TRURO – Brett Lauther made his Canadian Football League debut Saturday an impressive one.
The 22-year-old Truro native and kicker for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats went 4-for-4 and scored 14 of his team’s points in a 28-26 victory over the Montreal Alouettes during the league’s annual stop in Moncton.
Lauther, who played last season for the Saint Mary’s Huskies and is a Cobequid Cougars grad, was also 2-for-2 on extra point attempts.
Lauther, six-foot-one, 195-pounds, hit field goals from 40 and 34 yards respectively and added a pair of others from 25 yards.
Lauther was drafted by the Tiger-Cats in the seventh round, 52nd overall in the CFL draft in May. He led the AUS in scoring with 73 points for the Huskies last season. His 16 field goals were just one shy of his career high of 17 set in 2011. He also carried a success rate of 80 per cent.