1960's scrapbook                                                     

 

      'a 1960 Rough Rider huddle... Ron Lancaster

  before he joined Saskatchewan gives out

   instructions at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

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Toronto

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Montreal

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Hamilton

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Ottawa

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Winnipeg

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Saskatchewan

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British Columbia

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Edmonton

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Calgary

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U.S. Expansion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-- contents --

 

Grey Cup

 

 

 

 

Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-- 1960 --

 

East: W L T F A   Most Outstanding Player Jackie Parker (Edm)
Toronto 10 4 0 370 265 24,568 Most Outstanding Canadian Ron Stewart (Ott)
Ottawa 9 5 0 400 283   Most Outstanding Lineman Herb Gray (Wpg)
Montreal 5 9 0 340 458      
Hamilton 4 10 0 273 377 19,100 Playoffs Cgy 7 @ Edm 30
              Edm 40 @ Cgy 21
West:               Mtl 14 @ Ott 30
Winnipeg 14 2 0 453 239     Wpg 22 @ Edm 16
Edmonton 10 6 0 318 225     Edm 10/4 @ Wpg 5/2
Calgary 6 8 2 374 404     Tor 21 @ Ott 33
BC 5 9 2 296 356 22,394   Ott 21 @ Tor 20
Saskatchewan 2 12 2 205 422   Grey Cup Ottawa 16 Edmonto 6

 

A new decade brought great optimism for the Argonauts as Quarterback Tobin Rote (pictured) brought his impressive throwing arm from the NFL. He passed for an unheard of 4,247 yards and 38 touchdowns in 14 games as Toronto finished the season in 1st place – twice he threw 7 touchdowns in a game. The Ottawa Rough Riders would prove to be the Argonauts downfall as they would much of the decade beating Toronto in the combined playoff 54-41. Ottawa had an impressive quarterbacking tandem of Russ Jackson and Ron Lancaster who would lead the Rough Riders to a Grey Cup Championship over Jackie Parker’s Edmonton Eskimos 16-6. Montreal had 1 final season with Sam Etcheverry and finished with 5 wins while Hamilton struggled with 4 victories. Winnipeg was dominant in the West behind Ken Ploen and Leo Lewis but they would be upset by Edmonton in the West Final. Calgary had 6 wins with Joe Kapp at the controls while BC had 5 victories while Saskatchewan won just 2 games.

 

 

 

 


-- 1961 --

 

East: W L T F A   Most Outstanding Player Bernie Faloney (Ham)
Hamilton 10 4 0 340 293 23,577 Most Outstanding Canadian Tony Pajaczkowski (Cgy)
Ottawa 8 6 0 359 285 19,206 Most Outstanding Lineman Frank Rigney (Wpg)
Toronto 7 6 1 255 258 26,587 Coach of the Year Jim Trimble (Ham)
Montreal 4 9 1 213 225 18,717 Playoffs Edm 8 @ Cgy 10
              Cgy 17 @ Edm 18
West:               Tor 43 @ Ott 19
Winnipeg 13 3 0 360 251     Wpg 14 @ Cgy 1
Edmonton 10 5 1 334 257     Cgy 14 @ Wpg 43
Calgary 7 9 0 300 311     Ham 7 @ Tor 25
Saskatchewan 5 10 1 211 314     Tor 2 @ Ham 48
BC 1 13 2 215 393 21,375 Grey Cup Winnipeg 21 Hamilton 14

 

Bernie Faloney (pictured) led the Tiger Cats from worst to first in 1961 with 10 wins – he would be crowned Most Outstanding Player for his efforts. Ottawa with Lancaster and Jackson finished 2nd with 8 wins while Tobin Rote could not match his magical 1960 season and the team slipped to 7 wins. Montreal struggled after the Sam Etcheverry era to just 4 wins. Winnipeg continued to dominate with 13 wins and would capture the Grey Cup in dramatic fashion with Ken Ploen on a thrilling touchdown run over Hamilton in overtime. Jackie Parker worked his magic for the 10-5 Edmonton Eskimos. Jerry Keeling began his 15 season CFL career with Calgary who posted 7 wins. The Roughriders had 5 wins while a midseason trade with Calgary for Joe Kapp would lead to a good future for the 1-13-2 B.C. Lions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


