REGINA, Sask. – Brett Lauther made a successful return to the CFL on Friday.
The 27-year-old from Truro went 4-for-5 on field goals to help the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a 29-17 victory over the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts.
Lauther missed his first field goal from 32 yards out, but went on to drill four in a row from 45, 43, 46 and 32 yards. The Cobequid Educational Centre and Saint Mary’s University product also added two converts.
“It feels pretty good right now,” Lauther told riderville.com reporter Ian Hamilton following Friday's game. “I’ll just let it sink in and then move on to Ottawa (where the Riders play on Friday).
“It’s Week 1 of the season. I don’t want to get up too high or get too down. I’ll get back into some film and move on.”
Lauther earned a starting job with the Riders after being out of pro football for five seasons.
He was signed to the Saskatchewan practice roster last season and went head-to-head against Tyler Crapigna for the starting position in training camp.
Crapigna was placed on the six-game injured list because he requires season-ending surgery on his kicking leg, leaving the door open for Lauther.