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Dunn Earns Offensive Player-of-the-Week

(GPAC Release) - 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, November 7, 2009.  Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2009-2010 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, Quarterback - Doane

Doane quarterback Anthony Dunn is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player-of-the-Week.  Dunn, a sophomore from Papillion, Nebraska, completed 73% of his passes on Saturday (24-33) as the Tigers defeated Nebraska Wesleyan 38-17.  For the day he passed for 274 yards and three touchdowns.  The win by Doane over Nebraska Wesleyan was their first since 2002 and gives them the series lead at 45-44-6 in the 95 year old rivalry.  Doane will close the 2009 season at Dana next Saturday at 1PM.

Defense - Mackenzie Hemje, Linebacker - Hastings
Hastings linebacker Mackenzie Hemje is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player-of-the-Week.  Hemje, a senior from Hastings, Nebraska, helped lead the Broncos to a 28-18 win at Concordia.  Hemje had an interception late in the first half, with Hastings down 12-0 and Concordia driving, that he took back 85 yards for a score to make it a 12-7 game at the half.  For the game he also had four solo tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.  The Broncos, now 8-2 (7-2 GPAC), will host Nebraska Wesleyan next Saturday for a 1PM game to conclude the regular season.

Special Teams - Derek Carlson, Punter - Dakota Wesleyan
Dakota Wesleyan punter Derek Carlson is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Special Teams Player-of-the-Week.  Carlson, a freshman from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, played a large role in a field position dominated 13-10 win against Northwestern.  He had four punts for 166 yards with a long of 48 yards.  Two of his punts were downed inside the 20 yard line with one at the three yard line.  Dakota Wesleyan, 3-6, will play at Dordt next Saturday at 1PM to round out the regular season.