EDMONTON -- Cary Koch and Hugh Charles each had a touchdown, while the Esks defence smothered Travis Lulay as the Eskimos are out to a 15-9 lead at halftime over the Lions on Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium.
Steven Jyles threw for 159 yards and a touchdown on 12-14 passing, including a stretch of 12 consecutive completions. Charles had 53 yards from scrimmage, while receiver Nate Coehoorn added four catches for 47 yards in possibly the team's best all-around half of football this season.
The Lions opened with a quick surge as Tim Brown returned the game’s opening kickoff across their own 50, setting up Lulay with prime field position. But the Esks defence showed up early to force a quick two-and-out followed by a punt.
Starting deep in their own end, the Esks shifted field position with a decent drive up to midfield, before Grant Shaw boomed a 75-yard punt through the Lions end zone for the game’s opening single point.
McCallum would add one more from 28 yards before the half, cutting the deficit to six points as the Esks hold a 15-9 lead through 30 minutes.
Lulay finished with 133 yards on just 12-20 passing for the Lions, but appears to be heating up after leading a pair of scoring drives to end the half.
More to come...
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