GRIDIRON CLUB "FAN IN THE STANDS" PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Offensive Player of the Week: FB VAN BASSINDALE #40. Running the ball between the tackles is often like crossing the street in rush hour traffic, openings never last very long before you are hit by an oncoming car or truck, or both! Van's quickness off the ball allows him to take advantage of the gaps opened by the offensive line before pounding out his advance 5 yards at a time. The junior FB, currently ranked second in the conference in rushing yards, carried the ball 20 times, often gaining the final few yards needed for a key first down, while scoring 2 TDs in Bay's 28-12 victory over Grafton.
Defensive Players of the Week: LB SAM WEBER #41 and S MATT BERNSTEIN #10. Senior LB Sam Weber electrified the defense when he blocked a Blackhawk punt, picked up the ball and rumbled into the end zone for an early 6-0 lead. Junior Safety Matt Bernstein added an interception and had what appeared to be about six tackles, filling the alley and stopping Grafton's backs from breaking any big runs. Matt also added a fumble recovery to his turnover total, averaging over one turnover per game.