U Sports RECAP (2): McGill’s first home win in 9 years

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Saturday, Sept. 1

Sherbrooke (0-2) 8 v. McGill (1-1) 19

Game Recap: Earl Zukerman, McGill Athletics

MONTREAL — Benjamin Carre had two interceptions — one returned for touchdown — as the McGill Redmen surprised Sherbrooke 19-8 in RSEQ university football at Percival Molson Stadium, Saturday.

It was McGill’s first home victory over the Vert & Or in nine years, snapping a six-game skid since a 29-11 victory on Sept. 11, 2009. The Redmen, who did win on Sherbrooke turf last year, improved to 8-16 lifetime versus the Vert & Or, including a 5-9 mark at home.

Carre, a 22-year-old civil engineering junior from Trois-Rivieres, Que., also contributed a quarterback sack and a knockdown to spearhead a voracious McGill defence that had a 4-2 edge in QB sacks, while limiting Sherbrooke to just 166 yards net yards, 12 first downs and a pair of field-goals.

The 5-foot-11, 176-pound inside halfback halted a nine-play Sherbrooke drive with his first pick, in the endzone, when the game was tied at 3-3 and 2:18 remaining in the first half. He then registered a “pick-six” just 123 seconds into the third quarter, stepping in front of freshman Joe Hudon‘s pass attempt and returning it 71 yards to put the Redmen ahead 17-5. It was McGill’s first interception returned for a TD since Carre accomplished the same feat, also against Sherbrooke, on Oct. 21, 2017, with a 30-yard pick in a 35-27 loss at Molson Stadium.

The Vert & Or, who dropped their season opener 14-1 to Laval last week, led 3-0 after the opening quarter but McGill pulled ahead 10-5 at halftime and held a 17-8 advantage after three.

“It’s a good win for us and we have to build on that. There’s a fire that’s been lit on our team and we’ve just got to keep it burning,” said Ronald Hilaire, in his fifth season as head coach and defensive coordinator at McGill. “We’re happy about how we played in certain facets of the game to get us this win. We’ve just got to amplify that and make sure that we play a cleaner game going forward. We had too much indiscipline with penalties and can’t play like that… It’s not acceptable and were going to have to correct that.

The game featured a whopping 36 penalties for 317 yards of real estate. McGill was flagged 26 times for 187 yards.

“We played an aggressive game, despite missing some key players who were out with injuries,” added Hilaire. “But I truly feel that we have 20 to 22 players who can step in and give a high performance like they did today. After years of having a very young lineup, we’re finally a team with some maturity and playing at a higher level.”

Leading the McGill offence was Daniel Adesegun, a management sophomore from Calgary, who registered 97 all-purpose yards and a touchdown. The 5-foot-9, 183-pound running back rushed for a game-high 74 yards on 15 carries and added 23 yards on three receptions, including a nine-yard TD pass-and-run play from quarterback Dimitrios Sinodinos that gave McGill a 10-5 lead with 26 seconds remaining before halftime.

It was the first career start for Sinodinos, a 21-year-old sophomore from Laval, Que., who completed 13 of 22 attempts for 166 yards, one TD and two picks. Rounding out the scoring for McGill was five points from kicker Findlay Brown and a safety conceded in the endzone. Brown, a 5-foot-11 management junior from Winnipeg, Man., had a busy afternoon, matching a career-longest 40-yard field-goal. He also converted both of McGill’s touchdowns, averaged 55.7 yards on three kickoffs and had 11 punts for 34.6-yard average.

Sherbrooke, which scratched starting quarterback Xavier Owens hours before kickoff, went with freshman Conor Sinclair at the helm but he was sacked on only the third play from scrimmage by McGill defensive lineman Xavier Bilodeau. Sinclair lasted just one quarter, completing three of four attempts for 19 yards. Hudon, their only other quarterback listed on the depth chart, took over and was 10-for-26 for 79 yards and two picks.

The Vert & Or offence came primarily from kicker Pierre-Antoine D’astous, who connected on field-goals of 32 and 13 yards.