-- 1962 --

 

East: W L T F A   Most Outstanding Player George Dixon (Mtl)
Hamilton 9 4 1 358 286 23,200 Most Outstanding Canadian Harvey Wylie (Cgy)
Ottawa 6 7 1 339 302   Most Outstanding Lineman John Barrow (Ham)
Montreal 4 7 3 308 309   Coach of the Year Steve Owen (Sask)
Toronto 4 10 0 259 378 24,407 Playoffs Sask 0 @ Cgy 25
              Cgy 18 @ Sask 7
West:               Mtl 18 @ Ott 17
Winnipeg 11 5 0 385 291     Wpg 14 @ Cgy 20
Calgary 9 6 1 352 335     Cgy 11/7 @ Wpg 19/12
Saskatchewan 8 7 1 268 336     Ham 28 @ Mtl 17
BC 7 9 0 346 342 23,429   Mtl 21 @ Ham 30
Edmonton 6 9 1 310 346   Grey Cup Winnipeg 28 Hamilton 27

 

George Dixon (pictured) was Outstanding for Montreal with 1,455 yards rushing and 5 touhcdowns – the Als could still only manage 4 wins and finished 3rd in the East. In Hamilton, Canadian pivot Frank Cosentino had prominent time under Center with the Tiger Cats riding a strong defence all the way to the Grey Cup. Ottawa gave the QB platoon 1 more season with 6 wins while Toronto limped to 4 wins as Tobin Rote would return to the NFL after the season. Winnipeg had a strong season from Ken Ploen and finished with 11 wins and the season was topped off with a 2nd consecutive Grey Cup championship in the Fog Bowl over Hamilton 28-27 played over 2 days. Calgary had 9 wins while Saskatchewan under Steve Owen posted 8 victories. B.C. began the reap the benefits of Joe Kapp who had 28 touchdown passes. Edmonton in the final season with Jackie Parker the player finished last in the West with 6 wins.

 

 

 

 

 

 


-- 1963 --

 

East: W L T F A   Most Outstanding Player Russ Jackson (Ott)
Hamilton 10 4 0 312 214 25,200 Most Outstanding Canadian Russ Jackson (Ott)
Ottawa 9 5 0 326 284   Most Outstanding Lineman Tom Brown (BC)
Montreal 6 8 0 277 297   Coach of the Year Dave Skrien (BC)
Toronto 3 11 0 202 310 25,408 Playoffs Sask 9 @ Cgy 35
              Cgy 12 @ Sask 39
West:               Mtl 5 @ Ott 17
BC 12 4 0 387 232 27,968   BC 19 @ Sask 7
Calgary 10 4 2 427 323     Sask 13/1 @ BC 8/36
Saskatchewan 7 7 2 223 226     Ham 45 @ Ott 0
Winnipeg 7 9 0 302 325     Ott 35 @ Ham 18
Edmonton 2 14 0 220 425   Grey Cup BC 10 Hamilton 21

 

1963 would see a major Quarterback shift. Russ Jackson (pictured) assumed full starting duties with Ottawa and posted a Most Outstanding season as Ron Lancaster was shipped West to Saskatchewan where the Roughriders had 7 victories and uncovered another gem out of Washington State in Running Back George Reed. Jackie Parker came to the bright lights of Toronto but struggled as the Argonauts finished with 3 wins. Hamilton with a rejuvenated Bernie Faloney had 10 wins to finish 1st. The suffocating Ti-Cat defence led by Angelo Mosca allowed just 214 points against. Hamilton would capture the Grey Cup with Mosca as public enemy #1 for a sideline hit on star B.C. Lions back Willie Fleming. Montreal finished with 6 victories. The Lions with the tandem of Kapp and Fleming would post 12 wins and pack the house at Empire Stadium. Calgary had 10 wins and the league’s best offence. Winnipeg after consecutive championships slipped to 7 wins while the Eskimos found life after Jackie Parker difficult with just 2 victories.

