Football

Sconyers named SAC Football Defensive Player of the Week


   ROCK HILL, S.C. -- The South Atlantic Conference has announced its Football Players of the Week. Earning honors for the week ending on November 4 are Carson-Newman running back Buck Wakefield, Catawba linebacker Lester Sconyers and Tusculum punter John Gregory. Wakefield was named Offensive Player of the Week, Sconyers Defensive Player of the Week and Gregory was tabbed Special Teams Player of the Week.
Sconyers, a 5-11, 220-pound senior from New Bern, N.C., made eight t ackles and intercepted a pass on the goal line to preserve Catawba's 21-14 victory over Presbyterian. Sconyers, a New Bern High School product, saved the game in the final minute for the Catawba Indians, stopping PC on third down and one from the three yard line.

Wakefield, a 5-9, 165-pound freshman from Drummonds, Tenn., scored three touchdowns to lead Carson-Newman to a 52-14 win over No. 24 Wingate. The Mumford High School graduate rushed for 67 yards on 10 carries, including a 33-yard touchdown run following a Wingate turnover.

Gregory, a 6-2, 210-pound freshman from Ootlewah, Tenn., averaged 41.8 yards on his 10 punts in Tusculum's 24-17 road win at Mars Hill. Gregory, who earns this honor for a third time this season, pinned Mars Hill inside the 20-yard line three times, including two punts of 50-plus yards with a long of 56. Gregory's 418 punting yards are the second most in a game in school history. He established the school record earlier this season with 424.

The SAC Football Players of the Week are selected by a vote of the league's sports information directors.

#####

Today's Events

No events are scheduled today

Calendar

«January 2018»
123
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

45
January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

6
January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

78910
January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

1112
January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

13
January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

1415161718
January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

1920
January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

21
January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

222324
January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

2526
January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

27
January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

28293031
January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


TEAM PHOTO

Basketball (M) Team Photo

SPONSORS