Waterloo Warriors lose to Windsor Lancers on Black and Gold Day


The Waterloo Warriors were back into action on Black and Gold Day against the Windsor Lancers at Warrior Field. The Warriors were coming back from a win against the York Lions; however, they were unable to secure another win this weekend.

The Warriors began the game by accepting a 15-yard penalty from Windsor for unnecessary roughness. Windsor ended up scoring a field goal at 31 yards by Brady Lidster and they cut through the Warrior’s defence to score a touchdown by Joey Zorn. Windsor scored a team safety in the last five minutes, giving them a 12-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Despite the Warrior’s stronger defence during the second quarter, with the Warriors’ Anesu Latmore intercepting a pass by Windsor’s Danny Skelton, they were unable to score. The quarter ended with Windsor leading 15-0 with a 14-yard field goal by Lidster. In the third quarter, Waterloo was unable to get back into the game, with a strong field goal attempt from 20 yards by Windsor. In the last two minutes of the quarter, Windsor cracked down on the Warrior’s defence. Windsor’s Ben McJannet scored a touchdown and Lidster’s kick was good. Windsor’s lead 25-0 by the end of the third quarter.

The Warriors were looking for a comeback in the fourth quarter, but they couldn’t deliver. Lidster’s 12-yard field goal caused Windsor to lead by 28-0. In the last two minutes of the game, Windsor’s J. Cunningham scored a touchdown with another good kick from Lidster. Windsor scored a team safety with less than two minutes left in the game, causing them to win 37-0. It was a tough game with the Warriors coming back stronger each quarter, but they couldn’t deliver at the end. 

The Warriors will return on Sept. 16 against the Laurier Golden Hawks.