OTTAWA – The Guelph Gryphons managed just 269 yards in total offence as they fell 12-10 to the Ottawa Gee Gees on the road Saturday afternoon.
Guelph had a chance to take the lead late in the game on two occasions, both long field goal attempts. But one went wide and the other was blocked by the Gee Gees defence.
Guelph is now 1-2 on the season. Next game is Saturday in Windsor.
Ottawa led 10-0 after the first quarter on a one-yard touchdown run and a 12-yard field goal.
Guelph made it 10-7 by halftime thanks to an 85 yard catch-and-run play from quarterback Theo Landers to Zeph Fraser.
What would prove to be the winning points came on a safety conceded by Guelph in the third quarter, making it 12-7 at the time.
A 45-yard field goal with 2:51 remaining by Guelph’s Gabe Ferraro finished the scoring.
Ferraro missed his three other field goal attempts on the day.
For the second straight week Guelph hurt itself with plenty of penalties: 13 of them for 129 yards.
Landers was also sacked seven times by the Gee Gees.