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Monday, November 15, 2010

CFL Semi-Finals 2010

In the CFL's East Division Semifinal, the Toronto Argonauts pulled off a 16-13 upset win over Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

For the Ticats, kicker Sandro DeAngelis made field goals of 23 & 18 yards, but hit the upright in a 17 yard attempt. For the Argos, kicker Noel Prefontaine made field goals of 32, 12 & 13 yards and added a convert. He discussed the team's pregame approach of treating it as a typical road game - staying at hotel on Saturday:
"In the 10 years that I played with Toronto, I don’t think I ever stayed downtown. It’s different, but it is good. You get a quality rest. We love being with our families and enjoy waking up and seeing our children, but this way, we can focus on what we need to do in the game."
In the West Division Semifinal, the Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the British Columbia Lions 41-38 in double overtime.

For the Riders, recent acquisition Warren Kean missed his first field goal attempt from 40 yards. Nonetheless, he made the remainder of his kicks in the game, from 29, 22, 22 and 24 yards. Head coach Ken Miller had noted prior to the game that punter Eddie Johnson would handle any field goal attempts over 40 yards. After the game however, he noted that he would have used Kean when a potential 42 yard attempt almost surfaced in overtime.

For the Lions, kicker Paul McCallum was good on all his kicks, including field goals of 44, 37, 20, 45 & 37 yards. Immediately after the loss he tweeted:
"I really hate this feeling!" 
Several hours later he added:
"Thank you to all our fans for all your support! What else can I say but the future looks bright!"

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