In an unprecedented move, I feel I MUST hand out FOUR that’s right FOUR offensive game balls this week.
My first game ball is going to junior running back Davon Booth. Booth toted the rock 14 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Booth’s long run of 48 yards for a touchdown closed the door on the Rams and was a perfect answer for an emotional moment when popular punter Stephen Kotsanlee was lost for the year on the previous play.
My second offensive game ball is going to junior wide receiver Jalen Royals. Royals enjoyed having a HUGE game for the second straight week after snaring six passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns. The scoring plays included receptions of 51 and 24 yards.
My third offensive game ball is going to senior wide receiver Terrell Vaughn. After spending much of the Connecticut game double-covered last week, Vaughns thought he would take out his frustration on the Rams and boy DID he!! Vaughns hauled in eight passes for 143 yards and a 76-yard touchdown.
My fourth and final offensive game ball is going to junior wide receiver Micah Davis. Davis decided to join the 100-yard club this week as well after he snagged five passes for 104 yards and a 19-yard touchdown of his own.
My defensive player of the game really needs no introduction. Sophomore safety Ike Larsen finished the game with 7 tackles, including five solo tackles and two assisted tackles. Larsen blanketed Rams receivers all night long, coming down with two timely interceptions and breaking up a pass.
My special teams player of the game comes with a heavy heart as senior punter Stephen Kotsanalee was lost for the year after suffering an injury. Kotsanlee booted the ball four times including a long punt of 51 yards for an average of 44.2 yards per punt. Kotsanlee also landed two of his punts inside the 20. The love shown for one of the team leaders was obvious as EVERY SINGLE member of the team surrounded him as the medical staff prepared to help Kotsanlee from the field.