Andrew Harris leads Blue Bombers to the Eastern Final

Andrew Harris (Johany Jutras, Wikimedia Commons)

Andrew Harris of Winnipeg, Manitoba was electric on the football field on Sunday in the Western semi-final of the 2018 Canadian Football League playoffs. Harris had 19 carries for 153 yards and a touchdown as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 23-18. With the win, the Blue Bombers will now play the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium on November 18 in the Western Division Final.

Harris was one of two Canadians to find the end zone in the Western Division semi-final. Drew Wolitarsky of Montreal, Quebec caught a 20 yard pass in the end zone from Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols at 11:32 of the second quarter. Harris’s touchdown run was for two yards and came with 4:57 left in the fourth quarter. Harris’s touchdown came after he had carries for 37 and 14 yards.

In the Eastern Semi-Final, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats trounced the British Columbia Lions 48-8. Sean Thomas-Erlington of Montreal, Quebec caught a nine yard pass from Jeremiah Masoli to put the Tiger-Cats up 21-0 at the time. Hamilton will now play the Ottawa Redblacks in the Eastern Division Final.

The winners of the Western Division Final and Eastern Division Final will play in the Grey Cup on November 25 from Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. It has been announced that Brett Kissel of Flat Lake, Alberta will sing O Canada before the game and that Alessia Cara of Mississauga, Ontario will perform at half time.

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