Dan Ralph
The Canadian Press

Kwaku Boateng is playing with a huge chip on his shoulder this season.

The Edmonton Eskimos defensive lineman has registered a team-best five sacks in his first full campaign as a CFL starter. That’s heady stuff for a second-year player but especially impressive considering Edmonton took Boateng in the fifth round of the 2-17 CFL draft.

That’s also what’s fuelling the former Wilfrid Laurier star. Each time Boateng steps on to the field, he wants to prove to opposing teams they erred in not selecting him.


Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

HAMILTON, ON – The No. 5 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks were held to four second-half points on Saturday afternoon as they lost 21-20 to the McMaster Marauders at Ron Joyce Stadium.

In a sloppy game that featured nearly 350 combined yards of penalties between the two teams, the Hawks had a chance to take the lead trailing 21-19 with a minute to play. However, Nathan Mesher’s (Waterloo, Ont.) 43-yard field goal attempt was wide left and Laurier wouldn’t get the ball back as they saw their record fall to 2-2.


BattleOfWaterloo (14 of 16)This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends (and the best movers) AMJ Campbell.

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

The Battle of Waterloo was certainly a four quarter battle and the down-the-street rivals came out victorious 34-32.

We are obviously disappointed about the game and result, but there is no time to sulk. We are learning from the mistakes and quickly moving on to a talented McMaster team, who we play on the road this Saturday in Hamilton at 1pm.


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.

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

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