In Cowtown for revenge

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It will be an important matchup tonight for the 5-6 B.C. Lions, who have a chance to pull into a four-way tie in the West Division with a win against the Stampeders in Calgary.

The Lions have won four of their past six games since starting the season with a 1-4 record. The Stampeders, on the other hand, are coming off a 24-17 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last week.

Despite all the Casey Printers headlines this week, Buck Pierce will get the start with Travis Lulay and Zac Champion as his second and third string. Jarious Jackson is still out with an injured shoulder, while Printers is on the practice roster and will remain in Vancouver. Pierce, who returned from a concussion last game against Toronto, completed 20 of 28 passes for 171 yards.

Calgary dominated the Lions 48-10 during week four when QB Henry Burris threw for three touchdowns and Joffrey Reynolds ran for two TDs of his own. B.C. has not won against the Stamps in their past five matchups, including a 22-18 loss in the West Finals last year.

The Lions' defensive unit stepped up last Saturday, and were recognized for it. Ricky Foley, who had three sacks and seven tackles against Toronto, and Korey Banks, who had two interceptions and five tackles, were given Player of the Week awards. B.C. now have the most sacks in the CFL with 33 after getting six against the Argonauts.

On the same note, Foley is first in the CFL with eight sacks, Banks is first in the league with four interceptions, and Jason Arakgi is first in special teams tackles with 26.

"I believe Sean (Whyte) should be kicking and Paul (McCallum) is aware of that, and he's still doing what he has to do to get ready," said Wally Buono, regarding his kicker situation.


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