Football: GGs' Gillanders misses game to attend funerals of friends

Ottawa definitely made the right call:
"Without (injured Jordan) Wilson-Ross to carry the load, the Gee Gees would normally turn to Brendan Gillanders, but he didn't make the trip to Toronto.

A car accident in Navan, Ont., last Monday took the lives of three kids Gillanders grew up with. Gillanders made the very difficult decision to skip the game and attend the funeral, a decision he made with his coach's blessing." Sun Media

That might be the difference between CIS and the NCAA. It is hard to picture a U.S. coach, with all the pressure they're under, letting a key contributor miss a game on compassionate grounds. Gillanders is No. 2 on Ottawa's depth chart at tailback (although fullback Craig Bearss can play either position and rushed eight times for a team-high 68 yards last night) and he's also their kickoff returner.

The Ottawa newspapers have plenty about the three people taken from us, 19-year-olds Brad Rivington and Chris Sabean and 16-year-old Ginny Marko.
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