Edmonton’s Historic Losing Streak
The Elks’ performance continues to plummet into an unfavorable record in North American professional sports, as their losing streak worsens. With their 10th consecutive loss and their 20th home defeat, the Elks have fallen to an unfortunate 0-6 record. This represents the most dismal start in the franchise’s history.
The home field, once a stronghold for the Elks, has now become a place of constant disappointment. The team has been unable to break the chains of a CFL-record 20 straight home defeats, a sequence of disappointment that extends back to October 12, 2019.
With this latest setback, the Elks have unfortunately matched the longest streak of home losses across all major professional leagues in North America. Their current record is a bitter reminder of their struggle and a testament to the difficult challenges they face in turning their fortunes around.
Hamilton’s Offensive Prowess
Hamilton’s offence was paced by quarterbacks Matthew Shiltz and Taylor Powell. Shiltz, completing 10 of his 17 pass attempts, threw for 184 yards, while Powell, stepping in for a few key plays, went 2-for-4 and contributed 47 yards along with a crucial touchdown. Shiltz left the game with an injury late in the third quarter.
The ground game was also a significant part of Hamilton’s offensive success. Running back James Butler was a standout, tallying 127 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. His longest run of the game was an impressive 37 yards. Tyreik McAllister and Matthew Shiltz also contributed to the rushing attack, with 14 and 10 yards respectively, Shiltz adding another rushing touchdown to the team’s tally.
The receiving core was led by Terry Godwin, who caught four passes for 61 yards. Other notable contributors included James Butler and Tim White. Butler snagged three passes for 40 yards, while White secured two receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown, featuring a standout 54-yard catch.
Defensive Standouts for Hamilton
The Hamilton defense also had their share of big moments. Cornerback Laurence Woods led the defensive unit with eight defensive tackles and one special teams tackle, while linebacker Jameer Thurman recorded seven defensive tackles and one special teams tackle. Defensive tackle Casey Sayles and defensive tackle Ted Laurent each recorded a quarterback sack. Defensive back Stavros Katsantonis and cornerback Javien Elliott each had an interception, with Elliott also contributing a knockdown.
On Edmonton’s side, quarterback Jarrett Doege led the passing game, completing 14 of 21 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown. Taylor Cornelius, who shared quarterback duties, went 11-for-20 with 177 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions.
The Elks’ rushing attack was led by running back Kevin Brown, who ran for 77 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, including a remarkable 50-yard sprint. Cornelius and Shannon Brooks added 14 and 16 yards respectively to the Elks’ rushing total.
The Elks’ receiving unit was led by Kyran Moore, who had four receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. Steven Dunbar Jr had five receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively for Edmonton, linebacker Mark McLaurin and linebacker Peter Adjei led the team with five defensive tackles each. Defensive tackle Kony Ealy and linebacker Nyles Morgan each recorded a quarterback sack, while cornerback Scott Hunter contributed an interception.
Despite the loss, the Edmonton Elks showcased notable individual performances and provided tough competition for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. However, Hamilton’s offensive firepower and strong defence proved too much to handle, leading to their 37-29 victory.
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