TORONTO (Argonauts.ca) – The storyline throughout training camp continues to be the Argos' quarterbacks. With the first pre-season now in the books, argonauts.ca looks at how each pivot performed in their 2011 debut.
Last year's starter, Cleo Lemon, started the game and seemed on-point in the first half, completing 11 of 14 passes for 130 yards and one touchdown. With the help of a solid running game, Lemon moved the ball well using play action to help open up space. His most impressive drive came midway through second quarter when Lemon marched his team 97-yards, capping the series off with a 1-yard Chad Kackert touchdown plunge.
Danny Brannagan relieved Lemon for two short drives at the end of the half, completing 2 of 4 passes for 16 yards.
Dalton Bell started the second half and immediately increased the Argos' lead as he headed up a 63-yard drive capped off by a 22-yard Grant Shaw field goal. He finished with 189 yards and 1 touchdown on 9 of 15 passes. His lone touchdown pass came in the third quarter hitting Jerome Hewitt for a 16-yard touchdown. The 71-yard drive was setup by a 44-yard catch and run by James Robinson.
B.J. Hall entered the game with just under five minutes left and, like Brannagan, completed 2 of 4 passes for 24 yards. Hall impressed with his feet, though. The rookie rushed twice for 20 yards.
Steven Jyles didn't dress for the game.