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Queen's Golden Gaellery by Jeff Chan
Queen's at York 20110924
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 2011, but may be used for personal non-commercial use, and by Queen's University, the CIS and its member conferences and football teams, so long as photo credit are shown or the photos are otherwise attributed to Jeff Chan. All other rights are reserved.
QUEEN'S 63 YORK 3
GAELS TOP YORK 63-3 ON THE ROAD
By Shawn MacDonald Queen's Sports Information
Billy McPhee of Burlington, Ont. led the Gaels offense going 17-23 for 328 passing yards, three touchdowns and rushing for an additional touchdown to lead the Queen's Gaels (2-2) over the York Lions (1-3) by a 63-3 score in week four action of OUA football.
Ryan Granberg of Sherwood Park, Alta. continued his strong play this season as he rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Granberg's biggest play of the day was a 50 yard touchdown run at the start of the second half putting the game out of reach.
On defense the Gaels had three interceptions and one for a touchdown, which was a 46 yard pick from Yann Dika-Balotoken of Toronto. It was the rookie's first touchdown and interception of his Queen's career.
The Lions were led by William Austin of St. Catherine's, Ont. who contributed 60 yards on eight catches in a losing effort.
In the first quarter McPhee and the Gaels built some momentum after Giovanni Aprile of Toronto caught a 20 yard pass to get the Gaels in York territory. McPhee was then able to take the option in on his own for a 15 yard rush and the score.
A few minutes later a tipped pass landed right into the hands of Joshua Sultana of Etobicoke, Ont. who then got the Gaels into great field position looking to increase their early lead. The play led to an eventual touchdown for Abbotsford B.C. native Justin Chapdelaine who split the Lions defense for the score putting the Gaels ahead 14-0.
Ryan Granberg of Sherwood Park, Alta. would keep the chains moving with a big 30 yard rush. Granberg would then finish off the play with a one yard rushing touchdown to put the Gaels up 20-0.
Granberg would get his second score of the day early in the second quarter when he took the ball down the sidelines for a 50 yard touchdown run putting the Gaels out in front 27-0. On the next posession McPhee would find Chris Patrician of Toronto for a 59 yard touchdown to put the score at 34-0.
York would respond as they looked to build momemtum, Brandon Williams of Toronto caught a 29 yard pass from Dimitar Sevdin of Toronto to get the Lions into Gaels territory. The Lions couldn't make their way through the tough Gaels defense and were forced to punt.
Alex Carroll of Victoria B.C. returned a 70 yard punt for a touchdown making the score 41-0 Gaels.
A 62 yard tipped pass from McPhee ended up in the hands of Chapdelaine who found his way through the Lions defense for the touchdown putting the Gaels up 48-0.
Yann Dika-Balotoken of Toronto recorded his first career interception and touchdown intercepting an errant pass from Sevdin. The score put the Gaels up 54-0.
The Lions continued to try and break through for their first points of the game in the second when Sevdin hit Nathaniel Griffith of Brampton, Ont. for a 39 yard pass setting the Lions in Gaels territory. Despite the big play the Lions were forced to punt once again.
At the start of the fourth quarter the Lions were finally able to put their first points of the day up on the board. Heneri Dervishi of Toronto kicked a 12 yard field goal to make the score 54-3 for the Gaels.
Aprile continued to tack on points for the Gaels with a 10 yard rushing touchdown putting the Gaels in front 61-3 in the fourth quarter.
The Gaels forced the Lions to concede a safety in the fourth quarter to complete their scoring.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY:
Granberg's 2nd consecutive 150-yard rushing day, with 2 TD's
Billy's 2nd consecutive 300+ yard passing day, with 3 passing and 1 rushing TD's, and 74% completion %
Justin Chapdelaine's 2 TD's and 131 receiving yards
Yann Dika's pick six and 1st TD
Alex Carroll's 177 return yards
Chris Patrician's 1st 100-yard receiving day and 1st TD
Osie's abuse of an official during his INT return and subsequent heart-felt apology, plsu 1.5 Sacks
Laporte's 4.5 tackles and 0.5 sacks
Tom Howes' hurdle
Queen's 625 net offense yards
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