TORONTO – In spite of an electrifying performance by Duron Carter, the Alouettes lost to the Argonauts by a score of 30 to 17.
Montreal started the game with a hot start but the Argos battled back after the first quarter.
A fantastic return from Stefan Logan brought the Als into Argos territory on their opening drive. On this drive, Boris Bede booted a field goal attempt wide right but still added a point to give Montreal the early 1-0 lead.
Looking to get some points on the board, a nine-yard scramble by Ray brought a fresh set of downs. On the next play, Brandon Whitaker fumbled the football at midfield and it was recovered by Kyries Hebert, giving the Als another shot on offence. Kevin Glenn found Duron Carter for a 45-yard gain, where back-to-back rushes by Brandon Rutley found paydirt and added to Montreal’s lead, now 8-0.
Toronto started its next drive at midfield as the clock switched over to the second quarter. Continuing what worked before, Ray called for short plays to move closer to the end zone before unleashing a 17-yard touchdown pass to Shaw.
Another strong kick return by Logan put Montreal at midfield. It was enough to get the Als into field goal range, adding another point to the lead.
The Argos took advantage of the field position, boosted by a 15-yard Whitaker rush. On second and goal, Fajardo came back under centre, finding Anthony Coombs in the front corner of the end zone to give the Argos a 14-9 lead, their first of the game.
With the first half winding down, Wylie hauled in a 5-yard touchdown grab as Toronto entered the locker room with a 21-9 halftime lead.
Montreal struck quickly in the second half as Glenn found Carter downfield for a 61-yard touchdown to chip into the deficit, 21-16. They kept the pressure on their division rival, recovering a Coombs fumble and putting the offence back on the field in instant scoring position. They scored a single point as Montreal trailed 30-17
During the contest. Nik Lewis recorded his 900th career reception. Kevin Glenn had 24 completions on 28 attempts for 258 yards and Duron Carter had 6 catches for 124 yards.
Make sure to get your tickets for the Alouettes’ next home game on July 29 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Ben Cahoon’s number will be retired that night – you won’t want to miss it!