Sherbrooke (0-2) will play at Concordia (0-1) on Sept. 8. The Stingers opened their season with a 47-9 setback at Laval (2-0) on Saturday. McGill (1-1) now heads into a bye-week and will host the Stingers in the 51st annual Shaughnessy Cup game on Sept. 15 at Molson Stadium.

REDMEN RAP: Leading the defence in tackles was Alexandre Pare, who had six, including one QB sack… Joining Pare, Carre and Bilodeau in the McGill sack department was Joseph Archibald (0.5) and Andrew Seinet-Spaulding (0.5)… The game, which was televised live by TVA Sports, took three hours and seven minutes to play… Aside from delays associated with TV timeouts, another factor was a plethora of injuries, including eight to McGill players and three to Sherbrooke…  Both teams committed four turnovers.  Sherbrooke two on INTs and two on downs, compared to McGill (1 fumble, 2 INTs, 1 on downs)… Other McGill INTs returned for a TD in recent years include: Jesse Briggs (now with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers) on an 11-yard runback at Bishop’s, Oct. 22, 2011… Schuyler O’Brien (55 yards, Oct. 6, 2007 at Bishop’s)… Styven Guenette (52 yards, vs Laval, Oct. 16, 2004)… Andrew Garven (37 yards, vs Sherbrooke, Oct. 4, 2004)…  Andrew Cook (51 yards, 2002), Frederik Martin (56 yards at StFX on Sept. 14, 2002) and Addley Dufour-Monice (44 yards, vs Bishop’s, 2002)…  Loris Lucchetta (105 yards, vs Concordia, Sept. 9, 2000… The last time a pick-6 appears to have occurred in a McGill playoff game was in 1987 when Wayne McRae accomplished that feat with a 67-yard return in the Vanier Cup national championship, a 47-11 victory against UBC (BTW: McRae was on hand to witness Carre’s most recent exploit against Sherbrooke).

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Saint Mary’s (2-0) 42 v. Bishop’s (0-2) 19

Game Recap: Marty Rourke & Graham Childs, Bishop’s Sports Information

SHERBROOKE, QC – St. Mary’s quarterback Kaleb Scott ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as the Huskies spoiled the Bishop’s Gaiters home opener by a final of 42-19.

Saturday’s loss dropped the Gaiters to 0-2 in the AUS, while the Huskies improve to 2-0.

Game Highlights:

The Gaiters scored the first touchdown of the game thanks to a 32-yard pass from Mathieu Demers (Lévis, Que./Cégep LImoilou) to receiver Nathan Walker (Brampton, Ont./St. Roch C.S.S.) who out-muscled a Huskies’ defender to make the game 8-3 in the first quarter.  Scott then took control over the 2nd and 3rd quarter leading the Huskies to four touchdowns and one field goal. The fourth quarter saw the teams’ trade pick-sixes. Huskies’ Jordan Angove had a 53-yard return while the Gaiters’ Nicholas Cartagenise (Brampton, Ont./Toronto Jr. Argos (OFC)) took an pick back 82 yards.

Coach Cherif Nicolas:

Players of the Game:
St. Mary’s: Kaleb Scott
Bishop’s: Nicholas Cartagenise (Brampton, Ont./Toronto Jr. Argos (OFC))

Next Up:
The Gaiters will face off against the Acadia Axeman on Saturday September 8th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. on Coulter field.

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Waterloo (2-0) 41 v. Toronto (0-1) 18

Game Recap: Toronto Varsity Blues

Third-year quarterback Clay Sequeira combined for 423 all-purpose yards but the University of Toronto Varsity Blues football team dropped their 2018 home opener, 41-18, to the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday night (Sept. 1) at Varsity Stadium.


A native of Pierrefonds, Que., Sequeira went 31-fot-47 for 361 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing five times for a team-high 62 yards and one major on the night. His 31 completions and 361 passing yards were both career-highs.

Sequeira’s favourite target was second-year receiver Daniel Diodati, who had seven catches for 95 yards and scored his first career touchdown. Sophomore Will Corby had seven receptions for 69 yards, while third-year veteran Nick Stadnyk had six receptions for 62 yards.

