The Great Plains Athletic Conference has named its Players of the Week in football.
Offense – Kyle Schuck, Wide Receiver – Morningside College Morningside College wide receiver Kyle Schuck is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player-of-the-Week. Schuck, a senior from Cherokee, Iowa tied a school record with four touchdown catches to become Morningside’s all-time touchdown leader with 39. Schuck broke the former Morningside record of 36 career touchdowns set by Beau Kildow from 2006-09. Schuck’s first touchdown catch came on a 39-yard pass from Ryan Kasdorf with 7:49 left in the first quarter. They hooked up for three more touchdowns in the second quarter from distances of 40, 36, and three yards. Kyle had a total of 162 yards on six catches. Morningside will travel to Concordia for their next game November 2. Kick off will be at 1pm.
Defense – Garret Borcher, Linebacker – Doane College Doane College linebacker Garret Borcher is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player-of-the-Week. Borcher, a sophomore from Pawnee City, Nebraska helped lead the Doane defense on Saturday in an upset win at No. 16 Concordia. He posted 10 total tackles, including five solo tackles on the afternoon with three tackles behind the line of scrimmage. The Tigers held Concordia to 88 rushing yards, more than 100 yards below their season average. Doane will host Dordt on November 2 at 1pm.
Special Teams – Justin Malleck, Linebacker – Doane College Doane College’s Justin Malleck is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Special Teams Player-of-the-Week. Malleck, a junior from Indianola, Nebraska blocked a punt with the score tied 7-7 late in the first quarter, setting up Doane’s go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter. He added two tackles on the day, including one behind the line of scrimmage. Doane will host the Dordt Defenders November 2 for a 1pm kick off.