Guelph CVI knocked out of CWOSSA football playoffs

BRANTFORD – The District 10 high schools football champion Guelph CVI Green Gaels saw their season come to an end on a rainy night at Brantford’s Bisons Alumni North Park Sports Complex.

The Brantford CI Mustangs scored 12 points in the fourth quarter to upend the Gaels 25-10 in CWOSSA semifinal play Wednesday night.

The Gaels grabbed the early lead in an opening quarter that saw both teams use a ground attack. On the final play of the quarter, Ben Boddy kicked a 25-yard field goal to put the Gaels ahead.

Brantford CI shot ahead just before the five-minute mark of the second quarter when Seth Cooke picked up a bouncing ball after a Jeremy Gagne kick by the Mustangs and he ran it in for a TD. Cooke had been onside for the kick. Gagne added the convert.

Quarterback Josh Downey of the Mustangs plunged into the end zone from about a yard out to add to BCI’s lead. The convert failed, but the hosts were ahead 13-3 at the intermission.

The Gaels closed the gap in the third quarter after recovering a BCI fumble on the Mustangs’ 23-yard line. Boddy ran in for the TD for GCVI and he kicked the convert to reduce the gap to three points.

That was as close as the Gaels would get, though, as BCI added to its lead. Gagne ran 53 yards for an unconverted TD a minute into the fourth quarter and with less than five minutes to go Ben McAlpine hauled in a pass from Downey to score on a 53-yard play to complete the scoring.

BCI advances to play the winner of the other semifinal, an all-Cambridge affair between Jacob Hespeler and St. Benedict set for Thursday, in next Tuesday’s CWOSSA final at Waterloo’s University Stadium.

The loss was the first one of the season for the Gaels who went 5-0 in the D10 regular season and then added two playoff victories.

BCI was 1-4 in the Brant County (District 5) regular season and then won three consecutive games to claim the league title.

  • Guelph Sports Journal