Photo: Paul Chiasson, The canadian Press
The linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts Marcus Ball (#6) and the rusher Anthony Coombs (#1) celebrate after defeating the Calgary Stampeders.
Ottawa — Lirim Hajrullahu has inflicted on the Calgary Stampeders to a second defeat heart-breaking.
Hajrullahu has successfully completed a placement of 32 yards on a snow-covered terrain so that there were only 53 seconds remaining and the Toronto Argonauts came back in dramatic fashion to defeat the calgary Stampeders 27-24, on Sunday night, during the 105th final of the Grey Cup.
The Argonauts have won the 17th Grey Cup in their history and first time since 2012, when they beat those same calgary Stampeders during the 100th final of the canadian football League. The formation of Calgary participated in the final round of the canadian tour for a third time in four years after being tilted 39-33 in overtime against the Red and Black of Ottawa, in 2016.
“We were a bit lucky, but we also suffered a few strokes of bad luck,” said the coach of the Argonauts, Marc Trestman.
A month of Christmas, the snow that fell on Ottawa added a magical atmosphere to the Place TD, but it has also caused some headaches. The Argonauts, however, have had their little moment of magic so that they were lagging behind 24-16 in the fourth quarter.
The Stampeders seemed to be on the point to confirm their victory, but the receiver Kamar Jorden has escaped the ball to the line 10 of the Argonauts. The object has been retrieved to the door of the goals by Cassius Vaughn, who has travelled the pain and misery 109 yards that separated him from the ball.
“Our goal was to win the fourth quarter and to be able to compete in a hot fight in the face of a very good team,” admitted Trestman. We do we felt that it was not, we believed we could be competitive, but we knew it had to be perfect in the fourth quarter.
“We have been able to recover an escaped and register a hit. We were moved, but we remained very professional on the sidelines. “
One-quarter of the Argonauts Ricky Ray then showed his composure when converted for two points. He escaped from the pressure of the Stampeders before you spot Declan Cross, alone in the end zone to tie the game 24-24.
After a short sequence in the attack of the calgary Stampeders, Ray has enabled the Argonauts to come and try a kick of accuracy, that Hajrullahu was successful.
Bo Levi Mitchell has tried to imitate Ray by orchestrating a surge in enemy territory, in particular thanks to a caught a 37-yard fingertip of Jorden. By trying everything on the line, Mitchell has, however, seen his last pass of the game to end up in the hands of the half-defensive Argonauts Matt Black in the end zone.
“We have not been able to finish what we had started, exclaimed the coach of the calgary Stampeders Dave Dickenson. This is heartbreaking, really. There is nothing that I can do at this point. I love my players, but it is very heartbreaking. “
Ray became the first quarterback in history to win four Grey Cups. He completed 19 of his 32 passes for gains air for 297 yards. He threw a touchdown 100 yards to Diverting Posey. It was the longest touchdown in the history of the Grey Cup.
“It sounds rather well. This is something that I’m going to have to celebrate, argued Ray. I am so happy with these guys, in this team, and what has been experienced this year. There is no better way of closing than lifting the Grey Cup. These guys are so good. “
Posey, who was named the most valuable player of the final, caught seven balls for gains of 175 yards. James Wilder’s son scored the other major of the Argonauts.
Mitchell has led the attack of the calgary Stampeders of a master hand, in spite of the defeat. The quarter 27-year-old was successful with 33 of his 45 attempts through the air for gains of 373 yards. He threw a touchdown to Jorden and another to Jerome Messam, who has added a major on the ground.
Jorden has managed six caught for gains of 117 yards, while DaVaris Daniels has made 11 receptions for 113 yards.
In his first season at the helm of the Argonauts, the former Montreal Alouettes Marc Trestman has won the third Grey Cup of his career. He joined the team in toronto in the month of February, after a passage of four years in the NFL.