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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.

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Laura Booth
Waterloo Region Record

WATERLOO — Wilfrid Laurier University’s Golden Hawks football team invited some No. 1 fans to return to training camp this summer.

Die-hard Hawks fans from Light House, a Kitchener organization that provides programming for adults with developmental disabilities, came out to University Stadium on Tuesday morning to show their support for their favourite team.

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WATERLOO, ON –  After a week-long build-up of anticipation for this year’s edition of the Battle of Waterloo, it was the No.5 Laurier Golden Hawks coming away with a convincing 71-24 victory over No. 9 Waterloo Warriors at Warrior Field on Saturday afternoon.

With the Golden Hawks only up by four points with just under seven minutes remaining in the first half, the game was developing into the close contest that many of the black and gold clad fans of the resurgent Warriors were hoping it would be.

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WATERLOO, ON — This year’s edition of the Battle of Waterloo sees both teams riding high as the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team (3-0) gets set to travel up University Avenue to take on the 4-0 Waterloo Warriors. This year’s highly anticipated game marks the 57th all-time meeting between the cross-town rivals.

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m.
Game Location: Warrior Field, Waterloo
Live Webcast/Stats: OUA.tv
TV broadcast: Rogers TV Waterloo Region (Cable 20)

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With its defence in mid-season form and quarterback recording a career-high passing performance, the Laurier Golden Hawks were able to coast to a 39-0 Week 1 win over the Toronto Varsity Blues at home on Sunday afternoon.

It was the kicking game that got the Golden Hawks on the board just under five minutes into the game though, thanks to a 44-yard field goal by Waterloo native, Nathan Mesher. Ten minutes later, running back Osayi Iginuan of Hamilton, Ont., converted a goal line opportunity with a one-yard touchdown plunge to give Laurier a 13-0 lead.

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Photo: Mathew McCarthy, Waterloo Region Record

Mark Bryson
Waterloo Region Record

There’s no looking back for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks.

The reigning Yates Cup champions are downplaying last year’s success as they prepare for their season-opener against the University of Toronto Blues. The Hawks and Blues kick off their Ontario University Athletics football schedules Sunday afternoon (1 p.m.) at University Stadium.

Laurier head coach Michael Faulds, rather than focusing on his team’s 43-36 Yates Cup win over the Western Mustangs, has reminded his charges of their subsequent 36-6 drubbing in the Uteck Bowl at the hands of the powerful Laval Rouge et Or.

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20170817 - Kha Vo - Laurier Football vs Stingers_-574Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

Training camp has come and gone and we are now into game prep for Sunday’s Home Opener against the Toronto Varsity Blues at 1pm. Please get your tickets at laurier.universitytickets.com

It was a very good first week of practices, with both our veteran players and incoming freshman all digesting a lot of information and working extremely hard. We concluded the week with a trip to Montreal to take on the Concordia Stingers. We lost the game 23-16 but, for preseason games, it is a good idea to always look at the halftime score, as that is a better indication of starters vs. starters.

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