Junior Gryphons lose in Premier Varsity, win in Junior Varsity

GUELPH – The Guelph Junior Gryphons were downed 31-14 by the Durham Dolphins in Ontario Provincial Football League Premier Varsity play Saturday at Alumni Stadium.

After giving up a rouge to Durham’s James Romain to open the scoring in the game, the Junior Gryphons responded with a pair of touchdowns later in the first quarter.

Johnny Wegman ran in for one of the touchdowns while Gabriel Magyar-Santen hauled in a TD pass from Peyton Garvin for the other TD. Jakob Tomas ran in for a two-point convert.

Durham shot ahead for good in the second quarter when Jacob Grimes scored a pair of touchdowns, both on TD passes from Keagan Philion and both converted by Romain. Grimes ran in for another TD in the third quarter and Grimes caught a TD pass from Philion. Romain converted both.

Garvin completed 18 passes for 185 yards and also had five rushes for 11 yards. Wegman had nine carries for 13 yards and Spencer Verdun had four carries for 11 yards.

Magyar-Santen caught five passes for 66 yards while Tomas caught four for 37 yards, Jonathan Grundy caught three for 33 yards, Zach Swenerton caught three for 23 yards, Jacob Lipke caught two for 21 yards and Wegman caught one for five yards.

Danny Nguyen and Logan Clyde each had seven tackles while Luis Alfieri had five and Kyle Ilczyna and Seamus Milligan each had four.

Caleb Whyte and Riley Greer each had an interception.

Ben Lane had six punts for 163 yards.

The loss was the third in as many games for the Junior Gryphons. They’re to play the Ottawa Sooners (1-2-0) Saturday at Alumni Stadium. Game time is 6 p.m.

In OPFL Regional Rep Junior Varsity play at Alumni Stadium, the Junior Gryphons toppled the North Halton Crimson Tide 35-20. Details were not reported.

The Guelph side is to play the Orangeville Outlaws (0-0-0) Saturday at 3 p.m. at Alumni Stadium.

The Junior Gryphons are to start their OPFL Regional Rep Bantam play Saturday with a game against Orangeville at Alumni Stadium. Game time is 12 noon.


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