East-West showcase game coming to TD Waterhouse Stadium

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Western Mustangs' football

Laura Barclay

A plethora of football talent will descend upon TD Waterhouse Stadium on May 9 for the seventh annual Canadian Interuniversity Sport East-West showcase.

The best young players eligible for the 2010 Canadian Football League draft will try to catch the eye of CFL scouts in the tilt.

The game was started by the Edmonton Eskimos as a medium to see the best players in CIS football go head to head and since its inception in 2003 has seen notable alumni such as current CFL stars Jesse Lumsden and former Mustangs receiver Andy Fantuz.

Last year’s game, which was hosted by McMaster University, saw the East beat the West 25-12. There was a strong Western contingent, as quarterback Mike Faulds, linebacker Jason Kosec and linemen Andy Rady, Zach Pollari and Vaughn Martin were all named to the squad.

Most players will be draft eligible, save for quarterbacks. This quirk has allowed Faulds to appear in two of the games already, making him somewhat of an East-West Bowl veteran.

Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall will be coaching the West team, while the East team will be led by Laval head coach Glen Constantin. The East team is comprised of schools from Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Eastern Ontario while the West team features schools from the Canada West Conference and Southwestern Ontario.
â€" Jeremy Gritten

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