BAY CITY, Mich. - University of Findlay junior quarterback Verlon Reed (Columbus, Ohio/Marion-Franklin) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) "Offensive Player of the Week" after throwing for 166 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 156 yards and two more scores in the Oilers' 40-19 victory over Michigan Technological University on Saturday. Ohio Dominican University sophomore defensive back Cody Culbertson (Galloway, Ohio/Bishop Ready) earned "Defensive Player of the Week Honors," while Ohio Dominican University senior defensive back Justin Bell (Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison) was tabbed "Special Teams Player of the Week."
GLIAC Football Offensive Player of the Week:
Verlon Reed - Findlay
(JR, QB, 6-1, 205, Columbus, Ohio/Marion-Franklin)
University of Findlay junior quarterback Verlon Reed was a one-man wrecking crew in the Oilers 40-19 win at home over Michigan Technological University on Saturday (Sept. 28). Reed completed 13-of-19 passing attempts for 166 yards and two scores and also added 13 carries for 156 yards and two touchdowns. One of his touchdown runs came on a 79-yard scamper. Reed has thrown for 1,088 yards on the year, the second best mark in the GLIAC. He also leads the conference n completion percentage at 69.0%.
GLIAC Football Offensive Weekly Honor Roll:
AAnthony Taylor - AU, Jason Vander Laan - FS, John Haley - HC, Brendan Gallagher - LE, Justin Davis - MU, Tyler Scarlett - MT, Keyondre Craig - NM, Mitch Robinson - TU, Abe Johnson - OD, Jonathon Jennings - SV, Toney Davis - WS.
2013 GLIAC Offensive "Players of the Week":
(9/9) A. Bilal - LE; (9/16) J. Vander Laan - FS; (9/23) J. Jennings - SV; (9/30) V. Reed - UF.
GLIAC Football Defensive Player of the Week:
Cody Culbertson - Ohio Dominican
(SO, DB, 5-10, 175, Galloway, Ohio/Bishop Ready)
Ohio Dominican University sophomore defensive back Cody Culbertson led the Panther defense in a 57-14 win over No. 9 Grand Valley State University on Saturday (Sept. 28). Culbertson tallied nine tackles, six solo, 3.5 tackles-for-loss and a sack while limiting the GVSU offense to 23 points below its season scoring average and 173 yards below its total offense average. The one tackle for loss came in end zone for safety to give Panthers a 33-14 lead at halftime.
GLIAC Football Defensive Weekly Honor Roll:
Kyle Tomko - AU, Scott Patalano - FS, Feraris Golden - UF, Steven Embry - HC, Demarco Donaldson - MU, Mike Mann - NU, Will Schwarz - SV, Steve O'Shell - WS.
2013 GLIAC Defensive "Players of the Week":
(9/9) J. Kaufman - GV; (9/16) E. Viverette - WS; (9/23) J. Zimmer - FS; (9/30) C. Culbertson - OD.
GLIAC Football Special Teams Player of the Week:
Justin Bell - Ohio Dominican
(SR, DB, 5-10, 185, Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison)
Ohio Dominican University senior defensive back Justin Bell returned a punt 91 yards for a touchdown to give ODU a 10-0 first quarter lead in the Panthers' 57-14 win over No. 9 Grand Valley State University on Saturday. It was the first punt return for a touchdown in school history. Bell also had a 42-yard punt return and averaged 31.8 yards per return on the day. He tied for team lead with seven tackles as well. Bell currently leads the GLIAC in punt returns averaging 18.4 yards per return.
GLIAC Football Special Teams Weekly Honor Roll:
Anthony McCarthy - AU, Austin Kantola - FS, Marc Hunka - UF, Matt Eltringham - HC, Tanner Wells - LE, Keegan Haggarty - NU, Scott Stanford - SV, Stefan Terleckyj - WS.
2013 GLIAC Special Teams "Players of the Week":
(9/9) N. Morris - UF; (9/16) D. Harrison - OD; (9/23) G. Mead - MT; (9/30) J. Bell - OD.