Time for Bombers to take a knee after 53-17 loss to Lions

Lions QB Buck Pierce played a bit in Saskatchewan last week and could see action against his old...

Lions QB Buck Pierce played a bit in Saskatchewan last week and could see action against his old team Friday, even though he'll begin as the backup. (David Stobbe/Reuters)

Kirk Penton, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:00 AM ET

WINNIPEG - There was a point late in the second quarter of in tonight’s CFL game when the B.C. Lions defence had moved the ball nearly three times as far as the Bomber offence and had scored three times as many points.

The Lions ended up scoring 34 points off seven turnovers and cruised to a 53-17 throttling of the Bombers in front of an announced crowd of 29,457 spectators at Investors Group Field. The Leos improved to 9-4 and clinched a playoff spot, while Winnipeg fell to 2-11 in allowing the most points since their 55-10 loss to Saskatchewan in the 2009 Banjo Bowl.

Jason Boltus replaced Max Hall after the half, but Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian intercepted his first pass. That eventually led to Thomas DeMarco’s one-yard touchdown run that gave the visitors a 40-14 lead.

Lions running back Andrew Harris, a Winnipeg native, extended B.C.’s lead to 47-14 with a 17-yard touchdown run late in the third, and Paul McCallum booted a 12-yard field goal early in the fourth as the Bombers allowed an opponent to hit 50 points for the second consecutive season.


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