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Stangs Win In Overtime Tuesday Morning

John Urban

Monday night the OUA Marquee Matchup in Week #2 was the Western Mustangs football team hosting the Guelph Gryphons at TD Stadium, set for a 7:00pm kickoff.  The Mustangs demolished the York Lions 66-3 on the road, while the Gryphons lost at home to the Ottawa Gee Gees 24-21 in double overtime.  The evening started off with a bang, several of them, as a lightning storm roared through Southwestern Ontario forcing a 2+ hour delay to the game.  Close to 9:20pm the ball was kicked, as thousands of would be attendees dwindled down to the hundreds of die-hard supporters in the wet stands.  The saying ‘good things come to those who wait’ couldn’t of rang more true for those who stayed Labour Day evening, they arguably witnessed one of the most entertaining Canadian football games in recent years.  Such an evenly matched battle, that the game needed overtime with Western prevailing 41-34 after midnight, as the game spilled into Tuesday morning.