Fourth-year defensive back Damoy Robinson led the Blues with six tackles, while veteran linebacker Lamar Foyle had 5.5 tackles in the loss.


Waterloo scored on their first three drives. Third-year running back Brandon Metz opened the scoring with a 20-yard rushing major, followed by a 34-yard field goal from fifth-year kicker Caleb Girard. Warriors quarterback Tre Ford then connected a 10-yard pass with fifth-year receiver Mitch Kernick and Waterloo led 17-0 after 15 minutes of action.

Ethan Shafer got Toronto on the board with a 30-yard field goal early in the second quarter, but the Warriors responded as Taylor Ternowski scored off on a 52-yard catch and run TD. The Warriors conceded a safety and led 24-5 at halftime.

The third quarter saw Girard kick a 26-yard field goal and Ternowski add his second touchdown of the game, this one off a 13-yard pass from Ford.

Sequeira scored Toronto’s first TD of the season off a beautiful rush early in the fourth quarter.

The Warriors responded on the next drive, capping off a seven-play, 83-yard drive with a one-yard Kernick touchdown reception.

Diodati rounded out the scoring with a 15-yard touchdown catch with just over one minute remaining in the game.


The Varsity Blues hit the road for the next two weeks, first stopping in Kingston, Ont., next Saturday, September 8 to take on the Queen’s Gaels. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

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Concordia (0-1)  9 v. Laval (2-0) 47

With files from: Laval Rouge et Or

In their first home game of the season, Red and Gold Club won 47-9 against the Concordia Stingers on Saturday night in front of 9132 spectators at TELUS-UL Stadium.

Match history

Ahead after a 3-0 win following David Côté’s 44-yard effort, the Rouge et Or extended their lead when quarterback Hugo Richard joined Jonathan Breton-Robert (60-yard pass) in the end zone. After a quarter, the locals had a priority of 10-4.

The Rouge et Or put it back in the second minute of the second quarter when Richard managed a five-yard pass to Vincent Forbes-Mombleau in the pay zone. At the end of the second quarter, Christopher Amoah scored a touchdown (three-yard run) allowing the Rouge et Or to retire to the locker room with a 26-7 lead.

At the start of the last quarter, Alexandre Savard captured the 18-yard pass in the end zone with a score of 38-7. Philippe Lessard-Vézina (touchdown, one-yard race) completed the mark among the winners.

“If we compare to last week (Sherbrooke), we played a match at our level. I felt good energy from the first whistle. Our performance was more like that against Guelph (46-3 win) than Sherbrooke (14-1 win).

“Our quarterback Hugo Richard has shown a lot of confidence with good readings and good execution. It announces very beautiful things. Defensively, we wanted to be more physical than last week. ”

– Glen Constantin, head coach

Match statistics

During the match, a Red and Gold record was improved. The defensive lineman Mathieu Betts is now alone at the top with 28.5 career bags, three of the RSEQ’s all-time record. Hugo Richard was ahead of former Rouge et Or quarterback Mathieu Bertrand in fifth place in history in Quebec for the number of yards he has accumulated in his career at 8487. Richard is 43 yards ahead of another glory of Laval University, Benoit Groulx.

Up Next:

Next game: Saturday, September 8th, 14h
Opponent: Carabins de Montréal
Location: CEPSUM, Montreal, Qc

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Manitoba (0-1) 20 v. UBC (1-0) 30

Game Recap: Jeff Sargeant (UBC Communications)

VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds combined solid defence and timely offence to down the visiting Manitoba Bisons 30-20 to open up the 2018 Canada West football season Saturday night at Thunderbird Stadium.

Third-year running back Kory Nagata finished the game with 229 all-purpose yards for the ‘Birds while scoring two touchdowns including a 21-yard reception from Michael O’Connor, his 71st passing TD as a Thunderbird, tying Dan Smith’s record set 40 years ago.

UBC entered the final quarter with a 10-point lead only to have the Bisons claw back within a field goal when Des Catellier hit veteran receiver Dylan Schrot in the end zone with a 21-yard strike.

