WATERLOO, ON – For the first time since 2002, the No. 4 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team suffered a defeat at the hands of their University Ave. rivals as they lost 34-32 to the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday at University Stadium.

In a back-and-forth contest, the Golden Hawks and Warriors put on an offensive display for the 1,736 fans in attendance on a hot and sunny afternoon. Combining for over 1150 yards of offence, the two squads breathed life into a rivalry that was in need of a boost after the Hawks had posted 14 consecutive wins over the black and gold.


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Photo: Adam Gagnon, CFL.ca

Chris O’Leary

He sat at his family’s home in Milton, Ont. watching and waiting.

Kwaku Boateng knew that there were questions around him. Did he want to play football or start a business career? Could he play special teams in the CFL? Were his combine numbers a bad day, or the reflection of an athlete that wouldn’t be able to cut it at the next level?

So the 22-year-old defensive end from Wilfrid Laurier University sat there with his parents, his two brothers, his girlfriend and some close friends and watched the 2017 CFL Draft on TSN. And they waited.


2018 Wilfrid Laurier Men's Football training camp Day 6 action.

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

The Battle of Waterloo is here! Please come out and cheer us on Saturday at 1pm as we take on the Waterloo Warriors at University Stadium. It is going to be a perfect 27 degrees and sunny, thundersticks will be handed out to the first 500 fans, it is autograph day after the game and we will have the Kids Club up and running.


Photo: Mathew McCarthy, Waterloo Region Record

Mark Bryson
Waterloo Region Record

WATERLOO — The spotlight often shines elsewhere, which is perfectly fine with Levondre Gordon.

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks running back simply wants to go about his business, stay healthy and do what he can to help his team be successful during the Ontario University Athletics football season and beyond.

If individual recognition and honours should happen to come his way, that’s fine.

If they don’t, that’s also fine.


Photo: Jeff Hutter

Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

Game Date/Time:
 Saturday, September 15 – 1 p.m.
Game Location: University Stadium – Knight-Newbrough Field, Waterloo
Webcast/Stats: OUA.tv
Radio: 570 News
Audiocast: RadioLaurier.com

– First 500 fans receive Golden Hawk Thundersticks
– Autograph Day – Golden Hawks will be on the field post-game to sign autographs
– Kids 12 and under Free
– Laurier Staff Appreciation Game
– Amsterdam Brewery sampling in West Endzone
– Fifth Quarter Club post-game at Wilf’s presented by Amsterdam Brewery


Among this year’s inductees into the Collingwood Collegiate Institute (CCI) Black and Gold Society is Reinhardt Keller, a football defenseman and hall of famer.


Among this year’s inductees into the Collingwood Collegiate Institute (CCI) Black and Gold Society is Reinhardt Keller, a football defenseman and hall of famer.

The Black and Gold Society started in 1998 as a way to recognize graduates who had exceptional high school athletic careers and went on to achieve great things in sports after high school. The society also honours those who have worked to pioneer and build CCI athletics in their careers as athletes, coaches and teachers at CCI.