Posted: Sep 29, 2019
Centennial Conference Football Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week
Michael Ruisch, So., QB, Susquehanna
Fogelsville, Pa. | Parkland
Ruisch helped No. 24 Susquehanna rebound with a 42-13 win over Franklin & Marshall, the league's stingiest defense. F&M had entered the game allowing only 12.3 points and 227.3 yards per game. Ruisch threw for a career-high five touchdowns as the River Hawks were the first team to drop than 20 points on F&M this season. He posted a season-high completion rate of 65.4% (18-for-26) and totaled 268 yards through the air while adding 26 yards on the ground. Ruisch connected on a pair of long touchdowns to Mikah Christian, including a season-long 66-yarder to give the River Hawks a 28-0 halftime lead. This marks the second weekly honor for Ruisch this season.
Defensive Player of the Week
Jarius Ransom, Sr., LB, McDaniel
Williamstown, N.J. | Williamstown
Ransom led the Green Terror defense in a 32-22 win over Gettysburg. The linebacker had eight tackles that included 2.0 for loss and 1.5 sacks. He also had a pair of forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Harrison Wellmann, So., WR, Johns Hopkins
College Station, Texas | College Station
Wellmann averaged 52.0 yards on three kickoff returns (3-156-1) and took one back 95 yards for a touchdown in Johns Hopkins' 37-15 win at Dickinson. The 95-yard kickoff return for a score tied the Johns Hopkins record for the longest return in school history. His 156 kickoff return yards helped him roll up a career-high 298 all-purpose yards - the eighth-highest single-game total in school history.