. If they can play like they played for four quarters on Saturday night, they could be a very good soccer team.
But they need to understand the early struggles of the game. Stamp has two games with two-time champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers coming out in July. If you cannot leave the locked-in locker room from the opening kick-off of these games, the stamp will be buried immediately.
Against Elks, Stamp lags shortly after Dionte Raffin was flagged for a border path interference call to Kenny Lawler, setting Kai Locksley’s touchdown to make Elks 6-0. Did.
But from there, the stamp’s defenses were mostly fixed, and the attack just didn’t work.
The excellent Bo Levi Mitchell called back a big pass to Reggie Begelton, who finished 21 out of 28 passes with 321 yards and a touchdown because Malik Henry was offside.
Henry then failed after the great play he first went down.
If the second year receiver sounds like a bad game, well, the redemption was on the way. We’ll talk about this later.
Stamps managed to get on the board early in the second quarter when Lena Parades achieved a field goal in their honor, but when Nick Arbuckle found Emmanuel Arceneaux in the internal organs. , Elks quickly bounced off and found a second end zone-punching a 33-yard touchdown. This was the last time they found an end zone.
Stamps have fallen 13-3. Despite the misery, Bo Levi Mitchell changed the game head-on before the end of the half, confidently marched the stamp downfield, and Kadim Carrie for a three-yard touchdown run. I set up.
After half, it was a Mitchell and Henry show.
Henry is definitely not an unknown product around McMahon Stadium, but last year he was the main kick-off returner for stamps, but he hasn’t played as much as Saturday. No one talks about the first two mistakes.
The 25-year-old West Georgia product was ubiquitous in the Stampeders in the second half, finishing with an astonishing 173 yards and touchdown. It was also available on a 46-yard pass down the sideline in the second half of the fourth quarter.It was a naive and simple star-making performance, and the stamp was the key to getting Elks out of a dire situation, scoring 20 points in the second half.
Henry was an outstanding figure and was not alone. Sean Lemon had two sack and vital pass knockdown. Cameron Judge made a passcut, Carrie had a 91-yard rush yard, and Lena Parades continued the season’s perfect start by connecting to all three field goals he tried.
In the end, as in Weeks 1 and 2, Stampeders ended the game with a nice atmosphere in the locker room.They will have to sort out their late start, and have to do it right away.
But so far, they are 3-0 and heading for the first goodbye.
It’s a very nice place.
Stampeders made a comeback again in the second half and improved to 3-0
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