The Toronto Argonauts’ 1988 Season

Season Summary

Toronto Argonauts 1988 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Toronto Argonauts 1988 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 2 0 0 4 42 34 W2 2-0-0
Regular Season 18 14 4 0 28 571 326 W7 6-0-0
    Home 9 8 1 0 16 294 119 W4 5-1-0
    Visitor 9 6 3 0 12 277 207 W3 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 10 8 2 0 16 354 156 W5 5-1-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 6 2 0 12 217 170 W2 4-2-0

Full 1988 League Standings

Toronto Argonauts 1988 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.344 5-0-0 (5) 3-2-0 (5)
Non-Divisional 0.528 3-1-0 (4) 3-1-0 (4)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 0.500
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.111
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.500
BC Lions (2) 0.556
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.333
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.611
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.611

Coaches

Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches
  • Ellis Rainsberger – Offensive line
  • Jim Gilstrap – Offensive backfield
  • John Meyer – Defensive backs
  • Joseph Moss – Linebackers
  • Sam Sanders – Defensive line

1988 Toronto Argonauts Attendance

  • Capacity: 54,000
  • Total: 208,412
  • High: 25,103
  • Avg: 23,156 (9 out of 9 games)
  • Diff from 1987 Avg: -4,198
  • Low: 20,114
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 42.88
  • Diff from League Avg: -1,071

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Team Scoring

19881987 +/-
Average Combined Score 49.83 0.78 -
Average Winning Score 34.64 7.10 +
Average Losing Score 21.50 3.17 -
Average Home Score 32.67 5.89 +
Average Visitor Score 30.78 3.78 +
Average Margin of Victory 21.14 11.60 +
Average Margin of Loss 12.75 4.75 +

Stadium

  • 1988 home stadium: Exhibition Stadium
  • Capacity: 54,000
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1976 – Expansion/artificial turf

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Toronto 6756123 8263145 5783140 8875163 294 (32.7)277 (30.8)571 (31.7)
Opponent 294473 296190 274976 345387 207 (23.0)119 (13.2)326 (18.1)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 5 (5-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (2-3-0) 9 (9-0-0) 2 (2-0-0) 7 (3-4-0)
After 2nd 7 (6-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 12 (11-1-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (2-2-0)
After 3rd 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (1-2-0) 13 (13-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (1-3-0)
After 4th 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 14 (14-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0)

Toronto Argonauts 1988 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Gill Fenerty
  • 1 – Gilbert Renfroe
  • 1 – Pernell Moore

Defensive Star

  • 1 – Sel Drain
  • 1 – Don Moen
  • 1 – Doug Landry

Lineman Star

  • 2 – Rodney Harding
  • 1 – Ian Beckstead
  • 1 – Harold Hallman

Toronto Argonauts 1988 Player Awards and Nominations

1988 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Gilbert Renfroe (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Willie Pless (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Ian Beckstead (Division Finalist)
  • Canadian Player — Don Moen (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Pernell Moore (Team Nominee)

Toronto Argonauts 1988 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–7 (15) Paul Masotti (WR) Acadia
3–7 (23) Tommy Kane (WR) Syracuse
4–7 (31) Floyd Salazar (CB) McGill
5–7 (39) Chris Munford (S) Simon Fraser
6–7 (47) Tim Karbonik (SB) Calgary
7–7 (55) Frank Paradiso (LB) York
8–7 (63) Jamie Williamson (HB) York

Toronto Argonauts 1988 All-Star Selections

6 All-Canadian Selections
RB Gill Fenerty
C Ian Beckstead
T Chris Schultz*
OLB Willie Pless
DHB Sel Drain
CB Reggie Pleasant
12 All-Division Selections
QB Gilbert Renfroe*
RB Gill Fenerty*
SB Darrell Smith
C Ian Beckstead
T Chris Schultz
DT Rodney Harding
DE Glenn Kulka
OLB Willie Pless*
OLB Don Moen
DHB Sel Drain
CB Reggie Pleasant
K Lance Chomyc*

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 4
Thu. June 30
7:00 PM
HAM 12 @ TOR 16 W 18,148
B 6
Tue. July 5
9:00 PM
TOR 26 @ WPG 22 W 21,491
1 12
Sat. July 16
8:00 PM
TOR 24 @ HAM 29 L 13,157 CBC
2 13
Wed. July 20
7:00 PM
OTT 11 @ TOR 34 W 20,114 CFN
3 18
Thu. July 28
7:00 PM
BC 21 @ TOR 26 W 21,846 CBC
4 21
Tue. Aug. 2
7:30 PM
TOR 41 @ OTT 7 W 24,322 CFN
5 26
Thu. Aug. 11
10:30 PM
TOR 24 @ BC 12 W 29,621 TSN
6 29
Tue. Aug. 16
7:00 PM
HAM 5 @ TOR 19 W 25,103 CFN
7 35
Fri. Aug. 26
9:00 PM
TOR 23 @ SSK 21 W 24,662 CFN
8 37
Wed. Aug. 31
7:00 PM
CGY 17 @ TOR 33 W 24,210 CFN
9 43
Mon. Sept. 5
7:30 PM
TOR 28 @ HAM 56 L 18,300 CFN
10 45
Fri. Sept. 9
8:00 PM
SSK 14 @ TOR 13 L 23,498 CFN
11 52
Sun. Sept. 18
4:00 PM
TOR 21 @ EDM 38 L 33,549 CFN
12 55
Sun. Sept. 25
1:30 PM
EDM 22 @ TOR 35 W 24,101
13 57
Fri. Sept. 30
9:00 PM
TOR 42 @ CGY 25 W 18,281 CFN
14 62
Sat. Oct. 8
1:30 PM
TOR 52 @ OTT 3 W 18,527 CBC
15 65
Fri. Oct. 14
8:00 PM
OTT 7 @ TOR 49 W 21,713 TSN
16 71
Sun. Oct. 23
1:30 PM
WPG 13 @ TOR 36 W 23,324 CFN
17 75
Sun. Oct. 30
1:30 PM
TOR 22 @ WPG 16 W 26,360 CBC
18 78
Sun. Nov. 6
1:30 PM
HAM 9 @ TOR 49 W 24,503 CBC
P2 83
Sun. Nov. 20
1:30 PM
WPG 27 @ TOR 11 L 26,091 CBC