Masoli to start Saturday, Ticats to livestream second pre-season game

Jeremiah Masoli will start at quarterback when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats take on the Toronto Argonauts in pre-season action at BMO Field on Saturday.

Head coach Kent Austin said the team may use all four of their pivots, with Jeff Mathews, Jacory Harris and rookie Jake Waters also getting time.

“We’re going to keep it a little open-ended because we want to be fair based on possessions,” Austin said. “We have to see how the complexion of the game plays out.”

Masoli, who finished last season as the starter after injuries to Mathews and Zach Collaros, looks to have the edge in the competition to start the regular season as the No. 1 as Collaros rehabs from knee surgery.

“It’s our first pre-season game, he’s done well, he’s had a good camp,” Austin said of Masoli. “I wouldn’t read too much into it.”

Austin said he’d like to see all his quarterbacks execute the offence efficiently.

“They need be great with their decision-making, their execution, the ability to throw the ball accurately, move the sticks, put the ball in the end zone,” he said.

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will live stream the team’s final pre-season game on June 17 at Ticats.ca.

It will be the second consecutive year the team has made the game available on its digital platform after CFL rights holder TSN elected to not broadcast the game on TV.

The live stream will begin at 7 p.m. and feature pre-game coverage, play-by-play from the radio team of Marshall Ferguson and John Salavantis, as well as halftime and post-game coverage.

The team says last year’s broadcast was seen in more than 50 countries.




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