ROAR REPORT: Lions clinch playoff berth with win over Edmonton!



IN what was perhaps a microcosm of their season, the BC Lions (9-7-0) received contributions from all three facets, and the end result is a return to the CFL Playoffs. DeVier Posey caught three touchdown passes in the third quarter to lift them past the Edmonton Eskimos (8-9-0) 42-32.

The result officially locks up a post-season berth for a resurgent Lions squad that looks to be gaining even more momentum as we inch closer to the November dance. Travis Lulay added a touchdown strike to Bryan Burnham while Chris Rainey got the ball rolling with a 95-yard kickoff return while they were trailing by 12 early. Chalk it up as the ultimate team victory. You could tell Posey was ready to break out.


“I just believe in sticking to the process. If it’s not my turn, I’m going to clear it for my brother,” said Posey.

“When you play offence, you need 11 guys. You need the O-Line blocking, you need the quarterback to you, and you need the running back to step up in protection. I just felt like it was my night.”

During the always exuberant locker room Game Balls presentation, Posey was quick to remind his new teammates that there are much higher goals to achieve, starting with next Saturday’s crucial visit to Saskatchewan where second place and a home playoff game could be on the line.

“We’ve got one loss in the last two months. That’s where we want to be and that’s where we want to keep going,” reminded Posey.

The winning quarterback has been at this long enough to know you can’t be satisfied just because you have the X next to your name in the standings.

“It’s that time of year where you work so hard to accomplish a goal and it’s got to be a single goal each week,” said Lulay.

“The goal shifts now. We’re going to Saskatchewan and that’s going to be the focus and again, you don’t worry about the scenarios and how those things are going to play themselves out. We’ve got to focus on the progression in our own locker room and our own team and keep going to work.”

Next up for your Lions is a trip to Saskatchewan on Saturday, October 27.

Key Numbers

21- the Lions third quarter points on three DeVier Posey touchdowns to break the game wide open.

113- Posey’s receiving yards, his highest total as a member of the Lions.


Next Up

The Lions pay a visit to Saskatchewan’s Mosaic Stadium for a clash with the Roughriders on Saturday, October 27. It is a 4 p.m kickoff.