BC Lions defence keys victory over Stampeders

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BC Lions defence keys victory over Stampeders

The BC Lions wrapped up their pre-season with a 37-13 win over the Calgary Stampeders at home thanks to an opportunistic defence.

BC forced six turnovers leading directly to 18 points, as they picked off Calgary signal callers four times, while also forcing two fumbles.

Rookie defensive back T.J. Lee had two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, while linebacker Solomon Elimimian also had a pair of interceptions.

Lions quarterback Kevin Glenn made his second start and completed 17 passes on 21 attempts, for 173 yards including a touchdown pass to Korey Williams.

Following the game Head Coach Mike Benevides said the team may have to prepare for Glenn as the team’s starter as Travis Lulay is still healing from offseason shoulder surgery.

Returner Stefan Logan added a 93 yard punt return touchdown giving the Leos an early 14-0 lead.

Calgary would close the gap to 21-13 at the half, but the Lions defence again poured it on in the second half as they were able to pull away for the victory.

Veterans Lions kicker Paul McCallum was good on five of his six field goal attempts.

With the victory the Lions finish the pre-season 2-0 following their win over the Edmonton Eskimos last week, and will open the regular season next Saturday June 28th hosting the Eskimos at BC Place.  Kickoff goes just after 3pm.

With files from Mac Dalgldish