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BC Lions Take on Roughriders Friday

October 16, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - B.C. Lions News Release

(Vancouver) The BC Lions return to BC Place Friday night at 7:00 pm to take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders presented by Tim Hortons.

Kids tickets presented by London Drugs are $10 per game and the popular $25 general admission Beach Party Zone is also available.

One lucky fan in British Columbia will be in for a great night regardless of the final score as the jackpot for the BC Lions 50/50 draw presented by Belairdirect starts at $150,000 with a minimum payout of $75,000 up for grabs. Fans across British Columbia can get in on the winning with 50/50 tickets available on-line and province-wide - click here for more info.

Friday is Whiteout Night as the Lions break-out their white road uniforms for a rare home game glimpse. Fans are encouraged to wear white and the club even has a special shirt for the occasion available here.

Game Preview

While their 2019 postseason hopes were dashed last week in Edmonton, there's still plenty on the line for current members of the BC Lions as they take on their West Division rivals from Saskatchewan.

With Mike Reilly out of the line-up for the remaining two games of the season with a fractured wrist, Danny O'Brien makes his first career start after six seasons of backing up some of the biggest names on the CFL quarterbacking depth chart.

Some positive BC Lions storylines also remain to be played out as Bryan Burnham sits just 64 yards from a new career-high in receiving yards and continues his bid to earn the nomination as the West Division's Most Outstanding Player. Running back John White has also enjoyed his best year as a pro with 922 rushing yards to date and the 1000-yard plateau squarely in his sights.

The Green and White come calling on Friday with plenty to play for as they chase a West Division regular season crown and a bye into the Western Final next month. A loss in Calgary last week dropped them into a tie with Stamps atop the standings, so the Lions will face a fired-up Roughriders squad.

The spoiler tag is not what the Lions had in mind back in May as they headed off to training camp but it's the reality of their situation now as they try to trip-up both Saskatchewan and Calgary to wrap-up the regular season schedule and head into 2020 with some wins.

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