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         === Ray leads Argonauts past Stampeders in 100th Grey Cup ===
 
 Toronto,  ON (Sports Network)  - Ricky Ray threw a pair of touchdown passes on
 Sunday  night, helping  the  Toronto Argonauts  beat  the Calgary  Stampeders,
 35-22, in the 100th Grey Cup at Rogers Centre.
 
 Ray  completed 18-of-30  passes  for 231  yards and  an  interception for  the
 Argonauts,  who captured their  first Grey Cup since 2004. Ray is now a three-
 time Grey Cup champion.
 
 Chad  Kackert carried the  ball 20 times for 133 yards and caught eight passes
 for  62  yards for Toronto, which  defeated Edmonton and Montreal to reach the
 championship game. Kackert was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
 
 "I  consider  myself somewhat  of a  wordsmith but I  can't explain this right
 now," Kackert said. "I was sitting there watching the clock tick, it felt like
 an hour for that last minute to go away."
 
 Kevin Glenn connected on 14-of-27 passes for 222 yards and an interception for
 the Stampeders, who fell to 1-2 against Toronto in Grey Cup games.
 
 Ray  was intercepted by  Quincy Butler on the first play of the game. Calgary,
 though, failed to take advantage and went two-and-out on offense.
 
 Unlike  Calgary, the  Argonauts  scored  points off  a  turnover. Jon  Cornish
 fumbled  the football on the Stampeders' next possession. Toronto took over at
 the  Calgary  44-yard line. A 15-yard  face mask penalty and a 12-yard Kackert
 run  put  the ball at  the five. Ray  then found Chad Owens  in the slot for a
 touchdown with about six minutes left.
 
 The  Stampeders responded with a field goal. Larry Taylor took a wide receiver
 screen  42  yards down to  the Toronto 28. Calgary  settled for a 30-yard Rene
 Paredes field goal to cut the gap to 7-3.
 
 The  Argonauts, though, took advantage of another turnover early in the second
 stanza.  Pacino Horne picked  off Glenn and raced 25 yards the other way for a
 touchdown, making it 14-3.
 
 "We didn't start well. We didn't take advantage of their turnover and they got
 two touchdowns on theirs," Stampeders coach John Hufnagel said.
 
 Toronto  tacked on  three more  points after  Calgary went  two-and-out. Jason
 Barnes' 62-yard catch set up Swayze Waters' 16-yard field goal.
 
 Paredes made an 18-yard field goal later in the period to cut the gap to 17-6.
 Nikolas Lewis' 61-yard catch-and-run helped set up the field goal.
 
 However,  the Argonauts tacked on another touchdown before the half. Dontrelle
 Inman's  32-yard  catch along the  left sideline moved  the ball to the 1-yard
 line.  Two plays later, Jarious Jackson rolled to his right and hooked up with
 Inman,  who walked into  the end zone. The score, which occurred with about 30
 seconds remaining, gave Toronto a 24-6 lead at the break.
 
 The  score  was 27-9 after  Paredes and  Waters made field  goals of 27 and 20
 yards,  respectively, in  the third quarter. Calgary tacked on two more points
 at  the end of the period, when Toronto punter Noel Prefontaine ran out of the
 back of the end zone for a safety.
 
 Paredes made a 19-yard field goal early in the fourth to cut the gap to 27-14.
 
 Toronto, though, put the game away when Andre Durie caught a 7-yard TD pass to
 make it a 20-point contest.
 
 Prefontaine's single rounded out the scoring for Toronto.
 
 Bo  Levi Mitchell  threw a  12-yard  TD pass  to  Maurice Price  in the  final
 seconds. A successful two-point conversion accounted for the final margin.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Toronto  went 2-0  against Calgary in the regular season ... Toronto defensive
 lineman  Adriano Belli  was ejected  in the  third quarter  ... The  Argonauts
 finished  the regular season with a 9-9 record ... Calgary, which last won the
 Grey  Cup  in 2008, beat Saskatchewan  and British Columbia to reach the title
 game  ... Toronto defensive end Ricky Foley was named the game's Most Valuable
 Canadian.
 
 
 11/26 00:34:38 ET

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