Game over

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:10 PM ET

PLAYERS OF THE GAME:

OFFENCE -- Argos QB Damon Allen threw for more than 340 yards and tossed two touchdown passes to Tony Miles and one to Robert Baker.

The slippery Allen kept drives alive by evading the Stamps pass rush and finding barely open targets.

DEFENCE -- Stamps DL Demetrious Maxie came up huge against his former team, dropping the elusive Damon Allen for two sacks and generally being a nuisance to the Argos offensive line.

SPECIAL TEAMS -- Stamps K Sandro DeAngelis continued to impress with his strong leg. The rookie was perfect on three field goals, hitting from 18, 38 and 48.

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TURNING POINT:

Driving for the winning score late in the fourth quarter, Stamps QB Henry Burris was picked off by Argos LB Michael Fletcher, letting Toronto run out the clock.

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CATCH OF THE GAME:

Stamps SB Nik Lewis kept his feet planted and stretched out to haul in a Henry Burris pass along the Calgary sideline for 12 yards in the second quarter.

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HIT OF THE GAME:

Stamps LB John Grace and DB Joey Boese teamed up to slam Argos QB Damon Allen just as the ageless one delivered a pass. DL Rahim Abdullah stuck a giant hand to knock down the pass.

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NOTABLES:

Calgary C Jamie Crysdale played in his 206th consecutive game ... Tom Higgins is 1-3 in season openers before last night's game ... This is only Henry Burris' second season opener as a starter. His other one was in Saskatchewan in 2000, when the Roughriders lost to the Toronto Argonauts 36-28 ... Mike Juhasz caught a pass for the 19th straight game ... Alberta Lt.-Governor Normie Kwong and Stampeders governor Doug Mitchell were honoured for the opening coin toss ... Stamps LT Alexandre Gauthier left the game in the third quarter with an apparent shoulder injury. Gauthier was replaced by rookie second-round draft pick Godfrey Ellis.

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UP NEXT:

Stampeders at Winnipeg, Thursday, 6:30 p.m., TSN. Next home game July 23 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 8 p.m., TSN (subject to blackout).


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