Jackie's back!

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 10:31 AM ET

It was a sight that would have made anyone do a double take.

Just as TSN's Brian Williams informed a national television audience of Jackie Parker's health struggles and wished him well last night, the 74-year-old legendary Eskimo suddenly appeared in the Commonwealth Stadium press box in time for the opening kickoff.

Needing help to walk down a narrow hallway to the suite named in his honour, Parker was determined to see his fourth home game of the regular season after recently being released from an Edmonton hospital.

HISTORIC CATCH: In the style that has made him a CFL all-star eight times in his 12-year career, Hamilton's Terry Vaughn made history late in the second quarter last night when he grabbed his 1,000 CFL career reception and promptly scampered for another 32 yards.

Working against halfback Donald Brady, Vaughn caught a five-yard slant over the middle before bouncing off a few Eskimos en route to 37 yards to become the first player to ever reach the four-digit receiving mark.

LONELY FLIGHT: Ticat slotback Kahlil Hill managed to find his way to Edmonton for last night's game after missing the team flight on Thursday.

It was the first time a player in head coach Ron Lancaster's 24-year coaching career had failed to make a flight. Needless to say, Hill is now in Lancaster's doghouse.

"I'm not really worried about him," shot Lancaster to a Hamilton reporter. "I'll be honest with you, I couldn't care less."

HIT OF THE GAME: Scrambling for a first down deep in Edmonton territory in the second quarter, Hamilton quarterback Jason Maas bowled over defensive back Malcolm Frank.

The former teammates collided, with Frank falling straight back on his butt. Maas earned the first down.


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