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Edmonton Elks lose their longest home losing streak to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in North American men’s sports

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EDMONTON — Quarterback Matt Shilts scored before leaving the game with an injury as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Edmonton Elks 37-29 on Thursday for Hamilton’s second straight victory.

The Ticats improved to 2-3 this season, but unfortunately lost Shiltz to a leg injury late in the third quarter.

Edmonton fell to 0-6, the worst start in franchise history.

The local fortune teller continues with the Elks, who have lost 20 straight home games in the CFL, a series of trivia dating back to October 12, 2019.

The loss is tied for the longest homer streak among the major professional leagues in North America.

The St. Louis Browns of Major League Baseball lost 20 straight in 1953 before becoming the Baltimore Orioles the following season.

Edmonton also lost 10 straight games overall.

The Elks got a break when Hamilton’s Tyler Ternowski missed Game 1 and Jordan Reeves was there to score for Edmonton, eventually leading to a 24-yard field goal by Dean Faithfull, the only one to score in the first quarter.

Faithfull threw a 40-yard field goal with less than four minutes remaining in the second quarter to double Edmonton’s lead.

The Tiger-Cats stormed on their next possession to take the lead with a 54-yard pass from Shiltz to Tim White getting it eight-yards by James Butler.

Edmonton had a chance to take back the lead after Kevin Brown ran 49 yards to Hamilton’s 13-yard line, but Gavin Elliott was intercepted by Elks’ quarterback Taylor Cornelius.

Mark Leggio’s 28-yard field goal gave Hamilton a 10-6 halftime lead.

The Elks started the third quarter as Cornelius completed a pass to Kyran Moore, knocked him down and kicked him 54 yards for a touchdown.

However, Hamilton quickly responded.

A 46-yard kickoff return by Tyreik McAllister set up a four-yard kickoff return in the end zone by Shiltz.

The Tiger-Cats then took a 24-13 lead as Cornelius foolishly tried to throw the ball away instead of accepting the sack and the ball ended up directly in the hands of Stavros Katsantonis, who received the ball 33 meters from the goal line. . Pick six.

However, Hamilton was injured late in the third quarter, as Shiltz went down holding his left knee after a hit and had to be helped back down. Taylor Powell took his place and only two plays later found White for a 17-yard touchdown catch on his first CFL pass.

Jarrett Daughey replaced Cornelius as the Elks’ center fielder and made a solid drive, capping off two TD holes that Brown hit. Faithfull missed conversion.

Leggio kicked a 22-yard field goal midway through the fourth.

With less than a minute to play, Doege passed to Stephen Dunbar Jr. for a seven-yard touchdown.

After a successful onside kick, the Elks added a 45-yard field goal from Faithfull to close out the contest.


The two teams met only once last season, and the Elks pulled off a thrilling 29-25 win in Hamilton on Canada Day. Marlo Sean Franklin Jr. , linebackers Woodley Apollon and Eli Mencer … I was taken off the field due to the injury of Tiger Cats Mason Bennett, fullback Mason Manalo, fullback Bo Levi Mitchell, offensive line Alex Fontana and Joel Figueroa, defensive tackle Dylan Wynn and defensive back Tunde Adelec.

misfortunes at home

To give the Elks’ losing home team some extra perspective, the Pittsburgh Penguins hold the NHL record with 14 consecutive home losses in the 2003-04 season. The NFL record for consecutive losses stands at 14 in a row, shared by the 1998-99 Dallas Cowboys and 2008-2010 St. Louis Rams. The NBA record of 19 consecutive losses goes to the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks.

the next

The Elks travel to Winnipeg to take on the Blue Bombers next Thursday.

The Ticats return home to take on the Toronto Argos next Friday.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 13, 2023.

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