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Lancers riding the "Finch bus"

Updated: Sep 3, 2023

There's a connection between Chris John's name and the number he wears on his jersey.

"The bus I used to take when I was a kid was called the Finch bus and #36 is also the bus from Pittsburgh Steelers (retired NFL'er Jerome Bettis).

The Lancers rode the "Finch Bus" during their week one victory at McMaster. Chris rushed the ball 13 times for 104 yards tying him for 5th in Canada. The 4th year running back didn't get into the endzone against the Marauders but he was effective during the course of the game. He and Joey Zorn helped the Lancers ran down the clock with over two minutes left in the 4th quarter after the Lancers took a 21-17 lead.

"I couldn't really do this without my o-linemen. My o-linemen are the ones that usually push the other d-linemen out of the way for me."

Quarterback Danny Skelton, who was 18-for-28 for 198 yards, also credits the offensive line for Windsor success in week one. "The o-line played lights out and so I was really proud of that." Skelton said. "It's nice to kind of feed off that in the pass game but it's really the backbone of our offence."

The Lancers face Guelph Sunday night at Alumni Field. The Gryphons beat Toronto 33-10 last weekend. "Going 1-0 is huge for us. It gives us momentum for sure but Guelph is gonna be a real tough opponent." Skelton said. "We got a lot of tough opponents coming up and so just gotta look forward and just keep getting better."


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