Cancer Tackled On The Lancer Gridiron

By Ian Shalapata

(GUELPH, ON) – The Windsor Lancers dropped to 1-6 on the season after a road loss to the Guelph Gryphons by a score of 41-27.

Windsor jumped into the lead when Tarrence Crawford rumbled down field, on the first play from scrimmage, for 92. Crawford then capped the Lancers possession with a 1-yard run for a major, after just 1:06 of play in the 1st Quarter.

The Gryphons then replied with 4 touchdowns and 2 field goals before Windsor could manage another break-out scoring drive. With 57 seconds left to play in the half, Crawford took the ball for a 13-yard run to the Windsor 52 for a first down.

After an incomplete pass and then an 8-yard run by QB Casey Wright, Jaydon Gauthier rushed for 50 yards for Windsor’s second touchdown of the game. At half time, the Lancers trailed the Gryphons 34-14.

A 3rd Quarter TD by Crawford and two 4th Quarter field goals, both from outside of 30 yards, by Anthony Malandruccol brought the Lancers to within 7 of Guelph with just under 5 minutes left to play. However, the Gryphons put the game out of reach with a late TD to quell the Windsor comeback.

In the final game of the season, Windsor will host the Waterloo Warriors (0-7) on Saturday as part of the OUA Tackles Breast Cancer initiative. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game in support of the cause. Kick-off will be at 1:00 pm.

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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
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