The Alouettes are wary of the Roughriders

Alouettes wary of Roughriders


Facing the Roughriders for the second time in as many weeks, the Montreal Alouettes will face a great challenge on Saturday in Saskatchewan.

Despite a victory Unequivocally 37 to 13 on Thursday, June 23 at Percival-Molson Stadium, the Montreal team flies to Regina knowing that the spirit of revenge will be present in the crowd on the sidelines of the Canada Day weekend.

“Playing in Saskatchewan is always difficult because this team has a good home field advantage in this stadium, recognized head coach Khari Jones, Thursday, at the end of the Alouettes' practice held near Olympic Stadium. . At the same time, I like being there. I like the atmosphere and I think the players too.”

“The crowd is loud and we have to be ready for that,” added quarterback Trevor Harris. The spectators can play a role if we have difficulty communicating on offense, especially between the center player and me, but that's also football.”

For Harris, the victory will go first and foremost to the team that manages to execute plays well on the field.

“We're well prepared and it's now a matter of executing the game plan on our side,” said the quarterback who last week completed 16 passes on 22 attempts for 262 yards.

“It's a little bit different,” Jones said of preparing to face a roster for the second time in a row. A team does not change from week to week. They now know what we intend to do and we also know what they are going to do. We'll have to see which team performs the best.”

Julien-Grant's contribution

Among the players who did well in the Alouettes' recent win, wide receiver Kaion Julien-Grant dazzled Montreal fans with his first career touchdown in the Canadian Football League after a 70-yard play.

“You can always do better with what you have done, launched Julien-Grant, at the end of training. I just want to contribute and I feel good about my game last week. I feel that we got to know them, but the reverse is also true.

The Roughriders actually know Julien-Grant a little better after this major successful at the start of the second quarter by the former door -colors of the X-Men from St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia. The 25-year-old Toronto native caught another pass in the game for 75 yards through the air.