Lions fail to nab win
VANCOUVER—Two unheralded Saskatchewan players spoiled the B.C. Lions’ guaranteed win night yesterday.
Back-up quarterback Tino Sunseri’s first career CFL touchdown pass to reserve offensive lineman-turned-tight-end Dan Clark sparked the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a comeback 20-16 victory over the Lions.
As a result, the 33,196 fans who attended yesterday’s game will receive a free ticket to a future game courtesty of B.C. president Dennis Skulsky, who promised a Lions’ victory to the biggest crowd of the season at B.C. Place Stadium, which included many Riders’ supporters.
The Riders (6-2) posted their fifth-straight win and now are tied for second place with Winnipeg in the ultra-competitive West Division.
The Lions (5-4) fell to third place.
While the Riders generally downplayed the spoiling B.C.’s guaranteed win, Saskatchewan defensive lineman Ricky Foley, a former Lion, took satisfaction from it.
“We’re still [defending Grey Cup champs] until somebody beats us,” said Foley.
“Don’t mess with the champs.”
Calgary dumped Ottawa 32-7 in the other CFL game yesterday.