Canadian receivers help Lions beat Alouettes 22-10

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Two Canadian wide receivers caught touchdowns for the British Columbia Lions on Saturday in a 22-10 Lions win over the Montreal Alouettes. Wide receiver Shaquille Johnson of Brampton, Ontario had a 35 yard touchdown catch in the first quarter and slotback Cory Watson of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec had an 11 yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.

Johnson got the Lions on the scoreboard with a touchdown catch after the Alouettes opened the scoring on a 56 yard touchdown pass from Drew Willy to Chris Williams. Johnson finished the game leading the Lions in receiving yards with 46.

Watson’s touchdown expanded the Lions lead to 22-10. He finished the game with two catches for 19 yards. Johnson played his university football with the University of Western Ontario, while Watson played his university football with the University of Concordia.

The Lions defense as a unit deserved high praise as well on Saturday. They prevented the Alouettes from recording any points at all after the first quarter. Defensive lineman Junior Luke of Montreal, Quebec, who went to the University of Montreal and Boseko Lokombo of Montreal, Quebec, each recorded sacks during the contest.

In other CFL action this weekend, the Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the Toronto Argonauts 27-19 and the Calgary Stampeders beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28-14.

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