Ottawa Redblacks come up short in their season debut
Ottawa Redblacks hit the field for their CFL game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Published Friday, July 4, 2014 12:22AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 4, 2014 9:37AM EDT
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers spoiled the debut of the Ottawa Redblacks. The Redblacks came out strong taking a 21-7 first quarter lead, Chevon Walker scoring 2 touchdowns for Ottawa. It would be a 16 point 4th quarter for Winnipeg that would be the difference.
Nic Grigsby ran for 3 touchdowns, including one in the final minutes of the game. Demond Washington also returned a 96 yard kick off return during the 4th quarter comeback. The Blue Bombers would take their first lead with under 3 minutes left in regulation going on to a 36-28 victory.
Despite the loss, the expansion Ottawa Redblacks made a statement, that they will be a team to contend with. The Redblacks home opener is July 18th.