(Sioux City, Iowa) – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following football players-of-the-week for games played on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2017-2018 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program.
Hauff Mid-America Sports/ Football Players-of-the-Week
Offense – Dillon Turner, Quarterback (Dakota Wesleyan University)
Dakota Wesleyan quarterback Dillon Turner is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player-of-the-Week. Turner, a senior from Salem, Arkansas, passed for 437 yards and six touchdowns, guiding the Tigers to their first win of the season in a 60-14 victory over the University of Saint Mary. He was 24-of-31 through the air, while also carrying the ball five times for 24 yards and a score. The seventeenth-ranked Tigers will host the University of Jamestown in a non-conference affair on September 9. Kick off will be at 1pm.
Defense – Caden McDonald, Linebacker (Morningside College)
Morningside linebacker Caden McDonald is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player-of-the-Week. McDonald, a senior, from Logan, Iowa, returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown and was the Mustangs' second leading tackler with five stops in the Mustangs' 65-14 rout of No. 10 Tabor. Fourth-ranked Morningside will host Truman State University on September 9. Kick off will be at 1pm.
Special Teams – Alex Stogdill, Kicker/Punter (Hastings College)
Alex Stogdill of Hastings College is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Special Teams Player-of-the-Week. Sogdill, a junior, from Lincoln, Nebraska, connected on a career long 38-yard field goal while going a perfect 7-for-7 on extra points in the Broncos 52-35 win over Southwestern on Saturday. He also punted five times, averaging just under 40 yards per punt on with a long of 46 yards. Hastings will host Valley City State University on September 9. Kick off will be at 1pm.
GPAC Football Scoreboard for September 02
(4) Morningside College 65, (10) Tabor College 14
Midland University 29, Friends University 24
Bethany College 36, Briar Cliff University 23
(11) Doane University 34, (14) Sterling College 28
(17) Dakota Wesleyan University 60, (RV)University of St. Mary 14
Dordt College 44, Bethel College 10
Northwestern College 41, Ottawa University 16
(20) Kansas Wesleyan University 28, (RV) Concordia University 13
Hastings College 52, Southwestern College 35
GPAC Football Schedule for September 09
Dakota State University at Briar Cliff University, 1 PM
University of Jamestown at (17) Dakota Wesleyan University, 1 PM
Truman State University at (14)Morningside College, 1 PM
North Park University at Midland University, 1 PM
(15) Dickinson State University at Northwestern College, 1 PM
Ottawa University at (RV) Concordia University, 1 PM
Valley City State University at Hastings College, 1 PM
Friends University at (11) Doane University, 4 PM
Waldorf University at Dordt College, 6 PM