Redblacks fall 21-16 to Ellingson and the Eskimos

Today, the Ottawa Redblacks hosted the Edmonton Eskimos. For the first time on the other sidelines, Trevor Harris and Greg Ellingson found themselves at TD Place.

Going into the game, the Redblacks were 3-10, fighting their way into the playoffs as the 3rd place team in the East. At the same time, the Eskimos were 6-7 finding their way to the West-East crossover.

It took the Redblacks 13:37 through the first quarter to take a 3-0 lead, and the lead only lasted a few drives. Going into the second half, the Eskimos were up 7-3. The scores containing of 2 field goals and a rouge towards a Lewis Ward field goal.

With both teams gaining momentum going into the second half, the fans at TD Place got to see the game that they paid to see. In the second half, the Redblacks scored 13 points, but it wasn’t enough to compare to Edmonton’s 14 points.

Leaving the stadium today, the Redblacks are finding themselves one game away from elimination (3-11) with 4 games remaining.

Redblacks players of the game

Dominique Davis

Scoring the only Redblacks touchdown of the game, and creating a spark on the field, Davis threw the ball for 215 yards on 15 completions while running in a touchdown and 7 other rush yards.

Dominique Rhymes

Rhymes found himself as the favorite target once again today, catching 5 of 7 targets for 104 yards including a 45 yard catch from Davis on the 4th quarter scoring drive.

J.R Tavai and Michael Wakefield

The two defensive linemen caught eachother having one of their best performances of the season. Each of them racking up 5 tackles and a quarterback sack each, while Tavai also had a 10+ yard tackle for loss in the second half. Both defenders gave Ottawa’s offense some momentum and had great games.

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