With just 1:20 left on the clock, the T-Birds went back to Nagata who ran in a ten-yard carry to restore the ten-point lead and securing the home opening victory.

Kory Nagata vs. Manitoba, September 1, 2018

“We’ve only played at practice speed until tonight and we needed this,” said UBC head coach Blake Nill who didn’t have a preseason contest for the first time in his four seasons at the helm of the Thunderbirds. “We’re fortunate to come out with the win and now we find a way to win next week. We knew there’d be some rust, and at times we looked very good but at time we made mistakes. Penalties hurt us, hopefully we got that out of our system.”

UBC’s defence was the story in the first quarter making their first big play of the 2018 season when rookie defensive lineman Tom Schnitzler stripped the ball from Manitoba’s Jamal Lyles giving O’Connor the ball just inside Bisons’ territory. Facing third down and several yards to go, UBC head coach Blake Nill kept the offence on the field as fourth-year running back Ben Cummings scampered for a first down and then some. A pass interference call against the Bisons put the ball on the one-yard line where Cummings punched it in for his first major score of the season as the T-Birds took their first lead of the contest.

Ben Cummings vs. Manitoba, Sept. 1, 2018

Early in the second quarter it was the ‘Birds’ special teams that came up big when Kene Ezekeke blocked a Matt Riley punt. The loose ball was scooped up by second-year defensive back Payton LaGrange who returned the ball 45 yards to the house giving the ‘Birds a 14-6 lead with the successful convert.

The Bisons answered back on their very next possession scoring their first touchdown of the season when Des Catellier found Riley Harrison in the end zone for the seven yard reception to make it a one-point ball game which is how things remained at the half.

UBC’s offence showed some more signs of what they’re capable of in the second half, highlighted by O’Connor’s pass to Nagata which gave the hosts a 23-13 lead, their first two-score advantage of the game.

After Schrot’s touchdown, the Bisons got the ball with just over four minutes left after stuffing UBC backup quarterback Cole Meyer on a short yardage rush attempt. But the visitors were unable to take advantage and ended up punting giving UBC’s offence another chance to put the game on ice which they did thanks to Nagata’s second score of the night.

Nagata finished the game with 229 all-purpose yards and two major scores including O’Connor’s record-tying touchdown pass. The UBC pivot went 26-for-37 for 309 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

“The biggest component which put a smile on my face tonight was our offensive line,” said Nill as O’Connor had plenty of protection throughout the game. “We had four different offensive linemen on the field today than we had in the Hardy Cup last season. They looked good, they’re physical, athletic and move well.”

Stavros Katsantonis vs. Manitoba, Sept. 1, 2018

Catellier was dominant through the air going 23-for-35 for 379 yards and two touchdowns, despite UBC’s defence hurrying him repeatedly throughout the entire game. The ‘Birds managed two sacks on Manitoba’s quarterback while 2017 Canada West defensive player of the year Stavros Katsantonis finished with 9.5 total tackles.

The Thunderbirds will quickly turn their focus to a rematch of last year’s Hardy Cup final when they visit the Calgary Dinos Friday night at McMahon Stadium.

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Sunday, Sept. 2

McMaster (1-1) 11 v. Ottawa (1-1) 18

Game recap: Ottawa Gee-Gees

For the sixth-consecutive season, the Gee-Gees football team was victorious in their Home Opener at Gee-Gees Field, this time defeating U SPORTS seventh-ranked McMaster 18-11 on Sunday afternoon.

“I was very impressed by the resilience of the team, they hung in there,” said Gee-Gees head coach Jamie Barresi.

“Sawyer and Bryce gave us a spark, but we left some things on the field again. I thought the defence did a good job, they had their backs against the wall and they were strong. At the same time, it’s a team effort, we had to make some plays when needed them and we finally got them.”

Mother Nature made her presence known early in the game, with the rain causing troubles for both offences. The Gee-Gees defence held strong early, not allowing the Marauders to earn a first down on their first five possessions.

