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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

Not the final score and outcome we wanted (30-19), but I am pleased with the way we fought to the very end against a quality opponent. Things don’t get easier as we quickly need to re-group, have a great week of practice and get ready for Western who comes to town for our home opener Saturday night at 7:30pm

Offense – It was a very slow start offensively and we didn’t really get anything going until the 3rd quarter. Ultimately, turnovers were the deciding factor like they are in most football games. Guelph was out to stop Dillon Campbell in the running game, so we had to find other ways to get him the ball in space and that was through the air where Dillon was our leading receiver on the day and finished with 67 yards rushing and 104 yards receiving.

We also had some other standout performance by receivers: Carson Ouellette with 8 catches for 82 yards and Daniel Bennett with 5 catches for 62 yards and a TD. James Fracas would love to have some plays back, but he battled all day through injury and finished 32 of 45 for 318 yards.

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Jamie Howieson
Laurier Football

WATERLOO – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks announced today the football players of the week for Week 2 of the season and they include running back Dillon Campbell on offence, defensive lineman Kwaku Boateng on defence, and returner Will Pitt-Doe 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, September 10 in the Hawk’s Nest and will run from noon to 1 p.m.

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Photo: Adam Jackson, Waterloo Chronicle

Adam Jackson
Waterloo Chronicle

In what will essentially be his sixth year with the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, Jesse Collins has played a total of nine games for his hometown team.

But now, with the Golden Hawks riding upward momentum into the 2015 season, he’ll finally get his chance.

“I’m just ready to get back on the field,” said Collins between two-a-day practice sessions at University Stadium last week.

Collins, a Bluevale Collegiate Institute grad, may have the worst luck in Ontario University Athletics.

During his rookie season back in 2010, Collins dressed in three regular season games, setting the path for what should have been a strong football career. But in his second year, the bad luck started.

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Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

GUELPH, ON – Two costly fourth quarter interceptions cost the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team an opportunity to knock off the nationally-ranked Guelph Gryphons on Monday afternoon as they lost 30-19 on the road.

Trailing 30-17 early in the fourth quarter, quarterback James Fracas of Waterloo, Ont., drove the Golden Hawks into the red zone on back-to-back possessions. However, each time the drives ended in the hands of Gryphons defensive back Nicholas Parisotto of Guelph, Ont., as No. 6 Guelph held on for the victory.

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Eric Morelli watches James Fracas throw during practice. Photo: Peter Lee, Waterloo Region Record

Christine Rivet
Waterloo Region Record

WATERLOO — He might not bowl you over with his numbers, but when Eric Morelli takes the field at Alumni Stadium he hopes you might at least consider him a thinking man’s quarterback.

That’s not unlike the guy he has replaced.

Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks starter James Fracas, who injured his knee in a preseason match with the University of Saskatchewan, stood quietly in the shadows for years before getting his chance.

So, too, has Morelli, expected to get Monday’s start when the Hawks visit the Guelph Gryphons.

Both Fracas and Morelli are bright, level-headed fourth-year business students.

Both have gained a reputation as calm and efficient game managers and hard-working and humble leaders for the Hawks.

All of which makes the transition from one to the other silky smooth for Laurier.

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Photo credit: Bruce Bell
Photo credit: Bruce Bell

Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

Game Date: Monday, September 7, 2015
Game Location: Alumni Field, Guelph
Live Webcast/Stats: OUA.tv
Television: Rogers Waterloo Region – Live
Tickets: gryphons.ca/tickets

THE SKINNY

Two teams coming off Week 1 victories square off in Guelph as the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks battle the Guelph Gryphons at Alumni Field.

NEED TO KNOW

– The Golden Hawks opened their season with a 38-21 victory on the road against the York Lions
– Guelph also opened their 2015 campaign on the road as they defeated the Waterloo Warriors 78-7
– The Gryphons have won the last three matchups against the Hawks, with two of those games being decided by less than a touchdown
– Laurier’s last victory against the Gryphons came back on Oct. 22, 2011 in Guelph when they recorded a 15-10 win

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OUA.ca

BURLINGTON, Ont. – Expect to see some high-octane offence in Week 2 as the Laurier Golden Hawks (1-0) head to Alumni Stadium in Guelph, Ont. to take on the sixth-ranked Guelph Gryphons (1-0) Labour Day Monday at 1:00pm.

Still with the sour taste of last year’s Yates Cup loss to McMaster in their mouths, the Gryphons stormed Warrior Field in Waterloo, Ont. on Sunday night, defeating the hometown Warriors 78-7.

Quarterback James Roberts completed 15-22 attempts, throwing for 325 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, while on the ground running back Johnny Augustine churned up the Waterloo defence for 149 yards and three touchdowns as well.

The Gryphons have arguably one of the best 1-2 receiving punches in the country in A’Dre Fraser and Jacob Scarfone.  The dynamic duo showed just how dangerous they can be on Sunday night as the pair hauled in 12 catches for 315 yards and four touchdowns.

After finishing 1-7 in 2013, the Laurier Golden Hawks returned to the playoffs once again last season and if all goes as planned, head coach Michael Faulds and the Hawks expect to be playing into early November this season.

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CBC News

Football players at Wilfrid Laurier University took a break from their regular training schedule to learn what it means to be a conscientious man and how to have healthy relationships with women on campus.

On Wednesday, the young men participated in an hour and a half session led by Stephen Soucie, program coordinator with Male Allies Against Sexual Violence, which is a program associated with the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Waterloo Region.

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