Quarterback Luke Thompson out with knee injury for extended period of time

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football played their first home game of the season on Saturday afternoon and came away with a 29-18 victory over the Waterloo Warriors.

The win came at a price however, as quarterback Luke Thompson went down with a knee injury late in the second quarter. Thompson did not return to the sidelines during the game, and the extent of the injury is believed to be long-term.

With Thompson out, running back Mike Montoya picked up the slack on offence, tearing the Warriors’ defence apart, running for 204 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries.

The Hawks also received a rushing score from Thompson, as well as a 27-yard touchdown catch from rookie Alex Anthony who was making his first career start in place of the injured Josh Bishop.

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