A pair of Cougars leading Saint Francis, and a record-setting performance from Concordia highlight the MSFA Mideast League Players of the Week.

Offensive Player of the WeekHeath Simmons, Saint FrancisSr., QB, Hartford, Ky. (Ohio County HS)

Completed 24 of 32 passes for 260 yards in Saint Francis’ 52-14 win over St. Francis (Ill.)Threw three TDs with no interceptions in the winEarns his first career MSFA Offensive Player of the Week award

Defensive Player of the WeekNate Talhelm, Saint FrancisJr., LB, Indianapolis, Ind. (Franklin Central HS)

Made a team-high 11 tackles in the Cougars’ 52-14 win over St. Francis (Ill.)Registered a half-sack for a loss of four yardsEarns his first career MSFA Defensive Player of the Week award

Special Teams Player of the WeekSeeger DeGayner, ConcordiaJr., KR, Grand Blanc, Mich. (Linden HS)

Returned a kickoff 100 yards for a TD in the Cardinals’ 41-24 win over St. AmbroseCollected a total of 253 kick return yards, averaging 63.3 per returnBecame the Cardinals’ all-time leader in KR yards, and earns his second career MSFA Special Teams Player of the Week award

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