Photo: David Bebee,Waterloo Region Record

WATERLOO — The freshman walked into the first training camp with his new team and searched for his name on one of the posted depth charts.

It was nowhere to be found.

Mario Pineda recalls the reality jolt like it happened yesterday, saying it played a role in his rise to a starting position with the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks football team.


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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

Last Saturday we simply didn’t accomplish what we set out to do. We are now right in the middle of the OUA standings at 2-2 after a 21-20 loss to McMaster. We will look to rebound this weekend at our Homecoming game against the 2-3 Guelph Gryphons Saturday at 1pm at University Stadium.


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.