GLIAC Football Special Teams Player of the Week: Garrett Mead - Michigan Tech(JR, K, 5-10, 200, Alpena, Mich.)Junior kicker Garrett Mead kicked five field goals and scored 17 of Michigan Tech's 29 points in a 29-7 win over Walsh Saturday (Sept. 21) in Houghton (Mich.). The junior from Alpena, Mich., booted field goals of 31 and 19 yards in the first half and added 24, 37 and 27 yarders in the second. With his performance, Mead set school records for field goals in a game (the old record was three) and kick scoring points in a game (the old record was 13). The Huskies attempted just three field goals all last season.GLIAC Football Special Teams Weekly Honor Roll:Austin Kantola - FS, Josh Rode - UF, Chris Picano - GV, David Bojalad - LE, Frank Dufour - MU, Jon Linkenheimer - NM, Keegan Haggarty - NU, Brent Wahle - OD, Jesse Somsel - SV.
GLIAC Football Offensive Player of the Week: Jonathon Jennings - Saginaw Valley State(SR, QB, 6-2, 205, Columbus, Ohio)Saginaw Valley State University senior QB Jonathon Jennings completed 18 of 25 passes for 343 yards and five touchdowns in leading the Cardinals to a 35-34 road win at the University of Findlay on Saturday. He also added 54 yards on the ground on 12 carries for 397 yards of total offense on the day. The five TD's in a single game ties an SVSU record now shared by Jennings and three others. It was the first time an SVSU quarterback has thrown for five scores since the 2006 season, when Chris Dougherty netted five against Grand Valley State.GLIAC Football Offensive Weekly Honor Roll:Anthony Taylor - AU, Jason Vander Laan - FS, Daiquone Ford - UF, Michael Ratay - GV, Anthony Bilal - LE, Jordan Phillips - MU, Charlie Leffingwell - MT, Marcus Tucker - NM, Glenn Winston, Jr. - NU, Brandon Schoen - OD, Antonio Pipken - TU.2013 GLIAC Offensive "Players of the Week":(9/9) A. Bilal - LE; (9/16) J. Vander Laan - FS; (9/23) J. Jennings - SV.
GLIAC Football Defensive Player of the Week: Justin Zimmer - Ferris State(SO, DE, 6-3, 255, Greenville, Mich.)Ferris State University sophomore defensive end Justin Zimmer had perhaps his best contest in a Bulldog uniform as Ferris State posted a decisive 34-7 league road win over defending conference champion Ashland on Saturday (Sept. 21) night in FSU's first-ever trip to Jack Miller Stadium. Zimmer scored his first career touchdown on a 20-yard interception return late in the first half to push the Bulldogs' advantage to 27-0 at halftime. He also tallied 4.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss to go with a team-high 10 total stops. Additionally, he broke up a pass and forced a fumble.GLIAC Football Defensive Weekly Honor Roll:Chris Harvey - AU, Ray Ballard - UF, Matt Mosely - GV, Isaiah Bell - LE, Demarco Donaldson - MU, Taylor Ziolkowski - MT, Mike Keith - NU, Justin Bell - OD, Brian Johnson - SV.2013 GLIAC Defensive "Players of the Week": (9/9) J. Kaufman - GV; (9/16) E. Viverette - WS; (9/23) J. Zimmer - FS.