RedBlacks poised to make history in the Glebe this weekend

November 19, 2015 | by glebeadmin

RedBlacks vs. Tiger-Cats East Final

Sunday, 1p.m. TD Place

The Ottawa RedBlacks can advance to the Grey Cup on Sunday with a win over Hamilton.

The Ottawa RedBlacks can advance to the Grey Cup on Sunday with a win over Hamilton.

One win.

That’s how close the Ottawa RedBlacks are to making it to the Grey Cup.

A win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday will give the team its first-ever Grey Cup berth in franchise history, and in just their second year as a CFL team.

“Throughout the city there is a tremendous sense of pride given how well our teams are doing this year. The Fury, the 67s and the RedBlacks have all put on an incredible show and it’s been a great inspiration to all fans.” says Glebe BIA Executive Director Andrew Peck. “Sunday will be magic in the Glebe and the RedBlacks can count on us to cheer them on as they make history.”

The RedBlacks certainly turned heads this year.

Starting with 40-year-old pivot Henry Burris, who is throwing the ball with the arm of a 25-year-old. Burris had a career-high 5,703 passing yards and established a new CFL record for completions in one season with 481. He also broke the record for most completions in a game with 45.  And then there is the receiving corps. Receivers Chris Williams, Brad Sinopoli Ernest Jackson and Greg Ellingson have all passed the 1,000 receiving yard mark this season and a total of nine RedBlacks players were named as CFL East all-stars.

It’s the turnaround that Ottawa football fans only dreamed of last season, after the RedBlacks notched just two wins in their first year as a CFL club.

But on Sunday, none of this matters. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be hungry and won’t be intimidated by Ottawa’s stellar numbers.

It all comes down to this one game this Sunday in the Glebe. One Game. One victor. One win.

Kickoff is at 1 p.m.