Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,
It has been a very busy and fun week of Spring Camp and the team is really starting to come together. With last Thursday’s ice storm our practice at McMaster got moved to this past Wednesday. We had a beautiful sunny and clear 10 degree day to compete against McMaster and it was nice to finally compete against a different colour jersey. The two teams competed in one-on-ones, Pass Skelly, Inside Run and finished up with a Team period.
On Offense, our receivers did a fantastic job in the one-on-one period, led by Carson Ouellette and Marcus Arkarakas – along with some great throws by the quarterbacks.
When it got to the team period we struggled a bit, but both running backs Osayi Iginuan and Eli Fera had nice gains on screen passes.
On defence, linebacker Noah Usherwood had an interception in the Pass Skelly session and, when it came to the team period, our defensive line was phenomenal. They were able to stop the run and get pressure on the quarterback, led by Jalen Price, Rashari Henry, Robbie Smith and Emerson Gourdet.
Defensive back Malcolm Thompson was solid in coverage and had a few knock downs.
In Special Teams, we had three punts and two punt returns. Kicker Nathan Mesher averaged 38 yards per punt and our coverage was very good. On returns, both Carson Ouellette and William Pitt-Doe are very dangerous anytime they touch the ball.
Our Spring Camp will conclude this Saturday April 2nd as we host Waterloo at University Stadium at 10am. Everyone is welcome to come out and watch as we will once again compete against the Warriors in many different drills.
Here’s what is happening:
The 17th Annual Friends of Golden Hawk Football Reception and Dinner
Presented once again by Sun Life Financial the dinner will be held Thursday, April 28th at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener, Ontario.
Paul Giannelia is the keynote speaker. Paul is the President and CEO of SC Infrastructure and he was also the Project Director of Canada’s Confederation Bridge
We are excited that this year we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1991 Vanier Cup winning team. To attend this great event you can purchase your tickets/table here: http://www.laurierathletics.com/generatepage.php?ID=58
Silent Auction Items
A big part of our football dinner is our silent auction. If you have something for the auction that you would be willing to donate please let us know. Anything from sporting event tickets, golf rounds, sports paraphernalia, etc. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Kids Football Camp
The week of July 18th – 22nd. Ages 7-12
CIS Champions: Men’s Curling
Congrats to the Men’s Curling Team on winning another CIS Championship http://www.laurierathletics.com/createarticle.php?ID=8412
The first on-field clinic was very well received with roughly 30 coaches who braved a rainy day. Coaches travelled from Brampton, Oakville, Brantford, London and many from Kitchener-Waterloo. All the feedback has been positive and we will definitely do this again. Maybe even this August during training camp.
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Until next week,
Go Hawks Go!