Football team edges Toronto

TORONTO – The football team scraped by the University of Toronto Varsity Blues with a 13-6 win in Toronto on Friday.

The Gaels fumbled twice and punted 13 times during the rainy encounter at Toronto’s outdoor Varsity Stadium.

“Just about everything that could have gone wrong did,” head coach Pat Sheahan said.

Wide receiver Boris Isakov scored the Gaels’ only touchdown after blocking a Varsity Blues’ punt halfway through the third quarter.

Kicker Dan Village was good for two field goals, making him the Gaels’ all-time leader in career field goals with 48.

With 1:43 left in the fourth quarter, the Varsity Blues tried to score a touchdown on third down from the Gaels’ 3-yard line. But Varsity Blues quarterback Andrew Gillis fumbled a snap to end the drive.

With starting running back Ryan Granberg out with a knee injury, the Gaels’ offence struggled. The running game tallied 120 yards on 31 carries and quarterback Billy McPhee connected on seven out of 21 pass attempts for 91 yards.

With the win, the Gaels improve to 3-2 for fifth-place in the OUA. They play their final road game next weekend against the Windsor Lancers.

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