Final thoughts on the York game

Mac Myers tames a Lion Photo: Lou Toppan

Mac Myers tames a Lion
Photo: Lou Toppan

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense – Rob Farquharson
Defense – Mac Myers
Special Teams – Alex Charette

Playing in just his second game of the season TB Farquharson rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Both outings in 2013 Farquharson has rushed for more than 100 yards … Sam LB Myers tallied six solo tackles, two assisted tackles, including two tackles for a loss of 13 yards. One of the tackles was during the six consecutive plays where the Gryphon defence stopped the Lions at the goal-line. Months ago when I heard Myers was going to be shifted from DB to Sam LB I wasn’t sure it was going to work. Thru 6 games he has been solid and is getting better with each game … Charette was the choice on special teams for the 2nd straight week. He finished the game with two kickoff returns for 88 yards, including running back the opening kickoff for 61 yards to set the tone for the game. He also had seven punt returns for 56 yards and five catches for 70 yards.

Scout Team Player of the Week – Ben Osmow

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The 33-7 win over York neither helped nor hindered Guelph when it came to national rankings. The Gryphons remain ranked #4 in the CIS. The top four – Western, Laval, Calgary & Guelph – are the lone remaining undefeated teams, so the order is unlikely to change unless one of them loses. And that is not a concern to me as the ranking, while interesting, doesn’t play a role in determining Bowl teams, playoff seeding or anything else. You can view the full Top 10 here. The Queen’s Golden Gaels [5-1], our Oct 19 opponent, are ranked #5.

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I wrote before the game I really wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of attendance for the first night game at Guelph in 26 years. I was just hoping that we didn’t end up with a crowd of 2,000 or less. So, yes, I am very happy with the 3,600 figure. That brings the regular season attendance total to 21,513. I certainly don’t remember any season when attendance reached even 20,000 so I think that may be a new record.

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One Response to Final thoughts on the York game

  1. Bob from Burlington says:

    Peter. I also agree with your cisfootball.org comments about defense and potential championships. It was a stout defense and a fumble caused by Gryphons at the one yard line back in 1984 for Yates Cup at JW Little stadium at Western. It looks like Gryphons are up there this year in the cis with the likes of Montreal and Laval in this regard- although they have not had to face Western this year and still have to go to Richardson to play Queen’s.

    Calgary, Western and Queen’s all seem to have very potent offenses this year but have given up big points with many big gaining plays. Laval, Montreal and Guelph have given up the least points in their divisions and if you exclude the AUS- they seem to lead the cis.

    There is a potential for semifinal or Yates final in London for Guelph on Nov 2 or 9(or Yates in Guelph- Nov 9). Nearly 30 years ago in London- Guelph supporters “papered” north London in the fall of 1984- and Mustang supporters like myself had to watch in dismay as Guelph won Yates and Gryphon supporters took our Western goalposts down and home.

    Some of us look forward to this possible Yates rematch- to settle a festering 29 year old “issue” with your great group! BTW- I was at Yates at Mac last year tailgating and Gryphon supporters outnumbered Mac supporters(I was rooting for Marauders after Western eliminated) tailgating by about ten to one!

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