Lewis pokes fun at endzone drought

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:55 AM ET

Being that it was his first TD celebration all year, Nik Lewis had to be creative.

After catching a first-half major in a 28-26 win over the B.C. Lions Saturday night, Lewis held the ball up and pretended he was afraid of it.

All season long, Lewis has been allergic to catches in the endzone, so at least he had a bit of fun with the situation.

"I didn't care about it," Lewis said. "I'm glad it helped us win, and without it, we wouldn't have won the game. But I didn't care about it. I just care about helping win games, and I did that this week."

The touchdown keeps Lewis from setting the record for most yards without a major score. Saskatchewan's Chris DeFrance keeps his mark of 696 set in 1985.

But now Lewis only needs 56 yards in the season finale against the Saskatchewan Roughriders to be the only 1,000-yard receiver in CFL history with one TD.

"I went from being the only guy in history with 1,000 yards and no touchdowns to Keyshawn Johnson, with all these catches and one touchdown," Lewis said about the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver who had 106 catches in 2001 with one TD.

REYNOLDS ROLLING

With a 102-yard performance against the Lions, Stamps running back Joffrey Reynolds took control of the CFL rushing title race.

Despite a guarantee from Winnipeg Blue Bombers tailback Fred Reid he would win the title, Reynolds has a healthy lead heading into the final week's action. Reid only managed 37 yards against the Montreal Alouettes yesterday and would need to have 96 more yards than Reynolds in the final week.

EXTRA POINTS

Stamps head coach John Hufnagel doesn't expect to have anyone missing from the season finale that played in Saturday night's win over B.C. That includes receiver Romby Bryant, who looked to have a bit of a shoulder problem late in the game ... The team gets a day off today and returns to the practice field tomorrow ... Playoff tickets go on sale today at 9 a.m. and the Stamps will either host the West semifinal Nov. 15 or West final Nov. 22. Kickoff will be 2:30 p.m. for either game.


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