Walls gets offensive

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 1:37 PM ET

OTTAWA -- If he keeps this up, the rookie defensive end may find himself on offence.

Gavin Walls scored a pair of defensive touchdowns last night, helping the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeat the Renegades 37-21 last night.

First, Walls picked off a Kerry Joseph pass and returned it 10 yards for a TD to open the scoring.

"I got an interception in practice earlier this week and I said it would be nice if I could get one in a game," Walls said. "I put my mind to it and it happened."

Walls then raced around the end zone looking like he was about to spike the ball but never did.

"I wanted to spike it (ball) but someone told me I had to keep it because it was my first touchdown," he explained. "So, I held back at the last minute."

The last time Walls scored a major was when he was a wide receiver in high school.

Late in the game, Walls picked up a Joseph fumble and raced 79 yards for his second TD of the game.

"The second one was just from being around the ball and good things happen," he said. "(Linebacker) Ron Ockimey came in and did a good job knocking the ball from him. I was there to pick it up and ended up scoring."

But it was a long way to that end zone.

"Oh yeah, man, after rushing the passer the whole game and right now, it seemed like a thousand yards," he said.

"He had (one) knockdown, two defensive touchdowns and a contain on a quarterback to prevent a first down so he had a heck of a night," praised head coach Jim Daley, who is not about to move Walls to offence.

"I'll move over if that's what they want to do," Walls said. "That's fine with me."

BLINKIN' MAD: Bomber tailback Charles Roberts took exception to the way he was treated by opposing tacklers last night.

"I started getting into a little rhythm and they were hitting me in ways they didn't have to hit me," said Roberts, who was often jawing with Ottawa defenders after tackles. "They tried to sling me. You saw a guy clothesline me on the two-point play out there.

"I don't know if they were trying to do it to try to intimidate me and make me run a little softer or what it was. But I didn't appreciate it and I was letting them know that you can hit me all you want but I'm going to get up and keep turning out yards."


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