Two Ellsworth Community College football players earned Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) as a result of the team's win over Arkansas Baptist College last weekend. The Panthers came out on top with a 29-26 victory in five overtimes.
Sophomore running back Trey Gilbert was awarded the ICCAC Offensive Player of the Week title. Gilbert had 28 carries last weekend for a total of 70 yards and three touchdowns to help secure the Panther's first win of the season.
"We lean on Trey to be a leader for the offensive side of the ball," said Head Coach Josh Lattimer. "He is a returning all-conference player, therefore our expectations are high for him. I am extremely proud of Gilbert's performance at last Saturday's game."
Sophomore linebacker Devante Averette received ICCAC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Averette had a total of 19 tackles last weekend: 13 solo, 6 assist, and 8.5 tackles for a loss of 26 yards.
"Devante is a force of nature on the football field! He is also a returning all-conference player and we look to him to make big time plays. He is a leader on our defense and he brings a high level of energy to the field," commented Coach Lattimer. "I'm extremely proud of both men for their accomplishments."
Photo Caption: Pictured is Devante Averette (left) and Trey Gilbert (right).