October 8 - MIAA Players of the Week
|Oct. 06||Albion||24||Hope *||29||Final|
|Adrian||22||Olivet *||50||Homecoming ll Buckeye Cable Sports Network||Final|
|Oct. 13||Hope||70||Finlandia *||6||Final|
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Adrian suffered a 50-22 Homecoming defeat at the hands of Olivet…Senior Emmanuel Stewart rushed for 144 yards and freshman Clarence Madison had a career-best 120 yards receiving--both game highs…Madison also had a career-best six catches, including his first touchdown that went for 69 yards…official game time weather conditions were sunny and 76 degrees, but later a severe thunderstorm caused a delay of 1 hour and 55 minutes at halftime…kickoff was 4:05 and the game didn’t end until 9:01 p.m. …Stewart upped his AC career rushing record to 4,452 yards, which ranks second all-time among ACTIVE student-athletes in Division III (behind Leanthony Reasnover, Eureka, 4,700)…On defense, seniors Lawrence Austin, Tim McPhee and Nate Conner had 12, 11 and 10 total tackles, respectively. McPhee also forced a fumble, which was Olivet’s first turnover of the season as the Comets became the last Division III team to commit one…senior WR Jerron McGaw lists sixth among active leaders in NCAA III with 2,508 yards receiving.
Defensive end Mitchell Arendsen (Zeeland, Mich./Holland Christian) collected 1 ½ sacks against Hope last Saturday. He is 15th among D-III players in sacks this season…Quarterback Kyle Thomas (Walled Lake, Mich./Western) is seventh on the D-III list in points responsible for, 19th in passing TDs and 21st in passing yards per game…As a team, Albion is second in D-III in total offense (averaging nearly 579 yards per game) and the Britons boast the 19th-best rushing and passing attacks in D-III.
The Alma College football team fell to No. 14 Trine University 52-24 on Saturday (Oct. 6) afternoon. Thunder running back Lamar Carswell ran for 293 yards and five touchdowns. Steven Sowa (Lincoln Park, Mich./St. Frances Cabrini) led the Alma rushing attack, which saw five players tote the ball at least six times. Sowa had 66 yards on 12 attempts, while Chase Hinkle (Concord, Mich./Concord) put up 61 yards on nine carries. Mason Ippel (Jenison, Mich./Jenison), Ryan Stevens (Lowell, Mich./Lowell) and Austin Spratling (Grand Rapids, Mich./Wyoming Kelloggsville) all scored on the ground.
Dillion Hueckstaedt had 20 tackles vs. Kalamazoo College breaking the single-game school record. As a team, the Lions had 101 total tackles, tying the school record.
An explosive offense and powerful defensive stand propelled the Hope College football team to a 29-24 win at unbeaten Albion College on Saturday. Sophomore cornerback Chandler Brown of Woodstock, Georgia (Carlton J. Kell HS) ended Albion’s last drive with a third-down interception at the Britons 9-yard line with 57 seconds remaining. The Flying Dutchmen improved to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in MIAA play. Junior quarterback Mason Opple of Hudsonville, Michigan (Hudsonville HS) led the offense with a career-high 248 passing yards and 68 rushing yards, including a 1-yard rushing touchdown on 4th-and-goal in the fourth quarter.
The Kalamazoo College football team remained undefeated with a 56-7 win at Finlandia University on Saturday. Kalamazoo improved to 5-0 with the win, the team's best start since 1978. The Hornets also remain tied for first place in the MIAA with a 2-0 start. The Hornets had 31 first downs in the game while limiting Finlandia to eight. The Hornets also put up 503 yards of total offense compared to 107 for the Lions. Zach VanFaussien was 21-of-32 passing for 220 yards with three touchdowns. The quarterback also rushed for 65 yards and a score. Jared Pittman ran for 141 yards on 18 carries with a touchdown. Taylor Jackson led the Kalamazoo defense with eight total tackles including three sacks. Jakob Frederick was credited with six tackles. Kalamazoo (5-0, 2-0) returns to action next at Albion next Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.
The Olivet College football team built a 43-6 halftime lead to beat Adrian, 50-22, Oct. 6 at Docking Stadium in Adrian. Matthew Ellis had 18 carries for 129 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a 29-yard touchdown reception. Jamaul Martin rushed 22 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Lane Porter completed 16-of-23 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns. Jacob Jodway caught five passes for a team-high 89 yards. Defensively, Chase Cavric tallied seven tackles. Mo Young recorded six tackles, including two for negative yards. John Adams III broke-up three passes. Douglas Pollard tied Olivet's single-game record with three field goals made and converted 5-of-6 PAT kicks to be named the MIAA Special Teams Player of the Week.
Trine defeated Alma, 52-24, on Homecoming. Lamar Carswell ran for 293 yards and had a career-high five touchdowns.
2018 MIAA Football Standings
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