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Tiger Duo Claim Final GPAC Weekly Honors

Tiger Duo Claim Final GPAC Weekly Honors

(Release from GPAC Office)

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 15, 2008.  Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2008-2009 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 - Lorenzo Brown, Sioux Falls - Quarterback
Sioux Falls quarterback Lorenzo Brown is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player-of-the-Week.  Brown, a junior from Bristol, Connecticut, completed 12-of-19 passes for 152 yards and rushed for another 152 yards as the Cougars defeated Morningside 34-31 to claim the GPAC Football Championship for 2008.  For the game he scored two touchdowns on the ground to lead USF to an undefeated regular season at 10-0.  Sioux Falls will host St. Ambrose next Saturday at Noon in the First Round of the NAIA Football Championship Series.

Defense - Seth Styskal, Doane - Defensive Line
Doane defensive lineman Seth Styskal is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player-of-the-Week.  Styskal, a senior from Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, tied the Doane school record for sacks in a season with 11.5 as he totaled 3.5 sacks against Dana.  He recorded a tackle for loss in all eleven games this season, including 4.5 for 23 yards of loss on Saturday.  For the game, he had five solo tackles and three assist tackles.  He led the GPAC in sacks (11.5) and tackles for loss (18) this season.  Doane ended the season at 4-7 overall and 3-7 in the league.

Special Teams- Josh Warren, Doane - Punter
Doane punter Josh Warren is this week's GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Special Teams Player-of-the-Week.  Warren, a senior from Overton, Nebraska, totaled four punts for 165 yards and a long of 53 in the Tigers win against Dana 33-16.  Two of his punts were inside the 20 yard line.  He also picked up 23 yards rushing on a fake punt that set up the tying score at the time in the second quarter.  Doane completed the 2008 season at 4-7.