Copeland outguns Hank

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:14 AM ET

Maybe Jeremaine Copeland should be the starting quarterback for the Calgary Stampeders.

In a post-practice throwing contest yesterday against the three Stamps pivots, Copeland was the one who was on target.

Copeland threw five balls in 30 seconds into the Cardel Homes mini-house window, topping Danny McManus (four), David Corley (three) and No. 1 pivot Henry Burris (two).

Heather Dougall-Hall, marketing manager for Cardel Homes, set up the company's in-game promotion yesterday for the players at the urging of the quarterbacks.

She offered $500 for the winner's charity of choice.

Once Copeland won, the defence got interested and Dougall-Hall put down another $500 for a second contest.

"We had a feeling that once they saw, they would think they could do better," Dougall-Hall said. "They were very competitive."

Linebacker Scott Coe set the standard for the defence with three through the window, ahead of Wes Lysack (two), Joey Boese (two), Cam Yeow (one) and Rahim Abdullah (one).

During games, one lucky fan gets 30 seconds to try and put 10 footballs through the window to win a full-size house. The most any contestant has hit during a game is two.


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