GCVI runs to one-sided win in CWOSSA football semifinal

OWEN SOUND — The Guelph CVI Green Gaels have at least one more game left in their high school football season.

Thursday at Owen Sound’s Victoria Park, the Gaels romped to a 41-7 victory over the hometown St. Mary’s Eagles in a CWOSSA semifinal match. It was the largest margin of victory for the Gaels this season, their next highest being 21 in a Week 2 victory over the Lourdes Crusaders.

The Gaels had their running game going as they scored all five of their touchdowns via the run. Lachlun Frey scored two of the TDs while Brandon Ferigo, Evan Brennan and Trevor Keough had one apiece. Ben Boddy converted all five touchdowns and added a pair of field goals to round out the scoring for the Gaels.

Quarterback Simon Chaves operated the offense smoothly and connected with Cory Pryce for several pass completions while the offensive line of Tavius Robinson, Aaron Pacha, Michael Dixon, Ben Dugan and Josh Tran dominated the line of scrimmage throughout the game.

Derek Price scored a TD for St. Mary’s in the third quarter while Callin Bethune kicked the convert.

While the game was the eighth game of the season for the Gaels, it was the fifth for St. Mary’s who play in the three-team Bluewater district league. They won both of their regular-season games, an exhibition game against Grey Highlands who are contemplating a return to the league and were victorious in the league final.

The Gaels will play the undefeated Jacob Hespeler Hawks of Cambridge in Tuesday’s CWOSSA final at Wilfrid Laurier’s University Stadium. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Jacob Hespeler edged the St. David Celtics of Waterloo 34-31 Thursday night in the other semifinal by scoring a converted touchdown and field goal in the final minute of the game. The Hawks won on a 41-yard field goal on the game’s final play.

Winner of the CWOSSA final advances to the Central Bowl against the SOSSA East champion Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field.

  • Guelph Sports Journal