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PHOTOS: A remarkable season (so far) for the Western Mustangs

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Unbeaten. Ranked #1 in the country. And now to a victory of a place in the first-ever Vanier Cup in London. It’s been a standout season so far for the mighty Western Mustangs, who will host Laval this Saturday for the Mitchell Bowl and a berth in the Vanier Cup national championship on Nov. 26. All photos of Mike Hensen and Derek Ruttan of LFP:



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Head coach Greg Marshall briefs players during Western Mustangs football training at Western Alumni Stadium on Wednesday August 24, 2022. (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)


Western Mustangs linebacker Riley MacLeod tackles running back Anthony Soles despite efforts from offensive lineman Evan Floren during their game at the Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday September 10, 2022. Western won the game, 35-11 .  (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)
Western Mustangs linebacker Riley MacLeod tackles running back Anthony Soles despite efforts from offensive lineman Evan Floren during their game at the Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday September 10, 2022. Western won the game, 35-11 . (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)


Western Mustangs running back Keon Edwards is tackled by Queen's Wells Gaels linebacker Karabin during their game at Alumni Stadium.  (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)
Western Mustangs running back Keon Edwards is tackled by Queen’s Wells Gaels linebacker Karabin during their game at Alumni Stadium. (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)


Western Mustangs running back Keanu Yazbeck dismisses Waterloo Warriors defensive back Isaiah Marcus during their match at the Western Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday September 24, 2022. The Mustangs won with a score of 66-3.  (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)
Western Mustangs running back Keanu Yazbeck dismisses Waterloo Warriors defensive back Isaiah Marcus during their match at the Western Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday September 24, 2022. The Mustangs won with a score of 66-3. (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)


Four Waterloo Warriors beat the Western Mustangs against running back Edouard Wanadi in their match at the Western Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday September 24, 2022. The Mustangs won with a score of 66-3.  (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)
Four Waterloo Warriors beat the Western Mustangs against running back Edouard Wanadi in their match at the Western Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday September 24, 2022. The Mustangs won with a score of 66-3. (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)


Western Mustangs offensive lineman Keegan O'Neil hoists teammate Edouard Wanadi after the running back scored a touchdown during their OUA football semifinal against the Laurier Golden Hawks at Western Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday 5th November 2022. Yates Cup Final with a 45-9 win.  (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)
Western Mustangs offensive lineman Keegan O’Neil hoists teammate Edouard Wanadi after the running back scored a touchdown during their OUA football semifinal against the Laurier Golden Hawks at Western Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday 5th November 2022. Yates Cup Final with a 45-9 win. (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)


Laurier Golden Hawks players Shomari Hutchinson and Luke Brubacher team up to tackle Western Mustangs running back Keon Edwards in their OAU football semi-final at the Western Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday November 5, 2022. The Mustangs advanced to the Yates Cup Finals with a 45-9 win.  (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)
Laurier Golden Hawks players Shomari Hutchinson and Luke Brubacher team up to tackle Western Mustangs running back Keon Edwards in their OAU football semi-final at the Western Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday November 5, 2022. The Mustangs advanced to the Yates Cup Finals with a 45-9 win. (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)


Western Mustangs' Keanu Yazbeck rounds Queen's Gaels' Ashton Miller-Melancon and runs for a touchdown in the third quarter during a snowy Yates Cup at the Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday November 12, 2022. Western won, 44- 16. ( Mike Hensen/The London Free Press)
Western Mustangs’ Keanu Yazbeck rounds Queen’s Gaels’ Ashton Miller-Melancon and runs for a touchdown in the third quarter during a snowy Yates Cup at the Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday November 12, 2022. Western won, 44- 16. ( Mike Hensen/The London Free Press)


Western Mustangs' Brayden Misseri and Keanu Yazbeck celebrate Yazbeck's touchdown in a snowy Yates Cup against the Queen's Gaels at the Alumni Stadium, London on Saturday November 12, 2022. (Mike Hensen/The London Free Press)
Western Mustangs’ Brayden Misseri and Keanu Yazbeck celebrate Yazbeck’s touchdown in a snowy Yates Cup against the Queen’s Gaels at the Alumni Stadium, London on Saturday November 12, 2022. (Mike Hensen/The London Free Press)


Western Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall celebrates with his team after beating the Queen's Gaels 44-16 on a snowy afternoon at the Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday November 12, 2022. (Mike Hensen/The London Free Press)
Western Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall celebrates with his team after beating the Queen’s Gaels 44-16 on a snowy afternoon at the Alumni Stadium in London on Saturday November 12, 2022. (Mike Hensen/The London Free Press)

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