WHITEFISH — Players from Carroll College, Montana State-Northern and Southern Oregon were named Frontier Conference Football Players of the Week.
Offensive Player of the Week: Melvin Mason, Southern Oregon, 5-foot-10, 205-pound, freshman running back from Valencia, Calif. In Southern Oregon’s 56-63 overtime loss to Sacramento State, NCAA DI FCS, Mason rushed for 236 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. He also caught five passes for 51 yards. Mason was also named the NAIA Offensive Player of the Week. Also nominated: Orin Johnson of Montana State-Northern, Dustin Rinker from Carroll College and Sam Rutherford from Montana Western.
Defensive Player of the Week: Bryan Graupmann, Carroll College, 6-foot-3, 232-pound, junior defensive end, from Great Falls, Mont. In then No. 12 Carroll’s 21-7 home win over then No. 7 Montana Tech , Graupmann had five solo tackles, one tackle for loss and one quarterback sack. He anchored Carroll’s defense which held Montana Tech to only 47 yards rushing and 158 yards in total offense. Also nominated: Trevor Baum of Montana State-Northern and A.J. Wilson of Montana Western.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Jordan Rueschhoff, Montana State-Northern, 6-foot-2, 185-pound, junior kicker from Gillette,Wyo. In Northern’s 45-27 home conference win over Eastern Oregon, Rueschhoff was 6 for 6 in extra points and kicked a 27-yard field goal. Also nominated; Joe Coker of Montana Western and Jared Mayernik of Carroll College.
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