 

 

 


-- 1964 --

 

East: W L T F A   Most Outstanding Player Lovell Coleman (Cgy)
Hamilton 10 3 1 329 201 24,100 Most Outstanding Canadian Tommy Grant (Ham)
Ottawa 8 5 1 313 228 20,477 Most Outstanding Lineman Tom Brown (BC)
Montreal 6 8 0 192 264 20,595 Coach of the Year Ralph Sazio (Ham)
Toronto 4 10 0 243 332 24,749 Playoffs Cgy 25 @ Sask 34
              Sask 6 @ Cgy 51
West:               Mtl 0 @ Ott 27
BC 11 2 3 328 168 28,893   BC 24 @ Cgy 10
Calgary 12 4 0 352 349 17,640   Cgy 14/14 @ BC 10/33
Saskatchewan 9 7 0 330 282 15,682   Ham 13 @ Ott 30
Edmonton 4 12 0 222 458 14,037   Ott 8 @ Ham 26
Winnipeg 1 14 1 270 397 13,293 Grey Cup BC 34 Hamilton 24

 

1964 would see the B.C. Lions get revenge on the Tiger Cats as the franchise captured their 1st Grey Cup. The duo of Joe Kapp (pictured) and Willie Fleming would again come up big with receiver Sonny Homer playing a key role for a 34-24 victory. Calgary would win 12 games but fall to the Lions in the West Final. The Roughriders were led by the first of many 1,000 yard rushing season from George Reed. Edmonton improved to 4 victories while Winnipeg hit rock bottom with 1 win. Tommy Grant would capture Most Outstanding Canadian honours as Hamilton won 10 games. Ottawa would post 8 wins and fall 39-38 to Hamilton in the East final combined scores. Montreal won 5 games with an anemic offence while Toronto in year 2 with Jackie Parker won 3 games and gave up 360 points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


-- 1965 --

 

East: W L T F A   Most Outstanding Player George Reed (Sask)
Hamilton 10 4 0 281 153 23,500 Most Outstanding Canadian Zeno Karcz (Ham)
Ottawa 7 7 0 300 234 17,629 Most Outstanding Lineman Wayne Harris (Cgy)
Montreal 5 9 0 183 215 18,809 Coach of the Year Bud Grant (Wpg)
Toronto 3 11 0 193 360 21,342    
            Playoffs Mtl 7 @ ott 36
West:               Sask 9 @ Wpg 15
Calgary 12 4 0 340 243 19,997   Wpg 9/19 @ Cgy 17/12
Winnipeg 11 5 0 301 262 19,271   Cgy 11 @ Wpg 15
Saskatchewan 8 7 1 276 277 15,686   Ham 18 @ Ott 13
BC 6 9 1 286 273 28,880   Ott 7 @ Ham 17
Edmonton 5 11 0 257 400 16,909 Grey Cup Wpg 16 Hamilton 22

 

George Reed (pictured) was dominant with 1,768 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns to capture the Most Outstanding Player honours, Saskatchewan would win 8 games but fall to Winnipeg in the West Semi-Final. Winnipeg rebounded from 1 win in 1964 with 11 victories as the running back tandem of Dave Raimey and Leo Lewis were dominant with Raimey over 1,000 yards. Calgary was the class of the league with 12 wins but the Stampedes fell to Winnipeg in the West final. B.C. won 6 games while Edmonton had the league’s worst defence in winning 5. Hamilton would capture the Grey Cup with their all-world defence allowing just 153 points in 14 games. Ottawa won 7 games but fell to Hamilton in the playoffs. Montreal had the league’s worst offence while Toronto moved on from Jackie Parker but found no answers with just 3 wins.

