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Noontime’s D3 Football Team of the Week: Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

By NoontimeSports.com

The third week of the NCAA D-III spring football season concluded this past weekend, which means it is time to share our second Noontime Sports Team of the Week.

This week’s team includes student-athletes from the following schools: Brevard College, Huntingdon College, Pacific Lutheran University, and Whitworth University.

And in case you missed it, we shared (and posted) our first spring football team of the week earlier this month on Monday, February 8, 2021.

As always, thanks for stopping by to read today’s Team of the Week, and make sure to come back later this week for more spring football posts.


Noontime Sports D-III Spring Football Team of the Week (Feb. 22, 2021)

Dante Anderson (Brevard): Anderson led the Tornadoes defense with 11 total tackles, including seven solo stops, one-and-a-half tackles for a loss of four yards and one pass break-up.

Landon Cotney (Huntingdon): The Hawks signal-caller amassed 249 yards of total offense in his team’s spring season debut last Saturday against Brevard. Cotney completed 25 of 31 passes for 165 yards and one touchdown while rushing for a game-high 84 yards on 13 carries.

Kalen Davis-White (Pacific Lutheran): Davis-White led the Pacific-Lutheran defense with 12 total tackles, including two tackles for a loss of five yards and a half-a-sack for three yards.

Jaylen Gonzales (Whitworth): Against Pacific Lutheran, Gonzales led the Pirates defense with 13 total tackles, including five solo stops, two pass break-ups, and one quarterback hurry.

Ethan Peloquin (Whitworth): Peloquin caught five passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s 28-10 win over Pacific Lutheran.

Casey Peppers (Huntingdon): Peppers posted a team-high 10 total tackles, including eight solo stops, two tackles for a loss of 11 yards, one sack for a loss of 10 yards to go with two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

Jaedyn Prewitt (Whitworth): Against Pacific Lutheran, Prewitt recorded 236 yards of total offense, including 207 passing yards and three touchdowns (one of his scores was on the ground). The Pirates’ quarterback completed 18 of 28 passes while rushing for a season-high 29 yards on four carries.

Nate RaPue (Whitworth): Against Pacific Lutheran, RaPue converted all four extra points and punted the ball five times for a total of 208 yards. Three of his punts landed inside his opponent’s 20-yard line. He also registered 273 yards on five kickoffs for an average of 54.6 yards per kick.

Cole Starr (Huntingdon): Starr registered 14 points on a pair of extra points, along with four field goals, including a 34-yard boot. He also recorded seven kickoffs for 375 yards for an average of 53.6 yards per kick.

Tucker Spencer (Huntingdon): Against Brevard, Spencer tallied four solo tackles, including two sacks for a loss of 28 yards, one forced fumble and one pass breakup.

Noontime’s Spring Football Team of the Week (Feb. 8, 2021)

By NoontimeSports.com

Happy Monday, everyone!

The first official weekend of spring college football is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our initial Noontime Sports Team of the Week.

This week, we’re highlighting a few NCAA D-III student-athletes that competed this past weekend, but as the spring season progresses, we will include FBS and Division II players, too.


Noontime Sports’ Football Team of the Week (Feb. 8, 2021)

Austin Bertness (Trinity (Texas)): Bertness led all receivers in his team’s 11-point win over Austin with a game-high nine receptions for 124 yards and three touchdowns.

Kyle Bell (Howard Payne): Bell posted a game-high 19 total tackles, including 10 solo stops against Texas Lutheran.

Tommy Bowden (Mary Hardin-Baylor): In his team’s first contest of the spring season, the sophomore signal-caller rushed for a pair of touchdowns while throwing for 104 yards and another score. The Cru scored a convincing 41-0 victory over Belhaven last Saturday.

Ben Brockman (Southwestern): Brockman led all defenders with 11 total stops, including eight solo tackles to go with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Southwestern opened its spring season with a 28-17 setback to East Texas Baptist.

Seth Cosme (Texas Lutheran): Cosme totaled 313 yards of total offense against Howard Payne, including 83 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns. He completed 14 of 22 passes for 230 yards and two scores.

Blake Hinton (Hendrix): Hinton led his team with seven catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 17.6 yards per reception in his team’s initial spring win against Millsaps.

