Milt Stegall keeps solidifying his rightful place in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, and his teammates keep fawning over his exploits.
There's not much left to say about the Bomber slotback who now holds the CFL records for touchdowns (146) and receiving yards (14,983).
The 38-year-old broke Allen Pitts' career receiving record of 14,891 on Friday night with a 92-yard touchdown catch from Kevin Glenn in the second quarter of Winnipeg's 39-9 win over Toronto.
Bomber receiver Terrence Edwards joked yesterday there aren't any records left for Stegall to chase, so what's the point in him continuing?
"Now he's going to shut it down for the rest of the year," Edwards cracked. "Nah, you knew he was going to get it at some point, but that's Milt. He's the greatest to play this game. It's an honour to play alongside him."
OXYGEN PLEASE: New Bombers defensive end Kai Ellis was gasping for air after returning an interception 97 yards for a game-changing, second quarter touchdown.
"I didn't really want to look back, either, but I finally did," Ellis said. "Then my calves and hamstrings started getting tight, and I was thinking, 'Can the end zone hurry up and get here?'
"Then by the time I got there, people wanted to have a celebration. I didn't have nothing for them. I just wanted to get to the sideline. I needed some electrolytes."
Ellis had four tackles and a sack to go along with his first CFL major, while the other defensive player making his Bomber debut, middle linebacker Zeke (And Destroy) Moreno, had seven tackles. He also forced Kerry Joseph into tossing the interception to Ellis on his touchdown.
"They both came up big," head coach Doug Berry said. "We obviously felt (Moreno's) presence, even though he may not have gotten some of the plays, he was a factor on some of the others. It was nice to see those guys be factors."
KG IS COOKING: Glenn threw four TD passes on Friday, the second-highest single-game output of his career.
Glenn's most productive outing was Oct. 10, 2005, against the B.C. Lions, when he threw for five majors -- four of them to Stegall.
Glenn has thrown seven TD passes and six picks since being benched for three games in late July and early August. The Bombers are 2-2 since his return and would be 3-1 were it not for the defence's fourth-quarter meltdown in last week's Banjo Bowl.
"Everybody gets on Kevin, but a lot of the time it's really not his fault," receiver Terrence Edwards said yesterday. "Sometimes it'll be our fault, but he played a great game last night. That's what we need from him to win games from now on."
Glenn had only 15 completions but finished with 319 passing yards for a season-high average of 21.3 yards per completion. He left the game midway through the fourth quarter after a hit to the head but is expected to be fine.
LATE HITS: Guard Kyle Koch suffered an ankle injury on Friday that Berry said "didn't look very good." A possible replacement for Koch would be Obby Khan, who has missed all but three games this season. He said last week he has been ready to return for a few weeks now but hasn't been able to crack the lineup ... Defensive end Tom Canada was headed back to the hospital yesterday afternoon for more tests on his lacerated spleen.