Game day thoughts & Links

I had thought about making mention of some of the connections between the Guelph and Laurier programs. Yesterday I had so many distractions it took me much longer than I wanted to post the preview. Adding more content to it wasn’t an option.

Def Coord Kevin MacNeill
Photo: Rob Massey

Rob Massey talks with Kevin MacNeill and Todd Galloway about facing their alma mater and former coach.

Both co-ordinators play down their personal feeling of beating Laurier, preferring to focus on the importance a win would be for the Gryphs and their aim to get a home playoff game.

“It would be very exciting,” Galloway said of a Guelph win. “I played there and I have all the respect in the world for (Laurier head coach) Gary Jefferies, but this is a big game for us.”

“Every game is big and every game is important,” MacNeill said. “What we’re looking at with this game is that it’s the next game and the most important game is the next game. We can’t get ahead of ourselves looking down the road, we need to take care of business on Saturday.”

While a win would be big for the co-ordinators, it would huge for the Gryphs. They enter the match at 3-1, tied for second with the Western Mustangs and Queen’s Gaels. Laurier is right behind at 2-2.

Full story – Former Hawks pump up Gryphons

Veteran DB Bryan Dunjko returns to the line-up and is highly motivated for this game – Gryphon captain has something to prove this weekend

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Over in Waterloo the KW Record looks at the Hawk’s new starting QB, Steve Fantham – Fantham hopes to haunt Gryphons. Let’s hope he is nervous on the big stage.

After leading the Hawks to back-to-back Ontario University Athletics football victories, Fantham, so often overlooked by so many, gets his chance to stand on centre stage Saturday.

He’ll get the start, his first at University Stadium, before an anticipated sold-out crowd

And from the Wilfrid Laurier Athletic Dept comes this game preview.

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