Saskatchewan Roughriders slotback Weston Dressler is hoping that the team will be able to piece together a winning streak now that their four-game losing skid is over.
Dressler was in Estevan on October 6 for a customer appreciation event at the Humpty's Restaurant. His visit came less than 48 hours after he and the Riders defeated the B.C. Lions 31-17 in Vancouver.
“When you go through a losing streak, it's always important that you try to snap out of it as quickly as possible,” said Dressler. “We really were at the point where we couldn't afford to lose another game.”
Dressler was the team's receiving leader against B.C. with five receptions for 73 yards, and he had a short touchdown reception in the second quarter that gave the Riders a 7-3 advantage. They never surrendered that lead.
Dressler said it was particularly important to beat B.C. since the two teams are vying for a home playoff game. If the Riders would have lost, they would have been four points behind B.C. with four games to play, and the Lions would have clinched the season series.
Instead, the teams are tied with 9-5 records, and each team has won once in the head-to-head series. They'll meet one more time in Regina before the season's conclusion.
“It would have been a tough spot if we would have lost that game,” said Dressler. “We have to continue to win from here on out if we want to have a shot at that (home field advantage).”
The Riders' next game is Saturday, October 12, at home against the Edmonton Eskimos.