[Football] Cagle, Carter, and Schmidt Earn KCAC Football Weekly Honors

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[Football] Three MSC Teams Mentioned in NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll

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NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Three Mid-South teams are mentioned in the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) is the highest-rated team in the poll at No. 3. The Blue Raiders garnered 380 points in the poll and are 4-0 this season and 2-0 in the MSC. Lindsey Wilson travels to Thomas More (Ky.) on Saturday.

Georgetown (Ky.) is the second conference school in the top 10. The Tigers are slotted eighth with 306 points. Georgetown is off to a 4-0 start and 2-0 in conference play. The Tigers host Bethel (Tenn.) on Saturday.

Bethel (Tenn.) is the final MSC team in the top 25. The Wildcats are 13th in the poll with 239 points. Bethel is 4-0 and 1-0 in MSC play and travel to Georgetown on Saturday.

Morningside (Iowa) sits atop the poll with 418 points and all 18 first-place votes. Grand View (Iowa) is second with 402 points. Northwestern (Iowa) and Marian (Ind.) round out the top five with 368 and 359 points, respectively.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences. Each conference is given one rater for every four schools in the league.

The next poll is scheduled to come out on Monday, October 3.

[MSFA] Mackey gives JU first Player of the Week award in program history

MSFA Mon, Sep. 26, 2022 at 11:25 AM

Judson earns its first-ever MSFA Player of the Week award, while a pair of familiar names pick up the Midwest League’s weekly honors for Week 5.

Offensive Player of the WeekBrandon Mackey, JudsonSo., RB, McRae, Ga. (Wheeler County HS)

Rushed for 194 yards on 27 carries in the Eagles’ 31-9 win over MadonnaScored a TD on a 99-yard drive to give Judson the first-quarter leadEarns Judson’s first MSFA Player of the Week award in program history

Defensive Player of the WeekJoey Markasovic, Saint XavierSr., LB, New Lenox, Ill. (Providence Catholic HS)

Made a career-high 16 tackles in Saint Xavier’s upset win over No. 16 Saint Francis (Ind.)Reached 300 career tackles in the 25-20 win over the CougarsEarns his fourth career MSFA Defensive Player of the Week honor, and his first since the 2019 season

Special Teams Player of the WeekScott Tumilty, St. FrancisJr., PR/KR, Villa Park, Ill. (Willowbrook HS)

Returned a kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown in the Saints’ win over Siena HeightsHis kick return TD gave St. Francis the 19-14 lead en route to the winEarns his fifth career MSFA Player of the Week award, and his third career Special Teams honor

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)Week 2 (Sept. 5): Ashton Strother, Missouri Baptist (Offense); Blake Kight, Missouri Baptist (Defense)Week 3 (Sept. 12): Liam Mickle, Trinity International (Offense)Week 4 (Sept. 19): Yemi Ward, St. Ambrose (Offense); Carlos Conley, Roosevelt (Defense); Jonah Cox, Missouri Baptist (Special Teams)Week 5 (Sept. 26): Brandon Mackey, Judson (Offense); Joey Markasovic, Saint Xavier (Defense); Scott Tumilty, St. Francis (Special Teams)

[MSFA] MU, IWU claim Mideast League Players of the Week honors

MSFA Mon, Sep. 26, 2022 at 12:20 PM

A record-setting performance highlights the Week 5 MSFA Mideast League Players of the Week

Offensive Player of the WeekBen Stevens, MarianJr., WR, Danville, Ind. (Danville HS)

Set the MSFA Mideast League single-game record with 283 receiving yardsCaught three TD passes in the #5 Knights’ 45-7 win at Missouri BaptistEarns his second career MSFA Offensive Player of the Week award, and his fifth career MSFA Player of the Week honor overall

Defensive Player of the WeekAdrian Cuevas, MarianFr., DB, Modesto, Calif. (Central Catholic HS)

Finished with a five tackles in No. 5 Marian’s 45-7 win at Missouri BaptistForced a fumble in the second quarter, resulting in a field goal for the KnightsEarns his first career MSFA Defensive Player of the Week award

Special Teams Player of the WeekJustin Johnson, Indiana WesleyanSr., KR/PR, Indianapolis, Ind. (Marion HS)

Returned a kickoff for a touchdown in No. 10 Indiana Wesleyan’s 63-6 win over Trinity InternationalTallied 123 yards on two kick returns, and averaged 22.0 yards on a pair of punt returnsEarns his first career MSFA Special Teams Player of the Week honor, and his second career Player of the Week award overall

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)

NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll – Poll #3 (September 26)

In the third regular-season version of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll presented by FirstDown PlayBook, with Morningside (Iowa) leading the charge with all 18 first-place votes awarded to the Mustangs.

[Football] Mid-South Conference Announces Football Players of the Week

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bethel’s (Tenn.) Joaquin Collazo III, Georgetown’s (Ky.) Chad Holleran and Lindsey Wilson’s (Ky.) Noel Patterson 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

Chad Holleran – Georgetown (Ky.) – Sr. – Linebacker – Frankfort, Ky.

Holleran had 17 total tackles in the Tigers’ 24-0 victory over Cumberland (Tenn.)He also added 2 tackles for loss and recorded two pass break ups in the victory.Holleran helped lead the Georgetown defense to its first shutout since November of 2018.He earns weekly honors for the first time this season and in his career.

MSC Football Offensive Player of the Week

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

Collazo threw for 373 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in Bethel’s 45-16 victory over (RV) Pikeville (Ky.).He completed 76.5 percent of his passes going 26-of-34 in the win.Collazo’s touchdowns totaled 21, 38, 41 and 64 yards.He earns weekly honors for the first time this season and in his career.

