Gryphons to start 2018 football campaign at McMaster

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons are to begin their 2018 OUA football season Aug. 25 on the road against the McMaster Marauders at Hamilton.

The OUA released this year’s football schedule Thursday.

The Gryphs get their usual Thanksgiving break and are to play their home opener at Alumni Stadium on Labour Day against the York Lions.

Their Homecoming Game will be against the Queen’s Gaels Sept. 22 while their other home games will be their final two regular-season matches when they’re to play the Toronto Varsity Blues Oct. 13 and Waterloo Warriors Oct. 20.

Their other road games are to be against the Ottawa Gee-Gees Sept. 8, Windsor Lancers Sept. 15 and Laurier Golden Hawks Sept. 29.

This year the Gryphs are not scheduled to play either the Western Mustangs or Carleton Ravens in the regular season.

Based on the 2017 records of each team’s opponents, the Gryphs have the easiest schedule in the league this year as their opponents were a combined 28-36 last year. Laurier has the toughest schedule as their opponents were 36-28.

The others, in order, are Queen’s at 35-29, McMaster, Ottawa and Windsor at 34-30, Waterloo and York at 31-33, Western and Carleton at 30-34 and Toronto at 29-35.

The league’s quarter-finals are slated for Oct. 27 with the semifinals following on Nov. 3 and the Yates Cup championship match is to go Nov. 10.

Game times have not been set for any game on the schedule.


Gryphon Schedule
Aug. 25: at McMaster
Sept. 3: vs. York
Sept. 8: at Ottawa
Sept. 15: at Windsor
Sept. 22: vs. Queen’s
Sept. 29: at Laurier
Oct. 6: bye
Oct. 13: vs. Toronto
Oct. 20: vs. Waterloo
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