Reynolds rumbles toward 1,000-yard mark

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 12:11 PM ET

Eighteen official hits leave a few marks, but they couldn't wipe the smile off Joffrey Reynolds' face yesterday.

"After a game like that, you don't expect to come out refreshed," said the Calgary Stampeders running back.

"This is what any offensive player wants," Reynolds added. "You want as many looks as you get, and when everyone is playing well, you can contribute to the team success."

For the second straight week, Reynolds was the focus on the Stampeders' offence with a passing game that wasn't firing on all cylinders.

In getting 151 yards on 17 carries and a reception for 11 yards, the Stamps leaned on their feature back for a 27-18 victory Friday over the visiting B.C. Lions.

The great ground game put Reynolds at 957 on the season and on the brink of his fifth straight 1,000-yard season.

Considering the 29-year-old had 97 yards in the first three weeks, Reynolds is having an outstanding season.

"Some people say, it's just 1,000 yards, but starting out from the beginning and going through a long season, it's tough to get there," said Reynolds, who has six 100-yard games in his last nine starts.

"It's tough to get 100-yard games. For every position, you want to hit those benchmarks for being consistently good."

SUMMERS SHOWS SPEED

Ten games off did nothing to slow Demetris Summers down.

Out since Week 1 with a hamstring injury, the Stamps returner made an instant impact with a 75-yard kickoff return in the second quarter of Friday's win over the Lions.

The kickoff came after B.C.'s first TD and gave the home side momentum.

"It felt good coming back in. The first touch worked out pretty well," Summers said.

"I felt like that was a big part of the first half. It gave us good field position and the offence did what it had to in order to get into the endzone."

ROOKIE OUT FOR SEASON

The Stampeders suffered no significant injuries during the win over the Lions, but there was bad news. The team announced Canadian rookie LB Tristan Black, who has missed four games with an ankle sprain, is done for the season with a stress fracture.


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