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With the sixth week of the New England Division III Football season in the books, it is time to unveil our initial players of the week, which is powered by Zelos Athletics.
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This season, Noontime Sports will select one player for our three weekly honors: offensive, defensive and special teamer of the week. The ‘Players of the Week’ post will be published every Monday throughout the season.
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Offensive Player of the Week: Bobby Maimaron (Williams College | Quarterback | Duxbury, Mass.): The third-year signal-caller tossed a season-high five touchdowns last Saturday to lead the Ephs to their fourth-straight win of the season against Hamilton College.
The five touchdown passes tied an Ephs single-game record. Maimaron joined David Sullivan (Class of 2004) and Sean Keenan (Class of 2000) who each threw for five touchdowns in a single-game against Hamilton and Bowdoin College, respectively.
Maimaron completed 11 of 19 passes 191 yards while adding 80 yards on 11 carries. Eight of Maimaron’s passes landed in the hands of classmate Frank Stola, who concluded the game with four touchdowns. Stola became the first receiver in Ephs program history to record 2,000 receiving yards in a career while establishing a new single-season record for touchdown receptions with 12.
Through five games this season, the Duxbury, Massachusetts native has completed 55 of 103 passes for 901 yards and a career-best 13 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 380 yards on 58 carries and two scores.
Defensive Player of the Week: Tyshawn Anderson (Anna Maria College | Defensive Back | Lynn, Mass.): The second-year defensive back enjoyed perhaps his most successful day on the gridiron last Saturday against Alfred State. Anderson tallied 24.0 total tackles, including three tackles for a loss of seven yards and one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Anderson’s 24 total stops were the most he has recorded in a single game this season. He posted 14.0 total tackles a week ago against The Apprentice School, which at the time were the most tackles he recorded in a game. 16 of his 24 stops were solo tackles, which was is also a season-best for the Lynn, Massachusetts native.
Through six-game this season, Anderson has registered a career-best 75.0 total tackles, including 40 solo stops, and five-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 18 yards. He has also tallied three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one pass break-up.
Special Teamer of the Week: Christian Hutra (Springfield College | Kicker | Holmes, N.Y.): Hutra enjoyed a career day against Coast Guard Academy last Saturday, posting eight points off two field goals and two extra points, which helped the Pride score an important conference win in New London, Connecticut.
The first-year kicker’s 27-yard field goal with 6:04 remaining in the second quarter was his longest kick of the season. He converted a 26-yarder against Union College last month, which became his second-longest mark after kicking a 21-yard field goal in his team’s season-opener against Western New England.
In four contests this season, Hutra has connected on all 19 kicks, including four field goals.