SMALL RECEIVER DELIVERS A BIG WIN
He may be the smallest guy on the team, but Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Larry Taylor came through in a big way last weekend in the Als’ 36-26 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL’s eastern championship game at Olympic Stadium. The five-foot-six Florida native set a playoff record by returning two punts for touchdowns. His performance helped Montreal advance to the Grey Cup, where they’ll play the Calgary Stampeders Sunday at the Big O. Taylor’s first touchdown came late in the first half when he took a Noel Prefontaine punt and darted 64 yards through the entire Eskies defence to give the Als their first lead of the game. His second score came early in the fourth quarter when he collected another Prefontaine kick deep in his own zone and ran virtually untouched for 97 yards to help seal the win. He later revealed that the only other time he’d returned two punts for touchdowns in the same game was while playing for Glades Day High School in Belle Glade, Fla.