Big Labour Day clash looms for Stampeders and Eskimos

Stampeders star Jon Cornish has his sights set on the Eskimos and the Labour Day Classic. (JIM...

Stampeders star Jon Cornish has his sights set on the Eskimos and the Labour Day Classic. (JIM WELLS/QMI Agency)

Scott Mitchell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:45 PM ET

OTTAWA - Jon Cornish stood by his locker inside TD Place, still not fully out of the uniform he put on for the first time in nearly two months, and did what Jon Cornish does.

He spoke his mind.

And, despite the sweat still dripping from carrying the ball 16 times for 74 yards against the Ottawa RedBlacks in a 32-7 Calgary Stampeders win, his mind was on the Edmonton Eskimos.

“Not to diminish it, but this game means a little bit less than next week,” said Cornish, who returned to his tailback spot for the first time since June 28 on Sunday. “That’s what I wanted to do — be ready for next week.”

The media has been talking about “next week” for the entire month, because, well, the schedule allowed for it.

The Stampeders needed to get past the RedBlacks (1-7) twice and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1-6) once in order to get to the Labour Day Classic next Monday (2:30 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770) with just one loss on the resume.

Done. Done. And done.


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