More than Banjo Bowl at stake Saturday in Winnipeg

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will look for not only their seventh straight win Saturday afternoon in Winnipeg at the Banjo Bowl, but they will also be looking for first place in the West.

The 7-3 Riders meet the 8-3 Bombers at what will be a sold-out Investors Group Field as the home side looks to gain a split of the annual September home and home between the two clubs after the Riders registered a last-play win in the Labour Day Classic last Sunday on a chip shot Brett Lauther field goal for a 19-17 victory.

Head Coach Craig Dickenson knows there is added significance to this game because of the rivalry and the hype surrounding it, but it is big for obvious reasons as well.

“Our guys know this is a big game,” Dickenson said. “They know we play Winnipeg three times and if we can win two of the three, then we have a little bit of an advantage. That’s the main thing we look at.”

Solomon Elimimian also knows the importance of the game saying a victory could go a long ways to the team’s desired end goal.

“It’s a big game, whether it’s for the fans and how much pride goes into it or the whole prairie history of the thing,”  Elimimian said.  “We’re just  trying to get the best seeding we can get to give us the best chance to win the Grey Cup.”

Saturday’s game begins at 2 with our pre-game show starting at 11.



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