The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) has announced its weekly football Players of the Week.
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, helped lead NAIA number one ranked Morningside to a 48-10 GPAC opening win against Nebraska Wesleyan. The senior wide out established new career highs with 12 receptions and 202 yards. He also caught three touchdown passes as top ranked Morningside improved to 2-0. The 202 yards was the seventh highest single-game reception yardage total in Morningside history. The Mustangs will travel to Sioux Center, Iowa this Saturday to take on Dordt College. Kick off will be at 1pm.
Defense – Kam Lenhart, Linebacker – Doane College Doane College linebacker Kam Lenhart is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player-of-the-Week. Lenhart, a senior, from Central City, Nebraska, tied a career-high as he led the Tigers with three solo and nine total tackles in a 34-27 win versus Northwestern College in the NAIA Game-of-the-Week. Lenhart’s biggest play of the game came on Northwestern’s final possession as he forced a fumble in Doane territory with the Red Raiders driving to try and tie the game. Doane will travel to Hastings College in their next game on September 21 at 2pm.
Special Teams – Jordan Pedersen, Kicker – Doane College Doane College kicker Jordan Pedersen is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Special Teams Player-of-the-Week, for the second week in a row. Pedersen, a sophomore from Crete, Nebraska continued his strong start to the season going 2-for-2 on field goals (20, 37) and converting all four of his extra point attempts. On the season, he is 6-for-6 in field goals and 5-for-5 on extra point tries. He also helped the Tigers control field position early in the game with his kickoffs, averaging 61.4 with the Northwestern average field position in the first half at their own 17 yard line. Doane will face Hastings College this Saturday with a kick off at 2pm.