Saturday, August 07, 2004

Nightmare at B.C. Place 

It started out very promisingly. I turned on the TV a few minutes late, but just in time to see Darnell Kennedy hook up with Demetrius Bendross for a 71-yard TD. The Renegades scored often in the first half, and after a rocky start, seemed to be holding the BC offence mostly in check. However, it was not to be. By the end of the night I was hoping that I had fallen asleep and the whole second half had been a nasty nightmare. Down 27-20 at the half, the Lions dominated the second half on both sides of the ball, outscoring the 'Gades 27-0. The Lions ' offence threw deep at will and their defence shut down and even outscored the 'Gades offence

Being the glass-half-full kind of guy that I am, however, I offer some positives:

- Brad Banks played well subbing temporarily for an injured Kennedy. The QB depth is outstanding, which is great since it's being heavily tested
- Ranek, Ranek, Ranek (with a couple of punt returns too)
- Sandro Sciortino nailed a 46 yd. FG (that he probably would have missed a few weeks ago)

Now, to the bye week, and not a moment too soon with Kennedy aggravting his injury, and Joseph still a week or two away. Next up, a meeting with the Ti-Cats, at home, on the 19th. Just what the doctor ordered.