A 38-yard field goal by Campbell Fair was the difference maker after the first quarter giving the Gee-Gees a 3-0 lead to work with. In the second, McMaster got on the board after the Gee-Gees intentionally conceded a safety backed up in their own end. Before half, the Marauders extended their lead to a 5-3 margin after tacking on a field goal.

A back-and-forth third quarter saw McMaster find some rhythm on offence, but the Gee-Gees defensive pressure was enough to limit the visitors to a field goal. In the fourth quarter, the game turned around upon the entry of first-year quarterback Sawyer Buettner.

In relief action, the Moose Jaw, Sask. product picked up right where he left off in the Canadian Junior Football League last season. Sparking the Gee-Gees offence, Buettner threw for 134 yards and his first two career U SPORTS touchdowns on only five passes.

The first touchdown came on a 10-yard post route to Dylan St. Pierre, who hauled in his second touchdown of the season. The second touchdown came on a stellar play by fifth-year slot/running back Bryce Vieira who evaded nearly the entire defence for a 61-yard touchdown reception. Vieira, who is no stranger to highlight performances, turned in a stellar multi-faceted performance, finishing with 198 total yards and a touchdown.

On the defensive side of the ball, the team was led by an impressive six solo tackles and six assists from third-year defensive back Rashad Spooner. 2017 U SPORTS First Team All-Team Canadian Jamie Harry turned in another stellar performance after registering eight tackles, one interception for 15 yards, one fumble recovery, one pass breakup. Harry also levelled a show-stopping hit on the McMaster quarterback forcing the ball loose, ultimately, it was ruled an incomplete pass much to the team and crowd’s chagrin.

After the game, Vieira spoke about the status and mindset of the team after the first two weeks of the season.

“This team is very cohesive, almost in a beautiful way there’s no hierarchy. Everyone’s on the field working together,” he said. “Two weeks in a row we haven’t quit on plays or in the game, we’re sticking together. The young guys don’t have any quit in them, they just keep fighting and it’s a great thing to see.”

After very effective play in his first significant game action, Buettner has turned some heads to start his career with the Gee-Gees.

“It was a great team win, so it was awesome,” said Buettner. “Our defence played great the whole game and our offence was able to put some points together when it mattered. It’s about getting better every week, and this is only week two. If we can keep improving as a team, hopefully we’ll be peaking towards the end of the season.”

Up next, the Gee-Gees will welcome U SPORTS ninth-ranked Guelph, who were defeated narrowly by McMaster in week one and will take on the York Lions on Monday. The Gee-Gees were 1-1 against the Gryphons last year, with a win on the road to start the season and a loss in the OUA quarterfinal. The game is set for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Gee-Gees Field, tickets are available at tickets.geegees.ca.

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Wilfrid Laurier (2-0) 44 v. Queen’s (1-1) 18

Game Recap: Mike Pattison (Sports Information Intern)

KINGSTON, Ont. (September 2, 2018) – It wasn’t quite the home opener that the Queen’s football team was expecting in a 44-18 loss to the Laurier Golden Hawks.

6,879 fans were in attendance to celebrate Tricolour Pride Night at Richardson Stadium including the many first-year students who attended the game as part of Orientation Week.

The Gaels had a slow start to the game with their first four drives resulting in four quick punts.

The Golden Hawks took advantage of the early time of possession and converted it into a quick 13 points. This included a six-yard touchdown run from Laurier running back Osayi Iginuan.

To start the second quarter, Golden Hawks’ quarterback Tristan Arndt found Brentyn Hall in the endzone for a 12-yard touchdown. And just like that the Gaels were down 20-0.

However, during the following drive Queen’s were able to put together a lengthy touchdown drive that was highlighted by a 21-yard catch from Rudy Uhl along the sidelines. The catch brought the Gaels into Golden Hawk territory eventually setting up a Rasheed Tucker touchdown.

After a late field goal the Golden Hawks took a 23-7 lead into the half.

The Golden Hawks had a pair of touchdown scores in the third quarter including a 34-yard touchdown pass from Tristan Arndt to Kurleigh Gittens Jr. They led 37-7 after three quarters of action.

Then in the fourth, Golden Hawks’ backup quarterback Jacob Spinella found Esson Hamilton along the sidelines and he took it 75-yards for the score.

