With victories over Madonna and Concordia, the Saints and Trojans pick up the MSFA Mideast League Player of the Week honors for Week 8.

Offensive Player of the WeekKaleb Jefferson, Siena HeightsSr., RB, Bluffton, Ohio (Bluffton HS)

Rushed 22 times for 161 yards in the Saints’ 45-26 win over MadonnaScored three rushing TDs in the win for SHUEarns his first MSFA Offensive Player of the Week award this season, and his second career honor

Defensive Player of the WeekJacob Hockett, TaylorSr., LB, New Palestine, Ind. (New Palestine HS)

Finished with 11 solo tackles and 20 tackles overall in Taylor’s 24-21 win over ConcordiaHad one sack and a forced fumble in the winEarns his first career MSFA Defensive Player of the Week award

Special Teams Player of the WeekZane Shilts, TaylorSr., K/P, Marion, Ind. (Eastbrook HS)

Scored six points in the Trojans’ 24-21 win over ConcordiaWas a perfect 3-for-3 on extra points and converted his lone field goal attempt on the dayEarns his second MSFA Special Teams Player of the Week honor this season, and the third of his career

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 (Special Teams)Week 4 (Sept. 19): Tyler Kulka, Lawrence Tech (Offense); Jamis Carson, Indiana Wesleyan (Defense); Jack James, Saint Francis (Special Teams)Week 5 (Sept. 26): Ben Stevens, Marian (Offense); Adrian Cuevas, Marian (Defense); Justin Johnson, Indiana Wesleyan (Special Teams)Week 6 (Oct. 3): Zach Bundalo, Marian (Offense); Donovan Shelton, Indiana Wesleyan (Defense); Anthony Secchi, Siena Heights (Special Teams)Week 7 (Oct. 10): Seeger DeGayner, Concordia (Offense); Devin Bacchus, Indiana Wesleyan (Defense); Casey Rauch, Concordia (Special Teams)Week 8 (Oct. 17): Kaleb Jefferson, Siena Heights (Offense); Jacob Hockett, Taylor (Defense); Zane Shilts, Taylor (Special Teams)