Orr named MIAA Co-Offensive Player of the WeekPublished 9:55am Wednesday, November 18, 2009
ROYAL OAK – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Albion running back Clinton Orr, Kalamazoo quarterback Brandon Luczak, Olivet defensive back Jared Thornton and Hope placekicker/punter Andrew Schofield its Players of the Week in football for games played on Nov. 14, the final games of the 2009 regular season.
Co-Offensive Players of the Week
Orr, a freshman from Buchanan (Buchanan HS), set an MIAA single-game rushing record with 306 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns as the Britons defeated Alma, 60-10.
Orr, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, scored on runs of 26, 71 and 90 yards.
His 306 yards broke the previous MIAA rushing mark of 302 yards, set by Hope’s Brandon Graham against Olivet in 1996.
Luczak, a senior from Rochester Hills (Rochester HS), set MIAA single-game records for passing completions and attempts, completing 56-of-79 passes for 507 yards and five touchdowns in the Hornets’ 45-33 loss to Hope.
Luczak broke the previous MIAA single-game completion mark of 43, set first by Alma’s Bill Nietzke against Hope in 1996 and matched last year by Alma’s Mackenzie McGrady against Albion, and his 79 attempts broke the previous record of 74, also set by Nietzke in 1996 against Hope.
He is being honored for the second time this season and in his career.
Defensive Player of the Week
Thornton, a senior from Colon (Colon HS), returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown to get the Comets off to a quick start against Adrian, before the Bulldogs rallied to win 45-20.
Thornton also made 12 tackles, including seven solo stops, recovered a fumble, and had one tackle for loss.
It’s the first time in his career he has been named Player of the Week.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Schofield, a sophomore from Mendham, N.J. (Mendham HS), was perfect on six extra points and booted a 31-yard field goal in Hope’s 45-33 win over Kalamazoo.
He also punted three times for a 35.7-yard average and kicked off eight times for a 54-yard average.
Schofield is being honored as Player of the Week for the second time this season and in his career.