WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team have announced their players of the week following the team’s Week 5 defeat to the McMaster Marauders.
Levondre Gordon – Running back
Gordon, a native of Mississauga, Ont., had success running the football against the Marauders. The fourth-year sociology major tallied 119 yards on 22 carries and garnered his fourth touchdown of the season when the Hawks scored on their opening drive. The 119 yards boosted Gordon up to second in the OUA in rushing yards per game as he now averages 102.8 per contest.
Malcom Thompson – Defensive back
Thompson, a native of Windsor, Ont., was second on the team in tackles on Saturday. The third-year sociology major recorded four solo tackles to go along with two assisted tackles and was also credited with a pass breakup as well. The breakup was influential as it came late in the fourth quarter and forced the Marauder offence off the field, giving the Hawks a chance to win the game. He was a major factor in the Hawks defence limiting the Marauders to only 177 yards through the air and 301 yards of total offence.
Chris Haggart – Special Teams
Haggart, a native of Mississauga, Ont., amassed two tackles on special teams against McMaster. The first-year Arts major made an impact on both punt coverage and kickoff coverage, as he split his tackles between the two. His play was a big factor in the Hawks consistently winning the field position battle and forcing the Marauders offence to go the length of the field.