North Star Athletic Association Conference – PRESS RELEASE
Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Players-of-the-Week No. 5 announced
September 25, 2017
MADISON, S.D. – Dickinson State (N.D.) swept the fifth edition of the Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Football Players-of-the-Week. The weekly honors were announced by the conference office Monday. Hayden Gibson was selected to the Offensive Player-of-the-Week, while his teammate Cain Boschee was chosen as Defensive Player-of-the-Week.
NSAA Football Offensive Player of the Week
Hayden Gibson – Dickinson State (N.D.) – 6'3" – 230 lbs., Sophomore – quarterback – Bismarck, N.D. – Gibson went 18-of-28 for 325 passing yards in propelling No. 20-ranked Dickinson State (N.D.) to a 52-7 North Star conference victory at Mayville State (N.D.). He had three touchdown passes in the game and committed one interception.
NSAA Football Defensive Player of the Week
Cain Boschee – Dickinson State (N.D.) – 6'3" – 185 lbs., Junior – defensive back – Kalispell, Mont. – Boschee had two solo tackles and three interceptions in helping No. 20-ranked Dickinson State (N.D.) to a 52-7 dominating road victory over Mayville State (N.D.). One of his three interceptions included a 40-yard return for a touchdown.
NSAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Recap from last week's games
No. 20 Dickinson State (N.D.) bounced back in the winning column at Mayville State (N.D.) on Sept. 23. Holding a slim 97 lead after the first quarter, the Blue Hawks reeled off 43 straight points to cruise past Comets by the score of 52-7. DiSU racked over 550 offensive yards while holding MSU to 250 offensive yards. Dickinson State is 3-1 overall record and 2-0 record in North Star conference play. Mayville State remained winless in four games and 0-2 NSAA conference record.
Waldorf (Iowa) opened up with a 10-0 lead at Jamestown (N.D.). The Jimmies trailed 10-8 at halftime and outscored the Warriors 12-2 in the second quarter for a 20-12 lead. UJ widen their lead to 26-12 early in the fourth quarter and held on to a 26-19 victory over WU. Jamestown earned their first win of the season (1-4 overall record, 1-1 NSAA conference record), while Waldorf fell to 2-2 overall record and 1-1 North Star conference record.
Valley City State (N.D.) was idle last week with a forfeit victory over Finlandia (Mich.). The Vikings are 2-2 overall record and 1-1 NSAA conference record.
Presentation (S.D.) and Dakota State (S.D.) will be playing their make-up game Monday (today) at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls, S.D. Kick-off is set for 2 p.m.
On Saturday, four games are on schedule. Presentation stays on the road at No. 20-ranked Dickinson State (N.D.). Waldorf (Iowa) returns back home as they host Valley City State (N.D.) in the Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association Football Game-of-the-Week. Jamestown (N.D.) hosts Dakota State (S.D.). Mayville State (N.D.) remains home versus Montana State-Northern.
Presentation (S.D.) vs. Dakota State (S.D.) @ Howard Wood Field, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 2 p.m.
Dakota State (S.D.) @ Jamestown (N.D.) – 1 p.m.
Presentation (S.D.) @ (20) Dickinson State (N.D.) – 2 p.m. (Central Time)/1 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Montana State-Northern @ Mayville State (N.D.) – 2 p.m.
Dacotah Bank/North Star Football Game of the Week
Valley City State (N.D.) @ Waldorf (Iowa) – 1 p.m. NSAA Football Standings
School Overall Record NSAA Record Games Behind Streak
(20) Dickinson State (N.D.) 3-1 2-0 ---- Won 1
Dakota State (S.D.) 3-1 1-0 0.5 Won 2
Valley City State (N.D.) 2-2 1-1 1.0 Won 2
Jamestown (N.D.) 1-4 1-1 1.0 Lost 1
Waldorf (Iowa) 2-2 1-1 1.0 Lost 1
Presentation (S.D.) 1-2 0-1 1.5 Lost 2
Mayville State (N.D.) 0-4 0-2 2.0 Lost 4
Sept. 23 Results
(20) Dickinson State (N.D.) 52, Mayville State (N.D.) 7 – FINAL
Jamestown (N.D.) 26, Waldorf (Iowa) 19 – FINAL
Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director
Contact: 605-256-5229 (Phone); 605-256-5138 (Fax)