10 in a row for Vaughn

GERRY PRINCE -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:33 AM ET

REGINA -- Terry Vaughn etched his name deeper in the CFL record book.

The Edmonton Eskimos slotback had two catches for 25 yards in yesterday's 40-16 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders and topped the 1,000-yard plateau for a record 10th consecutive season.

"It doesn't mean a whole lot to me," said the 32-year-old Vaughn, who picked up up his first touchdown of the season during Edmonton's Thanksgiving Day victory over Montreal. "I'm sure it'll mean something when I'm done.

"It's just like that touchdown last week. It meant something because it helped us win the ball game. When you do things and you lose, it really doesn't matter."

Vaughn has 1,010 yards on the season and 11,886 regular-season yards receiving lifetime. The five-foot-eight 200-pounder had a career year last season racking up 1,558 receiving yards in 18 games with the Esks.

THAT'S THE OLD SNOWBALL GAME: Esks special teamer Sean Spender ripped off his helmet and railed against the Taylor Field crowd that began pelting the Green and Gold bench late in the fourth quarter yesterday.

"I got hit and that didn't make me too happy," fumed Spender, who was plunked by a snowball pegged from near the top of the east grandstand.

"That shouldn't be allowed. Security needs to take control of the situation. That's not right. If that's a beer bottle or a beer can and it's a foot higher, it hits me in the head."

Spender's decision to take his helmet off and challenge the crowd triggered an almost incessant barrage of snowballs hurled in the general direction of the Edmonton bench.

"When I took my helmet off I was facing them and I was ready to duck and weave a bit," Spender said. "It was guys way up in the corner.

"I'm not going to get involved. They do what they want to do. We'll probably come back and they'll do it again."

MY LEFT FOOT: Sean Fleming doesn't remember the last time he kicked a football with his left foot. But that's what the Esks kicker ended up doing after dropping back to punt in the opening quarter.

Fleming had trouble handling the snap from Roger Reinson and staring a horde of Saskatchewan special teamers in the face elected just to get the ball away.

"I don't know if I ever have kicked a football with left foot," said Fleming.

"I know I have playing soccer. With the wind the way it was and as slick as the ball was, I was fighting it all day. Especially when Roger was snapping into the wind.

"Kicking with the wind, the ball does some weird things on you. I knew it would be difficult to catch it. That one kind of wobbled back to me, hit my hand and got up.

"My left foot was probably the best way to kick. I was surprised I got it as far as I did. I don't know how far it went but it rolled quite a ways."

Fleming was given credit for a 48-yard punt.


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