TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYER
Never mind ex-NFLer Onterrio Smith, Winnipeg got a sweet game from tailback Henri Childs, one of several surprises in the Blue Bombers training camp. Childs rushed for 82 yards on eight carries in the first half alone -- a 10.3-yard average. That included a 30-yard romp.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER
Give it to Winnipeg's import defensive end Gavin Walls. The CFL's 2005 rookie of the year was Johnny-on-the-spot once again. Walls pounced on a Nealon Greene fumble, then rambled 35 yards for a touchdown that gave Winnipeg a 21-14 lead late in the first half.
TOP SPECIAL TEAM PLAYER
Both Albert Johnson III and Andrae Thurmon had their moments but we will give the nod to Johnson for the way he raced out of the endzone late in the first half. But for a stumble once out, he may have gone all the way. Johnson returned two kickoffs for 50 yards in the first half.
SMACK OF THE GAME
Bombers linebacker Adrian Baird laid a licking on Als tailback Michael Franklin trying to get into the end zone. The Canadian, who has impressed at camp, dropped the runner for a loss, but unfortunately suffered an injury on the play.
A cool Marcus Brady avoided pressure, then completed a seven-yard TD toss to Chris Wilson with 4:25 left. Brady then completed a pass to Adam Eckert, a Winnipeg native, for a two-point convert that gave Montreal a 25-24 lead, its first since the second quarter.
Winnipeg tailback Henri Childs took a handoff from quarterback Mike Quinn, leapt over a would-be tackler and raced for a 30-yard gain that keyed a touchdown drive in the second quarter.