HCAC Players of the Week
November 12, 2012Earlham College Broadcast Sports
The following athletes were named players of the week in their respective
sports for the week ending November 11, 2012.
Football: Offense - Jonny West, Franklin College
Franklin College quarterback Jonny West (Avon, Ind./Speedway) amassed 504
total yards in the Grizzlies' 58-29 win over Hanover Saturday and has been
named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the
Week on offense for the second time. The junior completed 29 of his 43
passes for 315 yards and five touchdowns, while adding 36 yards and a score
on the ground to lead the Franklin offense. The blue and gold earned their
third consecutive HCAC crown and trip to the NCAA Division III playoffs with
the win. No. 16 Franklin (8-2, 8-0 HCAC) will travel to Adrian (MI)
Saturday to open tournament play.
Football: Defense - Stephen Coble, Manchester University
Manchester University defensive lineman Stephen Coble (Edwardsburg,
Mich./H.S.) led the Spartans defense in a 38-0 shutout win over rival
Anderson Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference Football Player of the Week on defense for the second time. The
sophomore recorded nine tackles, four tackles for loss, and three sacks to
help put a wrap on the school's first winning season since 1997. The win
over Anderson also retained the Bronze Ball trophy for the fourth time in
five seasons. The Spartans defensive unit limited the Ravens to only 98
yards of total offense in the contest. Manchester (6-4, 6-2 HCAC) finished
the season second in the HCAC standings.
Football: Special Teams - Austin Sweeney, Bluffton University
Bluffton University's Austin Sweeney (Adrian, Mich./Whitmer) finished the
day with eight points as the Beavers handled rival Defiance 27-24 in two
overtimes Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference Football Player of the Week on special teams for the second time.
The junior kicker hit field goals from 40 and 22 yards and was a perfect
2-for-2 on extra points. The 40-yard field goal was a season high and the
22-yard make proved to be the game-winner in the second overtime frame.
Bluffton (6-4, 5-3 HCAC) finished the season with a winning record for the
first time since 2000.