Sophomore linebacker Austin Hicks, redshirt junior defensive back Marcus Tarrer and junior return specialist Demetrius Mann made the All-SAC second team, becoming the first Cavs players to receive postseason honors since joining the league.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Hicks, a transfer from East Tennessee State, finished second on the team and in the league with 91 tackles. He had a season-high 15 tackles against Limestone, one of his four games with 10 or more stops.
The 5-11 Tarrer led the conference with 97 tackles and finished with 10 or more stops in five games, including a dozen in the season finale against UNC Pembroke. He ranks 44th nationally in tackles per game at 8.8.
The 5-9 Mann broke the school single-season record for punt returns for a touchdown with two, which tied the league mark. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder led the league and finished second in average yards per punt return at 20.9 across 16 returns. The 20.9 yards per return is the second highest single-season total in school history.
Emory & Henry redshirt freshman running back Grayson Overstreet earned offensive player of the week honors from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference following his play in the Wasps’ 59-36 win over Ferrum over the weekend.
Overstreet made his first start at running back — he started the first nine games at linebacker — and rushed for a school- and ODAC-record 324 yards with two touchdowns on 35 carries. The Moneta, Virginia, native and Richmond transfer added an 8-yard reception for a total of 332 all-purpose yards, which is second in the E&H record book.
Overstreet’s rushing total is tied for the NCAA Division III lead this year as well as for third most across all divisions.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
5-star — Trenton Adkins, RB, Ridgeview
The NCAA Division I prospect put on another impressive display last Friday night. The junior rushed for 296 yards and five first-half touchdowns in the Wolfpack’s 49-7 win over Marion in the Region 2D quarterfinals.
4-star — Mason Polier, RB/LB, Union
The senior battled his way to another strong night on both offense and defense. Polier finished with 254 yards and three touchdowns in Friday’s 20-19 win over Gate City in the Region 2D quarterfinals.
3-star — Esau Teasley, RB, J.I. Burton
The sophomore helped power the Raiders’ 44-0 rout of Castlewood in Friday night’s Region 1D quarterfinals. On just nine carries, Teasley put up 181 yards and two touchdowns, and he tacked on 18 receiving yards.
2-star — C.J. Crabtree, RB, Wise Central
After a slow start Friday night against Richlands, the junior caught fire late and had a 40-yard touchdown run in Central’s 28-16 Region 2D quarterfinal win. He closed the night with 143 yards and the TD on 21 carries.
1-star — Luke Reed, QB, Gate City
Though the junior’s night ended in a heartbreaking, 20-19 loss to Union in the Region 2D quarterfinals, Reed threw for 165 yards and three touchdowns.