Pair of Huskies, SFA’s Murray Earn Weekly Football Honors

first_imgOffensive Player of the Week: Bailey Zappe – Jr. – Quarterback – Victoria, TexasSaturday’s win over Texas Southern marked another electric performance for the FCS passing touchdowns leader (21), setting program records for completions (43), attempts (59) and passing touchdowns (7). The quarterback responsible for all six 300-yard passing performances in school history, Zappe threw touchdowns to four different receivers against the Tigers as the Huskies compiled a school-record 749 yards of total offense. This is his second Offensive Player of the Week award of the fall. Murray, a redshirt freshman defensive end, is the Defensive Player of the Week. The ‘Jacks (1-4, 1-1 SLC) spoiled Lamar’s homecoming festivities and picked up the first win of the Colby Carthel era with a 24-17 decision. SFA turns its attention to one of the biggest dates on its schedule – the 94th edition of the Battle of the Piney Woods game against Sam Houston State at 3 p.m. Saturday. Honorable Mention: Scean Mustin, Sam Houston State; Alexis Ramos, Southeastern Louisiana; Tre Richardson, UIW. Honorable Mention: Matt McRobert, Sam Houston State; Max Quick, Stephen F. Austin. Honorable Mention: Taron Jones, Southeastern Louisiana; Nathan Stewart, Sam Houston State. Special Teams Player of the Week: Gino Garcia – Fr. – Kicker – Richardson, TexasGarcia converted two of his three field-goal attempts, with his only miss from 52 yards, to improve to 8-for-10 on the year. The freshman nailed a career-long 54-yarder for HBU’s final points in its 68-31 win over Texas Southern. Garcia was 8-for-9 on extra points, setting a program record for most PATs made. He is 29-for-32 on the year on extra points.center_img Defensive Player of the Week: Amad Murray – R-Fr. – Defensive End – Huntsville, TexasMurray played a vital role in a Stephen F. Austin defense that held Lamar to just three points through the first three quarters of Saturday’s 24-17 win over the Cardinals. The redshirt freshman defensive end tallied two of the ‘Jacks’ four sacks, both of which came on third-downs tops. Murray is the first SFA player this season to record multiple sacks in a game. Zappe is the offensive Player of the Week after tossing a school-record seven touchdown passes, and teammate Garcia, a freshman kicker, is the Special Teams Player of the Week for the second-straight week. The Huskies (4-1, 1-0 SLC) wrapped up the non-conference portion of their schedule with a 68-31 win over crosstown foe Texas Southern on Saturday. HBU returns to league play when it hosts UIW at 6 p.m. CT Saturday. FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist’s Bailey Zappe and Gino Garcia, along with Stephen F. Austin’s Amad Murray, earned Southland Football Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday.  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.last_img read more

Boxing Etc.

first_imgThe anticipation that will surround next Saturday’s super bantamweight title fight between champion Israel Vazquez and challenger Rafael Marquez at Home Depot Center in Carson should be tremendous. But the main undercard fight between flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan and challenger Victor Burgos could provide some added punch to the card. Darchinyan, at 27-0 with 21 knockouts, is a very hard puncher. But judging by Burgos’ comments during a Thursday conference call, he is not intimidated. “He is the one that should be worried after the second or third round when he figures out that he is not hurting me with his punches,” said Burgos, of Mexico. “I have been in wars in the ring. He has never been in a real war in the ring like I have been with big fighters.” Burgos, 32, is 39-14-3 with 23 knockouts. Darchinyan, 31, was born in Armenia but lives in Sydney, Australia. Showtime will televise. … Edison Miranda, the hard-hitting middleweight from Colombia, will take part in the main undercard fight to the Miguel Cotto-Oktay Urkal welterweight championship next Saturday in Puerto Rico. Miranda, 27-1 with 24 knockouts, will take on Allen Green (23-0, 16 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Miranda is ranked as high as No. 1 by the International Boxing Federation. Green, of Tulsa, Okla., is ranked No. 3 by the World Boxing Organization as a super middleweight. HBO will televise. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more