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Old 09-04-2012, 11:35 PM   #7
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2012 CFL Replay: A look back at Labour Day Weekend

The official midway point of the season, Scotiabank Labour Day Weekend, really did have it all with three games being decided in the final minute and a dominant showcase in the other contest.

The weekend kicked off with the spotlight on the league's two division leaders but it was the veteran Anthony Calvillo that outlasted last year's MOP Travis Lulay as the Alouettes topped the Lions 30-25. Sunday saw the Saskatchewan Roughriders play about as close to error-free football as a team can play, to the tune of a dominant 52-0 handling of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Meanwhile, the Argos and Ticats renewed hostilities one last time on Labour Day Monday at Ivor Wynne with the visitors traveling back down the QEW with a 33-30 come-from-behind win. Not to be outdone, the Calgary Stampeders needed every last second of their matchup with the Esks to squeak out a 31-30 victory,

Montreal 30, BC 25

MONTREAL – Anthony Calvillo passed for over 300 yards and Brandon Whitaker registered three touchdowns as the Montreal Alouettes defeated the BC Lions 30-25 at Percival Molson Stadium to open up Scotiabank Labour Day Weekend.

It was a matchup of the league’s stingiest defence up against the CFL’s most explosive offence with the Lions suffocating opposing pivots and the Als shredding opposing defenders.

The legend for Calvillo continued to grow as he went over 300 yards on the drive – the 8th straight game he has eclipsed the mark and the first player in CFL history to do so. Travis Lulay had Arland Bruce in reach on the final play of the game in the endzone but Montreal DB Billy Parker knocked it down to preserve the lead.

» Game Recap: Als outduel Lions to open Labour Day Weekend
» Video: BC at Montreal Recap
» View Game Stats
» Images: BC at MTL
» Lions comeback attempt falls just short
» Video: Whitaker Rumbles for Opening TD
» Video: Whitaker muscles into the endzone
» Video: Paris Jackson's circus catch

Saskatchewan 52, Winnipeg 0

REGINA -- Two touchdown grabs by Weston Dressler supported by a stellar outing by linebacker Tyron Brackenridge handed the Saskatchewan Roughriders a dominant 52-0 win over the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium.

With the win, the Roughriders extended their Labour Day classic win streak to eight games over the Bombers.

Dressler hauled in his two scores from QB Darian Durant, who left the game midway through the third quarter with an upper body injury. He did not return, forcing the Riders to insert backup pivot Drew Willy into the game.

» Game Recap: Riders romp Bombers on home turf 52-0
» Video: Winnipeg at Saskatchewan Recap
» View Game Stats
» Images: WPG at SSK
» Video: Dressler's 25-Yard TD Grab
» Video: Brackenridge's Punt Block TD
» Video: Jeffers-Harris High Steps into Endzone

Toronto 33, Hamilton 30

HAMILTON – Chad Owens and Ricky Ray teamed up for a dramatic fourth quarter comeback as the Toronto Argonauts took the Labour Day Classic with a 33-30 win over Hamilton. Owens found Ray twice over the middle on Toronto's final posession to help set up a 33-yard Swayze Waters field goal to win the game.

Monday’s matchup was the last Labour Day clash between these two teams as Ivor Wynne Stadium sets to close after this season.

Owens finished with 402 combined yards, good for the third most single-game combined yards total in CFL history behind Albert Johnson lll who set the mark in 2000 (474) and Larry Taylor who sits second after a performance earlier this year (441).

» Game Recap: Boatmen battle back for Labour Day win

» Video: Toronto at Hamilton Recap
» View Game Stats
» Images: TOR at HAM
» Owens comes through in the clutch
» Williams moves past 'Gizmo' all-time
» Video: Williams Sets Return TD Record
» Video: Carroll's Pick-Six
» Video: Owens Strikes Early on Labour Day
» Video: Burris Finds Onrea Jones for TD

Calgary 31, Edmonton 30

CALGARY -- The Calgary Stampeders came out on top of a furious game of back-and-forth football, as they downed the visiting Edmonton Eskimos 31-30 in Labour Day action at McMahon Stadium.

Quarterback Kevin Glenn completed 23 of his 30 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Jon Cornish registered 94 total yards and a touchdown through the air.

The Eskimos would be given the ball for one last possession, and marched to within field goal territory for kicker Grant Shaw. However, Shaw would miss his attempt, and Taylor would take the ball out of the endzone, securing a 31-30 win for Calgary in the process.

» Video: Edmonton at Calgary Recap
» View Game Stats
» Images: EDM at CGY
» Stamps rebound in timely fashion
» Video: Walter Rumbles for 1st CFL TD
» Video: Charles 73-Yard Touchdown
» Video: Joseph Finds Stamps for TD

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