Doane QB Earns GPAC Honors

The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following football players-of-the-week for games played on Saturday, October 22, 2011.  Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2011-2012 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program. 


Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Football Players-of-the-Week

Offense – Anthony Dunn, Doane – Quarterback
Doane quarterback Anthony Dunn is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player-of-the-Week.  Dunn, a senior from Papillion, Nebraska, had a career day in the Tigers win over Dakota Wesleyan 33-28.  He completed 24-31 passes (.774) for 384 yards and three touchdowns.  He became the all-time leading passer in school history (6907 yards).  He engineered a game winning drive that culminated with the winning score at the 1:14 mark.  Doane is now 6-1 (5-1 GPAC) co-leads the GPAC with Morningside (6-1, 5-1).  Doane will play at Hastings this Saturday.

Defense – Colby Henderson, Defensive Back – Morningside
            Morningside defensive back Colby Henderson is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player-of-the-Week.  Henderson, a junior from Wakefield, Nebraska, posted two interceptions in the Mustangs 34-14 win over Hastings.  He had a pick six of 32 yards for Morningside's first score in the game.  In the win he also had two tackles and one pass breakup.  Morningside is now 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the league. 


Special Teams – Andrew Nielsen, Kicker – Doane
Doane kicker Andrew Nielsen is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Special Teams Player-of-the-Week.  Nielsen, a senior from North Platte, Nebraska, kicked field goals of 35 and 42 yards in the Tigers win over Dakota Wesleyan 33-28.  He also made all three of his PAT's on the afternoon at Crete.  He averaged just over 60 yards per kickoff as Doane is now 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the league.

Week Eight GPAC Football Scoreboard (Oct. 22)
      Northwestern College 46, Briar Cliff University 27
    Morningside College 34, Hastings College 14
    Doane College 33, Dakota Wesleyan University 28
    Nebraska Wesleyan University 10, Concordia University 7
    Dordt College 40, Dakota State University 20
Midland – Idle  

Week Nine GPAC Football Schedule (Oct. 29)
    Concordia University at Midland University
    Briar Cliff University at Nebraska Wesleyan University
    Morningside College at Dordt College
    Dakota Wesleyan University at Northwestern College
    Doane College at Hastings College