Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Players of the Week- Carroll 2013

The Forester Coaching staff announced their Football Players of the week for the 14-13 Homecoming victory over Carroll University on Saturday. 

Freshman Alex Pasiewicz breaking a tackle on
the way to his first career rushing touchdown. 
Offensive Player of the Week: Running Back Alex Pasiewicz (Fr.- Zion-Benton High School, Beach Park, IL) 8 Carries for 60 yards 1Td. Alex scored the game-winning touchdown with just over four minutes to go. He also effectively helped run down the clock at the end of the fourth quarter.

Senior John Dillon returning his interception on Saturday. 
Defensive Player of the Week: Linebacker John Dillon (Sr.-Basha High School, Gilbert, AZ) 10 Tackles, 1 Interception. "JD played a very physical game. He had a fire and intensity that was critical to our success. He and fellow senior Bryce Jones were competing to see who could make the biggest impact and they both were fantastic," said Coach Catanzaro.

Senior Bryce Jones preparing for the attack. 

Special Teams Player of the Week: Linebacker Bryce Jones (Sr.-Dysart High School, Dysart, AZ) Bryce blocked Carroll's second extra point attempt of the day, which allowed the Foresters to claim a one point victory. Jones also stood out on defense with 10 tackles and five quarterback hurries/knockdowns.

Scout Team Player of the Week: Defensive Lineman Brendan Powers (Fr.-Oak Forest High School, Oak Forest, IL) "Brendan performed admirably all through the week, and gave our offense fits during the course of the week," said Coach Catanzaro.

Holzmeyer looking to attack the Carroll Offensive Line
Lineman of the Week: Defensive Lineman Taylor Holzmeyer (Sr. Hazelwood West High School, St. Louis, Mo) Holzmeyer collected six tackles, including three tackles for a loss, and two sacks. Holzmeyer also crossed over to the offensive side of the ball and was the lead blocker on the game winning touchdown and helped the Foresters average 8.43 yards per carry when he was on the field. "Taylor was extremely disruptive. His ability to create havoc in the offensive backfield was a big deterrent to their ability to extend drives against us. On offense, he came in, and helped us really push the ball down field and create a mismatch for his strength," explained Coach Catanzaro.