1921 in Canadian football

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Canadian Football News in 1921

Western Canada Rugby Football Union joined the CRU and challenged for the Grey Cup. The Edmonton Eskimos became the first Western team to play in a Grey Cup game, but lost to the Toronto Argonauts 23–0.

Rule changes included reducing players from 14 to 12 per side; putting ball into play by snapping it back; limit of 18 players with substitutes permitted freely.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 6 6 0 0 167 35 10
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 3 3 0 77 71 6
Hamilton Tigers 6 3 3 0 102 79 6
Montreal AAA 6 0 6 0 29 190 0
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T Pts
Varsity Blues 4 2 1 1 5
Queen's Tricolour 4 2 2 0 4
McGill Redmen 4 1 2 1 3

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Victorias 4 4 0 0 59 37 8
Winnipeg Tammany Tigers 4 2 2 0 53 41 4
University of Manitoba Varsity 4 0 4 0 53 87 0
Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Southern Saskatchewan
Regina Rugby Club 4 4 0 0 86 11 8
Regina Boat Club 4 2 2 0 34 28 4
Moose Jaw 4 0 4 0 12 93 0
Northern Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Quakers 3 2 1 0 43 18 4
University of Saskatchewan Varsity 3 1 2 0 18 43 2
Alberta Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 3 3 0 0 148 5 6
University of Alberta Varsity 4 1 3 0 35 113 2
Calgary Rugby Club 3 1 2 0 39 104 2

* Final game of the season was cancelled - not necessary

League Champions

Football Union League Champion
IRFU Toronto Argonauts
WCRFU Edmonton Eskimos
CIRFU University of Toronto
ORFU Toronto Parkdale
MRFU Winnipeg Victorias
SRFU Saskatoon Quakers[2]
ARFU Edmonton Eskimos

Grey Cup Playoffs

Note: All dates in 1921

SRFU Playoff

Date Away Home
November 4 Regina Rugby Club 6 Saskatoon 9
* Regina won the game played on October 29. After a successful protest, the game was replayed on November 4.
  • Saskatoon advances to the WCRFU Semi-Final

Eastern Semi-Final

Date Away Home
November 19 Toronto Varsity Blues 12 Toronto Argonauts 20
  • Toronto Argonauts advance to the Eastern Final.[3]

Eastern Final

Date Away Home
November 26 Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 8 Toronto Argonauts 16
  • Toronto Argonauts advance to the Grey Cup.

Western Semi-Final

Date Away Home
November 7 Saskatoon Quakers 1 Winnipeg Victorias 16
[4]

Western Final

Date Away Home
November 14 Edmonton Eskimos 16 Winnipeg Victorias 6
* Game was scheduled for November 12. The train from Edmonton was late arriving and the game was postponed until November 14.
  • Edmonton advances to the Grey Cup

Playoff Bracket

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                 
ORFU Toronto Parkdale
BYE
ORFU Toronto Parkdale 8
EAST
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 16
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 20
CIRFU University of Toronto 12
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 23
ARFU Edmonton Eskimos 0
ARFU Edmonton Eskimos
BYE
ARFU Edmonton Eskimos 16
WEST
MRFU Winnipeg Victorias 6
MRFU Winnipeg Victorias 16
SRFU Saskatoon Quakers 1

Grey Cup Championship

December 3

9th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario

Edmonton Eskimos 0 Toronto Argonauts 23
Toronto Argonauts are the 1921 Grey Cup Champions

1921 Toronto Globe Eastern All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

References

  1. ^ 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.294
  2. ^ "1921 Saskatoon Quakers". 
  3. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TEshAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2oEFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1776%2C5575149 The Montreal Gazette – November 21, 1921
  4. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9AZTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2TcNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5210%2C1118635
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