Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football prog­­­ram,

This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers, AMJ Campbell.

We are now 1-2 after a 36-15 loss to the Western Mustangs. The score definitely looks lopsided, but with five minutes remaining in the game, we held a 15-14 lead before the floodgates opened. Tough to have silver linings or moral victories, but there is lots to build off for how we played for 3.5 quarters. We will use this bye week to work on fundamentals, execution, and ultimately get healthier for the final stretch of the season.

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­­­­Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football prog­­­ram,

This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers, AMJ Campbell.

We are 1-0 after a 37-6 victory over the York Lions this past Saturday Afternoon. There is lots to be impressed with and happy about, but also many areas that we can improve upon and will this week before our big game vs Waterloo this Saturday.

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Luc Gerritsen played running back at WLU from 1984 to 1988. His former Offensive Coordinator, Tom Arnott described him as “Big, strong, and fast with the ability to block like an offensive lineman. If there was no hole to run through, he made one. I think he liked it better that way”. In 1987, he scored two touchdowns and was the MVP in Laurier’s 28 to 15 Yates Cup victory over Guelph. In that same year, he was also a 2nd team OUA All-star and he was voted the Team MVP. He was a 2nd round draft pick of the British Columbia Lions in 1987. Luc is currently a science teacher and football coach at Greater Fort Erie Secondary School.  Recently, I was interested in a conversation Luc was having with Gary Jefferies on Facebook about the recent attention given to the horrible revelations about residential schools so I reached out to Luc about learning more about this awful chapter in Canadian history that many of us sadly know almost nothing about.  Luc was kind enough to point me in the right direction and to participate in this interview.

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     Roan Kane played WR for the Golden Hawks from 1970 to 1973 under the legendary Dave ‘Tuffy’ Knight. Kane and Stacey Coray (Talks with Hawks Episode 7) became the first black players to wear the purple and gold, making them the ‘Jackie Robinsons’ of Laurier football history. Kane was a member of the 1972 provincial championship team, Eastern Championship team and the National Runner-up team. Kane graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Now residing just outside of New York City, Kane was recently kind enough talk to me in a recent phone interview.

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