September 12, 2021

Redblacks Head Into 10-day Break After Loss To Lions

The Ottawa REDBLACKS weren’t able to get back into the win column in BC, on Saturday, falling to the Lions by a final score of 45-13.

REDBLACKS quarterback Dominique Davis threw for 325 yards and a touchdown, with receiver Ryan Davis bouncing back from a huge hit early in the game to haul in 65 yards and a touchdown grab. Kicker Lewis Ward added six points of his own, on the back of two made field goals.

On defence, defensive back Randall Evans led the team with six tackles and a forced fumble. The REDBLACKS sacked Lions quarterback Michael Reilly twice, with defensive linemen Cleyon Laing and Avery Ellis both getting home. Defensive back Gump Hayes also intercepted Reilly, getting Ottawa into the takeaway column.

The Lions jumped on the board first, with two passing touchdowns in the contest’s opening seven minutes. The REDBLACKS would respond, however, with a gorgeous 33-yard touchdown pass from Dominique Davis to Ryan Davis, and Lewis Ward’s PAT made this a 14-7 game.

Things turned towards BC’s favour from there, rattling off another 14 points, before two Ward field goals cut the Lions’ lead to 28-13. A subsequent pick six by the Lions, though, handed Ottawa a 22-point deficit going into halftime.

BC added another passing touchdown, and a field goal to officially ice this one in the second half.


  • REDBLACKS receiver Anthony Coombs, in his first game since Week 1, racked up a team-leading 82 yards through the air.
  • Another five tackles from linebacker Avery Williams keeps him tied for the league lead, with 37 on the year.
  • The REDBLACKS executed a flawless fake punt in the second quarter, with punter Richie Leone completing a 29-yard pass to Randall Evans for a first down.
  • It was the second of two trick plays pulled off by the REDBLACKS, with Ryan Davis running for an 11-yard first down on a direct snap in the first quarter.
  • Ottawa’s 433 yards of total offence is their highest mark of the season
  • The REDBLACKS return to action on Wednesday, September 22, for a 7:30pm EDT kickoff with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at TD Place.