Gryphons to forefront in CFL preseason play

GUELPH – It was a pretty big Friday night in CFL preseason play for players who have suited up for the Guelph Gryphons in OUA football action.

Running back Johnny Augustin had eight carries for 81 yards and a touchdown for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a 33-13 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos. Augustin also had a catch for seven yards.

He joined the Blue Bombers last month. It’s his third CFL West team in just over a year. He was a late cut of the Eskimos at Edmonton’s training camp last year and he signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders earlier this year, but was released.

Five Gryphons showed up on the scoresheet in the Toronto Argonauts’ 36-18 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

For Toronto, Alex Charette had four catches for 28 yards and two special teams tackles while Cam Walker had two tackles on defence. Walker, who played with the Argos last season had been signed by the Ottawa RedBlacks earlier this year. When they released him, the Argos were quick to get him back.

For Hamilton, Jacob Scarfone had two catches for 15 yards and a tackle while Nick Parisotto and Curtis Newton each had two tackles on defence.

Veteran Rob Maver had six punts for 281 yards for the Calgary Stampeders in a 36-23 loss to the British Columbia Lions.

Gabe Ferraro had one kickoff for 58 yards for the Stamps and Royce Metchie had a defensive tackle.

Several other Gryphons are with CFL squads.

Tristan Doughlin is with Saskatchewan, John Rush is with Winnipeg, Jeff Finley and Jake Reinhart are with the Argos, Andrew Pickett is with Ottawa and Ryan Bomben is with the Montreal Alouettes.

Five of them could suit up Thursday when the Argos and RedBlacks clash in preseason play at Alumni Stadium.

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