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GPAC Names Weekly Best

GPAC Names Weekly Best

The Great Plains Athletic Conference has announced its football Player of the Week honors.

Offense – Theo Bartman, Running Back – Northwestern College

Northwestern College running back Theo Bartman is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player-of-the-Week. Bartman, a senior from Rock Valley, Iowa helped lead 19th-ranked Northwestern to a 38-28 win over top-ranked Morningside last weekend. The senior was instrumental in the Red Raiders win, rushing for 123 yards on a career-high 33 carries and for a career-best four touchdowns. Bartman had scoring runs of nine, seven and one yard in the first half and then capped the day with another one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that put his team up two scores. He moved into ninth place all-time with 26 career rushing touchdowns. Bartman also caught four passes for 57 yards. Northwestern won its fifth straight game and improved to 7-2 overall (6-2 GPAC) on the year. The Red Raiders will travel to Midland University in the final week of the regular season on November 16 for a 1pm kick off.

Defense – Jake Zlystra, Free Safety – Northwestern College        Northwestern College free safety Jake Zylstra is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player-of-the-Week. Zylstra, a sophomore from Renton, Washington helped lead the Red Raiders to a 38-28 win over top-ranked Morningside. The sophomore safety totaled five tackles and accounted for three turnovers against the Mustangs top-rated offense. Zylstra intercepted two passes in the first half, the second one leading to a touchdown that put Northwestern up 14-7. Later, in the fourth quarter and with Morningside on the verge of scoring, Zylstra forced a fumble at the one-year line, giving the ball back to Northwestern and sealing the game. Zylstra was part of a Red Raider defense that held Morningside to 27-points below its season average. Northwestern has won five straight games and improved to 7-2 overall (6-2 GPAC). The Red Raiders will travel to Midland University in the final week of the regular season on November 16 for a 1pm kick off.

Special Teams – Ethan Renner, Punter – Midland University      Midland University punter Ethan Renner is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Special Teams Player-of-the-Week. Renner, a sophomore from Crete, Nebraska had seven punts on the day with a total of     293 yards. He averaged 41.8 yards a punt with a long of 58. Midland will host Northwestern College in the final week of the regular season on November 16 at 1pm.

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