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Redblacks outlast Elks 25-18, post second win of season
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Redblacks outlast Elks 25-18, post second win of season

Even playing the last-place Ottawa Redblacks couldn’t help the Edmonton Elks snap their horrendous home slump. Backup quarterback Caleb Evans scored a pair of short-yardage touchdowns as the Redblacks put together their strongest showing of the season in a 25-18 victory over the Elks on Saturday.It was only the second win of the CFL season for the Redblacks (2-8), who snapped a two-game skid.“I thought our defence did a good job getting take-aways and tackling them in space and making their offence uncomfortable. Our special teams did good and popped off a couple of runs. Offensively, Nick Arbuckle did a good job,” said Ottawa head coach Paul LaPolice.“We had a couple of fumbles that we need to clean up and get better at, but it was a good complete team win.” Story continu...
Elks run over Redblacks in 30-12 win in Ottawa
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Elks run over Redblacks in 30-12 win in Ottawa

It wasn’t the start the Edmonton Elks would have wanted, but a dominant second half leading to a win did the job to snap a three-game skid. Quarterback Taylor Cornelius threw two touchdown passes and the Elks (3-7) scored 21 unanswered points in the second half for a 30-12 comeback win over the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday.READ MORE: Edmonton Elks begin a home-and-home set with the Redblacks in Ottawa“In the first half, they were giving us a lot of exotic looks we’d never seen before, so we had to get them out of doing that by speeding up the tempo, and that showed in the second half,” said Cornelius.“We got on a roll and were moving the ball very well in the second half. I wish we would have done that in the first half, but we’ll take this win and prepare for next week when we play...
Roughriders end slump by edging Elks 34-23 in Edmonton – Edmonton
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Roughriders end slump by edging Elks 34-23 in Edmonton – Edmonton

Having a break definitely seemed to serve Saskatchewan well. Quarterback Cody Fajardo ran for a pair of touchdowns and passed for another as the Saskatchewan Roughriders emerged with a 34-23 CFL victory over the Edmonton Elks on Saturday.“I thought we played hard, but we weren’t very smart,” said Elks head coach Chris Jones. “You’ve got to do things the right way. You can’t have missed assignments and penalties and expect to win big ball games.”“In the second half we took a couple of really big penalties and we had a turnover or so that we couldn’t generate touchdowns. We ended up kicking field goals and then, unfortunately, we took penalties late and it cost us the ballgame.”The Roughriders (5-4) had lost three consecutive games before having a bye week and coming back with a win...
Edmonton Elks induct 3 veteran players to Wall of Honour – Edmonton
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Edmonton Elks induct 3 veteran players to Wall of Honour – Edmonton

The Edmonton Elks will induct three veteran players into their Wall of Honour during Saturday’s game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Former players, Ed Jones, Joe Hollimon and Jim Germany were all part of the team’s five-in-a-row Grey Cup era between 1978 and 1982. Tonight they will receive the high honour for their major contributions to the team during those winning years.Jones’ defensive efforts were particularly impactful on the team’s consecutive championship wins.“It’s a great honour, it’s something that… all players look forward to possibly have their name enshrined on the wall or in the hall of fame,” Jones told Global News Mornings. “It’s something we all talked about 20-30 years ago and I’m glad it came to fruition.” Read more: Edmonton Elks have ent...