Argos defeat RedBlacks, remain in playoff contention

Toronto, ON ( – Trevor Harris threw for 281 yards and two
touchdowns as the Toronto Argonauts kept their postseason hopes alive with a
23-5 victory over the Ottawa RedBlacks at the Rogers Centre.

Harris started in place of Ricky Ray, who was sidelined after suffering a
concussion last weekend. Harris played well for Toronto (8-10), completing
26-of-36 pass attempts, although he was intercepted once. John Chiles caught
six passes for 101 yards and a score.

Toronto now needs Hamilton to lose tomorrow against Montreal to earn a spot in
the playoffs.

Ottawa (2-16) will not be competing beyond Friday’s regular-season finale.
Henry Burris started the game, but completed only 7-of-13 pass attempts for 94
yards and an interception. Danny O’Brien replaced him and completed 13-of-25
attempts for 161 yards and an interception.

Toronto scored two majors in the first quarter. The first came on a 12-yard
touchdown pass from Harris to Chiles and the second was a three-yard scoring
strike from Harris to Chad Owens.

Swayze Waters connected on field goals of 39 and 22 yards in the second
quarter to boost the Argonauts to a 20-0 lead before halftime.

Brett Maher kicked a single on the opening kickoff of the second half, giving
Ottawa its first points of the contest. He added another single, this time on
a 54-yard punt, later on in the period.

Maher continued to be the only player to post points for Ottawa, drilling a
22-yard fie4ld goal early in the fourth quarter.

Waters added to the Argonauts’ lead with a 45-yard field goal midway through
the final frame.

Game Notes

Burris is the only quarterback in the CFL to start all 18 games this season
… Ottawa was winless on the road (0-9) this season … Steve Slaton was the
leading rusher in the contest with 27 yards on seven carries for Toronto …
Jason Barnes and Owens each had six receptions … Khalil Paden led Ottawa
with 89 yards on two catches … Nick Rosamonda had two of Toronto’s three