Laurier football weekly update

art9838_pic1This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends (and the best movers) AMJ Campbell.

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

We are saddened by the news of the passing of Laurier football alum and former Waterloo Warriors Head Coach Chris Triantafilou. Chris was such a big part of football in the Kitchener-Waterloo community for so many years, both as a player and a coach.

Chris’s story and visitation details can be found here.

Our season came to an end last Saturday in London as we were defeated 46-13 by the Western Mustangs. The defence and special teams kept us close and the halftime score was 17-13, but we simply couldn’t move the ball into a position to score to make it interesting.

GAME SUMMARY 

The 2018 season was disappointing as our final record was 4-4 and we missed the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

It was a year of adversity, season-ending injuries, three straight losses by a total of six points and we could never gain momentum.

We are not ones to make excuses. You either win the football game or you don’t, and we need to get much better at closing out football games.

In that three-game losing streak, we had leads of 13, 9 and 17 points and still managed to lose. The closing out of games will be a focus going forward.

Looking ahead, we are confident with the returning players we have. In fact, we are continuing to practice weekly, we are in the gym in the early morning and our staff is out getting a jump start on recruiting. We will update throughout the off-season on the new recruit additions we are able to sign.

More Laurier Football headlines

Players of the Week vs. Western
Offence – Brentyn Hall
Defence – Scott Hutter
Special Teams – Malcolm Thompson

OUA title for men’s baseball
Awesome job by the baseball team this year as they bring the OUA title back to Laurier! READ MORE

Women’s lacrosse wins OUA silver medal
Congratulations to the team as well as Lynn Orth for a memorable final season as Head Coach! READ MORE

2018/19 Adopt-A-Hawk Campaign 
Thanks to you, we have surpassed our $40,000 goal with $46,720 raised! But let’s not stop there. Help bridge the gap between Laurier and the rest of the OUA by “adopting” one of our players today: www.laurieralumni.ca/AAHfootball

Go Hawks Go!

Michael​

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