The momentum and energy this program has continues to grow and was on full display Saturday in Hamilton. McMaster has been an OUA powerhouse for more than the last decade and we played a great four quarters against them in all three phases of the game and walked away with a 29-15 victory.
BURLINGTON, ON – The following athletes have been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Football Players of the Week for the period ending November 2nd, 2015.
OFFENCE: Dillon Campbell (Whitby, Ont.) – 5th yr. – Laurier
Dillon Campbell exploded for a stunning 295 yards to help lead his Laurier Golden Hawks to an upset 29-15 win over the defending Yates Cup champions McMaster Marauders this weekend.
The 5-foot-8, 205 lbs Whitby, Ont. native carried the ball a stunning 40 times, breaking the OUA record for most carries in a game, all while averaging a ridiculous 7.4 yards per carry. The Hawks all-time leading rusher, and the holder of six Laurier rushing records, broke one of his own against Mac, with his rushing performance breaking the school’s single game rushing record to lead the purple and gold to their first playoff victory since 2010.
WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks announced today the football players of the week for their OUA Quarter-final victory and they include running back Dillon Campbell on offence, defensive back Austin Reusch on defence, and cover Kwaku Boateng on special teams
The Laurier Football Players of the Game are recognized weekly at the Quarterback Club luncheon. This week’s luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 5 in the Hawk’s Nest and will run from noon to 1 p.m.
- MONSTER MASH AT McMASTER
- CARLETON, LAURIER POST LANDMARK WINS IN OUA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
- HAWKS STUN MARAUDERS IN FIRST PLAYOFF WIN SINCE 2010
HAMILTON, ON – On the strength of one of the greatest single-game performances in school history, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks upset the No. 6 McMaster Marauders 29-15 in the OUA Quarter-finals on Saturday afternoon at University Stadium.
Star running back Dillon Campbell, of Whitby, Ont., the Hawks all-time leading rusher and the holder of six Laurier rushing records, broke one of his own against the defending Yates Cup champions as he ran for a single-game school record of 295 yards to lead the purple and gold to their first playoff victory since 2010.
Waterloo Region Record
WATERLOO — You might not have heard much about one of the finest defensive co-ordinators in the country because under the radar is exactly where Ron VanMoerkerke likes to fly.
He does, however, poke his head out from time to time.
“I don’t like the limelight. The attention should go to the players,” insisted Wilfrid Laurier University’s defensive wizard, the antithesis of his bold, brash and in-your-face defence.
Cool and in control, VanMoerkerke has quietly pulled the levers on the Golden Hawk defence for a dozen years, winning a Vanier Cup in 2005.
VanMoerkerke, 47, is the longest-serving defensive co-ordinator in the 11-team Ontario University Athletics football conference and almost certainly its most respected.
The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, the sixth seed in the OUA, will be looking for the upset this Saturday when they face the No. 6 McMaster Marauders, the third seed in the OUA, in one of two OUA Quarter-final games.
The Hawks and Marauders last squared off two weeks ago in Week 8 of the regular season where McMaster picked up a 30-21 victory at University Stadium.
A full team effort was needed to beat Queen’s at their Homecoming and that is exactly what happened. It was a game filled with big, exciting plays and we made them in all three phases of the game to win 49-26. The win puts us in the playoffs and creates a re-match from a week ago, as we will travel to Hamilton to take on McMaster this Saturday (October 31st) at 1pm.
McMaster is a well-coached football team that beat us 30-21 on October 17th, but we have definitely learned a lot from that game and will be ready to execute on Saturday. We are a team that is peaking at the right time. Last year we started the season 4-1 and lost our final three games and really backed into the playoffs.
WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks announced today the football players of the week for Week 9 of the season and they include running back Eric Guiltinan on offence, linebacker Brandon Calver on defence, and returner Carson Ouellette on special teams
The Laurier Football Players of the Game are recognized weekly at the Quarterback Club luncheon. This week’s luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 29 in the Hawk’s Nest and will run from noon to 1 p.m.