Roosevelt’s leading rusher was honored after the Lakers’ season-opening win, while a pair of Missouri Baptist Spartans are recognized in the first MSFA Midwest League Players of the Week

Offensive Player of the WeekKe’Von Johnson, RooseveltSr., RB, Joliet, Ill. (Wisconsin-Platteville)

Rushed for a game-high 139 yards on 11 carries in the Lakers’ 55-14 win at Mayville State (N.D.)Scored four rushing TDs in the win, one shy of the MSFA single-game recordEarns his fourth career MSFA Offensive Player of the Week award

Defensive Player of the WeekBlake Kight, Missouri BaptistJr., LB, Mount Carmel, Ill. (Mount Carmel HS)

Made a game-high 11 tackles in the Spartans’ 24-12 road loss at Lyon (Ark.)Recorded two tackles for loss on the dayEarns his first career MSFA Defensive Player of the Week award

Special Teams Player of the WeekJonah Cox, Missouri BaptistSo., K, O’Fallon, Mo. (Fort Zumwalt South HS)

Scored all 12 points for the Spartans in their road loss to LyonWas a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals, with a long of 35 yards in the second quarterEarns his first career MSFA Special Teams Player of the Week award

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

Week 1 (Aug. 29): Ke’Von Johnson, Roosevelt (Offense); Blake Kight, Missouri Baptist (Defense); Jonah Cox, Missouri Baptist (Special Teams)