Three Canadians record touchdowns on winning teams in week seven of 2021 CFL season

Nic Demski (KrazyTea, Wikimedia Commons)

Three Canadians recorded touchdowns on winning teams in week seven of the 2021 Canadian Football League regular season. On Friday, Kian Schaffer-Baker of Guelph, Ontario and Brayden Lenius of Regina, Saskatchewan both found the end zone in a 30-16 Saskatchewan Roughriders win over the Toronto Argonauts. Then on Saturday, Nic Demski of Winnipeg, Manitoba recorded a touchdown for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a 37-22 win over the Edmonton Elks.

In Saskatchewan’s win over Toronto, Schaffer-Baker and Lenius, who are both wide receivers, had touchdown catches from Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo. Lenius had his touchdown on a 12-yard catch at 6:05 of the second quarter, which put Saskatchewan up 14-3 at the time. Schaffer-Baker had his touchdown on a 24-yard catch, 30 seconds into the fourth quarter, which put the Roughriders up 24-9 at the time.

Schaffer-Baker recorded his first CFL touchdown. He has nine catches for 99 yards. Lenius had two catches for 21 yards.

In Winnipeg’s win over Edmonton, Demski had a 21-yard run for a touchdown. He did a marvelous job in getting by the Edmonton defenders, who were trying to force a fumble rather than record the tackle. Even though Demski is a wide receiver, this was his fourth rushing touchdown since 2019.

The Blue Bombers and Roughriders are first and second in the West. Winnipeg is at 6-1, and Saskatchewan is at 4-2.

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