 

 

 

 

 

 


-- 1966 --

 

East: W L T F A   Most Outstanding Player Russ Jackson (Ott)
Ottawa 11 3 0 278 177 21,488 Most Outstanding Canadian Russ Jackson (Ott)
Hamilton 9 5 0 264 160 23,400 Most Outstanding Lineman Wayne Harris (Cgy)
Montreal 7 7 0 156 215 18,261 Coach of the Year Frank Clair (Ott)
Toronto 5 9 0 166 271 21,254    
            Playoffs Edm 8 @ Wpg 16
West:               Mtl 14 @ Ham 24
Saskatchewan 9 6 1 351 318 18,833   Wpg 7 @ Sask 14
Winnipeg 8 7 1 264 230 18,262   Sask 22 @ Wpg 19
Edmonton 6 9 1 251 328 18,629   Ott 30 @ Ham 1
Calgary 6 9 1 227 459 19,420   Ham 16 @ Ott 42
BC 5 11 0 254 269 26,774 Grey Cup Saskatchewan 29 Ottawa 14

 

Russ Jackson led Ottawa to a 11-3 record and was named the Outstanding Player and top Canadian. The Rough Riders defeated the 9-5 Tiger-Cats in the Easter Final combined 72-17. Montreal posted 7 wins as the team’s offence again struggled. Toronto won 5 games as they looked to be respectable again. Saskatchewan finished atop the West at 9-6-1 and advanced to the Grey Cup as former teammates Ron Lancaster (pictured) and Russ Jackson faced off. The Roughriders would be victorious 29-14 for the franchises’ first Grey Cup. Winnipeg won 8 games as legendary Leo Lewis retired following the season. Edmonton won 6 games as did Calgary with a future star at Quarterback in Peter Liske. Joe Kapp spent his final season in the CFL with the 5-11 Lions before moving on to the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


-- 1967 --

 

East: W L T F A   Most Outstanding Player Peter Liske (Cgy)
Hamilton 10 4 0 250 195 22,300 Most Outstanding Canadian Terry Evenshen (Cgy)
Ottawa 9 4 1 337 209 22,332 Most Outstanding Lineman Ed McQuarters (Sask)
Toronto 5 8 1 252 266 23,271 Coach of the Year Jerry Williams (Cgy)
Montreal 2 12 0 166 302 12,714    
            Playoffs Edm 5 @ Sask 21
West:               Tor 22 @ Ott 38
Calgary 12 4 0 382 219 21,086   Sask 11/17 @ Cgy 15/13
Saskatchewan 12 4 0 346 282 20,118   Cgy 9 @ Sask 11
Edmonton 9 6 1 266 246 18,864   Ham 11 @ Ott 3
Winnipeg 4 12 0 212 414 16,672   Ott 0 @ Ham 26
BC 3 12 1 239 319 23,264 Grey Cup Hamilton 25 Saskatchewan 1

 

Peter Liske filled the air with footballs for Calgary. The Penn State grad broke Tobin Rote’s records with 4,479 yards passing and an incredible 40 touchdown passes in 16 games. Calgary would finished tied for 1st in the West with Saskatchewan and Liske would capture Outstanding Player honours. The Stampeders would fall to the Roughriders in a best 2 of 3 Western final. Ron Lancaster and the Roughriders would fall to Hamilton 25-1 in the Grey Cup. Edmonton won 9 games with Frank Cosentino under center, while Winnipeg had 4 wins in Ken Ploen’s final season. The B.C. Lions found like without Joe Kapp difficult posting 3 wins. Hamilton won 10 games allowed only 195 points and punished Saskatchewan 25-1 to capture their 3rd championship of the decade in 6 appearances. Ottawa behind a strong offence won 9 games, Toronto won 5 games with new coach Leo Cahill while Montreal had a forgettable season with 2 wins.

