BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bethel’s (Tenn.) Joaquin Collazo III, Cumberlands (Ky.) Kumi Sarpong Jr. and Lindsey Wilson’s (Ky.) Ian Sauter are the Mid-South Conference Football Players of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

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MSC Football Defensive Player of the Week

Kumi Sarpong Jr. – Cumberlands (Ky.) – Sr. – Defensive Line – Grayson, Ga.

Sarpong had eight tackles in the Patriots 35-21 win over Campbellsville (Ky.)He also added four tackles for loss with three sacks and one forced fumble in the victory.Sarpong helped the Patriots set a single-game program record with 10 sacks.He earns weekly honors for the first this season and second in his career.

MSC Football Offensive Player of the Week

Joaquin Collazo III – Bethel (Tenn.) – Jr. – Quarterback – Melbourne, Fla.

Collazo threw for 255 yards and four touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 59-6 victory over Faulkner (Ala.).He completed 17 of his 32 passes with a long of 62Collazo also caught a 12-yard touchdown.He earns weekly honors for the fourth time this season and in his career.

MSC Football Special Teams Player of the Week

Ian Sauter – Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) – Gr. – Kicker/Punter – Knoxville, Tenn.

Sauter connected on all four of his extra points in the Blue Raiders’ 39-9 victory over Pikeville (Ky.)He made a career-long 48 yard field goal in the win.Sauter punted three times for 127 yards with a long of 47.He earns weekly honors for the fourth time this season and ninth in his career

MSC Football Players of the Week

Date

Offensive

Defensive

Special Teams

Aug. 29

Will McDonald

(Lindsey Wilson)

Trevor Griffin

(Cumberland)

Ian Sauter

(Lindsey Wilson)

Sept. 5

Roques Dowdy

(Thomas More)

Jailen Clemons

(Faulkner)

Noel Patterson

(Lindsey Wilson)

Sept. 12

Lee Kirkland

(Pikeville)

Mark Pruitt

(Campbellsville)

Harlin Brown

(Cumberlands)

Sept. 19

Lee Kirkland

(Pikeville)

DJ White

(Georgetown)

Ian Sauter

(Lindsey Wilson)

Sept. 26

Joaquin Collazo III

(Bethel)

Chad Holleran

(Georgetown)

Noel Patterson

(Lindsey Wilson)

Oct. 3

Jaiveyon Tucker

(Faulkner)

Calen Warren

(Bethel)

Cam Jones

(Cumberlands)

Oct. 10

Joaquin Collazo III

(Bethel)

DJ White

(Georgetown)

Elgin Phillips

(Thomas More)

Oct. 17

Joaquin Collazo III

(Bethel)

Damon Byrnes-Mitchell

(Cumberlands)

Ian Sauter

(Lindsey Wilson)

Oct. 24

Xavier Malone

(Pikeville)

Malik Thornton

(Cumberlands)

Jahmal Hutsell

(Cumberlands)

Oct. 31

Isaiah Cobb

(Georgetown)

Marquese Taylor

(Bethel)

Demetrice Gilbert

(Bethel)

Nov. 7

Joaquin Collazo III

(Bethel)

Kumi Sarpong Jr.

(Cumberlands)

Ian Sauter

(Lindsey Wilson)