WHITEFISH — Players from College of Idaho and Carroll College were named Frontier Conference Football Players of the Week, the league announced today.
Offensive Player of the Week: Darius-James Peterson, College of Idaho, 5-foot-10,175-pound freshman quarterback from Kentfield, California. In College of Idaho’s 44-41 home conference overtime win over then No. 17 Southern Oregon, in his first career start, Peterson was 9 of 19 passing for 215 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries. Peterson set school records for rushing yards by a quarterback and single game total offense. He scored the game-tying touchdown on an 80-yard run and then threw the game winning touchdown in overtime.
Nolan Saraceni of Montana Tech, Connor Fohn of Carroll College, Alfred Gross of Eastern Oregon, and Jayce Van Zee of Rocky Mountain were also nominated.
Defensive Player of the Week: Nate Moore, College of Idaho, 5-10, 170-pound senior safety from Meridian, Idaho. In College of Idaho’s 44-41 home conference overtime win over then No. 17 Southern Oregon, Moore recorded nine solo tackles, three assisted tackles, one interception and one pass breakup. His fourth quarter interception forced the game into overtime.
More was also named the NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week.
Carter Myers of Montana Tech, Case Bertelsen of Rocky Mountain, Isazah King of Carroll College, and Tucker Stanley of Eastern Oregon were also nominated for the Frontier award.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Dylan Torgerson, Carroll College, 6-foot-2, 195-pound, junior punter from Kalispell. In Carroll College’s 28-14 win over Rocky Mountain (RV), Torgerson had eight punts for 332 yards with long of 56 yards. Two of his punts were downed on the 10 and 9-yard lines. Only three of his punts were returned.
Butte High graduate Clay Dean of Montana Tech, Griff Amies of Rocky Mountain, and Nathan Harden of Eastern Oregon were also nominated.