Grand River Gargoyles

Gargoyles finish season with loss to Toronto Eagles

TORONTO — The Grand River Gargoyles completed their Ontario Australian Football League season Saturday with a 76-60 loss to the Toronto Eagles at Humber College.

The win pulled the Eagles even with the Gargoyles for sixth place in the 10-team league. The Eagles were awarded the position due to a better scoring percentage (points for divided by points against) than the Gargoyles. The Eagles scored 803 points during the season and allowed 698 for a 115.04 percentage. The Gargoyles scored 752 and gave up 921 for an 81.65 percentage.

The Eagles led at the end of each quarter as they were up 28-25 after the first quarter, 62-26 at halftime and 62-43 after the third quarter.

Andrew Matthews and Sam Skelhorn each had three goals for the Gargoyles while Jacob Bowman had two.

Kevin Minaker and Aaron Falcioni had four goals apiece for the Eagles while Kale Francis had two and Garrett Reynolds had one.

The Toronto Rebels finished atop the league at 11-1-0 and were followed by the Ottawa Swans at 10-2-0, Etobicoke Kangaroos at 9-3-0, Hamilton Wildcats and Toronto Dingos at 7-5-0, Eagles and Gargoyles at 5-7-0, Central Blues at 4-8-0, Broadview Hawks at 2-10-0 and High Park Demons at 0-12-0.

Justin Harris finished atop the scoring list with 52 goals including 12 against the Gargoyles Aug. 20. Matthews was second at 44 and Falcioni third at 40. It was the most productive season for Matthews since 2011 when he scored a league-best 69 goals.

  • Guelph Sports Journal