Mon, Oct. 1, 2012 - [Football]
Following another outstanding performance on the gridiron on Saturday, two Kansas Wesleyan football players received weekly honors from the KCAC after Wesleyan's 28-24 win over Friends University on Homecoming on Saturday.
Marc Porras received KCAC Defensive Player of the Week honors, while Lee Stewart was named the KCAC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Porras, a junior defensive back from Stockton, Calif., had an incredible game for the Coyotes. In addition to his nine tackles (5 solo), he had three interceptions on the night. All of the interceptions came at pivotal times, but none more important than the last. Porras' third pick came as Friends was deep in KWU territory and tried a half-back pass to the endzone. Porras stepped in front of the receiver and picked off the pass in the endzone for a touchback that allowed the Coyotes to run out the clock for the win.
Stewart, a junior kick returner from Los Angeles, had five kick returns for 105 yards and a punt return for 18 yards in the game. His kick returns consistently set up KWU in good field position.
With the win, the Coyotes improved to 4-1 overall and 4-0 in the KCAC heading into this weekend's game at Tabor, starting at 2 p.m., from Joel Wiens Stadium in Hillsboro.