 

 

 

 

 


-- 1968 --

 

East: W L T F A   Most Outstanding Player Bill Symons (Tor)
Ottawa 9 3 2 416 271 18,016 Most Outstanding Canadian Ken Nielson (Wpg)
Toronto 9 5 0 284 266 27,292 Most Outstanding Lineman Ken Lehmann (Ott)
Hamilton 6 7 1 262 292 23,600 Coach of the Year Eagle Keys (Sask)
Montreal 3 9 2 234 327 12,346    
            Playoffs Ham 21 @ Tor 33
West:               Edm 13 @ Cgy 29
Saskatchewan 12 3 1 345 223 15,669   Cgy 32 @ Sask 0
Calgary 10 6 0 412 249 19,834   Sask 12 @ Cgy 25
Edmonton 8 7 1 228 288 15,707   Ott 11 @ Tor 13
BC 4 11 1 217 318 22,864   Tor 14 @ Ott 36
Winnipeg 3 13 0 210 374 11,467 Grey Cup Ottawa 24 Calgary 21

 

Leo Cahill began to turn Toronto around as they posted 9 wins, running back Bill Symons from Colorado broke 1,000 yards and became the 1st Argonauts to be named the Leagues Most Outstanding Player. Symons and the Argos would fall to Russ Jackson and the Ottawa Rough Riders in the East Final as Ottawa would romp to a Grey Cup championship over Calgary 24-21 at Exhibition Stadium.  Hamilton fell to 6-7-1 as Montreal continued to mire in last place with 3 wins. Saskatchewan out to avenge the humiliating Grey Cup defeat of 1967 finished with the best record in the league but would be heandily defeated by Peter Liske (pictured) and the Calgary Stampeders in the West Final. Calgary powered by a strong offence finished with 10 wins.  Edmonton had 8 wins while the Lions avoided last place with 4 victories and uncovered a future star in Jim Evenson. Winnipeg finished last with 3 victories.

 

 

 

 


-- 1969 --

 

East: W L T F A   Most Outstanding Player Russ Jackson (Ott)
Ottawa 11 3 0 399 298 22,267 Most Outstanding Canadian Russ Jackson (Ott)
Toronto 10 4 0 406 280 31,191 Most Outstanding Lineman John LaGrone (Edm)
Hamilton 8 5 1 307 315 23,900 Coach of the Year Frank Clair (Ott)
Montreal 2 10 2 304 395 12,169    
            Playoffs BC 21 @ Cgy 35
West:               Ham 9 @ Tor 15
Saskatchewan 13 3 0 392 261 16,173   Cgy 11 @ Sask 17
Calgary 9 7 0 327 314 20,259   Sask 36 @ Cgy 13
BC 5 11 0 235 335 23,543   Ott 14 @ Tor 22
Edmonton 5 11 0 241 246 17,566   Tor 3 @ Ott 32
Winnipeg 3 12 1 192 359 18,252 Grey Cup Ottawa 29 Saskatchewan 11

 

Russ Jackson concluded his incredible career in 1969 going out in style with the 11-3 Rough Riders. Jackson had his finest season with 33 touchdown passes and 3,641 yards. He was named both Outstanding Player and Top Canadian for the 3rd time in the decade and to top it off captured the Rough Riders 2nd consecutive Grey Cup with a victory over Saskatchewan at the Autostade. Toronto had 10 wins and a strong team out to ruin the Rough Rider party but fell short yet again in the East Final. Hamilton posted 8 wins while Montreal closed out a disastrous decade with another 2 win season. Saskatchewan won 13 games but could not match the Jackson freight train in the Grey Cup. Calgary adapted to the departure of Peter Liske well with 9 wins with Jerry Keeling at the controls. The B.C. Lions and Eskmios each had 5 win seasons while Winnipeg posted just 3 victories as they looked for a quarterback.

 

 

 


 

 

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