The Gaels ended the game on a high-note. After Nick Liberatore hit a 37-yard field goal. The Gaels drove down the field on the final possession of the game. They then converted on their second one-yard touchdown rush of the game, this time with Nate Hobbs as the ball carrier. Hobbs then found Matteo Del Brocco for the two-point conversion to end the ballgame.

Rookie Anthony Federico recorded his first two career sacks. The up-and-coming defensive lineman will look to play a larger role in the Gaels’ pass rush as the season progresses.

Rasheed Tucker proves that the future is bright with his first career touchdown.

89 – Laurier held the Gaels to just 89 rushing yards in the game. Rasheed Tucker led the group with 36 yards.
4 – The Gaels mustered up four sacks on the night, a new season high.
80 – Laurier QB Tristan Arndt completed 80% of his throws on 24-30 passing.

“It was a great atmosphere it’s too bad you don’t put together a great ball game when you ‘ve got a great crowd like that but that’s football sometimes. Our guys were a lot better than the score indicated.”

“At this point we’re just not quite at that level, they’ve got a high octane offence and very athletic defence so we’ve got some work to do to catch them.” – Pat Sheahan, Head Coach.

The Gaels will look to bounce back next Saturday as they host the Toronto Varsity Blues. Game time is set for 1pm on Sept. 8 during Kids Day at Richardson Stadium.

Queen’s Athletics and Recreation is excited to partner with Kingston Boys and Girls Club to bring you Kids Day! Kids Day will feature a kid-friendly pre-game fan fest with inflatables, games, autographs, face painting and prizes. Kids can run through the Gaels tunnel onto the field after the game. Event is free with the purchase of an adult ticket to the game.

We are pleased to welcome Kingston Special Olympics athletes and Motionball Marathon of Sport participants to this game!
Halftime will feature future football stars as local TIMFL youth football players will take the field.

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Monday, Sept. 3


York (0-2) 18 v. Guelph (1-1) 33

Game Recap: Guelph Gryphons

GUELPH, Ont. – The Guelph Gryphons football team certainly didn’t lack incentive as week 2 of the OUA regular season came around. Guelph’s players wanted to right the ship after a narrow defeat last week in Hamilton – and getting a first ever for their new head coach was high on the list of priorities. The Gryphons accomplished both as they defeated the York Lions 33-18 in the annual O-Week Game with 5,669 fans on hand at Alumni Stadium.

Fourth-year quarterback Theo Landers passed for 144 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 31 yards and adding another score on the ground. The Gryphons churned out 252 net rushing yards with an impressive attack led by back Juwan Jeffrey, who had a game-high 129 yards. Guelph also manufactured another fantastic defensive performance that included two interceptions, one of which was a game-changing pick-six from fourth-year star Job Reinhart.

Despite some adversity, the end result was gratifying for both interim head coach Todd Galloway and the Gryphon players intent on getting one in the W column.

Hungry Gryphon D pressures York’s Brett Hunchak

“I’m just proud of the guys,” said Galloway, who received a well-deserved Gatorade shower from veteran linebacker Lukas Korol after the game. “We showed a lot of resilience. They bounced back in the second half and showed heart.

“The first one feels good but it’s also getting the monkey of your back. I told the guys, it’s not just me, it’s their first win of the season, as well. They proved in the second half that they’re a great football team and that they can compete with anybody. They just have to show that every week.”

The Gryphons didn’t let the disappointment of last Saturday, a one-point loss to McMaster, phase them in any way. After York took an early 4-0 lead, Guelph responded with a 29-yard field goal from 2017 All-Canadian Gabe Ferraro and then went ahead when Landers found slotback Kade Belyk from 11 yards out at 3:14 of the second quarter.

After Ferraro put the Gryphons ahead 13-12 with his second make of the afternoon, this time from 42 yards out, Reinhart came up with the signature play of the game. York’s star quarterback Brett Hunchak had just set the Lions’ all-time passing yardage record on a previous completion, though his happiness was short-lived. Reinhart intercepted Hunchak’s next attempt and ran it back 26 yards for the touchdown, prompting the big Alumni Stadium crowd to explode.

