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Elks Down Tiger-Cat 29-25 for the first victory of the CFL season

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Tim Warnsby

Hamilton Tiger Cats wide receiver Papi White (4) cannot catch Edmonton Elks defensive back Jalen Collins (33) who runs the ball into the end zone after recovering a fumble by Hamilton Tiger Cats quarterback Dane Evans, not shown, late in the fourth quarter of CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont., Friday, July 1, 2022. Collins scored on a 14-yard return in the fourth quarter to give the Elks their first win of the season with a 29-25 win over the Tiger-Cats.
Hamilton Tiger Cats Wide Receiver Papi White (4) is unable to catch Edmonton Elks' defensive back Jalen Collins (33), who ran the ball into the end zone after regaining the Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Dane Evans fumble. , Ontario, Friday, July 1, 2022.  Collins recorded a 14-yard return in the fourth quarter, winning Elk for the first time this season and defeating Tiger-Cats 29-25.Photo: Peter Power/Canadian Press

Hamilton — Jalen Collins regains fumble at 14 Score-Returning to the yard in the fourth quarter, Edmonton Elks defeated Hamilton Tiger-Cats 29-25 on Friday for the first victory of the season.

Elks defensive back Jewon Taylor rushed out to steal Hamilton's quarterback Dane Evans' ball. Collins recovered with a winning score in the game with 1 minute and 38 seconds remaining.

Hamilton's attack proceeded to Elks' 30-yard line, but he turned the ball down.

Elks rookie quarterback Tre Ford of Niagara Falls, Ontario completed 15 out of 26 passes at 159 yards at his first CFL career start. Ford was once intercepted.

Evans passed 197 yards and a touchdown throw to 31-20. He was intercepted twice.

Edmonton improved to 1-3, but Hamilton lost four straight games to start the season for the first time since it was 0-8 in 2017.

Elx head coach Chris Jones started the season with four consecutive losses.

Elks, down 10 points to start the third quarter, gave Hamilton a 33-yard field goal before starting his own field goal from 38 and 32 yards. Brought about.

Elks dragged 22-15 into the final quarter.

Edmonton's Mathlet-Mas has begun the fourth quarter, choosing Evans, the sixth interception of the season.

This set Ford a 10-yard first career touchdown pass on Kenny Roller, drawing the game 22-22.

Hamilton pioneered Michael Donagara's 33 field goal with 3:11 remaining before Collins gave the visitor a lead.

Ticats has debuted an alternative steel gray uniform with a yellow nameplate and black numbers.

During a time-out in the middle of the first quarter, the CFL Club honored Hamilton Bulldog, an OHL champion and Memorial Cup finalist.

Hamilton led 16-6 after the first quarter. Hemmed near the goal line, Elks acknowledged safety after the opening drive.

The homeside marched towards the opening touchdown of their next inventory.

Evans threw a fifth touchdown of the season, hitting receiver Stephen Dunbar with a 21-yard strike and a 9-0 lead.

Ford looked more relaxed on his second drive. He led Elks to the field in 13 plays, with Kai Locksley scoring 1 yard 3 to 1.

Edmonton missed an additional point, but Lawrence Woods grabbed the next kick-off for a 72-yard touchdown return. In the unproductive second quarter, Elks won a single from a 59-yard field goal attempt from Sergio Castillo.

Hamilton's lead increased in Domagara's field goal in the second half of the 25th yard, but Thai Cats were forced to secure in the last minute.

Cameron Kelly intercepted the second half pass from Ford at Hamilton's 15-yard line to maintain a 10-point advantage in half-time.

This report by Canadian Press was first published on July 1, 2022.

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