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Edmonton Eskimos add to winning Grey Cup tradition after decade-long drought

WINNIPEG – Receiver Kenny Stafford banged two cans of beer together and shook them as he stood by the door to the Edmonton Eskimos locker-room.

When Mike Reilly came through to join his teammates to celebrate Edmonton’s 26-20 Grey Cup win over Ottawa on Sunday, Stafford sprayed the beer over the quarterback’s head.

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Reilly laughed and began hugging his beer-soaked teammates, who had been spraying each other and chugging the brew while he was doing a press conference as the game’s most valuable player.

Eskimos defensive lineman Odell Willis found Reilly and they bent down to give each other a low hand slap and some bear hugs.

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The often-brash Willis then cheekily anointed Reilly with an award that had been given out earlier in the week to Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris.

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“You’re looking at the real MOP (most outstanding player),” yelled Willis inside the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ borrowed dressing room at Investors Group Field.

Willis, a former Bomber, also chanted “10-and-0, 10-and-0,” referring to the winning streak Edmonton now has after claiming the franchise’s 14th championship in its CFL-record 25th Grey Cup appearance.

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Confetti fills the air as the Edmonton Eskimos celebrate with the Grey Cup trophy after defeating the Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Edmonton Eskimos' quarterback Mike Reilly holds the MVP award after defeating the Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Edmonton Eskimos' quarterback Mike Reilly kisses the Grey Cup following his team's win over the Ottawa Redblacks of the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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Edmonton Eskimos' quarterback Mike Reilly holds the MVP award after defeating the Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly hoists the Grey Cup after his teams win over the Ottawa Redblacks during the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Edmonton Eskimos' quarterback Mike Reilly hoists the Grey Cup after his teams win over the Ottawa Redblacks during the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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Members of the Edmonton Eskimos celebrate after defeating Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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Members of the Edmonton Eskimos celebrate after defeating Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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Members of the Edmonton Eskimos celebrate their win over the Ottawa Redblacks following the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Edmonton Eskimos' JC Sherritt hoists the Grey Cup after his teams win over the Ottawa Redblacks during the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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Edmonton Eskimos' Eddie Steele, bottom, hoists the Grey Cup trophy up to fans after defeating the Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Edmonton Eskimos' John Ojo hoists the Grey Cup trophy up to fans after defeating the Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Edmonton Eskimos' Matthew O'Donnell takes the Grey Cup into the stands with the fans following his teams win over the Ottawa Redblacks of the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Edmonton Football Team long-snapper Ryan King is surrounded by photographers as he hoists the Grey Cup trophy after defeating the Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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A member of the Edmonton Eskimos hoists the Grey Cup trophy as he celebrates with fans after defeating the Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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Edmonton Eskimos' Nate Coehoorn hoists the Grey Cup after his teams win over the Ottawa Redblacks during the103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Edmonton Eskimos' Deon Lacey celebrates with the Grey Cup trophy after defeating the Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly kisses the Grey Cup after his teams win over the Ottawa Redblacks following the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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The Edmonton Eskimos celebrate their win over the Ottawa Redblacks following the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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A member of the Edmonton Eskimos brings the Grey Cup to the fans following their teams win over the Ottawa Redblacks following the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Edmonton Eskimos' Nate Coehoorn hoists the Grey Cup trophy as head coach Chris Jones, left, watches after defeating the Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Edmonton Eskimos' quarterback Mike Reilly pours beer into the Grey Cup following his team win over the Ottawa Redblacks at the103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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Edmonton Eskimos' Otha Foster drinks from the Grey Cup following his teams win over the Ottawa Redblacks at the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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Edmonton Eskimos' quarterback Mike Reilly kisses the Grey Cup following his team's win over the Ottawa Redblacks of the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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Edmonton Eskimos' Mike Dubuisson kisses the Grey Cup following his teams win over the Ottawa Redblacks at the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Edmonton Eskimos' Kenny Stafford drinks from the Grey Cup following his teams win over the Ottawa Redblacks at the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Edmonton Eskimos' Justin Sorensen hoists the Grey Cup trophy after defeating the Ottawa Redblacks to win the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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A member of the Edmonton Eskimos drinks from the Grey Cup following his team's win over the Ottawa Redblacks at the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Edmonton Eskimos' quarterback Mike Reilly gets beer poured on his head as he enters the team dressing room following his team's win over the Ottawa Redblacks following the103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg, Man. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ottawa had mounted a 13-0 lead by 6:09 of the first quarter, but Edmonton climbed back and went ahead 17-16 at halftime on a two-yard touchdown catch by rookie running back Akeem Shavers, who had five catches for 26 yards and eight carries for 37 yards.

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The Texas native was signed as a free agent in August and didn’t make his CFL debut until Week 18. The 103rd championship game was his fourth three-down game.

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