107th Yates Cup

The McMaster Marauders and the Guelph Gryphons squared off at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton Saturday for the Yates Cup, the champion of the OUA. And despite some offensive hiccups from the home squad, the Marauder defense was in beasts mode all day, making life miserable for the Gryphons and ultimately leading to a 20-15 victory for Mac. The Marauders move on to the Mitchell Bowl next weekend in Hamilton. Here’s a look at the weekend action. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Defensive star ;Joey Cupido, in his last season, hoists the Cup. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Defensive star Joey Cupido, in his last season, hoists the Cup. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. The Marauders take to the field.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. The Marauders take to the field. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. A fight to recover a fumble. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. A fight to recover a fumble. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. QB Marshall Ferguson has eyes wide as he scrambles for some yards.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. QB Marshall Ferguson has eyes wide as he scrambles for some yards. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac fans get in the spirit of things at the sellout game.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac fans get in the spirit of things at the sellout game. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Guelph's Robert Farquharson is grabbed by McMaster's Jacob Heathcote. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Guelph’s Robert Farquharson is grabbed by McMaster’s Jacob Heathcote. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Both defenses played tough, making yardage hard to aquire.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Both defenses played tough, making yardage hard to acquire. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac's Chris Pezzetta gained a lot of tough yards on the afternoon. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac’s Chris Pezzetta gained a lot of tough yards on the afternoon. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Starting Guelph QB Jazz Lindsey airs out a pass. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Starting Guelph QB Jazz Lindsey airs out a pass. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac's Daniel Petermann runs with the ball, with a quartet of Gryphons in hot pursuit. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac’s Daniel Petermann runs with the ball, with a quartet of Gryphons in hot pursuit. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac's Declan Cross dives for some yardage.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac’s Declan Cross dives for some yardage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Guelph's Jacob Scarfone is drilled while chasing Mac's Allan Dicks. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Guelph’s Jacob Scarfone is drilled while chasing Mac’s Allan Dicks. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Guelph's Rob Farquharson is grabbed by a Mac defender.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Guelph’s Rob Farquharson is grabbed by a Mac defender. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac QB Marshall Ferguson looks downfield to pass. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac QB Marshall Ferguson looks down field to pass. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Daniel Petermann heads upfield with the ball.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Daniel Petermann heads up field with the ball. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Declan Cross on the run with the ball.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Declan Cross on the run with the ball. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Chris Pezzetta is wrapped up. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Chris Pezzetta is wrapped up. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Guelph's Colin Mandich has a ball slip through his fingers. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Guelph’s Colin Mandich has a ball slip through his fingers. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Guelph's Rob Farquharson is tackled by a Marauder. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Guelph’s Rob Farquharson is tackled by a Marauder. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Guelph's Lucas Spagnuolo lands atop Mac's Andrew Surya. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Guelph’s Lucas Spagnuolo lands atop Mac’s Andrew Surya. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. David Blakely, class of '83, sports his lucky hard hat to cheer on the Marauders.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. David Blakely, class of ’83, sports his lucky hard hat to cheer on the Marauders. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac's Wayne Moore gains some real estate. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac’s Wayne Moore gains some real estate. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac's Chris Pezzetta drives for yards while Guelph's Cameron Walker tries to make a tackle.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Mac’s Chris Pezzetta drives for yards while Guelph’s Cameron Walker tries to make a tackle. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. QB Marshall Ferguson and RB Chris Pezzetta celebrate at the buzzer. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. QB Marshall Ferguson and RB Chris Pezzetta celebrate at the buzzer. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Coach Stefan Ptazek leads the boys in a victory song.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. Coach Stefan Ptazek leads the boys in a victory song. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. The boys cheer the presentation of the Cup.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. The boys cheer the presentation of the Cup. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 -  McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. The team pose for a photo with the Cup. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 15,2014 – McMaster Marauders vs. Guelph Gryphons, Yates Cup Championship at Ron Joyce Stadium. Mac won, 20-15 to claim the championship. The team pose for a photo with the Cup. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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