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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,
The U Sports football season just concluded two weekends ago in Quebec City, but we are already excited to look ahead at the 2019 schedule which was just released this past week.
Some things we, as coaches, look for right away are our two non-combatants – which will be McMaster and Guelph. Our bye week is also right in the middle of the season, which is great!
We get to host rival Western in Week #1 and the always-exciting Homecoming game is Saturday September 28th against the Queen’s Gaels. For more details on the schedule click here.
More Laurier Football headlines
Big congratulations to First Team OUA All-Stars Kurleigh Gittens Jr. (receiver and returner), Will Amoah (defensive back) and Trevaughan James (defensive tackle) as well as Second Team OUA All-Stars Levondre Gordon (running back), Mario Villamizar (fullback), Brentyn Hall (receiver), Robbie Smith (defensive end) and Scott Hutter (defensive back). FULL ARTICLE
Rookie Defensive End Tyler Eckert was named to the All-Rookie Team. FULL ARTICLE
Kurleigh Gittens Jr. took home First Team All-Canadian status as a receiver and returner. Defensive back Will Amoah was a First Team All-Canadian as a defensive halfback and Trevaughan James a Second Team All-Canadian at defensive tackle. FULL ARTICLE
Final practices of 2018
We had five extra practices after the season and it was great for the development of so many of our young players. On the fifth and final practice, we ran our annual Burger Bowl (live scrimmage) which was about 70 plays of offence versus defence in the snow.
Recruiting class update
We are thrilled to say that we have three great commits already and should have a few more in the coming weeks:
6’7”, 265 lb Offensive Lineman Cooper Hamilton from Barrie
6’1”, 220 lb Running Back Mekhi Hyman from Toronto
6’1” 205 lb Full Back Jordan Brubacher from Cambridge
2018/19 Adopt-A-Hawk Campaign
Thanks to you, we have surpassed our $40,000 goal with $47,310 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!