Cory Watson helps Lions back into a CFL playoff spot

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The British Columbia LionsĀ are in a playoff spot in the CFL’s Western Division, and a major reason for the Lions success as of late has been the play of wide receiver Cory Watson of Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec. On Saturday, in the Lions’ 26 win over the Toronto Argonauts at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Watson had a 17 yard touchdown catch at 8:20 of the first quarter to put the Lions up 6-0 at the time.

Watson led the Lions in receptions with four and receiving yards with 65. On the season, Watson has 27 catches for 293 yards and three touchdowns.

With the win, the Lions moved into fourth place in the West and past the struggling Edmonton Eskimos, who were beaten 19-12 to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Lions are at 7-7, while the Eskimos are at 7-8.

In other CFL news, Ottawa Redblacks kicker Lewis Ward of Kingston, Ontario continues to be kicking extremely consistently. In the Redblacks’ 40-32 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday from Ottawa, Ward kicked his 40th straight field goal to break Rene Paredes’ record of 39 straight field goals previously set over two CFL seasons in 2012 and 2013.

Ward could be considered the favourite at the moment to not only win the CFL Special Teams player of the year award in 2018, but the rookie of the year as well. Ward was also among the top three players of the month in the CFL for September.

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