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Lions defeat Stampeders in CFL exhibition action

Stefan Logan
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

According to TSN on Friday, the British Columbia Lions defeated the Calgary Stampeders 37-13 in Canadian Football League preseason action from B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver. Former Stampeder quarterback Kevin Glenn led the Lions with completing 17 of 21 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown.

Running back Stefan Logan, who returned to the British Columbia Lions on October 15, 2013, after spending four seasons in the National Football League (three seasons with the Detroit Lions and one season with the Pittsburgh Steelers), rushed four times for 45 yards with his longest rush 34 yards. Wide receiver Korey Williams led all Lions receivers with four receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown.

It was all Lions in the first quarter as British Columbia took a 18-0 lead. Glenn threw a 23 yard touchdown pass to Williams and Logan returned a 93 yard punt for a touchdown.

The Stampeders responded in the second quarter with two Rene Paredes field goals and a 13 yard touchdown pass from Drew Tate to Simon Charbonneau-Campeau. However that would be the only 13 points would score in the entire football game.

In the second half, with the Lions leading 24-13, a Tate pass was intercepted by T.J. Lee, who would run 15 yards into the end zone for a Lions defensive touchdown. For the Stampeders to regroup and win their home opener against the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday, they will need to better job protecting the football and not allowing big plays on special teams.

In other Stampeders news from Saturday, the team have released wide receivers Yannick Morin-Plante, Robert Holland and Marcus Rucker, quarterback Rusty Smith, running back Martell Mallett, offensive lineman Korian Chambers and defensive lineman Kevin Dixon. They have also suspended offensive lineman Joe Circelli, kicker Tyler Crapigna, running back Brian Marshall and defensive lineman Derek Wiggan.

According to Scott Mitchell of the Calgary Sun, Circelli, Crapigna, Marshall and Wiggan did nothing wrong. It just allows the four Stampeders to return to university in September.

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