MCAC Playoff Football: Players-of-the-Week

MCAC Playoff Football: Players-of-the-Week

Rochester, MN-

The semifinal rounds of playoff football in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference are complete and three student-athletes stood out above the rest in claiming Player-of-the-Week awards for the week ending Sunday, November 4. 

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Craig Wells  

So. / Quarterback

West Palm Beach, FL

MCAC Offensive Player-of-the-Week

Craig Wells  led Northland to a 53-7 rout of (rv) Mesabi Range College to reach their second consecutive MCAC State Championship game.  

Wells  accounted for seven total touchdowns on the day; six passing TD's and running for a score himself against the Norsemen.  Wells was 23-of-35 for 421 passing yards and ran eight times for another 53 yards and a touchdown.  He did not have an interception on the day and connected with five different Pioneer receivers. Wells' longest passing play was a 53 scoring strike and longest rush was a 26 yard effort.  

NCTC is 7-2 overall and will compete on Sunday for the MCAC State Championship.  Kickoff at St. Cloud State University is set for noon at Husky Stadium.



 Jonas Dorvil

Fr. / Linebacker

Lauderhill, FL

MCAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week

Northland Pioneer  Jonas Dorvil  had 13 tackles, including 11 solo stops, in NCTC's 53-7 semi-final win over Mesabi Range College on Saturday.  He had two tackles for loss against the Norsemen, along with forcing and recovering a fumble.  Dorvil added a pass break-up  to the Pioneer effort as well. 

Northland advances to the MCAC State Championship game for the second time in two years, where they will face North Dakota State College of Science. 

Kickoff at St. Cloud State University is set for noon at Husky Stadium.







Jack Quaal

Fr. / Placekicker

Brainerd, MN  

MCAC Special Teams Player-of-the-Week

Central Lakes College placekicker Jack Quaal hit his longest field goal attempt of the season, connecting with a 30 yard effort in a 35-15 CLC loss to NDSCS on Sunday, November 4. 

The CLC kicker also had four kickoffs on the day for the Raiders, who conclude their MCAC football season at 7-3 overall and 6-0 against Eastern Division foes. 

Quaal was three-for-three in 2018 on field goals for Central Lakes and hit 13-of-19 PAT attempts over the course of the season.







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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.