More Work Needed For Lancers Football

DB Tarik Bonas (32) watches as Josh Woodman (32) hauls in a pass for a major score in the 1st quarter during opening day of OUA Football at Alumni Stadium in Windsor on 30 8 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

DB Tarik Bonas (32) watches as Josh Woodman (32) hauls in a pass for a major score in the 1st quarter during opening day of OUA Football at Alumni Stadium in Windsor on 30 8 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – For an opening day, Windsor’s tilt against the visiting Western Mustangs left much to be desired. But, there were some glimmers of good in the 76-7 loss.

First the bad; just 11 first downs, a measly 188 yards of total offense, just 4 completions between two quarterbacks and 31 yards passing.

WR Jeff Masson (83) forces a fumble by Kalvin Johnson (21) during opening day of OUA Football at Alumni Stadium in Windsor on 30 8 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

WR Jeff Masson (83) forces a fumble by Kalvin Johnson (21) during opening day of OUA Football at Alumni Stadium in Windsor on 30 8 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

The first three quarters was all Western as they dominated the play, led by QB Will Finch. For their part, Windsor couldn’t put together any offensive momentum under either Casey Wright or Liam Putt. It is no surprise that the Lancers scored their only touchdown on the ground, a 1-yard rumble by RB Tarrence Crawford, in the 4th quarter.

The Lancer defense, despite the score, showed some semblance of balance. DB Spencer Trinier made a sack and he and DB Matt Gayer combined for three tackles for a loss of yards.

RB Jaydon Gauthier (23) during opening day of OUA Football at Alumni Stadium in Windsor on 30 8 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

RB Jaydon Gauthier (23) during opening day of OUA Football at Alumni Stadium in Windsor on 30 8 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Head Coach Joe D’Amore has a week to sort the team out before they head to Toronto for Labour Day to take on the Varsity Blues, who lost to McMaster 55-33 on Sunday.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata