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Battle of Alberta a natural fit for Eskimos quarterback Harris

The last time Trevor Harris faced the Calgary Stampeders at Commonwealth Stadium, the Grey Cup was on the line.

His Ottawa Redblacks lost the 2018 championship final, 27-16, before joining the Edmonton Eskimos in off-season free agency. And even though he’s now officially part of the Battle of Alberta, things can’t get much more personal for Harris when it comes to this rivalry he’s inherited.

“They beat us in the Grey Cup here, so I would say my feeling toward the Stamps haven’t changed with my change in colours,” said Harris, who is 0-8-2 against a Stampeders squad that remains the only CFL club he has yet to beat in his career. “But it’s no different with any other team, really.”

For the fan base, it’s a different story.

“As much as it hurts the fans, it hurts us to take those (losses),” Harris said. “I’m not saying it hurts more, but I invest a lot in this and it means a heck of a lot to me, it means a heck of a lot to the guys in this locker room and I know it means a heck of a lot to the people in the stands that come out to support us.

“We’re going to fight tomorrow as best we can for them.”


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