Photo: Terri Pickett
Game stories from each of the university athletic departments …
Mountiepride.ca: Mounties go 3 and 1 in exhibition football summer showdown
Guelph 30, MtA 0
- Johnny Augustine scored a one yard TD run on the Gryphons opening drive of the game to give them an early 7-0 advantage
- Gabriel Ferraro booted his first of three field goals at 4:39, this one came from 31 yards out
- Running back Jamal Hooker scored a touchdown on a 21 yard run to increase the lead to 17-0
- Terrio scored his second major of the afternoon, catching a 10 yard pass from Theodore Landers with 50 seconds left in the game
- Ferraro then booted two field goal bombs with 17 seconds left (51 yards) and no time on the clock (57 yards) to give Guelph the 30-0 shutout
GoXgo.ca: StFX hosts Guelph and Mount A in ‘Summer Showdown’
Guelph defeated StFX 15-3 in the first game, then beat Mount Allison 30-0. The Mounties defeated conference rivals StFX 20-2 and following a half-time break, Guelph beat StFX 17-0. Mount Allison then followed up with wins over Guelph (10-0) and StFX (10-3).
Gryphons.ca: Gryphon Football Impresses in Three-Team Summer Showdown Exhibition
MacNeill saw many positives on both sides of the ball. He said one of the main goals was to get push and control the line of scrimmage. The Gryphons did that, particularly in the first three mini games, all wins.
Fourth-year quarterback James Roberts showed a great grasp of the offence and third-year man Theo Landers impressed with both his arm and scrambling ability. Veteran Johnny Augustine and second-year running backs Patrick Pierre and Jamal Hooker were a force in the ground game, while Jordan Terrio flashed his skills with three touchdown receptions. Linebacker Luke Korol was all over the field and made the day’s first huge play when he scooped up a Josh Millar fumble and ran it 36 yards to the house in the first mini game.
Summer Showdown Mini Game Scores
1st Mini Game – Guelph defeats StFX 15-3
2nd Mini Game – Guelph defeats Mount Allison 30-0
3rd Mini Game – Mount Allison defeats StFX 20-2
4th Mini Game – Guelph defeats StFX 17-0
5th Mini Game – Mount Allison defeats Guelph 10-0
6th Mini Game – Mount Allison defeats StFX 10-3
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Here is what I could glean from the stats sheets (I’m talking actual stats sheets, errr … at least, the third-generation photocopied and photographed version of actual stats sheets). I can’t guarantee you that I read/interpreted everything 100% correctly but this is what I came up with …
Game #1 vs StFX
Defensive Tackles (I did not distinguish between solo & assisted tackles)
Luke Korol 5
Royce Metchie 2
Derek Drouillard 2
Kosi Onyeka 2
Alain Cimankinda 1
Mikey Carney 1
Datun Aketepe 1
Jason Richards 1
Lukas Brennan 1
Charlie Taggart 1
Rushing – Patrick Pierre – 10 carries for 89 yards
Passing – James Roberts – 8 of 11 for 65 yards, 1 TD
Zeph Fraser 2 receptions for 33 yards
Jordan Terrio 2 receptions for 24 yards, 1TD
Kian Schaffer-Baker , Patrick Pierre, Johnny Augustine, Kade Belyk 1 reception each
The Gryphon D forced 3 consecutive 2-&-outs to start the mini game. That included forcing a safety and a 36-yd fumble return TD by Luke Korol.
The Gryphon offense had a pair of 2-&-outs, then a 5-play, 36 yard drive that ended with a punt.
StFX then put together a 52-yd drive that culminated in a FG. Score 9-3 Guelph
The Gryphons responded with an 81-yard TD drive that ended with a 16-yard pass from Roberts to Terrio. 2-Pt convert attempt failed. Score 15-3 Guelph
StFX responded with a nice drive of their own to the Guelph 15-yd line. Akkem Knowles ended that threat with an INT.
Guelph then handed the ball to Patrick Pierre 5 times in a row. He hammered the X-men D for 51 yards and ran out the game clock.
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Game #2 vs Mt Allison
Luke Korol 3
Derek Drouillard 1
Lukas Brennan 1
Orion Edwards 1
Josh Cassista 1
Elijah Walker 1
Rushing – Jamal Hooker – 9 carries for 46 yards, 1 TD
Theo Landers – 4 rushes for 28 yards
Johnny Augustine – 2 carries for 3 yards, 1 TD
Ryan Isenor – 2 carries for 18 yards
Passing – Theo Landers – 6 of 7 for 110 yards, 1 TD (sacked once for -13-yds)
Receiving – Kade Belyk – 2 for 57 yards
Kian Schaffer-Baker – 1 for 21 yds
Ryan Isenor – 1 for 6 yds
Zeph Fraser – 1 for 16 yds
Jordan Terrio – 1 for 10 yds, 1 TD
There were some huge plays on special teams including a 43-yard KOR by freshman Ryan Isenor to open the mini-game. Guelph took advantage of the short field and scored on their first drive, going 52-yards in 6 plays.
On the ensuing kickoff freshman P/K Chris Maclean hit the upright [65 yards in the air] which means Mt A did not have an opportunity for a return and the ball was spotted on their 20-yard line. They fumbled on their second play and Derek Drouillard recovered it at the 32. Three plays later Gabriel Ferraro hit the first of his 3 field goals.
After a Mt A 2-&-out, Guelph marched 67 yards in 7 plays to take a 17-0 lead.
The Gryphons had a third touchdown drive covering 88 yards in six plays and reaching the end zone with 50 seconds left on the clock. Then, AMAZINGLY, they added two FGs in the final 17 seconds of the mini game. That is almost unbelievable. But even better, Ferraro hit from 51 and 57 yards, showing that he is ready for another All Canadian season.
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I will try to work through the other game logs [Games #4 and #5] and post the info I can cull from the sheets tomorrow night.
I also hope to offer some analysis/opinion about what this tells us about the 2017 version of the Gryphons.