WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks announced today the football players of the week for their OUA Quarter-final victory and they include running back Dillon Campbell on offence, defensive back Austin Reusch on defence, and cover Kwaku Boateng on special teams
The Laurier Football Players of the Game are recognized weekly at the Quarterback Club luncheon. This week’s luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 5 in the Hawk’s Nest and will run from noon to 1 p.m.
Campbell, from Whitby, Ont., had another record-setting performance in the Golden Hawks 29-15 victory over the No. 6 McMaster Marauders in the OUA Quarter-finals this past Saturday. The fifth year kinesiology and physical education major ran the ball 40 times, a new OUA single-game record, for an eye-popping 295 yards to lead Laurier past the defending Yates Cup Champions. Campbell’s 295 yards are the most by a Golden Hawk in a single game, breaking his own record of 293 yards set last season against the Toronto Varsity Blues.
Reusch, originally from Burlington, Ont., played a critical role in Laurier’s defensive effort in their victory over the Marauders. The fourth year business major recorded 2.5 tackles in the game and provided excellent coverage that helped hold the OUA’s second-highest scoring team in the regular season to just 15 points. Reusch’s best play of the afternoon came late in the contest when he denied a shot into the endzone on third down by McMaster which turned the ball over to the purple and gold.
As for Boateng, from Milton, Ont., he made his presence felt on special teams in the Hawks quarter-final victory over McMaster. The third year business major recorded one special teams tackle of his 4.5 on the afternoon and provided the Hawks with great downfield coverage, limiting the Marauders to just an average of 13.25 yards per kickoff return and 7.75 yards per punt return. His strong blocking on returns also allowed Laurier to average 20 yards per kickoff return.
The Laurier Football players of the week are presented by OneCard and the Laurier Bookstore.