Lions claim half of the CFL weekly honours

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For the third time this season, BC Lions running back Andrew Harris has taken home the Canadian Player of the Week honours, following the Lions 25-24 come from behind win over the Calgary Stampeders.

Harris again displayed his versatility as he ran the ball 15 times for 70 yards, while adding another 73 yards on five receptions including a touchdown.

Each time the Lions have won this season, Harris has captured the award, and the Winnipeg native is coming off the Canadian of the Month honour for July.

Harris currently leads the CFL in rushing with 381 yards and is second in receiving with 341 yards. The two combined give him a league leading 722 yards of total offence.

Joining Harris in the weekly awards was teammate defensive back Ronnie Yell. He was named Defensive Player of the Week. Yell recorded his first career interception, which he returned 34-yards for the touchdown to open the scoring.

In the final minute of the game, with the Stampeders driving downfield on a potential game winning drive, Yell forced a fumble which was recovered by the Lions.

Winnipeg quarterback Drew Willey took the Offensive Player of the Week, while kick returner Quincy McDuffie of the Tiger-Cats took the Special Team honours.

The Lions will host McDuffie’s Hamilton squad Friday at 7:00pm at BC Place Stadium.

 

-with files by McKenzie Dalgleish 

 

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