According to the Canadian Press, the Calgary Stampeders moved closer to first place in the Canadian Football League's Western Division on Friday evening with a 27-13 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos.
It was a great game for Stampeders' place kicker Rene Paredes who successfully kicked four field goals. The Venezuelan native successfully kicked field goals from 12 yards, 27 yards, 32 yards and 34 yards.
With the win, the Stampeders improved their regular season record to 13-3 and can clinch home field advantage in the Western Conference with a victory by the British Columbia Lions over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday night. The Roughriders (10-5) will be playing the Lions (9-6) in Regina (5:00 p.m. start time).
The Stampeders are guaranteed of hosting at least a playoff game, and unless disaster strikes, it will be the Western Final on November 17.
Once again, it was a brilliant night for Stampeders running back Jon Cornish who registered 145 yards rushing. It was also a milestone night for Stampeders quarterback Kevin Glenn, who moved into tenth place all-time in the Canadian Football League's passing yards list. Glenn passed Green Bay Packers offensive co-ordinator Tom Clements, who played 12 seasons from 1975-1987 with the Ottawa Rough Riders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Stampeders next play the Saskatchewan Roughriders on October 26 at McMahon Stadium.