Lancer Named OUA Offensive Player of the Week

By Jessica Barrett

(HAMILTON, ON) – For the period ending August 25, the OUA Players of the Week have been named.

OFFENCE: Austin Kennedy, Windsor Lancers, Quarterback

Austin Kennedy (Windsor) led the Lancers to an impressive 78-11 victory over the Waterloo Warriors on Sunday, which set a new Windsor team record for most points scored in a single game. The fourth-year quarterback went 24-for-28 totalling 335 yards and six touchdowns in the air, and added 108 yards rushing and one touchdown on 13 carries.

DEFENCE: Scott Martin, McMaster Marauders, Defensive Back

Scott Martin, a fourth-year defensive back, had a game high 12 solo tackles in the Marauders 51-24 season-opening win over the Ottawa Gee-Gees on Sunday. The London native totalled 15 solo tackles in six games last season and is poised to smash his personal best this year. Martin also broke up two passes on Sunday.  

SPECIAL TEAMS: Giovanni Aprile, Queen’s Gaels, Returner

Giovanni Aprile (Scarborough), a fourth-year returner, ran back a 115 yard missed field-goal attempt for a score in Queen’s 52-1 rout of the York Lions. Aprile, who also plays as a receiver, finished with two punt returns for 122 yards, one kick-return for 25 yards and three more touchdowns.

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