The Calgary Stampeders used a solid all around game from running back Joffrey Reynolds to beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 31-23 before 35,000 fans at McMahon Stadium in weekend CFL action. The victory evened the Stamps record at 3-3 on the season and left them tied for first place in the CFL West Division with Saskatchewan and Edmonton.
Reynolds ran one touchdown and caught another to lead the Stamps offensive attack. After the game, he received some heavy words of praise from veteran CFL signal caller Henry Burris:
“Joffrey, he’s been an animal. He’s a proven professional. To me, he’s the best running back in the league and he shows it game in and game out.”
Reynolds displayed impressive humility as he accepted Burris compliment:
“Any time that you can be mentioned with great players in this franchise and in this league, you’ve got to be happy about that. I’m just trying to play good football and just help us win games.”
Winnipeg running back Fred Reid rushed for a pair of touchdowns, but insisted that his team needs to compete for 60 minutes if they want to win games in the CFL:
“We have to play four quarters. The slow start hurt us. We played hard and came back in the second half. I wish we could have pulled it out. We have to keep fighting.”
Calgary safety Wes Lysack praised the competitive tenacity of the Blue Bombers:
“Give credit to them. They gave us a heck of a fight, but we found a way to get a win. Wins are hard to come by in the CFL.”
The Stampeders travel to Edmonton for a Thursday night game against the Eskimos. Winnipeg will return home on Saturday to face the CFLs best team, the Montreal Alouettes.
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