Coaches get Gatorade baths in the final seconds before or after historic wins, and tonight was no different for his jovial men on the Eskimos after a nail biter of a 28-25 win over the BC Lions. In a game that saw a lightning storm cause the postponement of the game towards the end of the 2nd quarter for over 20 minutes and the lead flop back and forth from BC to Edmonton like a fish flopping on land it proved to be a win that seems to hopefully saved jobs for many on the Green and Gold. With the win the Esks move to 1-4 and are now tied for 3rd place in the Western division with the Lions.
Ricky Ray was able to have a solid effort even though he did throw an interception that was returned for a TD by Davis Sanchez to make things a 1 point game in the 3rd quarter and slim the Esks lead to 18-17. A great kick return by Yonus Davis that was returned for a touchdown to give BC a 25-21 lead but the Esks were able to fire back thanks to a Kelly Campbell touchdown catch to make it a 28-25 game after the extra point. The Lions and Travis Lulay were able to get a final drive into Esks territory going but Lulay was hit as he tried to throw and as a result fumbled the ball and Esks defensive lineman Kai Ellis fell on the ball, thus sealing the first win of the 2010 season for the Eskimos, sending the fans at Commonwealth home happy.
As of this morning, the win didn’t have all happy because even though the Esks have a win GM Danny Maciocia was fired at a press conference at 1PM Mountain today. No replacement has been announced yet for Maciocia.
The Esks play again on August 6th at home vs. the Toronto Argonauts and the Lions play again on August 7th vs. the Calgary Stampeders in Vancouver.
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