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Tiger-Cats Beat Lions 26-18, Clinch Playoff Spot

On Friday, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the BC Lions 26-18, which guaranteed them a spot in the playoffs. The game took place at Tim Hortons Field, and was memorable for a variety of reasons.

Veteran wide receiver Brandon Banks finally looked like himself, getting his first touchdown catch of 2021. He also led the team in receptions (6) and receiving yards (75). Banks has been dealing with a nagging injury for quite some time, so fans were happy to see him healthy. 

Running back Don Jackson was also a top performer, recording 136 total yards (80 rushing + 56 receiving). However, it was Sean Thomas-Erlington who scored the Tiger-Cats’ only touchdown on the ground. 

On the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox and cornerback Ciante Evans had a combined 19 tackles. Desmond Lawrence got 6 tackles of his own, in addition to an interception. 

As for the Lions, their offense gave Hamilton plenty to deal with, but the defense couldn’t get enough stops. Quarterback Mike Reilly completed 76.7% of his passes for 330 yards, however, he didn’t have a single touchdown through the air. 

The Tiger-Cats (7-5) have a big game against the rival Toronto Argonauts on November 12th, while the BC Lions (4-8) play the Calgary Stampeders on the same day. 

Box Score


Player Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Targets Rec. YDS Rec. Rec. TD
Michael ReillyQuarterback33433300183410000
James ButlerRunning back000001451163960
Lucky WhiteheadWide receiver00000000139890
Bryan BurnhamWide receiver00000000107770
Shaq JohnsonWide receiver0000000065160
Dominique RhymesWide receiver0000000063730
Jevon CottoyWide receiver0000000022820
Total 3343330012285243330330


Player Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Targets Rec. YDS Rec. Rec. TD
Jeremiah MasoliQuarterback19262581021800000
Don JacksonRunning back000001280055640
Sean Thomas ErlingtonRunning back0000021410000
Dane EvansQuarterback000002700000
Jaelon AcklinWide receiver0000015021010
Brandon BanksWide receiver0000000087561
Tim WhiteWide receiver0000000055340
Steven Dunbar Jr.Wide receiver0000000044620
Nikola KalinicFull back0000000011010
David Ungerer IIIWide receiver000000001810
Total 19262581019124126258191

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