The Argonauts keep their lead over the Alouettes

Argonauts maintain lead over Alouettes


With a 23-20 victory over the BC Lions on Saturday at BMO Field, the Toronto Argonauts regained a two-game lead over the Montreal Alouettes at the top of the Association East of the Canadian Football League (CFL). 

The “Argos” (9-6) played one game more than the Sparrows (7-7) , which comes into play in the balance. The two clubs will face each other twice, later in October.

In the meeting of the day, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson was smoking hot. Toronto relied on an aerial strategy and the American veteran completed 27 of his 40 throws for 352 yards.

His first and only touchdown pass came late in the game, with a little more than three minutes to go, and was enough for the Argonauts to win. Tommy Nield scored the major for 37 yards, he who was targeted for the first time by Bethel-Thompson.

For the Lions, former Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. twice joined his receivers in the paid area. Alexander Hollins and Keon Hatcher were his targets.

In the West, the Lions (10-5) are in a heated battle with the Calgary Stampeders (10-5) for second place.

Bombers on top

At Investors Group Field, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers secured a first place finish in the West Division by crushing the Edmonton Elks 48 to 11.

The Bombers (14-2) can no longer be joined in the standings by the Lions.

Zach Collaros shone in the victory by throwing three touchdown passes. Receiver Dalton Schoen also scored three majors.

The Elks (4-12), meanwhile, occupy the lower reaches of the section.