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Lions 33, Ticats 30: Sean Whyte wins the game, but Vernon Adams injury casts pall over victory

4 subject targets, together with one with zeros on the clock, retains B.C. alive of their hunt for first place within the West.

The sport didn’t imply a lot. However the B.C. Lions and Hamilton Tiger-Cats performed prefer it did.

A chippy, back-and-forth recreation ended with the Lions popping out on high 33-30 at Tim Horton’s Subject, as they stored their slim hopes of first place within the West Division alive. A Sean Whyte subject aim from 48 yards out with no time left on the clock proved to be the deciding factors within the dramatic victory.

Each groups laid their our bodies on the road for the win, with B.C. starter Vernon Adams Jr. getting bulldozed on a blindside block after a late-game interception. He didn’t return to the sport, with former Ticats QB Dane Evans ending out the sport.

Adams was 21-of-30 for 296 yards, two touchdowns and the aforementioned interception, which got here when Dexter Lawson Jr. made an acrobatic seize on the Hamilton goal-line to snuff out a promising B.C. drive.

Evans was 4-for-4 for 42 yards on his lone drive, getting the Lions to the Hamilton 41-yard line with one second left on the clock.

The Lions (12-5) host the Calgary Stampeders subsequent week of their common season finale, and need to hope the Winnipeg Blue Bombers lose each their remaining two video games to take first within the West.

Penalties have been a throw within the Lions’ paw all evening, with main flags retaining three Hamilton drives alive and main to a few touchdowns. That they had eight for 99 yards total.

Whyte was 4-for-4 on subject aim makes an attempt for B.C., additionally hitting from 46, 36, and 32. Marc Liegghio was additionally 3-for-3, his final one from 48 yards bouncing off the upright and barely by way of to tie the sport at 30-30

Jaquan Hardy, making his first begin at working again for B.C., had eight carries for 26 yards, 18 of them approaching one first-half burst. However he was strong in go safety, an space the place the Lions have struggled just lately.

Bo-Levi Mitchell made his first residence begin for Hamilton, and was 13-of-19 for 135 yards and two touchdowns. He made one obtrusive error, throwing a 46-yard pick-six to Lions linebacker Josh Woods.

Matthew Shiltz got here in for a lot of the second half, as a part of a deliberate slow-rolling of Mitchell’s return and was 14-of-19 for 180 yards and a landing.

The Tiger-Cats (8-9) host the Montreal Alouettes (9-7) subsequent week of their common season finale, however can’t catch the Als for second within the East with the loss.

Dominique Rhymes
B.C. Lions extensive receiver Dominique Rhymes (19) can not make the catch within the endzone towards Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Nic Cross (left) throughout first half CFL soccer recreation motion in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, October 13, 2023.Picture by Peter Energy /THE CANADIAN PRESS

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B.C. Lions running back JaQuan Hardy (27) runs against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during first half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, October 13, 2023.
B.C. Lions working again JaQuan Hardy (27) runs towards the Hamilton Tiger-Cats throughout first half CFL soccer recreation motion in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, October 13, 2023.Picture by Peter Energy /THE CANADIAN PRESS


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