Chaminade Gryphons Register Lopsided Victory In Homecoming Game
By Sam Laskaris
The Chaminade College Gryphons are proving why they were the pre-season favourites to capture Toronto’s Catholic high school senior boys’ football championship this season.
The Gryphons had kicked off their regular season on Sept. 27 with a convincing 47-0 triumph over the Villanova Knights.
Chaminade followed up that performance with a lopsided 50-0 victory over the St. Oscar Romero Raiders on Oct. 6.
That evening contest, the Gryphons’ Homecoming Game this year, was Football Toronto’s Game of the Week.
“We were executing at a very high rate,” said Chaminade coach Robin Legault.
The Gryphons’ bench boss said he was anticipating a stiffer challenge from the Raiders. He based that information on game film he watched as the Raiders had edged the Bishop Allen Academy Cardinals 14-13 in their season opener on Sept. 26.
“They looked better in their first game,” Legault said of the Raiders.
But it was the Gryphons who dominated throughout their match against the Raiders.
Chaminade scored on the majority of its opening-half drives and led 35-0 at halftime. The Gryphons were able to continue adding to their lead despite utilizing their entire bench in the second half.
“Everybody got to play,” Legault said of Chaminade’s 41-man roster. “We were still running our offence. And our second stringers were executing really well.”
Legault was pleased to see the Gryphons fare extremely well in their lone night game of the season and in front of a boisterous Homecoming crowd.
Chaminade running back Makaya Williams led the Gryphons’ attack as he scored three touchdowns.
Cilton Osmond, a receiver, added a pair of TDs. Fullback Nathan Jopillo and quarterback Salvatore Folino had Chaminade’s two other majors.
Meanwhile, Filipo Marcello successfully booted all seven of his extra point converts. Marcello also was credited with another single point for a rouge.
Chaminade’s next outing is this coming Friday, Oct. 14. The Gryphons are scheduled to host Woodbridge College Wyverns.
The opening kickoff is set for 3 p.m.