Argos Hang On for 17-16 Victory Over Rival Tiger-Cats

Andrew Dixon
FiredUp Network Sports Writer

@Countingyards

Friday, September 10, 2021


Toronto improves to 3-2, 1st place in the East

Kicking decided this rematch of the Labour Day Classic.

Michael Domagala will want his potentially game-tying kick back, but he won't get it. A missed PAT late in the fourth quarter cost a potential overtime as the Argos squeak out of this one with a 17-16 win. 

Toronto opened up the scoring with a 1-yard QB sneak from Nick Arbuckle that created a 7-0 lead for the Boatmen in the first period of play. A short throw to D.J. Foster would extend the Toronto lead in the second quarter to 14-0 on a 40-yard score. 

Despite the hot start, Toronto failed to put Hamilton away. 

Dane Evans found Papi White for a 39-yard major just four plays from scrimmage later. 

The game would see no new scoring until the third quarter. Toronto Kicker Boris Bede knocked through a 26-yard field goal to extend the Argonaut lead to 17-7. 

Domagala found success on a 28-yard attempt early in the final frame to draw within a score. On the next Hamilton possession, following a Toronto 2 and out, Dane Evans was injured on a Shawn Oakman sack. 

Replacement pivot David Watford would lead Hamilton on a scoring drive of his own, capped off by a 21-yard Sean Thomas Erlington rushing score. The PAT miss kept the game at 17-16, our final score.

Hamilton did get one more opportunity but was unable to score with their very limited time. 

Hamilton (2-3) will host the Calgary Stampeders (1-4) next week while Toronto (3-2) will make the trip to Regina to take on the Roughriders (3-1).