Varsity Junior Gryphs downed by unbeaten London

LONDON – The Guelph Varsity Junior Gryphons suffered their sixth consecutive loss in the Ontario Provincial Football League’s Premier Varsity Division when they were handed a 29-10 setback by the undefeated London Junior Mustangs Friday night at London’s TD Stadium.

The result left the Gryphs at 1-6-0 and London at 7-0-0.

Guelph quarterback Dakota Brown completed 22 of 44 pass attempts for 271 yards. He wasn’t intercepted.

Keontae King caught six passes for 94 yards while Clark Barnes caught four for 40 yards. Tommy Nield (52 yards), Jackson Taylor (40 yards) and Juwan Jeffrey (19 yards) each caught three passes.

Brown scored Guelph’s lone touchdown as he led the team rushing with 11 carries for 54 yards. Taylor had two carries for nine yards and Jeffrey four carries for seven yards.

Eric Stranz converted the touchdown and kicked a field goal and he had seven punts for 210 yards.

Barnes returned three punts for 21 yards and a kickoff for 12 yards while Al-Ameen Shipeolu had a kickoff return that went 31 yards.

On defence, Tavius Robinson, Shipeolu, Brandon Ferigo and Joshua Vanamelsvoort each had six tackles and Shipeolu also had an interception.

The Junior Gryphs have one game left on their season. They have a bye this week and are to play the Cumberland Panthers, also 1-6-0 and out of the playoffs, at Ottawa’s Millennium Sports Park July 15 at 6 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal