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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