More thoughts on the Queen’s game

Players of the Game

Offense – 1) the entire offense & 2) Dillon Dimitroff
Defense – Jake Reinhart
Special Teams – Jake Reinhart

Jake Reinhart, Gryphon Captain
Photo: gryphons.ca

No misprint. Reinhart did win double honours. I’ve heard Reinhart described as “a workhorse who never tires”. On Saturday Rhino was just that, playing the entire game on defense while also playing on 5 special teams units. With Dan MacDonald injured, Reinhart handled all the long-snapping duties. Reinhart recorded 5 solo tackles, 4 assists and an interception. He ranks 7th in the CIS in tackles. After being down 28-3 in the 2nd Q the entire offense responded with three touchdowns of its own. The offense had just a single turnover and only one penalty for 5 yards. Dimitroff made 5 catches for 52 yards. He caught everything thrown to him and gained important yards after his catches.

Scout Team Player of the Week – Armitaj Gill

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One group I haven’t mentioned post-game is the offensive line. While the offensive output numbers weren’t large I was really more impressed by some of the small ones. As in only one sack and zero interceptions. That reflects an O-line that is protecting their quarterback and giving him the opportunities necessary to make plays. They were facing a top calibre group in the Queen’s front 7. The Golden Gaels were averaging 4.5 sacks per game and allowing just 17.5 points per game. The offensive blocking schemes limited one of the country’s top tacklers in Queen’s LB Sam Sabourin to just 3 solo tackles and 2 assists. I believe we are getting a lot from our o-line when you consider the only real veteran in the group [Matt Richardson] is playing out of position. Cody O’Neill and Lucas Meschino are now essentially two year starters. The other four OLs who dressed were a sophomore [Matt Nesbitt] and three true freshman – Cam Wilhelm, Kyle Fraser and Jamie Lalonde.

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If you want to see video highlights of the Queen’s game and hear the inside scoop from Gryphon coaches, you will want to attend the Friends of Gryphon Football QB Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct 17.

 Please join us for the Friends of Gryphon Football QB Luncheons:

Wednesday, October 17th
  • This Luncheon is open to all members of the Guelph Community.
  • The objective of the luncheon is to promote Gryphon Football, profile the current team and players, support local recruiting, and provide an opportunity to connect the Gryphon Football Program with the Community.
Agenda:
  • Address from Head Football Coach, Stu Lang
  • Video presentation from Gryphon Football Coaches
  • Q&A with “Gryphon Players”

Time: 11:45 am to 1:00pm
Cost: $12 Buffet Lunch – Pay at Door
Location: Cutten Fields, Guelph

Note: the Cutten Fields Country Club is on the north side of College Ave E just east of Alumni Stadium

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