Congratulations to the Toronto Argonauts on their Grey Cup victory, and to the former Gryphons who were a part of it!
I watched most of the game. It was a close game but not particularly dramatic until a late game fumble by Calgary receiver Kamar Jorden …
The play happened with under six minutes left in the game. Calgary was ahead 24-16 and threatening to score a touchdown that would have sealed the victory.
Playing in a steady snowfall, the Stampeders had a first down on the Toronto seven-yard line. Jorden caught a pass in the flat but as he turned toward the end zone Argo safety Jermaine Gabriel stripped the ball. Halfback Cassius Vaughn scooped it up at the one and returned it all the way for a touchdown. The 109-yard ramble set a Grey Cup record.
The Argos were good on a two-point convert which tied the score 24-24.
Toronto would take the lead 27-24 on a 32-yard field goal with 53 seconds left.
With the most players of any OUA school involved in the game, some Gryphon alumni were going to be celebrating …
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Congratulations to the Western Mustangs on their impressive Vanier Cup win!
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Congratulations to Zack Silverthorne on his coaching championship win!
Silverthorne is in his first season as the head coach at Grimsby Secondary School after many years at South Lincoln HS. He led the Eagles to their first gridiron championship in decades.
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Congratulations to committed recruit Uriel Kalenga on his team’s Bol D’Or championship win in CEGEP Division 1!
Further congratulations to UK on his rising prospect ranking according to CFC. In the most recent edition of their Top 60 post-high school prospects [CEGEP, JUCO and post-grad Prep School athletes] Canada Football Chat has Kalenga ranked #54.
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Congratulations to Gryphon freshmen Andy McFalls and Sandor Mod, and to incoming recruit Noah Johns, on being among the first 37 players named to Football Canada’s U19 National Junior team. They will play Team USA in the 2018 International Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Dallas Texas.
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And, just today … Congratulations to Guelph’s 2016-2017 Academic All Canadians – Daniel Urbshas, Corey Flude, Justis Croasdale, Derek Droulliard and Orion Edwards.