Laurier football weekly update

faulds profile 1Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

It was a very productive bye week filled with: workouts, therapy, meetings and a few practices. Now the whole team is gearing up for a very important road test in the nation’s capital.

This Friday, we will travel up to Ottawa stay the night and on Saturday, September 17th we will take on the Carleton Ravens at 1pm.

Carleton is a 2-1 football team right now with a lot of talent. Like us, their first recruiting class as a staff is now in their 4th year and they are starting to really play well together as a team. This year they stumbled a bit out of the gate and lost on the road at McMaster. But then, just a week later, they won a massive home game beating the Western Mustangs. This past week, no surprise to anyone, they handled the Toronto Varsity Blues with ease.

They have some very explosive weapons on offence led by quarterback Jesse Mills, receiver Nate Behar and running back Jade Rowe.

On defence, their best player is Kenny Onyeka, who is our very own Godfrey Onyeka’s brother and Nakas Onyeka’s cousin.

On special teams, they have the best returner in the country – Tunde Adeleke – who has three punt return touchdowns in just three games this year.

We will definitely treat this like a business trip and we have to play four full quarters of disciplined, tough, hard-nosed football.

Here’s what is happening:

Week 1 & 2 Highlights
Queen’s Game: http://www.laurierathletics.com/createarticle.php?ID=8503
York Game: http://www.laurierathletics.com/createarticle.php?ID=8527

Players of the Week Lunch
Join us this Thursday, September 15th at noon in the Hawks Nest to recap the York game, honour the players of the game, hand out some great prizes and look ahead to the big Carleton game this weekend.

The Players of the Week: Offence – RB Eric Guiltinan, Defence – DB Malcolm Thompson and Special Teams – Returner Carson Ouellette. http://www.laurierathletics.com/createarticle.php?ID=8531

Two regular season home games remain!
Get your tickets now http://tickets.laurierathletics.com/. Remaining home schedule:
Saturday, September 24th – Waterloo 1:00pm – Homecoming
Friday, October 14th – Guelph 11:00am – School Day Game

Behind the Lens
Be sure to check out the great photos from Laurier Football photographer Kha Vo in the Media section – Behind the Lens.

Adopt-A-Hawk
Thank you to so many of you that have already sponsored one of our players!
Please help us raise the funds necessary to compete with the CIS best football teams. Consider adopting one of our Hawks today!

If you have a positional preference, just reach out to me and I can make suggestions. https://web.wlu.ca/adoptahawk/documents/2016-17AdoptAHawkGiftForm.pdf

Newsletter Subscribers
Help us expand our subscribers list and send me mfaulds@wlu.ca the email address of anyone interested, please and thank you!

Until next week, go Hawks go!
-Michael

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