Young, a sophomore linebacker, is the Defensive Player of the Week and teammate Gino Garcia, a freshman kicker, is the Special Teams Player of the Week. The Huskies defeated Northwestern State, 48-21, snapping a 19-game conference losing streak. HBU wraps up its non-conference slate against Texas Southern at 6 p.m. Saturday in Houston. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State quarterback Eric Schmid and Houston Baptist’s Brennan Young and Gino Garcia earned Southland Football Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Schmid was named Offensive Player of the Week after compiling 531 yards through the air, the second-most passing yards in a single game by a Bearkat. SHSU opened Southland Conference play on the right foot with a 45-6 win over in-state foe UIW and look to improve to 2-0 in league action on the road against McNeese at 6 p.m. Saturday. Special Teams Player of the Week: Gino Garcia – Fr. – Kicker – Richardson, TexasGarcia split the uprights eight times in Saturday’s win, converting all six extra points and booting field goals of 33 and 51 yards, a career-long and the sixth-longest in school history. His 33-yarder in the second quarter pushed the Huskies’ lead to 24-0 going into the break. Honorable Mention: Carlos Blackman, Central Arkansas; Julien Gums, Nicholls; Chason Virgil, Southeastern Louisiana. Offensive Player of the Week: Eric Schmid – R-So. – Quarterback – The Woodlands, TexasSchmid connected on 29 of his 44 pass attempts for five touchdowns and a career-high 531 yards, becoming just the sixth Bearkat to eclipse the 500-yard mark. At the halfway point in the game, he had already racked up 371 yards and four scores, leading SHSU to a 31-0 advantage. All five touchdown strikes went for 20 yards or more, and three were from at least 49 yards out. Defensive Player of the Week: Brennan Young – So. – Linebacker – Conroe, TexasYoung tallied nine tackles, including three solo stops, and picked off two passes in the Huskies’ 48-21 win over Northwestern State. With the Demons down at HBU’s two-yard line, he took a Shelton Eppler pass back 48 yards to midfield and kept NSU off the board. Young’s second pick also came with the Demons threatening in the red zone and marked just the second multi-interception game in program history. Honorable Mention: Austin Dunlap, Southeastern Louisiana; Bailey Giffen, Lamar; Storm Ruiz, Stephen F. Austin; David Stone, Abilene Christian. Honorable Mention: Hunter Brown, Sam Houston State; Josh Carr Jr., Southeastern Louisiana; Jeremiah Chambers, Abilene Christian; Laryon James, Nicholls. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
Liberians from all works of life are currently converging on the capitals of Grand Kru and Sinoe Counties, for the 168th Independence Celebration of the country.It is a common and accepted notion that citizens hailing from the two counties are highly respected and considered among the best educated.The same can also be said about those who represent those counties in the 53rd Legislature, especially those in the Upper House (Senate).Sinoe County ranking Senator Joseph Nagbe, until his defeat in the last poll for the post of Pro Tempore, served on the powerful Statutory Judiciary Committee. Under his chairmanship, several concessions, especially in the oil sector, were ratified by the Senate.Since his defeat by Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Zolu Jallah, Senator Nagbe who declined to contest for the Judiciary Committee post has not been regular at sittings, a situation attributed to ill health.Senator J. Milton Teahjay, who bested his kinsman Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan in the December 2014 Special Senatorial Elections, has not disappointed what many educators within our local setting always respect him for-eloquence and participation.Senator Teahjay who resigned his post as Superintendent of Sinoe to run for the Senate, has already presented a bill on the Senate floor calling for the deployment of internal auditors in the 15 counties; and requested his colleagues to increase the County Development Fund (CDF) from US$200,000 to US$400,000.00.Teahjay currently chairs the Committee on Information.Grand Kru County Senators, Peter Sonpon Coleman and incoming Albert Tugbe Chie, chair two of the most important committees-Health, and Lands, Mines, Energy and Environment.Senator Coleman, a Medical Doctor by qualification has been very effective as chair of the Health Committee, and ably kept his colleagues abreast of developments during the outbreak of the Ebola virus.Senator Chie, a former Professor of Geology at the University of Liberia, replaced his retired mentor, former Senate Pro Tempore Cletus Segbe Wotorson, the country’s longest serving Geophysicsist.As chair of the Lands, Mines, Energy and Environment Committee, Sen. Chie has already conducted two important hearings, one concerning the flood and sea erosion situation affecting the coastal line of Liberia; and hearings on the planned reform of the Liberia Electricity Corporation.Like his predecessor, the Senate may likely see another Cletus Wortorson in the making.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)