Joffrey Reynolds has never been much for celebrations.
Good thing, too, because the Calgary Stampeders running back will be in hostile territory when he becomes the all-time leading rusher in franchise history.
Reynolds finished with
85 yards in Monday’s 52-5 massacre of the Edmonton Eskimos at McMahon Stadium, watching the final moments from the sidelines with the rest of the Stamps’ offensive guns.
The 30-year-old needs
51 more yards to eclipse Kelvin Anderson’s career mark, and it’s a safe bet he’ll have that many in Friday’s rematch at Commonwealth Stadium.
“I know there’ll be some Stampeders fans up there that will honour him,” said a smiling Stamps quarterback, Henry Burris.
“In a place like that, all we have is the red in the stands and, moreso, the team on the field with us, and the guys are aware of what it takes and what he needs to get the job done.
“Joffrey — all he wants to do is win. That’s what he said to us (Monday) is, ‘Hey, it would’ve been nice to get it, but all that matters is we won.’ ”
At halftime of Monday’s Labour Day Classic, Reynolds had just five carries for 25 yards and a touchdown. He had 65 yards in the third quarter but lost five yards on three rushing attempts in the fourth quarter before exiting the game.
If Reynolds is in a hurry to rewrite Anderson’s mark, it’s only because he’s tired of talking about the record.
“It takes time. It don’t happen overnight,” Reynolds said. “It would’ve been great for the home crowd, but just whenever it happens, it’ll be a real special moment.”