Stamps grudgingly hand over lockers

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:14 AM ET

REGINA -- As Saskatchewan Roughriders fans rush to get airline tickets to Calgary, there are 50 or so football players looking to get out of town.

Following a 27-17 win in the West final, the Riders are moving into the Calgary Stampeders locker-room tomorrow after the players clean them out this afternoon.

Gang Green is coming to town and bringing their fans as well, so the Stamps would rather not have to deal with them.

"To tell you the truth, I don't want to be there," said Stamps safety Wes Lysack.

"I haven't thought about what I'll do, because if I did, that would mean I thought we would lose the game. I might take my family and get out of town."

Following the Grey Cup next Sunday, the administration building at McMahon Stadium is getting a refurbishing, which will be good as the Stamps players can get the Saskatchewan smell out.

"I won't even know if they are there," said Stamps quarterback Henry Burris. "Good thing we're getting a new locker-room next year."

Two players, Joffrey Reynolds and Ben Archibald, will stay until at least Thursday for awards night. Reynolds is up for most outstanding player, and Archibald is nominated for most outstanding lineman.

When asked if he'll stick around to watch the game, Reynolds was almost speechless.

"I really haven't got that far," Reynolds said. "I can't give you a straight up answer on that."

IAN.BUSBY@SUNMEDIA.CA


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