Grenadiers celebrate fantastic season despite tough weekend loss

Kingston, ON – The Grenadiers have finished their 2016 season with a 9-2 record following a 54-28 loss to the Cambridge Lions at Saturday’s Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) Provincial Championship.

“Players will be holding their heads high today. We are the second place varsity team in all of Ontario, and the most successful senior team in the history of the Grenadiers,” says senior varsity coach Mark Magee. “We had a young U19 team this season and I look forward to working with the majority of these players as they continue to develop when they return next year.”

The Grenadiers also produce many University calibre football players. This year the Club says goodbye to:
* #12 Quarter Back Tanner DeJong, Carleton University
* #26 Running Back Harry Robinson, University of Guelph
* #27 Line Backer Wade Zanchetta, University of Toronto
* #54 Offensive Line Phil MacLean, Queen’s University
* #59 Offensive Line Chris Verheyen, Saint Francis Xavier UniversityStill eligible to return for a final season with the Grenadiers:
* #23 Defensive Back Damon Fair, University of Winsor

“Over the next two weeks many of our graduating GMen will be heading off to their respective university football teams. The remaining players and their families will come up against each other on the high school football scene this fall,” says Alexandra Reyes-Walsh, executive director. “We are looking forward to making some exciting announcements regarding next season.”On Sunday, the Grenadiers will wrap up the 2016 season with a team BBQ at Lake Ontario Park.

“We want to thank all of our regional sponsors for contributing to the success of the 2016 season,” added Reyes-Walsh. “Contractors Rental Supply (CRS), Pepsi Canada, Adidas Canada, Proctor & Gamble, Wayne Spalding Century 21, KT Sports Lounge, Bergeron Clifford Injury Lawyers, The Landings Golf Course, St. Mary’s Cement, Gord & Kim’s No Frills, Excel Driving School, Bridge West Animal Hospital, Arbre Care, Details Auto Cleaning, Pro Graphics, and McCoy Bus Tours.

If you are interested in supporting your Limestone District Grenadiers through its 2017 season, contact Cindie Ashton [email protected]

United we are #GrensNation.

Stats
Score 54-28 CambridgeTDs
Harry Robinson 2
Matt McDonald 1
Nik Reyes 1

QB DeJong 13 of 28 198 yds 1 TD
Steele 1 of 2 45 yds 1 TD
Rushing Robinson 7 carries 128 yds 2 TD

Receiving Reyes 119 yds 1 TD
Defence Zanchetta 5 solo 4 assist tackle

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