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WATERLOO, ON — This year’s edition of the Battle of Waterloo sees both teams riding high as the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team (3-0) gets set to travel up University Avenue to take on the 4-0 Waterloo Warriors. This year’s highly anticipated game marks the 57th all-time meeting between the cross-town rivals.

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m.
Game Location: Warrior Field, Waterloo
Live Webcast/Stats: OUA.tv
TV broadcast: Rogers TV Waterloo Region (Cable 20)

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20170916 - Kha Vo - Laurier Football vs QU-123Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

It was a hot and humid game day in Kingston with the humidex above 30, but our players were not fazed by it and played an excellent four quarters of football.

After trailing for the first time this season, in the second quarter, we buckled down in all phases and never looked back, coming away with a big road victory 40-17. Game recap and video here.

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WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team has announced its Players of the Week following the squad’s 40-17 win over the Queen’s Gaels Saturday afternoon. The victory improved the Hawks to 3-0 on the season.

Receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. (Ottawa, Ont.) is this week’s offensive player of the week, while defensive end Robbie Smith (Brampton, Ont.) takes home the honours for defence and linebacker Daniel Fitzgerald (London, Ont.) is recognized for his contributions on special teams.

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KINGSTON, ON — Robbie Smith (Brampton, Ont.) set a Laurier record while Michael Knevel (Brantford, Ont.) had another career day as the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team beat the Queen’s Gaels 40-17 Saturday afternoon. On a hot, muggy day at Richardson Stadium in Kingston, the Golden Hawks dominated the time of possession battle, wearing down the Queen’s defence as Knevel threw for 399 yards, setting a new career high for the third straight week. The Laurier quarterback also threw four touchdown passes, marking another career best.

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After 10 years of playing competitive football, Marcus Arkarakas thought he knew the game pretty well. But it wasn’t until he began seeing the game from the perspective as the Golden Hawks’ offensive assistant coach, that he learned there is much more to football than the game itself.

“Some of these guys are my best friends and built relationships over the last four years and now I’m having to coach them. It’s about being able to separate that and how to talk to them.”

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TORONTO, ON – Wilfrid Laurier running back Levondre Gordon, UBC linebacker Elliot Graham and Guelph receiver/returner Ryan Isenor are U SPORTS Football Players of the Week, for the period ending September 10, 2017.

Levondre Gordon rushed for a career-high 208 yards in a 38-35 Golden Hawks victory over the Carleton Ravens. The sociology major was part of a balanced Laurier attack that put up 576 yards on Carleton. Gordon led the way with 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 27 carries.

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