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Huge second half propels Gryphons to come-from-behind win

Win over Waterloo evens Guelph's record at 3-3

WATERLOO – The Guelph Gryphons scored 41 points in the second half to come from behind and beat the Waterloo Warriors 53-49 in OUA football action Saturday afternoon.

Twenty seven of those points came in the final quarter.

Johnny Augustine capped the comeback by scoring the winning points on a 22-yard touchdown run with 35 seconds left in the game.

The win improves Guelph to 3-3 on the season and puts them all alone in sixth place in the standings. Waterloo is now 4-2.

Guelph trailed 29-12 at the half before the offence caught fire after the break.

Quarterback Theo Landers, making his first career start in place of the injured James Roberts, threw for 205 yards and a touchdown but also ran for 106 yards and a touchdown.

Augustine had 91 yards on the ground.

Leading receiver was Jacob Scarfone, with six catches for 86 yards and a touchdown.

Gabe Ferraro booted three field goals, including one from 51 yards, and converted all six Gryphon touchdowns.

Jason Richards returned a kickoff 96 yards for one of the Guelph majors.

On the defensive side of the ball Royce Metchie led Guelph with 10 solo tackles.

The Warriors racked up 552 yards in total offence but shot themselves in the foot by being flagged for 17 penalties for a total of 127 yards. Guelph had nine penalties.

The Gryphons have a bye week Saturday. They host the WIlfrid Laurier Golden Hawks on Oct. 14.


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