Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monmouth POTW

The Forester Coaching Staff announced the Players of the Week for the Monmouth Game.

Offense: Sophomore Running Back Al Mitchell (Milwaukee, WI). Al replaced an injured starter Brock Stenberg in the second half, and had a his most productive stint as a Forester. Mitchell took his first touch in the second half for 11 yards, and would end up averaging 7.1 yards per carry in the second half. Mitchell totaled 78 yards rushing on 11 carries, and 27 yards receiving on 4 catches. What was perhaps most impressive of Mitchell's performance was his yards after contact total of 38 yards. Mitchell played his prep football at Pulaski High School in Milwaukee.

Defense: Junior Safety Luke Butts (Warrensburg, IL). Luke was all over the field on Saturday. He recorded 13 tackles, 1 TFL, and 2 Pass Breakups. Butts also helped eliminate four drive threats with tackles or pass breakups on third down plays. Butts received his second POTW award in as many weeks. Butts played his prep football at Warrensburg-Latham High School in Central Illinois.

Special Teams: Junior Safety Luke Butts (Warrnesburg, IL). In a rare double-double, Luke recorded three special teams tackles, including a "big hit" on a kick off return. In addition, he had a punt pressure.

Scout Team: Sophomore Quarterback Justin Novak (Miami, FL). Justin served the defense as the Monmouth QB. He did a great job of forcing the defense to secure their rush lanes, and had a phenomenal attitude. His efforts made the defense much better on Saturday. Justin played his prep football at Miami's Coral Park High School.

Congratulations to each of these Foresters!