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Hamilton’s huge huge comeback falls short

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

Unlike his Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ teammates, Garrett McIntyre got off to a fast start Sunday in their Canadian Football League game with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The South Tahoe High alum recorded a tackle in the Roughrider backfield for a two-yard loss. Later in the first quarter, McIntyre hit Saskatchewan running back Wes Cates in the backfield again, but couldn’t wrap him up. McIntyre continually applied pressure on quarterback Darian Durant before being injured.

The Roughriders jumped out to a 23-0 halftime lead, but Hamilton rallied to the tie score at 23 early in the fourth quarter. Saskatchewan survived the unlikely comeback, scoring the game’s final 10 points for a 33-23 victory.

“You’ve got to play 60 minutes to win in the CFL; you can’t play 30 minutes,” Tiger-Cats’ head coach Marcel Bellefeuille told The Canadian Press.

McIntyre injured a hamstring injury in the first half and didn’t play in the second half.

“He’ll be reevaluated this week,” said Scott McNaughton, media relations manager for the Tiger-Cats.

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Hamilton (4-3) has a bye week, then will return to action at Edmonton on Aug. 29.