The Cheerleader bow against the Eskimos and are officially eliminated
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The Edmonton Eskimos have sounded the death knell of the season 2017 Alouettes with the signing of a gain of 42-24.
After an eighth setback in a row, it is now official : the Montreal Alouettes are eliminated.
The team was again offered a performance execrable before courageous few who braved the bad weather to be present at the stade Percival-Molson, but the Edmonton Eskimos have sounded the death knell of the season 2017 des Alouettes, winning 42-24.
“It’s a feeling of shit, we will say, has dropped Nicolas Boulay, a few minutes after the meeting. It has brought a lot of changes again this season. It’s been many years that we change the coach. It is hard on the morale. It is hard on the troops. “
The Alouettes (3-12) had taken a lead of 15-0 in the first 10 minutes, but the team was unable to capitalize. Already, at halftime, the Eskimos (8-6) had a priority of 23-21. The premises have therefore been dominated 40-9 in the last 50 minutes of the game, mainly because of five turnovers.
“This is disappointing. […] We do not have enough well-executed all our games, hope we come out with the victory “, noted the head coach, Kavis Reed, still without a win in four games at the helm of the team.
“However, we have found a way to stay in the match. At 26-24, we had the ball deep in the zone of the Eskimo. But we have again committed an error that turned into a hit. This is the kind of game that has plagued our season. The other formations we have not fought ; we fought ourselves. “
On this play, Drew Willy (19 in 29, 193 yards, two interceptions) tried to reach Ernest Jackson. The latter has slid to attempt to receive the pass close to the ground. He touched the ball, which bounced into the hands of Chris Edwards. The free-field, Edwards has returned 68 yards for a touchdown.
On the next sequence, Tyrell Sutton was lost to a rare both the ball and the Eskimos have taken the opportunity to add to their lead. Odell Willis caught a pass from substitute James Franklin (2 5, 34 yards, one touchdown) in the end zone for the major.
The Eskimos back in the race
For the Eskimos (8-6), with this victory put an end to a series of six setbacks and return to the heart of the playoffs in the West. They joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the third row of the section, with 16 points.
Only downside in the win for the club of alberta : their very effective fourth starting Mike Reilly didn’t finish the meeting. Hit firmly on a few occasions, he left the game early in the fourth quarter. He had 13 of his 29 passes for 286 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, bringing his total number of yards passing to 4546, a peak in the circuit Ambrosie.
“It’s good to remember what it feels like to win,” said one-quarter of the victors, who did not wanted to expand on the reason for his withdrawal, if it is only to say that he will be at his post next week, in the face of the Toronto Argonauts. These two points by the end of the season are immense. We need to ensure that it gives us a second breath. From Calgary in the first row, the rest of the West is to take. “
As it has often been the case this season, his favorite target has been Brandon Zylstra, who has completed the encounter with 201 yards of gains air, including 29 on the third hit of the Eskimo. After two quarters, he already had 182 yards of gains.
The other two major visitors have been recorded by the half on the attack of C. J. Gable. Swayze Waters has managed investments of 25, 26 and 18 yards.
On the side of the Alouettes, the hit has been recorded by Sutton and Brandon Stewart, on a return of escaped brought back to 55 yards. Boris Bede has provided investment of 20, 31, 37 and 44 yards.
If the Alouettes have sold 18 849 tickets to this meeting, a number of viewers have not deigned to present himself and the bleachers of the stadium of the McGill University were naked.
“Thank you, you are warriors. It’s fun to have followers who brave the weather for us “, has launched a Luc Brodeur-Jourdain very emotional after the meeting.
The Alouettes will enjoy their second bye week of the season before hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on October 22, last home game of the season. They will conclude the calendar for 2017 with a visit to the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Tiger-Cats.