Calgary Stampeders hang on for win in Labour Day Classic

Calgary Stampeders wideout Maurice Price scampers into the end zone for one of his three touchdowns...

Calgary Stampeders wideout Maurice Price scampers into the end zone for one of his three touchdowns during Monday's 37-34 win over the Edmonton Eskimos. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:14 PM ET

For the first 50 minutes, the classic part of Labour Day was nowhere to be found.

The next 10 minutes? As classic as it gets.

It took three quarters and change, but when the Edmonton Eskimos finally decided to show up Monday evening at McMahon Stadium, they turned a 37-7 Calgary Stampeders lead with a little more than 10 minutes to go into a one-score football game, as the Stamps were forced to hold on for a 37-34 win in the latest Labour Day Classic instalment.

But what would a Stampeders win be without a little bit of quarterback drama, as well?

Starter Kevin Glenn hobbled to the bench during the second quarter and did not return, as Bo Levi Mitchell took over the controls and finished 11-of-18 for 226 yards and two touchdowns.

It's the fourth time this year the Stamps starting quarterback has not finished the game — Drew Tate once and Glenn three times — and the second week in a row Glenn has gone down.


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