MSC Football Special Teams Player of the Week

Noel Patterson – Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) – Sr. – Wide Receiver – Dayton, Tenn.

Patterson returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown in the Blue Raiders’ 21-12 victory against Campbellsville (Ky.).He totaled 267 all-purpose yards in the game with 129 on punts, 37 on kickoffs and 101 receiving yards.Patterson earns weekly honors for the second time this season and 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)

[Football] Week 4: Football Players-of-the-Week

Saturday, Oct 1

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Concordia at

Dakota Wesleyan

Blue & White Days

(1)Morningside at

(19)Midland

Heedum Field

Doane at

Jamestown

Homecoming/Televised on BEK Sports

Briar Cliff at

Hastings

Mount Marty at

(4)Northwestern

NWC Homecoming

Friday, Oct 7

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Dordt at

Mount Marty

Saturday, Oct 8

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Dakota Wesleyan at

Doane

(Tickets)

(19)Midland at

Briar Cliff

Jamestown at

Concordia

Hastings at

(1)Morningside

Saturday, Oct 15

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(4)Northwestern at

Dordt

Briar Cliff at

Dakota Wesleyan

Doane at

Hastings

Mount Marty at

Concordia

(1)Morningside at

Jamestown

Saturday, Oct 22

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(4)Northwestern at

Doane

(Tickets)

(19)Midland at

Dakota Wesleyan

Dordt at

Concordia

(1)Morningside at

Mount Marty

Hastings at

Jamestown

[Football] SXU upsets #16 USF; Stevens sets Mideast League record

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Christian Miller threw a pair of TDs as Judson collected 495 yards of total offense in a 31-9 Homecoming victory over Madonna.

The Eagles opened the scoring late in the first quarter, with a 13-play, 99-yard drive resulting in a 16-yard Brandon Mackey touchdown. Miller then threw TD passes to Dakari Ferguson and O’Vauntay Vickers to give Judson a 21-0 lead midway through the third quarter.

Madonna would get on the scoreboard in the third, after an interception from Cortland Cochran set up the Crusaders inside the Judson 15-yard line. Josh DePaulis found Luke Pfromm for a 4-yard TD pass, and one the next Judson possession, an intentional grounding call from inside the end zone resulted in a Madonna safety.

The Eagles would close out the win with 10 fourth-quarter points, as Miller finished with 199 yards on 21-of-39 passing. Mackey collected 194 yards on 27 carries, while Vickers led the JU receivers with 74 yards on eight receptions.

Novell Chestnut finished with a team-high 73 receiving yards for the Crusaders, on four catches. Carl Ware led the defense with 10 tackles.

Trey Sayers tallied five tackles along with a pair of forced fumbles and one of three Judson fumble recoveries in the win.

[Football] Three KCAC Teams Ranked in Top 20 in Latest NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook …

Football Tue, Sep. 20, 2022 at 12:45 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three KCAC football teams were ranked inside of the Top 20 in the latest edition of the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Coaches’ Poll, the national office announced Monday.

Southwestern held firm at No. 6, the spot they occupied in the previous poll. Bethel and Kansas Wesleyan both moved from their previous spots in the poll following their showdown in Salina on Saturday. Bethel jumped up eight spots to No. 14, while the Coyotes fell nine spots to No. 18.

The next edition of the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Coaches’ Poll will be released Monday, Sept. 26.

Poll Methodology

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences.Each conference is given one rater for every four schools in the league.The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 25 points for each first-place vote, 24 for second-place and so on through the list.The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on.Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here.

RANK

LAST

SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES]

CONFERENCE

RECORD

POINTS

1

1

Morningside (Iowa) [19]

Great Plains

3-0

444

2

2

Grand View (Iowa)

Heart – North

4-0

427

3

3

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Mid-South

3-0

405

4

4

Northwestern (Iowa)

Great Plains

2-1

390

5

5

Marian (Ind.)

MidStates East

2-0

381

6

6

Southwestern (Kan.)

Kansas Collegiate

3-0

359

7

8

Ottawa (Ariz.)

Sooner

3-0

343

8

10

Georgetown (Ky.)

Mid-South

3-0

324

9

12

Reinhardt (Ga.)

Appalachian

2-1

272

10

13

Indiana Wesleyan

MidStates East

1-1

266

11

17

College of Idaho

Frontier

3-0

262

12

15

Benedictine (Kan.)

Heart South

3-1

249

13

16

Bethel (Tenn.)

Mid-South

3-0

228

14

22

Bethel (Kan.)

Kansas Collegiate

3-0

214

15

7

Concordia (Mich.)

MidStates East

1-2

182

16

20

Saint Francis (Ind.)

MidStates West

2-0

178

17

19

Montana Western

Frontier

3-0

172

18

9

Kansas Wesleyan

Kansas Collegiate

2-1

171

19

23

Midland (Neb.)

Great Plains

4-0

123

20

NR

Roosevelt (Ill.)

MidStates West

2-0

105

21

24

Southeastern (Fla.)

The Sun

4-0

103

22

25

St. Thomas (Fla.)

The Sun

2-1

76

23

11

Baker (Kan.)

Heart South

2-2

58

24

NR

Waldorf (Iowa)

North Star

4-0

49

25

NR

Rocky Mountain (Mont.)

Frontier

2-1

47

Dropped From Poll: Keiser (Fla.); Texas Wesleyan; Montana Tech.

Receiving Votes: Keiser (Fla.) 45; Texas Wesleyan 39; Carroll (Mont.) 21; Saint Xavier (Ill.) 14; Montana Tech 13; Dickinson State (N.D.) 10; Langston (Okla.) 3; Pikeville (Ky.) 3.

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[Football] Kirkland Named NAIA Football Offensive Player of the Week

Football Mon, Sep. 19, 2022 at 6:40 PM