The Toronto Varsity Blues closed out their 2016 campaign on a positive note against the Waterloo Warriors. The Varsity Blues controlled the ball and executed against the winless Warriors to close out their year, winning by a final score of 38-7.
“We were just worried about executing our stuff,” said head coach Greg Gary. “I feel like we’re getting close to where we need to be, recruiting for next season starting today now though.”
— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) October 15, 2016
The Varsity Blues finished their season by absolutely dominating the Warriors. The Warriors were overmatched from the get-go and Toronto took advantage of the athletes they had on the field. When Waterloo stacked the box on offence with extra blockers, Toronto responded by blitzing. The linebackers were too fast for the Waterloo offensive line, that led to a quarterback sack and four tackles for loss by the Varsity Blues.
Quarterback Marcus Hobbs capped off his final career game with a win, passing for 348-yards, a touchdown and rushing for an additional 25-yards on the ground, as well as another score. His top target on the afternoon was Rahul Medan, who hauled in nine catches for 186-yards and a touchdown. Post-game was a time for reflection by Hobbs.
“It was great to finish off with a win, we’re a big a happy family here and I’m going to miss it a lot,” said Hobbs, following his last career game.
Defensive star Richard Gillespie finished the year with another interception against the Warriors, putting him at the top of the OUA with five. His stats make a strong case for a CFL team to take a good hard look at the prospect in the upcoming draft.
“If you’re playing at this level and not looking towards the future, putting in this much time and effort, you should just focus on school. This is my resume, hopefully I’ll get a look from a CFL team,” said Gillespie.
With their season done, it’s back to the gym for the team as the coaches look to recruit new players to the team for 2017 season with the goal of ending their playoff drought.
Main photo courtesy of Martin Bazyl.