GUELPH, ON – Jacob Scarfone (offence), Luke Korol (defence) and Gabe Ferraro (special teams) have been named the Gryphons Football Players of the Game for Week 4 of the 2017 season following the team’s 43-6 win over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.
Offensive Player of the Game
#2 Jacob Scarfone (Receiver)
Jacob Scarfone has been named Gryphon football’s Offensive Player of the Game for the second time this season. Scarfone earned the honours following a 2 touchdown display on Saturday at the University of Toronto. Scarfone, who was selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 6th round of the 2017 CFL Draft, showed off his big-play capability by racking up 110-yards receiving on just 4 receptions versus the Varsity Blues. He scored Guelph’s first touchdown of the day, getting behind the U of T defence for a 36-yard TD late in the 1st quarter. In the 4th quarter, the London, Ontario native was at it again, this time connecting with quarterback James Roberts for a 55-yard touchdown strike to push the University of Guelph lead to 43-5. Through four games this season, Scarfone ranks 2nd in the OUA in receiving yards per game (105.3) and is tied for 1st in the conference with 4 touchdown receptions.
Defensive Player of the Game
#53 Luke Korol (Linebacker)
The Gryphons dominated defensively against the Varsity Blues and fourth-year linebacker Luke Korol was leading the way. The Lynden, Ontario native racked up a team-high 9 tackles to go along with 1 sack and 1 fumble recovery. The Gryphons defensive unit allowed a season-low 157 total yards of offence, limiting U of T to just 21-yards rushing and 142-yards passing. Through four games this season, Korol ranks 2nd in the OUA in tackles per game (8.6).
Special Teams Player of the Game
#10 Gabe Ferraro (Kicker/Punter)
Gabe Ferraro, a fourth-year kicker, takes home Special Teams Player of the Week for the third time this season. Ferraro delivered for the Gryphons on Saturday setting a new, single-game and career-high with five made field goals versus U of T. Ferraro currently leads the OUA with 15 made field goals and finished the day 5-for-6 against the Varsity Blues, with makes at 30, 25, 39, 43 and 26 yards. Ferraro also had a solid day punting when called upon, averaging 37.5 yards per punt while twice pinning U of T inside their own 20-yard line.