Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program

This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers, AMJ Campbell.

Playoffs are here!!! This Saturday, November 6th at 1pm we will play host to the Guelph Gryphons at University Stadium. We finished the season 3-3 after a tough 36-8 loss to the Waterloo Warriors this past weekend. With Laurier, Waterloo, and Guelph all finishing 3-3, the tiebreaker came down to record against common opponents: Western, McMaster, and Windsor. We were 2-1 in those games, while Guelph and Waterloo were 1-2. As a result, we get the #2 seed and Guelph gets #3 because of their victory over Waterloo. The OUA West Semi-Finals will be #4 Waterloo @ #1 Western and #3 Guelph @ #2 Laurier. In the OUA East, the matchups are #4 Carleton @ #1 Queens and #3 Ottawa @ #2 Toronto.

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football prog­­­ram,

This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers, AMJ Campbell.

We are now 3-2 after a 33-8 victory over the Windsor Lancers this past weekend.  We now shift our focus to the final regular season game of the year this Saturday, October 30th at 1pm against the Waterloo Warriors.

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers, AMJ Campbell.

We are now 2-2 after a 22-0 victory in Hamilton this past weekend against the McMaster Marauders.  We now shift our focus to the 2-2 Windsor Lancers who come to town this Saturday, October 23rd for a 2pm kickoff.

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football prog­­­ram,

This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers, AMJ Campbell.

We are now 1-2 after a 36-15 loss to the Western Mustangs. The score definitely looks lopsided, but with five minutes remaining in the game, we held a 15-14 lead before the floodgates opened. Tough to have silver linings or moral victories, but there is lots to build off for how we played for 3.5 quarters. We will use this bye week to work on fundamentals, execution, and ultimately get healthier for the final stretch of the season.

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­­­­Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football prog­­­ram,

This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers, AMJ Campbell.

We are 1-0 after a 37-6 victory over the York Lions this past Saturday Afternoon. There is lots to be impressed with and happy about, but also many areas that we can improve upon and will this week before our big game vs Waterloo this Saturday.

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Luc Gerritsen played running back at WLU from 1984 to 1988. His former Offensive Coordinator, Tom Arnott described him as “Big, strong, and fast with the ability to block like an offensive lineman. If there was no hole to run through, he made one. I think he liked it better that way”. In 1987, he scored two touchdowns and was the MVP in Laurier’s 28 to 15 Yates Cup victory over Guelph. In that same year, he was also a 2nd team OUA All-star and he was voted the Team MVP. He was a 2nd round draft pick of the British Columbia Lions in 1987. Luc is currently a science teacher and football coach at Greater Fort Erie Secondary School.  Recently, I was interested in a conversation Luc was having with Gary Jefferies on Facebook about the recent attention given to the horrible revelations about residential schools so I reached out to Luc about learning more about this awful chapter in Canadian history that many of us sadly know almost nothing about.  Luc was kind enough to point me in the right direction and to participate in this interview.

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