Last week wasn’t a good one for either Mike Reilly or Adam Bighill.
The former Central Washington All-Americans both suffered losses in CFL play, with Reilly’s previously unbeaten Edmonton Eskimos falling 26-22 to Calgary and Bighill’s BC Lions succumbing 23-6 to Winnipeg.
Reilly was effective enough at quarterback for Edmonton, completing 19 of 34 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown with one interception. He also ran four times for 22 yards.
At 4-1, the Eskimos are tied for second place in the West Division with Winnipeg. Calgary, quarterbacked by former Eastern Washington standout Bo Levi Mitchell, is 4-0.
Middle linebacker Bighill made four tackles in the Lions’ loss to the Blue Bombers, but offense has been BC’s problem en route to an 2-3 start.
Veteran quarterback Travis Lulay, to whom Reilly served as backup before being acquired prior to last season by Edmonton, has not played this season after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. Lulay started practicing again Tuesday, according to The Canadian Press, though it was not certain when he’d play again.
BC visits Calgary on Friday while the Eskimos will be idle until an Aug. 8 visit to Montreal.