Injured player motivates Hawks, Cambridge community

The Cambridge community is rallying around one of the high schools that is facing adversity.

On Monday night, Chris Haas was injured in a vehicular accident.  The vehicle he was driving flipped over went into a ravine. The jaws of life were used to free Haas from the car.

Media reports indicate that Haas has suffered major injuries including cracked vertebrae and sternum.  Also, doctors had to amputate part of his foot.

At press time, reports indicate that Haas is doing well.

Since news of this accident occurred, many teammates, friends and people in the community have expressed well wishes using the hastag #prayforhaas

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Haas, the 5’9, 175 pound linebacker has played for both the Jacob Hespeler Hawks of the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) and Cambridge Lions with the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

Despite the circumstances, the family and teammates still wanted the Hawks to compete in today’s Central Western Ontario Secondary School Association (CWOSSA) semi-final against Guelph District 10’s Centennial Spartans.

Buoyed by emotion, the Hawks cruised to a 26-2 victory over the Spartans.  Ironically, 26 is the number that Haas wore on his Hawks jersey.

While the Hawks will be playing in the CWOSSA Championship on Saturday, their thoughts are with their injured teammate.’s thoughts are with Haas, his family, the Hawks & Lions organization as well as Cambridge community at this time



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