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Queen's Golden Gaellery by Jeff Chan
Laurier at Queen's 20110917
All photos are by Jeff Chan. Jeff is past Chairman of the Vanier Cup - Canada's University Football Championship and the Premier University Event in Canada, and was a member of the Canadian College Bowl Board and Vanier Cup Organizing Committee from 1978-2000.
All photos are Copyright (c) Jeff Chan 2000-2011, and may be used for personal non-commercial applications including by Queen's University, the CIS and its member conferences, so long as photo credits are shown or the photos are otherwise attributed to Jeff Chan. All other rights, including for all corporate use, are reserved.
QUEEN'S 58 LAURIER 35
GAELS BACK ON TRACK WITH 58 - 35 WIN OVER LAURIER
bY Christopher Lund - Queen's Sports Information
Giovanni Aprile of Toronto had four touchdowns (three receiving, one return) on 177 yards receiving and 191 yards on kick returns to lead the Queen's Gaels (1-2) over the Laurier Golden Hawks (1-2) by a 58-35 score in week three action of OUA football.
Billy McPhee of Burlington, Ont. had a career day with 362 passing yards and four touchdowns as well as a rushing touchdown to spark the Gaels offence. McPhee got off to a fast start by hitting Justin Chapdelaine of Abbotsford, B.C. on a 47 yard pass play to give the Gaels first and goal early. Craig Rushon of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. punched in his first career touchdown to give the Gaels a 7-0 lead early.
It was all Gaels after that as the team responded with 26 more points before the end of the half off of a McPhee rushing touchdown, two McPhee to Aprile touchdown passes, a Laurier safety and a field goal by Dan Village of Abbotsford, B.C. which moves him within one of the all-time Gaels lead.
Laurier scored their first touchdown of the game just before the end of the first half on a three yard pass play to Anton Bennett of Toronto.
The Gaels came out strong after the half with an eight minute drive which culminated in a 10 yard McPhee to Aprile passing touchdown.
The Gaels forced a safety on the next Golden Hawks possession and on the ensuing safety kickoff, Aprile returned the the kick for a 90 yard Gaels touchdown to put the Gaels up 49-7.
Kingston, Ontario's Aaron Gazendam scored his first career touchdown on a 45 yard pass from McPhee to round out the Gaels touchdowns on the afternoon. The defence forced another safety on a bad snap to bring them to their final point total of 58.
Laurier's four second half touchdowns came on the strength of three passing touchdowns from Shane Kelly of Basking Ridge, N.J. and an interception which Shane Herbert of Ajax, Ont. took the length of the field from the Laurier goal line. Former Gaels receiver Mark Surya of Burlington, Ont. had two touchdowns in a losing effort for the Golden Hawks.
Ryan Granberg of Sherwood Park, Alta. was the Gaels feature back on the afternoon with 145 net yards rushing on 30 carries.
With the win the Gaels move to 1-2 on the season and will return to action on the road next week against the York Lions (1-2). Kickoff is set for 1:00 pm at York Stadium.
Dan Village moved within one field goal of Jamie Galloway's all-time record of 47... Giovanni Aprile set a Gaels record for return yards in a game with 191, breaking the previous mark of 180 set by Jimmy Allin on Sept. 7th, 2009 against the Guelph Gryphons... Aprile also moved into a tie for second on the Gaels leaderboard for points in a single game with 24... Granberg's 30 carries put him in a fourth place tie with former Gaels running back Jimmy Therrien of Montreal for most carries in a game with 30... The win was number 130 for Gaels coach Pat Sheahan in his head coaching career... The 58 point performance now stands as the most the Gaels have ever scored against Laurier dating back to 1968.
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