MARIAN, IWU CLAIM MIDEAST LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK HONORS

by | Sep 27, 2022 | Football Blogs, Headlines | 0 comments

MARIAN, IWU CLAIM MIDEAST LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK HONORS

 

A record-setting performance highlights the Week 5 MSFA Mideast League Players of the Week

Offensive Player of the Week
Ben Stevens, Marian
Jr., WR, Danville, Ind. (Danville HS)

  • Set the MSFA Mideast League single-game record with 283 receiving yards
  • Caught three TD passes in the #5 Knights’ 45-7 win at Missouri Baptist
  • Earns his second career MSFA Offensive Player of the Week award, and his fifth career MSFA Player of the Week honor overall

Defensive Player of the Week
Adrian Cuevas, Marian
Fr., DB, Modesto, Calif. (Central Catholic HS)

  • Finished with a five tackles in No. 5 Marian’s 45-7 win at Missouri Baptist
  • Forced a fumble in the second quarter, resulting in a field goal for the Knights
  • Earns his first career MSFA Defensive Player of the Week award

Special Teams Player of the Week
Justin Johnson, Indiana Wesleyan
Sr., KR/PR, Indianapolis, Ind. (Marion HS)

  • Returned a kickoff for a touchdown in No. 10 Indiana Wesleyan’s 63-6 win over Trinity International
  • Tallied 123 yards on two kick returns, and averaged 22.0 yards on a pair of punt returns
  • Earns his first career MSFA Special Teams Player of the Week honor, and his second career Player of the Week award overall

MSFA Mideast League Players of the Week
(NAIA National Player of the Week award winners in bold)

Week 1 (Aug. 29): Brendan Lamb, Taylor (Offense); Aven Jones, Taylor (Defense); Zane Shilts, Taylor (Special Teams)
Week 2 (Sept. 5): William Gibson, Marian (Offense); Dawson Scally, Taylor (Defense); Ben Stevens, Marian (Special Teams)
Week 3 (Sept. 12): Heath Simmons, Saint Francis (Offense); Nate Talhelm, Saint Francis (Defense); Seeger DeGayner, Concordia (Special Teams)
Week 4 (Sept. 19): Tyler Kulka, Lawrence Tech (Offense); Jamis Carson, Indiana Wesleyan (Defense); Jack James, Saint Francis (Special Teams)
Week 5 (Sept. 26): Ben Stevens, Marian (Offense); Adrian Cuevas, Marian (Defense); Justin Johnson, Indiana Wesleyan (Special Teams)

 

 

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