Hawks shine at 2016 East-West Bowl

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Laurier DL Jalen Price was named the West Defensive Player of the Week in the lead up to the East-West Bowl game last week.

Jamie Howieson, Laurier Athletics

MONTREAL (May 16, 2016) – Four members of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team played critical roles in helping the West prevail 29-14 over the East in the 14th annual CIS East-West Bowl at McGill University’s Percival Molson Memorial Stadium this past Saturday, May 14.

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Laurier’s four players, all on the defensive side of the ball, helped limit the East to just 295 yards of total offence, compared to the 472 posted by the West.

Highlighting the group was OUA J.P. Metras Award recipient Kwaku Boateng of Milton, Ont., who finished the game with 3.5 total tackles along with a pair of sacks which combined for a loss of eight yards.

Hawks linebacker Nakas Onyeka of Brampton, Ont., was also strong in the game as he led the West in tackles with 4.5 in the contest.

Defensive lineman Jalen Price of Hamilton, who was recognized as the West Defensive Player of the Week in the lead up to the game, finished with 1.5 tackles, including one for a loss, while linebacker Brandon Calver of London, Ont., recorded 2.5 total tackles.

Offensively, the West was led by the duo of McMaster quarterback Asher Hastings and Alberta receiver Tylor Henry. Hastings finished the game completing 10 of 19 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns, both of which were to Henry who had six catches for 123 yards and two touchdown in the contest.

Both players benefitted from the play calling of Laurier offensive coordinator Mark Surya, who served as the West offensive coordinator over the course of the week. The West defence also had a familiar face calling plays as Hawks special teams coordinator Dwayne Cameron served as the team’s defensive coordinator.

Laurier head coach Michael Faulds was also a member of the West coaching staff, serving as quarterbacks coach

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