York Lions head coach Warren Craney was optimistic heading in to the 2016 season. His optimism appears to paying off. After years of rebuilding and retooling the Lions are now 2-1 and having their best season under Craney. After beating down the Waterloo Warriors and losing to the Laurier Golden Hawks, the Lions dominated the Windsor Lancers 56-32. Last week the Lancers upset the defending Yates Cup Champs and the number one-ranked Guelph Gryphons.
Lions Move to 2-1 After Outscoring Windsor
The Hunchak Attack
Brett Hunchak was able to exploit the Lancers all game in the friendly confines of Alumni Field, passing for 540 yards and three touchdowns as the Lions.
Hunchak makes the offence that much better in his time as a starter. The second year quarterback’s performance allowed the team to pull away in the second half as York put up six offensive touchdowns total over the Lancers. Adam Adebobye was the favourite target on the day with 11 grabs for 216 yards and two touchdowns. Brother Colton Hunchak had 8 catches for 138 yards and a touchdown.
FB | Adam Adeboboye aka "Bo-bo" with a coming out party! 11 catches, 216 yards and a touchdown vs. Windsor! pic.twitter.com/yvjiNMKxZB
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The Ground Attack
Kayden Johnson and Jesse Amankwaa ran wild all over the Lancer’s defence. The pair of running backs brought in three scores to York’s total. Johnson averaged 9.5-yards per carry with two touchdowns, while 2015 OUA Rookie of the Year Amankwaa added the other rushing score.
York heads downtown for the Red-Blue Bowl to take on the Toronto Varsity Blues (0-3). Toronto opened their season against three nationally ranked opponents and are coming off a 65-7 blowout loss to number six Carleton in Week 3. Toronto has won the last three of the games between the arch rivals, however these Lions appear to not be like any of the team’s Craney has fielded the past three seasons. The battle on Varsity Field should prove to be an intriguing match up.
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