Good day at East-West for a pair of Gryphons

I watched most of the East-West Bowl yesterday and it wasn’t a bad game to watch as far as all star games go. Guelph’s representatives played very well in my opinion, even though they were on opposite sides. Quarterback James Roberts suited up for the East while running back Johnny Augustine was playing for the West squad.

The West earned a 29-14 victory to put an end to a two-game losing skid and now leads the all-time series 8-6 since the inception of the showcase for Canadian Football League prospects in 2003. The game’s box score and full stats are here.

Unfortunately, defensive back Orion Edwards sat the game out after being injured during the week’s practices. But Edwards was at 100% for the combine testing. He finished 2nd or tied for 2nd among all participants in the vertical jump (37″) and long jump (10’3″). Edwards also ran a 4.62 second 40.

Johnny Augustine fighting for yards Photo: Jeff Chan

Johnny Augustine fighting for yards
Photo: Jeff Chan

In the game itself, Johnny Augustine was the leading rusher with 99 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown. Augustine’s 1-yard plunge late in the first quarter put the West ahead 7-3. Augustine averaged 7.1 yards per carry and his running helped the West squad control the ball and run the clock late in the game.

You can see and hear Augustine in a post-game video at

James Roberts in action Photo: Jeff Chan

James Roberts in action
Photo: Jeff Chan

James Roberts played the 2nd and 4th Quarters for the East squad and led them to 2 of their 3 scores – a TD and a field goal. It could have been two TDs but for a dropped pass that certainly looked like it should have been a touchdown. Overall, Roberts was 9 for 18 for 73 yards passing. Roberts also ran the ball twice for 24 yards.

More East-West Bowl photos from Jeff Chan at his website.

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