March 19, 2020

The 2019 season review: July 13, the Alouettes and Adams silence the doubters

Next in our 2019 season review: July 13 in Ottawa!


Saturday July 13 2019,
Final score : 19-36



This Saturday, July 13, our Alouettes arrive in rival territory hot off a very convincing 36-29 win against Hamilton the week prior. The moral isn’t as high for the REDBLACKS who have just experienced their first loss of the season against the Bombers, after two hard wins in Calgary and Saskatchewan.

A battle between two opponents of the same division can never be taken lightly, particularly due to the impact that it can have on the final ranking. Our Alouettes know that and are ready to put up a fight.

The first half starts off strong with a pick from Tommie Campbell. Three field goals later, we’re leading 9-0, but it seems like our guys are experiencing a bit of a slump in the second half. The REDBLACKS take this as an opportunity to pull themselves back together. With less than 4 minutes before halftime, they score 3 points with a field goal. Then, in last-ditch effort before halftime, REDBLACKS perform a well-executed offensive play that results a touchdown. The score is now 9-9.

The second half turns out to be a whole other ballgame. Ottawa quickly takes the lead 12-9 with another field goal by Lewis Ward. That’s when Vernon Adams Jr. hops back on the field ready to score, and finds Quan Bray standing wide open near the sideline. One beautiful 75-yard play later… TOUCHDOWN! As easy as that! We’re back in the game and follow the same winning recipe as the week before… we alternate between Stanback’s devastating rushes and Vernon’s incredible mobility (passing and rushing, the man can do it all!).

Despite some retaliation from the Ontarian defence towards the end of the game, our offensive stay strong. It’s getting clearer and clearer that our team is starting to come as one and that our men are starting to really believe in each other and trust each other.

The game ends in another win for our Als, with the mark of 36-19.
Here they are: 2 wins and 2 losses in 4 games.

A few players stood out during that game:

  • Stanback confirmed that his performance from the week before wasn’t a fluke by once again recording a LOT of rushing yards… 100 to be exact.
  • Our firecracker Patrick Levels did 11 tackles
  • Our o-line gave up only 1 sack

Coming next: our battle against the Eskimos during a heat wave… ironic, no?