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Stampeders thump Redblacks

Sederrik Cunningham
Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images

According to TSN on Sunday, the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 32-7 in Canadian Football League action. With the victory, the Stampeders move into first place in the Western Division with a record of seven wins and one loss.

The Redblacks, who dropped to 1-7, scored early in the contest as Jonathan Williams intercepted a pass from Bo Levi Mitchell for 35 yards. The interception return for a major score came only 1:34 into the game.

After that, the Stampeders scored 32 unanswered points. However it was not until the fourth quarter that the Stampeders pulled away from the Redblacks.

In the first quarter, Drew Tate scored on a seven yard touchdown run to tie the game. In the second quarter, Stampeders kicker Rene Paredes missed a field goal attempt before successfully kicking a 32 yard field goal in the third quarter to put Calgary up 11-7 at the time.

Then in the fourth quarter, the Stampeders got an outstanding performance from an unlikely source. Rookie wide receiver Sederrik Cunningham of Zephyrhills, Florida and a product out of Furman University, scored not one but two touchdowns. The first was on a 20 yard touchdown run and the second on an 80 yard punt return for a touchdown.

The Stampeders also got a strong offensive performance from Joe West, who had 129 yards receiving and Jon Cornish who had 84 total yards. On defense, the Stampeders limited the Redblacks to only 132 yards passing. Jamar Wall had an interception and the Stampeders recorded three quarterback sacks. Calgary's next game will be September 1 against the 7-1 Edmonton Eskimos in the annual Labour Day match at McMahon Stadium. The game will be for first place in the Western Division.