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Photo: Trevor Mahoney

OUA.ca

Eric Morelli had his way with the Gee-Gees defence on Friday night, as the second-year quarterback threw the ball with relative ease as the Golden Hawks downed Ottawa 65-30.

The second-year business student-athlete tied the Laurier single-game record with six touchdowns on the day, finding three different receivers for scores in the game. Morelli now accompanies legendary Golden Hawk Bill Kubas as the only other Laurier quarterback to throw that many touchdowns in a game.

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Photo: Kha Vo

Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team put together their most complete performance of the season on Friday night as they defeated the Ottawa Gee-Gees 65-30 at University Stadium.

In a battle between two teams fighting for the sixth and final playoff spot, Laurier made a statement as they posted a season-best 41 first-half points, and would finish the night with the most points the team has scored under head coach Michael Faulds. The win improves the Hawks to 3-3, and gives them sole possession of sixth place in the OUA, while the Gee-Gees fall to 2-4.

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Mathew McCarthy
Photo: Mathew McCarthy, Waterloo Region Record

Christine Rivet
Waterloo Region Record
WATERLOO — That football assembly line at Wilfrid Laurier University spit out a pair CFL first-round draft picks earlier this year.

All-star defenders Chris Ackie and Ese Mrabure-Ajufo received their quality assurance stickers and have taken their considerable talents and team-leading ways to the Montreal Alouettes and B.C. Lions, respectively.

So now, like they do every year, it’s time for a new generation of Golden Hawks to roll off the line.

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Photo: Wilfrid Laurier University

Christine Rivet
Waterloo Region Record

Andy Cecchini has happily moved on, although the game of football remains an enjoyable diversion in his life.

Wilfrid Laurier’s Vanier Cup hero from 1991 had no idea his dusty 24-year-old school career rushing record at Wilfrid Laurier was broken last week by Dillon Campbell.

That is, until a newspaper reporter came calling.

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Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics
WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks announced today the football players of the week for Week 6 of the season and they include running back Dillon Campbell on offence, linebacker Matt Williamson 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, October 8 in the Hawk’s Nest and will run from noon to 1 p.m.

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Photo: Bruce Bell
Photo: Bruce Bell

Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

Game Date/Time: Saturday, October 3, 2015 – 1 p.m.
Game Location: Warrior Field, Waterloo
Live Webcast/Stats: OUA.tv
Audiocast: None
Tickets: limited tickets available at tickets.laurierathletics.com

THE SKINNY

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (1-3) look to bounce back from a tough loss on Homecoming when they travel across University Ave. to take on the Waterloo Warriors (0-4) in the 55th edition of the Battle of Waterloo.

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Laurier Football is very excited to announce the commitment of a pair of excellent young defensive backs for our 2016 recruiting class. OFC All Stars Mitchell Phillips and Christian Coppin.

Coppin (5″10 175lbs, 4.6-40) is a member of the Huronia Stallions and is a First-Team OFC DB and Kick Returner. Coppin has also competed in 7 on 7 and first came onto Laurier’s radar by attending our Spring High School Football Camp in 2015. He is a confident player with high energy and projects to compete at the field corner/half-back positions.

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