Players from Carroll College, Rocky Mountain College and Southern Oregon were named Frontier Conference Football Players of the Week.
Offensive Player of the Week: Chance Demarais, Carroll College, 6-foot, 227-pound, senior running back from Malta, Mont. In then No.22 Carroll College’s 36-0 win over Dickinson State, Demarais rushed for 216 yards on 42 carries. He set a new career rushing record with 4, 473 yards. Demarais also caught one pass for a 10-yard touchdown. Also nominated: Manny Barragan of Southern Oregon, Cole Cattelan of Rocky Mountain College and Jeff Logan of Montana Western.
Defensive Player of the Week: Kalii Robinson, Southern Oregon, 6-foot-0, 190-pound senior linebacker, from Los Angeles, Calif. In then No. 12 Southern Oregon’s 46-28 upset win over then No. 7 Montana Tech, Robinson had five solo tackles, seven assisted tackles and one pass deflection. The Raiders held the usually potent Tech offense scoreless until the third quarter. Also nominated: Jacob Barit of Rocky Mountain College, Sean Blomquist and Kasey Griffith of Montana Western.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Nick Knell, Rocky Mountain College, 6-foot, 175-pound senior punter/kicker from Lander, Wyo. In Rocky Mountain’s 32-22 win over Montana State-Northern, Farewell had six punts for 97 yards. He was 3 of 3 in extra pints and 1 of 2 in field goals (31). Also nominated; Ryan McCormick of Carroll College.
P.J. Bolte of Lewis-Clark State was named the Frontier Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. Bolte is a 6-foot-6 senior forward from Tacoma, Wash. Lewis-Clark State went 3-0 at the Clearwater River Casino and Resort Invitational. The Warriors beat Walla Walla 85-60, College of Idaho 82-70 and Concordia (Ore.) 92-81 (2OT). Bolt was selected the tournament’s MVP. He averaged 23.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, two assists and one steal. He was 22 of 38 from the field (58 percent) and 27 of 35 from free throw line (77 percent). Also nominated: Bryan Bock of Montana Tech, Devin Jackson of Montana State- Northern, Jeremy Nicholas of Rocky Mountain and Marcel Towns of the University of Great Falls.
Nicole Yazzie of Westminster College was named the Frontier Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Yazzie is a 5-foot-7 senior guard from West Valley City, Utah. Westminster went 2-1 for the weekend. The Griffins lost to the Master’s 62-73 and beat No. 12 Biola 55-45 and College of Idaho 60-56. She averaged 20.3 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals. She scored a career high 28 points in the upset of Biola. Yazzie was 18 of 48 from the field, 9 of 25 in 3-point and 16 of 20 from free throw line. Also nominated: Lindsey Abramson of the University of Great Falls, Torrie Cahill of Carrol College and Catilin Carr of Lewis-Clark State.
— Frontier Conference