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Argonauts hope to avoid letdown vs. Redblacks

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With a spot within the East Division ultimate already assured, the first-place Toronto Argonauts goal to enhance offensively Saturday evening in opposition to the visiting Ottawa Redblacks.

The Argonauts (13-2) celebrated their a hundred and fiftieth anniversary final Friday with a 35-12 dwelling win over the Edmonton Elks.

Wynton McManis returned an interception 83 yards for a landing for Toronto. The play at 9:25 of the third quarter gave Toronto a 28-11 lead.

“It was enormous,” stated Toronto head coach Ryan Dinwiddie, who can also be the group’s offensive coordinator. “I am like, as a result of I am the play-caller, ‘Protection saved us once more.’

“We have got to be higher on offense however that was a game-changer proper there. Huge play by Wynton.”

Toronto quarterback Chad Kelly accomplished 11 of 16 passes for 165 yards earlier than being changed by Cameron Dukes within the fourth quarter. Kelly began Friday after Dukes and Bryan Scott took the entire snaps within the 31-21 highway loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sept. 29. Kelly was rested for the sport.

“(Kelly) struggled at occasions,” Dinwiddie stated. “You might inform he had every week off so I’ve bought to see how I will handle that transferring ahead. We have got to get him his reps to verify he is enjoying good soccer.”

The Redblacks (4-12) had been formally eradicated from playoff competition Monday by a 29-3 highway loss to the Montreal Alouettes.

The Redblacks will play the Argonauts twice to finish their season.

“We have now to return out and work laborious,” Redblacks coach Bob Dyce stated. “We have a look at it as a blessing and a possibility to be on the sphere. Our purpose from the start is to get higher each single week, and we have got one other alternative to be higher and to win a soccer recreation, so we’re excited for that.”

Since ending a seven-game shedding streak with a 36-28 dwelling victory in opposition to the Saskatchewan Roughriders Sept. 22, the Redblacks have misplaced two in a row whereas being outscored 61-18.

Among the many Argos listed as out for Saturday are operating again AJ Ouellette (wholesome scratch), offensive lineman Dejon Allen (leg), linebacker Jordan Williams (calf), vast receiver Cam Phillips (groin) and defensive backs DaShaun Amos (ankle), Jamal Peters (groin) and Tigie Sankoh (hamstring).

The Redblacks will likely be with out defensive again Brandin Dandridge (hand) and defensive lineman Nigel Romick (knee).

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