Stamps frustrate Lions

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 9:40 AM ET

Calgary quarterback Henry Burris threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as his Stampeders beat the Lions 32-25 in B.C.'s last road game of the regular season.

Stamps, 10-7, clinched second place in the West with yesterday's win and will host the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Nov. 5 division semifinal. The winner meets the first-place Lions in Nov. 12's Scotiabank West Championship at B.C. Place Stadium.

B.C. quarterback Buck Pierce scored a one-yard rushing touchdown and Paul McCallum made it 10-0 with a 24-yard field goal in the first quarter. McCallum missed two other attempts.

Joffrey Reynolds' 10-yard rushing touchdown and a 46-yard touchdown catch by Ken-Yon Rambo gave Calgary a 14-11 halftime margin. Stamps added four points in the third on Sandro DeAngelis' 39-yard field goal and punter Burke Dales' 54-yard single.

Markus Howell's 57-yard punt return set up Elijah Thurmon's 11-yard touchdown catch at 2:14 of the fourth. Calgary led 25-11 after DeAngelis' extra point.

Pierce left the game late in the third with a bruised elbow on a hit by ex-Lion Tony Tiller. Back-up Jarious Jackson connected with Kendrick Jones on a 42-yard touchdown at 7:51.

Burris ran for a three-yard major with 2:46 to go, but the Lions weren't finished.

Ryan Thelwell scooped the ball after Jones blocked Dales' punt deep in the Stamps' zone. He ran 13 yards for a touchdown with 63 seconds left. McCallum's convert brought the Lions within seven points, but Stamp Nik Lewis foiled his onside kick attempt.

Lions host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday and Winnipeg Blue Bombers Oct. 28 to end the regular season.


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