Tre Ford leads healthy Elks roster to avenge B.C. shutouts

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The Edmonton Elks are healthy and on a hot streak heading into Friday’s matchup with the B.C. Lions.

Since taking over the starting job in Week 10, Canadian quarterback Tre Ford has completed 81-of-117 pass attempts for 1,163 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions while rushing 47 times for 471 yards and three touchdowns. The result has been a 4-2 record in six starts for the previously winless Elks.

While the team remains an extremely long shot to make the postseason, five points out with just four games to go, they have the opportunity to avenge another insult from their losing streak. The Lions shut out the Elks twice earlier this season, 22-0 and 27-0, the first time that has ever occurred in CFL history. B.C. has won the last six meetings between the two franchises by a combined margin of 228-53.

The Elks will undergo no roster changes from last week’s 36-27 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Offensive lineman Phil Grohovac will be the lone healthy scratch.

Remaining on the six-game injured list for Edmonton are receiver Steven Dunbar Jr., offensive lineman Samuel Thomassin, defensive lineman Daniel Ross, linebackers Wesly Appolon, Luke Burton-Krahn, Enock Makonzo, Eli Mencer, and Jordan Reaves, and defensive backs Aaron Grymes and Jeremie Dominique.

The Elks (4-10) will host the Lions (9-4) on Friday, September 22 at 9:30 p.m. EDT. B.C. can clinch a playoff spot with a victory.

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