By: Kylie Vaillancourt
Veteran Quarterback Henry Burris is bringing home the Grey Cup to Ottawa after the the Redblacks defeated his former team the Calgary Stampeders 39 – 33 in overtime on Sunday.
GREY CUP CHAMPS! pic.twitter.com/9a4jIiqFaB
— Ottawa REDBLACKS (@REDBLACKS) November 28, 2016
Burris, 41, led the team to victory when he threw the winning pass to Ernest Jackson who scored the winning touchdown.
He threw three touchdown passes and scored two himself.
Burris was named the Most Valuable Player.
He has now won three Grey Cups, the previous two with the Calgary Stampeders and has been named Grey cup MVP twice.
At half time, the Redblacks were up 20 – 7. By the end of the fourth, the
Stampeders tied it up with ten seconds left of the game.
Brad Sinopoli was named the Most Valuable Canadian.
The Redblacks ended a 40-year championship drought for the city. The city has had three CFL franchises – the Ottawa Rough Riders, the Renegades and the Redblacks – and 27 seasons of play.
— megan (@Seventh_Letter) November 28, 2016
This is the Redblack’s second Grey Cup appearance in their three seasons in the CFL. They lost to the Edmonton Eskimos last year.
Redblacks coach expresses what went through his mind as his player juggled the winning touchdown:
— CTVMorningLiveOttawa (@CTVOttMornLive) November 28, 2016
This was only the third time in 104 years that Grey Cup has gone into overtime — others being in 1961 and 2005.
— Ottawa Sun (@ottawasuncom) November 28, 2016
Burris and his team will take part in the celebratory parade in Ottawa Tuesday.
Check out the storify version of this story, here.