RedBlacks serve notice to Alouettes

Henry Burris of the Ottawa RedBlacks scrambles while being held by John Bowman of the Montreal...

Henry Burris of the Ottawa RedBlacks scrambles while being held by John Bowman of the Montreal Alouettes during the CFL game at Percival Molson Stadium on June 20, 2014. (Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images/AFP)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:03 AM ET

MONTREAL -- Wow! Sure it was only an exhibition game.

Maybe the Montreal Alouettes aren’t the powerhouse they were four or five years ago. Or maybe the Ottawa RedBlacks are going to be better than a lot of skeptics think.

By the way, to whoever played Lady in Red when the RedBlacks ran out onto the field Friday night at Percival Molson Stadium – ladies eh? What about that can of whoopass the Ottawa boys put on your team?

The RedBlacks turned some heads in front of a crowd of a bit more than 18,000, beating the Alouettes 26-10.

When it comes time for the Ottawa football operations folks to whittle down the roster by Saturday’s 10 p.m. deadline – there are a few guys who won’t be worried. Quarterback Henry Burris schooled the Alouettes defenders in the first half. He got great protection from his offensive line and time and time again, he made the right read, finding his second or third option. He connected on 17-of-22 passes for 247 yards – in the first half alone.


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