Glenn regains edge

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:43 AM ET

MONTREAL -- For some Blue Bombers hopefuls, it was their last chance to shine.

And for some veteran Winnipeg players, it was their last chance to prove they still belong.

ALOUETTES 30 BLUE BOMBERS 15

But few covered themselves with glory as Winnipeg dropped a 30-15 decision to the Montreal Alouettes in a CFL pre-season match played before an announced crowd of 20,202 at Percival Molson Stadium last night.

Winnipeg starter Kevin Glenn was the most polished of the three Bomber quarterbacks. But then, that's not saying much as both Russ Michna and Mike Quinn were terrible.

Glenn completed only six of 12 passes for 89 yards but led the Bombers on their only TD drive of the first half. Although two of his tosses were dropped, the other four were poorly thrown.

Michna completed only three of 11 passes for 48 yards, with one interception, and the vast majority of his throws were well off the mark.

Quinn completed only six of 23 passes for 127 yards, with one pick, and was sacked twice.

"I thought initially Kevin did OK," assessed Bombers head coach Doug Berry. "In fact, I contemplated keeping him in a little longer because I thought he was getting into the groove a little bit. But if I did that, I wouldn't be doing justice to the other guys who have been competing just as well through camp.

"We made the changes when we thought it was appropriate but unfortunately, we didn't get much momentum after that. I'm disappointed but I don't think it's all the quarterbacks' fault. I mean, they had a lot of rushers in their face all night and when we did put balls on receivers, many times plays weren't made and we've got to find out why."

Winnipeg receivers dropped at least three catchable balls.

"We did some good things and some bad things," said Glenn. "We've got to correct our mistakes and get ready for next week. You can always get better. We moved the ball here and there, we've just got to stop making mistakes and moving backwards. What hurt us this game was the penalties. We've got to stop that."

Glenn engineered Winnipeg's only TD drive -- his 10-yard scramble -- and led the Bombers to 10 of their 15 points.

"It always feels good to put points on the board," he said. "I wish we could have put more on the board."

Troy Westwood booted field goals of 27 and 48 yards while Montreal conceded a safety touch.

Anthony Calvillo completed TD tosses of 27 and 28 yards to Thyron Anderson while Marcus Brady completed an eight-yard touchdown pass to LaTerence Dunbar. Fullback Jeff Piercy also scored on a one-yard dive and Winnipeg conceded a safety.

HURT REPORT: SB Darryl Ray suffered a sprained ankle in the first half ... RB/receiver Henri Childs also went down with a knee injury.


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