A stinging defeat for the BC Lions Friday night at BC Place, after the Calgary Stampeders broke a 4-game win streak 37-9.
The first quarter opened relatively slow, with Calgary scoring a touchdown mere minutes in.
BC got onto the board with a field goal from Leone.
Both sides would clash for the rest of the quarter, heading into the 2nd with an 8-3 lead for Calgary.
Calgary and BC both made field goals, pushing the score to an 11-6 Stampeders lead.
A touchdown 2 minutes before halftime would see Calgary leap ahead to 17-6, with Leone taking some of the sting out for the Lions with another field goal, ending the first half 17-9.
It didn’t take long for Calgary to extend its lead in the 3rd quarter, with another touchdown less than a minute in, which was followed by a field goal another 5 minutes later.
The Stampeders headed into the 4th quarter with a 27-9 lead.
Another touchdown, followed by a field goal with less than 5 minutes to go would be the proverbial nail in the coffin, closing the game 37-9.
The BC Lions next hit the field on August 25th, in Ottawa.