Guelph defeats Laurier 30-19

Photo: Gryphons.ca

Photo: Gryphons.ca

PLAYERS OF THE GAME

Offense – Jacob Scarfone
Defense – Nick Parisotto
Special Forces – Gabriel Ferraro

SCOUT TEAM PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Sam Sidore

People wondered who was going to pick up the slack with the loss of receiver Alex Charette to the CFL. It’s only Labour Day and we know 3rd-year receiver Scarfone is that man. He has caught 8 passes in each of the first two games, plus 3 in Manitoba vs the Bisons … 2nd-year DB Parisotto, with two more interceptions yesterday, is on his way up the career interception list. He led the Gryphons last year with 4. That’s a total of 6 only two games into his 2nd year. Three or 4 more and he is in elite territory. Parisotto also had 3 solo tackles and 7 assists. He was also honoured as the Gryphon Male Athlete of the Week. … Ferraro had an excellent game. After going 1 of 3 on field goals in Manitoba and in Waterloo. Yesterday’s 4 for 4 performance was what I was looking for. It included a long of 42 yards. Ferraro had a solid day as a punter as well with a 39.0 yard-per-punt average.

Read the Gryphons.ca Players of the Game announcement here.

Nick Parisotto and Gabriel Ferraro were also named OUA Players of the Week for Week 2.

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The Gryphons moved up to #5 in this week’s version of the FRC-CIS Football Top 10. A voter in the FRC-CIS poll, Sportsnet’s Donnovan Bennett shares how he voted. I can understand him putting Manitoba ahead of Guelph, but 0-1 Saskatchewan?

FRC – CIS FOOTBALL TOP 10 (#2)

Pts (1st place) Last week
1. Laval (1-0) 285 (20) 2
2. Calgary (1-0) 241 (6) 4
3. Western (2-0) 239 (3) 3
4. Montreal (0-1) 235 1
5. Guelph (2-0) 156 (1) 6
6. Manitoba (1-0) 144 * 10
7. McMaster (1-0) 144 5
8. Mount Allison (0-0) 52 9
9. Saskatchewan (0-1) 43 8
10. UBC (0-1) 41 7

* Manitoba edges McMaster for sixth place based on number of higher-place votes.

Other teams receiving votes: Sherbrooke (35), Ottawa (26), Laurier (4), Alberta (3), Acadia (3), StFX (2).

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Stories on the game stories, recaps and other related links:

Gryphons.ca:  Gryphons Beat Laurier 30-19, Improve to 2-0

Guelph Mercury: Ugly victory keeps Gryphons’ home win streak alive

It was a win, but not one the Guelph Gryphons are overly pleased about.

“It was a typical ugly win, but it was a win and we can move on,” Gryphons’ head coach Stu Lang said. “Our team has historically gotten better week after week so hopefully this is not who we are and we’re going to get better.”

laurierathletics.com:  MFOOT rally falls short against Guelph

Meanwhile, the Gryphons held Laurier in check until late in the contest, highlighted by the two Parisotto interceptions, as well as limiting Hawks running back Dillon Campbell of Whitby, Ont., to just 67 yards and one touchdown on the ground. For Campbell, that ended a streak of 10-consecutive games that he had rushed for over 100 yards.

KW Record: Gryphons improve to 2-0 with win over Laurier

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A little longer highlight video from Laurier Athletics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmvrP-Zv2LE

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