Amryn Jeffrey (Millsaps): Against Hendrix, Amryn Jeffrey completed 19 of 34 passes for 206 yards and four touchdowns.

Landon McKinney (Howard Payne): Against Texas Lutheran, McKinney tallied 377 yards of total offense, including 68 yards on eight carries and two touchdowns. He completed 19 of 28 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns.

Wyatt Messex (Trinity (Texas)): Messex enjoyed a successful start to his team’s spring season by completing 22 of 34 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for. game-high 46 yards on 14 carries.

Will Newman (Rhodes): In his team’s first contest of the spring season, Newman led the Rhodes defense with 12 total tackles, including 11 solo stops and two tackles for a loss of three yards against Birmingham-Southern.

Jake Parker (Howard Payne): Parker caught a game-high 11 passes for 195 yards and one touchdown against Texas Lutheran.

Mason Perkins (Texas Lutheran): Perkins averaged 20.5 yards per reception in his team’s initial spring contest against Howard Payne. Perkins caught 10 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns.

Blake Phipps (Howard Payne): Against Texas Lutheran, Phipps tallied eight points on five extra points and a 42-yard field goal.

Branden Rew (Birmingham-Southern): Rew led all defenders in his team’s 52-0 win over Rhodes with three receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns.

Aaron Rideaux (Austin): Against Trinity (Texas), Rideaux led his team with six grabs for 94 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged a game-high 15.7 yards per reception.

Austin Russell (Millsaps): Russell hauled in a game-high 128 receiving yards on nine grabs, along with three touchdowns. He averaged 14.2 yards per reception.

Colton Strickland (McMurry): Against Sul Ross State, Strickland posted eight total tackles, including five solo stops, three-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 19 yards, one-and-a-half sacks for a loss of 15 yards, and two quarterback hurries.

Kord Tuttle (Pacific Lutherlan): Against Pugent Sound, Tuttle posted 11 total stops, including eight solo tackles to go with one interception (14 yards). He finished last Saturday’s game with two-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 19 yards and one sack for a loss of 15 yards.

Duncan Varela (Pugent Sound): In his team’s first spring season contest against Pacific Lutheran, Varela led all rushers with 132 yards on 35 carries and two touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 14 yards and one touchdown.

Liam Vincifora (Millsaps): Vincifora concluded his team’s initial spring contest with 10 total tackles, including six solo stops, two tackles for a loss for 46 yards, and one sack for five yards.

Jacob Wood (Hendrix): Wood enjoyed a very successful start to his team’s spring season by completing 17 of 29 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for a game-high 146 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown.

Spring Football Begins This Weekend

Spring football – well, college spring football – begins this Saturday. (PHOTO COURTESY: Anderson Mancini on Visual Hunt / CC BY)

By Matt Noonan

It sounds crazy, but a spring football season – well, more a college spring football season is set to kickoff this weekend with a slew of NCAA D-III contests.

Next week, more games will be played, including the initial NCAA FCS contest of the 2020-21 academic year as McNeese State will visit Tarleton State University for a 7 p.m. kickoff. And once the calendar flips to March, there will be even more games, including a slew of NCAA D-II contests.

Again, this sounds crazy, spring football – well, college football, to be exact – taking place during the spring, but games will occur, along with other sports. And like winter sports, there will be challenges, along with cancelations and postponements, but from what I have gathered, it appears as if coaches and student-athletes are eager to return to the gridiron.

And like we have previously, we’ll do our best to keep you updated on a weekly basis with blogs, podcasts, and maybe some TikTok videos? Either way, we’re excited to cover some college football – yes, we will continue with some updates on northeast college basketball, but for now, let’s get excited for the start of a spring season because we don’t know if this will ever happen again!

Here is your week one schedule for spring football:

  • Hendrix at Millsaps, 1 p.m.
  • Mary Hardin-Baylor at Belhaven, 1 p.m.
  • Austin at Trinity (Texas), 1 p.m.
  • Texas Lutheran at Howard Payne, 2 p.m.
  • Eastern Texas Baptist at Southwestern, 2 p.m.
  • Sul Ross State at McMurry, 2 p.m.
  • Pacific Lutheran at Pugent Sound, 3 p.m.
  • Birmingham-Southern at Rhodes, 7 p.m.