2004 NCAC Football Players Of The Week

November 7, 2004

Wooster senior Tony Sutton (Akron, OH/Archbishop Hoban), a 5-10, 200-
pound tailback, has been named offensive player of the week for his 
efforts in Wooster's record-setting 64-58 overtime win over Wittenberg.  
He was held to 52  yards on 16 rushes and one touchdown in the first 
half against  the Tigers before exploding for 169 yards and four scores 
in his final 22 carries in the second half. He was the only Wooster 
offensive player to touch the ball in overtime, and provided the winning 
score on a 13-yard rush.  He compiled 344 all-purpose yards, including 
221 rushing, and set conference career records for all-purpose yards 
(5,749) and rushing touchdowns (70). 

Kenyon freshman Josh Cowgill (Sciotoville, OH/Wheelersburg), a 5-10, 
170-pound defensive back, has been named defensive player of the week 
after he led all defenders against Hiram with 12 tackles. He also 
forced a fumble and had one tackle for a loss of five yards.  
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October 31, 2004

Ohio Wesleyan junior Ryan Sir Louis (Hinckley,OH/Highland), a 6-0, 205-
pound quarterback, has been named co-offensive "Player of the Week" after 
scoring three touchdowns, including the gamewinning 1-yard run on fourth 
down with 1:54 left in the fourth quarter, and leading the Battling Bishops 
to a 28-24 win over Wittenberg. He scored on a 1-yard run to hand OWU an 
early 7-0 lead and on a 30-yard run to push the Bishops to 14-10 in the 
third quarter. He set up the gamewinning TD with a 35-yard gain on fourth-
and-3 from the 50-yard line, making a total of two fourth-down conversions 
that he converted during the gamewinning drive. He also completed a pass 
for 11 yards on the same drive. He finished with 139 yards on 20 carries 
and completed 5-of-8 passes for 33 yards.  

Wooster senior Tony Sutton (Akron, OH/Archbishop Hoban), a 5-10, 200-
pound tailback, has been named co-offensive "Player of the Week" after 
rushing for 239 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries, all of which 
came in the opening half of a 59-0 win over Hiram. One of his runs was 
a season-long 55-yarder and he averaged 9.2 yards per attempt. Sutton 
set NCAC career records for total touchdowns (69) and scoring (414 
points), surpassing Wittenberg’s Casey Dondaldson, who scored 68 
touchdowns and 408 points during his 39-game career (regular season-
only). It took Sutton just 26 games to break those records.  

Allegheny junior Brad Stotsky (Evans City, PA/Seneca Valley), a 5-10, 
184-pound defensive back, has been named defensive "Player of the Week" 
after recording a career-high 11 tackles, all solo, in the Gator's 16-
10 overtime win at Wabash. On a late-game Little Giant possession, he 
made two stops in three plays to help force a Wabash punt, which led 
to Allegheny's game-tying touchdown in regulation. He also broke up 
one pass.  
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October 24, 2004

Wittenberg junior Tristan Murray (New Carlisle, OH/Tecumseh) and Ohio 
Wesleyan junior Cisco Clervoix (Naples, FL/Naples) have been named 
offensive and defensive "Players of the Week" for their performances 
in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Murray, a 5-10, 205-pound running back, rushed for a career-high 218 
yards on a career-high 28 carries, and added 17 yards on four receptions 
to lead the Tigers past Wabash. He scored four touchdowns, which tied 
a career best, including the game-clincher from three yards out with 
under a minute to play.  

Clervoix, a 6-0, 200-pound linebacker, made two key plays late in the 
fourth quarter with his team holding onto a 30-24 lead.  He sacked 
Kenyon's quarterback on first down, then brought down the Lord tailback 
on third down to seal the Bishop victory.  He finished with seven 
tackles, including 2-1/2 sacks for a loss of 20 yards. 
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October 17, 2004

Earlham junior Justin Rummell (Ingalls, IN/Pendleton Hts.) and Wooster 
senior Brian Knight (Dublin, OH/Fallbrook, CA) have been named offensive 
and defensive "Players of the Week" for their performances in the North 
Coast Athletic Conference.

Rummell, a 6-3, 200-pound quarterback, connected on 18 of his 28 pass 
attempts for a school record 427 yards and three touchdowns in the win 
over Oberlin. He also ran for one touchdown. He broke his own record, 
which he set earlier this season. Rummell leads the NCAC, averaging 
305.7 passing yards per game. 

Knight, a 5-9, 180-pound free safey, intercepted Wabash's second-to-last 
drive, broke up two other passes, and made six tackles to help the Scots 
to a 33-30 win. His interception came at the Scot 3-yard line, with 
Wooster clinging to a three-point lead (33-30) and just 1:21 remaining 
on the clock. He also returned it 22 yards to give the offense some 
breathing room, as Wooster attempted to run out the clock.
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October 10, 2004

Ohio Wesleyan senior Nathanael Jonhenry (Berea, OH/Berea) and Denison 
sophomore Derek Fry (Butler, OH/Clear Fork) have been named offensive 
and defensive "Players of the Week" for their performances in the North 
Coast Athletic Conference.

