1947 in Canadian football

For the first time in Grey Cup history, the same two teams challenged for the trophy for the third consecutive year. But unlike the previous two years, the Toronto Argonauts needed some late game heroics to win their third consecutive title.[1]

1947 in Canadian football
Playoffs
IRFU ChampionsToronto Argonauts
WIFU ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
35th Grey Cup
ChampionsToronto Argonauts
← 1946 Canadian Football Seasons 1948 →

Regular seasonEdit

Final regular season standingsEdit

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

Western Interprovincial Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8 5 3 0 83 83 10
Calgary Stampeders 8 4 4 0 79 93 8
Regina Roughriders 8 3 5 0 78 64 6
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Ottawa Rough Riders 12 8 4 0 170 103 16
Toronto Argonauts 12 7 4 1 140 122 15
Montreal Alouettes 12 6 6 0 164 164 12
Hamilton Tigers 12 2 9 1 119 204 5
Ontario Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Wildcats 10 9 1 0 245 84 18
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 10 7 3 0 103 100 14
Ottawa Trojans 10 5 4 1 148 133 11
Toronto Indians 10 4 5 1 99 120 9
Windsor Rockets 10 4 6 0 86 138 8
Sarnia Imperials 10 0 10 0 60 166 0
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.

Grey Cup playoffsEdit

Note: All dates in 1947

Semi-FinalsEdit

ORFU Semi-Final
Toronto Indians @ Hamilton Wildcats
Date Away Home
November 7 Toronto Indians 0 Hamilton Wildcats 14
  • Hamilton advances to the ORFU Final.
ORFU Semi-Final
Ottawa Trojans @ Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
Date Away Home
November 8 Ottawa Trojans 16 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 7
  • Ottawa advances to the ORFU Final.

FinalsEdit

WIFU Finals – Game 1
Calgary Stampeders @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 1 Calgary Stampeders 4 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16
WIFU Finals – Game 2
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 11 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3 Calgary Stampeders 15
WIFU Finals – Game 3
Calgary Stampeders @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date Away Home
November 15 Calgary Stampeders 3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10
  • Winnipeg won the total-point series by 29–22. Winnipeg advances to the Grey Cup game.
ORFU Final
Ottawa Trojans @ Hamilton Wildcats
Date Away Home
November 15 Ottawa Trojans 15 Hamilton Wildcats 3
  • Ottawa will play the Toronto Argonauts in the Eastern Finals.
IRFU Finals – Game 1
Toronto Argonauts @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 11 Toronto Argonauts 3 Ottawa Rough Riders 0
IRFU Finals – Game 2
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 15 Ottawa Rough Riders 0 Toronto Argonauts 21
  • Toronto won the total-point series by 24–0. Toronto will play the Ottawa Trojans in the Eastern Finals.

Eastern FinalsEdit

Ottawa Trojans @ Toronto Argonauts
Date Away Home
November 22 Ottawa Trojans 1 Toronto Argonauts 22
  • Toronto advances to the Grey Cup game.

Playoff BracketEdit

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
         
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 0-0
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 3-22
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 22
EAST
ORFU Ottawa Trojans 1
ORFU Hamilton Wildcats 3
ORFU Ottawa Trojans 15
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 10
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9
WIFU no quarter final
 
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16-3-10
WEST
WIFU Calgary Stampeders 4-15-3
WIFU no quarter final
 

Grey Cup ChampionshipEdit

November 29

35th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9 Toronto Argonauts 10
The Toronto Argonauts are the 1947 Grey Cup Champions

Needing to beat the clock, the Argos had a quick huddle, and Joe Krol, a Grey Cup hero for many seasons, angled a kick away from the Winnipeg safety, over the goal line and into touch for the winning point as time expired.[1]

1947 Eastern (Combined IRFU & ORFU) All-StarsEdit

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

1st TeamEdit

2nd TeamEdit

1947 Western (Western Interprovincial Football Union) All-StarsEdit

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

1947 Ontario Rugby Football Union All-StarsEdit

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

1947 Canadian Football AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Grey Cup Memories: 1947". CFL.ca. 2005-11-08. Retrieved 2019-10-05.