1997 BC Lions season

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1997 BC Lions season
Head coach Adam Rita
Home field BC Place Stadium
Results
Record 8–10
Division place 4th, West
Playoff finish Lost East Semi-Final
Timeline
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< 1996 1998 >

The 1997 BC Lions finished in fourth place in the West Division with an 8–10 record. Because of the "crossover" rule, they appeared in the East Semi-Final. The Lions became the first West Division team to appear in the East Division playoffs, but lost to the Montreal Alouettes.

Offseason[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

Rd Pick Player Position School
2 10 Bob Beveridge OL British Columbia
3 19 Paul Stoilen LB Simon Fraser
3 20 John Partchenko OL Michigan
4 25 Bret Anderson SB Simon Fraser
4 27 Martin Miller DB Manitoba
5 35 Jamie MacDonald OT Northern Illinois
6 43 Kelly Lochbaum LB Northern Arizona

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
A June 8 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 32–15 Win 1–0
B June 17 at Calgary Stampeders 30–18 Loss 1–1

Regular season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 18 12 6 0 479 400 24
Calgary Stampeders 18 10 8 0 522 442 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 8 10 0 413 479 16
BC Lions 18 8 10 0 429 536 16

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Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 June 26 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 24–23 Loss 0–1
2 July 3 vs. Calgary Stampeders 17–16 Win 1–1
3 July 10 at Edmonton Eskimos 41–31 Win 2–1
4 July 19 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21–17 Win 3–1
5 July 24 vs. Toronto Argonauts 34–20 Loss 3–2
6 Aug 2 at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 42–24 Win 4–2
7 Aug 9 vs. Montreal Alouettes 45–31 Loss 4–3
8 Aug 15 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 39–26 Win 5–3
9 Aug 22 vs. Calgary Stampeders 37–23 Win 6–3
10 Aug 30 at Montreal Alouettes 33–24 Loss 6–4
11 Sept 7 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 46–12 Loss 6–5
12 Sept 13 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 27–1 Win 7–5
13 Sept 19 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 26–14 Loss 7–6
14 Sept 26 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 34–33 Win 8–6
15 Oct 4 at Toronto Argonauts 46–3 Loss 8–7
16 Oct 10 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 26–19 Loss 8–8
17 Oct 19 at Edmonton Eskimos 41–7 Loss 8–9
18 Oct 26 at Calgary Stampeders 43–9 Loss 8–10

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Awards and records[edit]

1997 CFL All-Stars[edit]

1997 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East Semi-Final[edit]

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Montreal Alouettes  ?  ?  ?  ? 45
BC Lions  ?  ?  ?  ? 35

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