Varsity Blues Football end season with sixth loss


Last Saturday, the Varsity Blues football team finished their 2012 football season with a fall against the sixth-ranked Queen’s University Golden Gaels with a score of 35–7 at Richardson Stadium in Kingston.

The Blues were only able to muster a field goal right before the half-time mark, going into rgw break with a score with a score of 14–3.

During the second and third quarters, Queen’s widened the gap to 26–3. In the fourth quarter the Blues got two safeties, but they weren’t enough.

On offence, the Blues got a total of 206 yards and a field goal against a total of 327 yards for the Gaels. UTM’s quarterback, Simon Nassar, finished with 13 for 35, earning 140 passing yards. As for the receivers, the Blues’ fourth-year Paul de Pass and third-year Alex Pierzchalski had three catches for 50 yards and five catches for 35 yards, respectively. UTM’s fullback had two catches for 20 yards.

The Gaels’ quarterback, Billy McPhee, ended with 162 yards on 14 for 18 attempts and two touchdowns. Running back Ryan Granberg finished with 102 rushing yards on 25 rushes and one touchdown, and receiver Giovanni Aprile finished with 84 yards on five catches.

Defensive back Larry Broni finished with a solo and two assisted tackles, linebacker Farouk Musa added four solos and a sack, defensive lineman Jordan Marra had three solos and two assisted, and Abi Olusoga had three solos, one assisted, and one sack.

Nonetheless, the Blues ended up with a season record of 2–6.