Medlock's a kicking machine

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:07 AM ET

HAMILTON - Had he needed to, Justin Medlock was prepared to try to kick a field goal more than half the length of the field at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

“I told our offensive co-ordinator (Khari Jones) to just get me to the 50-yard line, and we would attempt to kick a 57-yarder,” Medlock said on Saturday night. “We’ve been doing well in that range. I don’t go out there and expect to miss.”

As it was, Medlock needed to kick a 50-yard field goal as time expired in the first half against the Toronto Argonauts. The former Argo was successful, giving his team a 20-18 lead after two quarters. The Ticats wound up with a 37-32 victory heading into their bye week.

Medlock has been good on 10 of 11 field-goal tries of 40 yards or more this season.

What does Medlock give to the Ticats offence?

“Big-time confidence,” quarterback Kevin Glenn said. “When we get past the 50-yard line, we know we have points. We still want to be aggressive, but you know you’re going to have points with that guy. He’s money.”

The game marked the first time Medlock faced the Argos, with whom he played in 2009 and part of last season.

“When I got released from Toronto (last fall), it was pretty emotional for me because I had put my heart and soul into that team,” Medlock, who also hit field goals from 37 yards and 33 yards on Saturday, said. “I had marked my game on this schedule, and I have bragging rights now.”

Because his team won, Medlock now is owed dinner by roommate and Argos slotback Andre Durie. Any plans?

“He’s going to take me somewhere,” Medlock said, “and I’m going to be getting extra dessert.”


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