Jeremiah Johnson, Henry Burris, Ottawa RedBlacks rolling on
On Sunday the RedBlacks finally won their first game west of their hometown Ottawa with six of their eight wins in franchise history coming at the friendly confines of TD Place plus one in Montreal earlier this season.
Has Ottawa turned the corner as a road team following this 31-18 win over the BC Lions [Link: http://cfl.ca/video/index/id/116209/autostart/1]? After all, it’s the first win by an Ottawa team in Vancouver since *1990*.
The RedBlacks offense seems to have an added dimension with the departure of Chevon Walker and addition of Jeremiah Johnson to the starting lineup.
In the three games since Johnson was handed the baton, he has put up video game numbers, if only the Canadian Football League had a video game. He’s rushed for 232 yards, gotten 97 yards receiving and rushed for 7 touchdowns in that span – that gives him 8 TDs on the season and the league lead. Ridiculous.
Henry Burris had another great night as he passed another milestone in his hall of fame career.
Will the RedBlacks make it two road wins in a row? They certainly have a shot at it. The East’s second-place team travels to Regina on Saturday to attempt to sweep the season series with the 1-10 Saskatchewan Roughriders.
– written by Travis Currah