It's not a real game, but it will feature a bit of hitting and will finally give players a chance to strut their stuff.
The Blue and Gold scrimmage, which is being brought back by head coach Mike Kelly after a long hiatus, goes at 6:30 tonight at the Stadium.
After five days of training camp, which is basically glorified flag football for everyone except the linemen, tonight's match is an opportunity for players to avoid a free airline ticket from the Bomber brass.
One way to do that, according to Kelly, is "they have to be playmakers." Even if players shine tonight, though, the last five days of practice will still mean plenty to the boss.
"You practise like you play, and you play like you practise," Kelly said. "If you're two different people, I'm not into that whole Jekyll and Hyde thing."
Tonight's scrimmage will feature four or five drives pitting the offence against the defence.
On each series the offence will get 10 plays from the 25, and if 10 yards is not achieved every two plays, the defence gets a point. After 10 plays are over, it becomes a live drive.
The defence gets three points for a turnover and six for a touchdown. The offence gets to keep any points it can muster.
MISMATCH? If the last two days of practice are any indication, the defence is going to own the offence tonight.
Quarterback Stefan LeFors, who has levelled off after a strong start, blamed the flood of new playbook information as the culprit for the offence's woes.
"When you're thinking you're not playing, you're not executing as well as you'd like to, so we're kind of hitting that spell right now," he said.
LATE HITS: Centre Obby Khan was on crutches yesterday. The severity of his injury should be known today, but the Bombers say it doesn't look too bad ... Offensive lineman Kyle Sleightholm and defensive tackle Don Oramasionwu squared off in the second fight of camp yesterday afternoon.