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This Weeks Games

Date Away Home Time Bulls
Thu Jul 02 Hamilton Winnipeg 8:30 pm Drew Willy
Fri Jul 03 Calgary Montreal 7:30 pm
Sat Jul 04 BC Ottawa 6:00 pm Ernest Jackson
Sun Jul 05 Toronto Saskatchewan 3:30 pm Natey Adjei

Drew Willy

Willy had a great opening game, we talked about it here. If you want to see his post game interview here it is on the Blue Bombers site

CFL - Drew Willy Comes out swinging in Winnipeg's season opener - Bull Run
Willy hit Paris Cotton for 6 yard score to cap off the Bombers' second drive of the game, putting Winnipeg up 7 to nothing. But the riders quickly answered back, scoring on the next drive to tie the game.

Earlier today Willy was named one of the CFL top three performers last week.

Harris, Fuller, Willy named Shaw CFL Top Performers | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League
Drew Willy helped lead the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 30-26 victory in Regina for the first time since 2004. In the game, Willy completed 88 per cent of his passes (22-for-25) and notched his seventh career 300 yard passing game by passing for 325 yards.

Ernest Jackson

While Willy got all the attention Ernest Jackson put on a show in his Ottawa debut.

Ottawa REDBLACKS 20 Montreal Alouettes 16 - Bull Run
It took Henry Burris awhile to get moving but eventually the Ottawa quarterback got on track took the REDBLACK's to a come from behind victory. His favorite target was Ernest Jackson, the former UB receiver. Jackson finished the game with 7 receptions for 74 yards and one touchdown.

He was the big man through the air and now the 2 year old Ottawa REDBLACKS sit at 5th in the CFL power rankings.

CFL Power Rankings - CBC Sports - Football - CFL
Ottawa 5th - Henry Burris squared his 40-year-old shoulders in the halftime interview at Montreal and took responsibility for three interceptions in the opening quarters ("I was overthinking.") Bad Henry had himself a half. But with his defence putting both the Als' regular pivots out of the lineup by early in the third, he only had to worry about scoring enough points to win. Enter Smilin' Hank, who did more than that, tossing 13 of 18, 149 yards and three touchdowns in 30 minutes, using all of his new, and veteran, receiving corps of Mo Price, Ernest Jackson, Greg Ellingson, Chris Williams and Brad Sinopoli. He also led a thoroughly professional final drive from his five that killed almost four minutes off the clock, ending the Montreal chances and giving the RBs their first-ever road win. Still, this goes to the defence, one that came back ready to earn the accolades they finished 2014 with.

Natey Adjei

No stats accumulated but Trevor Harris tore it up through the air so perhaps the second year player will find his way into some receptions.