QB wants Stegall record

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:36 AM ET

Kevin Glenn's face lit up when asked how badly he wants to get Winnipeg slotback Milt Stegall the CFL record for most touchdowns on Saturday.

"Bad," replied the Blue Bombers quarterback. "I mean, very bad. But it's going to come. Everybody knows that we're trying to get Milt the record. It's no mystery. But it's not one of those things where we're going to run 60 plays and all 60 plays are going to go to Milt.

"You have to try to fool the team somehow and make him a decoy on this route to come back to him on a later route. I mean, everyone knows the deal but honestly, I'd like everyone to put it to rest until that happens."

With 136 TDs over his illustrious career, Stegall is just one shy of tying the all-time mark and two short of setting a new standard and it could come when the Bombers play the Lions in B.C.

"I did put in a couple of plays for the media (yesterday) because I knew you were all looking for stuff," joked head coach Doug Berry. "I had Milt running an option (yesterday), I had Milt running a QB sneak as you thought we should. So, we put those things in (yesterday)."

The thing is, Stegall actually was running options, pitch-outs and so on.

"Really, the things that are going to get Milt the touchdowns are the plays that we run," Berry said. "Every week, we have something designed for somebody and Milt will have a play designed for him -- he always does."

ALL-STAR QB: Speaking of Glenn, Berry had high praise for his on-field general.

"I'm really happy with the way Kevin's performed this year," he said. "He's demonstrated that he's capable of running our offence and right now, he's 9-5 as a starter and how many quarterbacks in this league are 9-5 as a starter this year?

"He's my all-star quarterback."

Although both Calgary's Henry Burris and Montreal's Anthony Calvillo have at least as many wins, both have more losses.

FAN FLOCK: The Bombers drew a total of 270,463 fans to their 10 home games (including pre-season) this season, a 9.5% increase over last year. And that included two crowds of 30,000-plus.

"This is very encouraging news for the football club, our fans and the community at large," Bombers president/CEO Lyle Bauer said in a statement.

STATS SCHMOZZLE: Seems even the stats crew in Hamilton had a bad year. The CFL made several changes to the recent Winnipeg-Hamilton game. One changed Glenn's 14-yard touchdown pass to Charles Roberts to a running play. Due to changes in two other plays, the rushing stats for Roberts remain the same, although he now has another rushing TD. Glenn, meanwhile, lost a TD pass, a completion and a pass attempt.

KYRIES CAUSE: Kyries Hebert raised about $1,000 for breast cancer at the birthday party he threw for himself after the last Bomber game. The Winnipeg safety actually turned 26 on Oct. 9.


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