Fans and allies of college football in Ontario have a lot of motivation to celebrate with Friday, September 3 denoting the authority opening of football instructional courses across the OUA (Ontario University Athletics).
Following the retraction of the 2020 football season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Guelph Griffins are currently only weeks from a re-visitation of play in OUA football.
While the remainder of the meeting will start off their season on Sept. 18, the Griffins should stand by one extra week to get their season in progress because of an initial week bye.
On Sept. 25 the holding up will formally be over when the Griffins play host toward the Western Mustangs for a 6 p.m. opening shot at Alumni Stadium. Until further notice, the Griffins will have three weeks staying to put the final details on their groundwork for a hotly anticipated re-visitation of the field.
“The past year and a half have been such a challenge in so many ways,” says Gryphon head coach, Ryan Sheahan. “Being able to get everyone in our program back together for training camp is something that everyone in our program is beyond excited about. It is great to be back on the field and doing what we love.”
The last time the Griffin football crew was in real life was on Nov. 2, 2019, when the Griffins fell only one stage shy of coming to the Yates Cup. It was a critical 2019 season for the Griffins, with the group posting a 6-2 record during the customary season and coming to as high as No. 3 in the public rankings (the program’s most noteworthy public positioning since the 1996 season).
At the end of the season games, the Griffins crushed the Carleton Ravens prior to tumbling to the possible Yates Cup champion McMaster Marauders.
The 2019 mission likewise denoted the main season in control for lead trainer Ryan Sheahan, who currently returns for his third year as a lead trainer of the University of Guelph football program.
“We cannot wait to see what lies ahead for our Gryphon football program in 2021,” says Sheahan. “We feel like our roster has a nice mixture of youth and experience, with internal competition at an all-time high. As always, there is no shortage of talented teams across the OUA, but we look forward to facing that challenge as we look to put ourselves in a position to once again compete for a championship.”
Subtleties on Griffin tickets and fan participation with respect to COVID–19 conventions will be shared when concluded. The University of Guelph Department of Athletics will keep on checking the circumstance intently and follow general wellbeing rules as the territory keeps on advancing through its returning arrangement.