CFL Game Summary - Toronto at Edmonton
(Saturday, June 30th)
Final Score: Edmonton 19, Toronto 15
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Hugh Charles ran for a touchdown and Grant
Shaw booted four field goals, as the Edmonton Eskimos downed former
quarterback Ricky Ray and the Toronto Argonauts, 19-15, on Saturday.
Steven Jyles, who was part of a trade that sent the Eskimos' all-time passing
leader, Ray, to Toronto during the offseason was 21-of-36 for 236 yards. Shaw
was also part of the deal.
Charles carried the ball 12 times for 43 yards, while Adarius Bowman caught
five passes for 110 yards for Edmonton (1-0).
Ray, who received a standing ovation when he came out for his second series,
was efficient in his Toronto (0-1) debut, completing 29-of-39 passes for 298
yards and a score. Chad Owens hauled in six receptions for 100 yards.
Trailing by four with 2:09 to play in the game, the Argonauts got the ball
with a chance to go ahead. But Ray's pass to Owens on a 3rd-and-7 was short of
the first-down marker as Edmonton regained possession with 46 seconds left.
The Eskimos jumped on the Argonauts early. A pair of Shaw field goals preceded
Charles' four-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter, which gave
Edmonton a 13-0 lead.
Toronto got on the board later in the frame as Owens' 52-yard reception
led to Cory Boyd's six-yard touchdown reception, cutting the deficit to 13-7.
Shaw booted through two more field goals in the third quarter before Noel
Prefontaine kicked a pair through the uprights -- one in the third and the
other midway through the fourth -- for Toronto, which cut the margin to 19-15.
Toronto accumulated 379 total yards while Edmonton finished with 304...The
Argonauts committed 18 penalties for 103 yards...Andre Durie caught four
passes for 76 yards for Toronto.
06/30 23:44:41 ET
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