Jonhenry, a 5-9, 190-pound wide fullback, scored on a 16-yard run for 
the game-winning TD with 4:52 left in regulation as the Bishops knocked 
off defending NCAC champ Allegheny. He had also scored on a five-yard 
run to erase a 7-0 third-quarter deficit. He finished with 56 yards on 
seven carries, for a nifty 8.0 per rush average and picked up a pair of 
first down's on OWU's first scoring drive. 

Fry, a 5-10, 182-pound running back, recorded his team-high third 
interception of the season in the second quarter against Hiram that 
led to Denison’s first touchdown, giving them a 9-0 lead at halftime. 
He also recorded two tackles and one pass break-up.
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October 3, 2004

Kenyon freshman Rafael Sanchez (Tavernier, FL/Coral Shores). and Earlham 
junior Michael Thompson (Riverview, FL/East Bay) have been named offensive 
and defensive "Players of the Week" for their performances in the North 
Coast Athletic Conference.

Sanchez, a 5-10, 185-pound wide receiver, totalled 323 all-purpose yards, 
including 108 on five receptions.   Sanchez returned three punts for 91  
yards and five kickoffs for another 130. He ranks fourth in the NCAC in 
all-purpose yardage (144.5 ypg).

Thompson, a 6-0, 195-pound linebacker, led the Quaker defense with 16 stops
and two pass break-ups.  Earlham shut out an opponent for the first time 
since October, 2002.  He leads his team and ranks second in the NCAC with
44 tackles this season.
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September 26, 2004

Denison sophomore Zach Brent (Ft. Collins, CO/Rocky Mountain) and Wooster
senior Bobby Vega (Windsor, CT/Pomfret School) have been named offensive 
and defensive "Players of the Week" for their performances in the North 
Coast Athletic Conference.

Brent, a 6-1, 195-pound wide receiver, had a career day in the Big Red's 
35-23 victory over Gettysburg. He posted career-highs in receptions (11), 
yards (116) and touchdowns (3), and scored twice within 1:10 in the 
fourth quarter to seal the win.

Vega, a 6-0, 220-pound outside linebacker, made 14 tackles, five of 
them solo, in the Scots' 49-7 defeat of Case. He had 1.5 tackles for a 
loss, broke up a pass and hurried the quarterback once. It was his 
second straight week with double figures in stops. He leads Wooster 
with 30 tackles this season.
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September 19, 2004

Wittenberg senior Ryan Holmes (Oxford, OH/Talawanda) and Wabash junior
Tim Parker (Indianapolis, IN/Warren Central) have been named offensive
and defensive “Players of the Week” for their performances in the North
Coast Athletic Conference.

Holmes, a 6-3, 220-pound quarterback, converted a pass from four yards
out with 33.6 seconds remaining to edge Thomas More, 35-31, lifting
the Tigers to a 1-1 record. No Wittenberg team has lost two straight
games at any time since the opening week of the 1992 season (Tigers
lost season closing game in 1991 to Ohio Wesleyan and opened 1992 with
loss to Baldwin-Wallace). Holmes finished 19-of-36 for 303 yards and
four touchdowns. The 303 passing yards (in addition to 11 carries for
28 rushing yards) were a career-high and the ninth-highest total in
Wittenberg history. The four touchdowns were a career high and one shy
of a Wittenberg record.

Parker, a 5-10, 205-pound linebacker, had four of the Little Giants’
10 sacks. Parker had eight tackles (6 solo, 2 assists) and accounted
for 26 yards of losses with his four sacks. The 10 team sacks are the
most for the Little Giants since recording 10 against Denison on
November 3, 2001.
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September 12, 2004

Earlham junior Justin Rummell (Ingalls, IN/Pendleton Hts.) and Allegheny
junior Vincent Werner (Sheffield, PA/Sheffield Area) have been named
offensive and defensive "Players of the Week" for their performances in
the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Rummell, a 6-3, 200-pound quarterback, led the Quakers to their first
victory of the season with 425 yards on 28-for-43 passing, four touchdowns
and a rushing TD.  It was the first 400-yard passing game in Earlham
history; his four scoring passes tied another school mark.  

Werner, a 5-11, 203-pound linebacker, had two key turnovers in the
Gators' overtime victory over Westminster.  He scooped up a fumble and
returned it 25 yards for a touchdown, then nabbed an interception in
the end zone on the Titans' final drive in overtime. 
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September 7, 2004

Wooster senior Richie McNally (Westerville, OH/St. Francis DeSales) and
Ohio Wesleyan sophomore defensive back Kyle Sherman (Plain City, OH/Dublin
Scioto) have been named offensive and defensive "Players of the Week" for
their performances in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

McNally, a wideout/kicker, totaled a career-high 104 receiving yards on
five catches. He accounted for 15 of the Scots' 27 points in a victory over
Muskingum, with a 37-yard TD reception, two field goals and three extra
points. He became the school's all-time leader in career field goals made,
with 19.   

Sherman, a defensive back, led the Bishops with two interceptions, and a
team high nine tackles, five of them solo. In addition, he forced a
Franklin fumble on the Bishop one-yard line in the fourth quarter, which
resulted in an OWU score on its next possession.
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