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CFL Scores Today: Lions Roar to 26-17 Home Opener Victory Over Stampeders, Improve to 1-1

Key Points:
– Lions defeat Stampeders 26-17 in front of record-setting home opener crowd of 53,788 at BC Place
– QB Vernon Adams Jr. throws 2 TD passes and rushes for another in the win
– LB Ben Hladik leads Lions defense with 10 tackles and an interception

The BC Lions celebrated their home opener in style, defeating the Calgary Stampeders 26-17 in front of a club record 53,788 fans at BC Place on Saturday. With the win, the Lions even their record at 1-1, while the Stampeders fall to 1-1 on the season.



Quick Recap:

Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. led the way for the Lions, completing 17 of 29 passes for 277 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Linebacker Ben Hladik anchored the Lions defense with 10 tackles and an interception. The Stampeders were efficient on offense, with QB Jake Maier throwing for 339 yards and 2 TDs, but ultimately couldn’t overcome the Lions’ late surge.

BC Lions Breakdown:

– Top 5 Offensive Players:
– QB Vernon Adams Jr.: 17/29, 277 pass yds, 2 pass TD, 1 rush TD
– WR Alexander Hollins: 8 rec, 97 yds, 1 TD
– WR Justin McInnis: 4 rec, 91 yds, 1 TD
– RB William Stanback: 15 rush, 69 yds
– WR Ayden Eberhardt: 1 rec, 59 yds

– Top 5 Defensive Players:
– LB Ben Hladik: 10 tkls, 1 INT
– LB Josh Woods: 7 tkls
– DB Ronald Kent Jr.: 7 tkls
– DL Christian Covington: 3 tkls, 1 sack
– DB Adrian Greene: 3 tkls

Calgary Stampeders Breakdown:

– Top 5 Offensive Players:
– QB Jake Maier: 26/33, 339 pass yds, 2 pass TD, 1 INT
– RB Dedrick Mills: 11 rush, 46 yds, 6 rec, 99 yds
– WR Jalen Philpot: 5 rec, 56 yds, 1 rush, 10 yds
– WR Marken Michel: 4 rec, 45 yds, 1 TD
– WR Reggie Begelton: 2 rec, 22 yds, 1 TD

– Top 5 Defensive Players:
– LB Micah Awe: 5 tkls
– LB Cameron Judge: 5 tkls
– DB Branden Dozier: 4 tkls
– DB Kobe Williams: 3 tkls
– DB Tre Roberson: 2 tkls

The Lions now sit tied for second in the West Division CFL standings. They travel to Winnipeg to face the 0-2 Blue Bombers in Week 3. Can Vernon Adams Jr. and the offense build off this home opener win? The Stampeders have a bye in Week 3 before hosting Winnipeg in Week 4. How will Jake Maier and the Stamps respond after dropping to .500?

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