A quarterback in his days at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute, Reinhart verified that it was his first regular season touchdown since he ran one in in his senior year of high school, which also happened to be at Alumni Stadium. And he gave lots of credit to defensive coordinator Adam Grandy for getting the imposing unit to buy in to what they need to do on the field.

“It’s been a while,” the versatile star, who is also the reigning OUA heavyweight wrestling gold medalist, said of the big play. “I just did my job. I was responsible for the running back, I saw the quarterback about to throw it to him. So I drove down on it, grabbed the ball and ran to the endzone.”

“Job’s pick-six was crucial for our momentum in the second half,” Galloway added.

Landers would score from the one-yard line later in the quarter, extending the Guelph lead to 27-12. Ferraro hit from 27 yards out on the final play of the third quarter and then nailed a 47-yard effort midway through the fourth to complete the scoring.

Hunchak passed for 313 yard but was generally held in check from the hungry Gryphon defence. He connected with his brother Colton for a two-yard touchdown in the dying seconds of the game to make the scoreline slightly more flattering.

Head Coach Todd Galloway gets the Gatorade treatment

Galloway liked what he saw from the defence, which played well for the second straight game. Akeem Knowles was a standout in the secondary, leading the team with six tackles, while also adding an interception and two pass break ups. And the running attack was humming, with four backs seeing carries. Jeffrey led them all with 18 rushes.

“That was our gameplan,” the first-year player from Brampton said of the team’s 44 rushing attempts. “We wanted to get down on these guys. And I was the hot hand today.”

Jeffrey said that the players and coaches have been accepting and helpful in acclimating him to the new environment.

“They have really worked with us one-on-one so that we’re mentally and physically prepared to go out and play,” the Criminal Justice major explained.

With that first victory out of the way, the Gryphons will look to carry the momentum into next week when they travel to Ottawa to face the Gee-Gees.

“It feels great,” said Reinhart. “We know we can win. It’s great to get one and build some confidence.”

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Carleton (1-1) 38 v. Windsor (0-2) 20

Game Recap: Windsor Lancers

The Windsor Lancers kicked off their home slate of the 2018 football season under cloudy skies and some uncooperative lightning. After a 45 minute delay the Lancers kicked off their 50th anniversary against the Carleton Ravens.

Windsor had some tremendous plays throughout the day, and held tight to throughout the full 60-minutes, but fell short against the Ravens, 38-20.

Sam Girard put together a good game, throwing for 284 yards and two touchdowns to two interceptions on 25/49 passing.

Kaeden Walls led the way offensively for the Lancers with 94 yards receiving and a touchdown. Tristan Carter also found the end zone and finished the game with 57 yards in the air on seven catches.

Matt Gayer had the biggest impact on defense, making 9.5 tackles and forcing a fumble.

For the visitors, Michael Arruda threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 16/31 passing, while Nathan Carter had a fantastic day, rushing for 115 yards on 22 carries and finding his way to pay dirt once. Defensively, Denis Walsh led the way for the Ravens with 9 tackles and a half a sack.

The Lancers started things off well, taking their first drive inside the 10 yard line. Girard picked up right where he left off against Waterloo, spreading the ball and keeping the chains moving. The Lancers grabbed the lead with an early chip shot field goal.

The next 12 points of the half went to the Ravens as they capitalized on a few Lancer errors. Clark Green added a 34-yard field goal five minutes into the quarter, and then late in the half, Girard connected with Carter for a 12-yard touchdown pass to put the Lancers up 13-12 heading into the break.

Windsor had a rough start to the second half with Girard tossing his the first two interceptions of his season. Carleton capitalized on both opportunities to go up 26-13.

Despite a fantastic touchdown to Kaeden Walls at 9:46 of the third to shrink the lead, the Lancers couldn’t complete a comeback, falling 38-20 at home.

Up next the Lancers head to Toronto to take on the York Lions, kickoff is at 6:00pm on Friday September 7th. Fans can watch LIVE at OUA.tv.

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