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1998 Football Team


Inducted in 2018 as a Team

Institution: Concordia

The 1998 Concordia Stingers football team finished in first place in the Ontario-Quebec Interuniversity Football Conference with a 6-2 win-loss record.

The Stingers rolled past the Bishop's Gaiters in the semifinals and then came the Dunsmore Cup game for the conference title. This game between Concordia and Laval took place our Loyola campus went down in football history because it took two days to play.

After regulation time and two overtime periods, the game was called because of darkness. The score was tied 10-10 when the game was stopped. The teams agreed to return to the field the next day to play two additional overtime periods.

In the first period linebacker Jason Casey returned a fumble 22 yards for a touchdown to deliver the victory. The final score was 17-12.

Next up was the Atlantic Bowl in Halifax versus the Acadia Axemen. Kicker Dave Miller Johnston nailed a 45-yard field goal with 1:21 left to play to give the Stingers a 25-24 victory.

The win gave Concordia its first ever berth in the national championship. More than 15,000 fans traveled to SkyDome in Toronto to see the 34th Vanier Cup between the Stingers and the Saskatchewan Huskies. The team's exceptional season came to an end with a 24-17 loss.

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