Pioneer Football League Players of the week for games of March 20

Sun, Mar 21, 2021


Mason Randall, San Diego

Senior (RS), Quarterback

Menlo Park, California

Randall finished with 302 passing yards and two touchdowns, leading San Diego to its FCS record-tying 39th consecutive league win, 27-13 against Butler. He competed 32-of-41 passes on the day, averaging 7.4 yards per pass. With the Toreros ahead 27-13 and with 9:13 remaining in the game, Randall marshalled San Diego onto a 16-play, 82-yard drive that drained all 9:13 off the clock, securing the win. Earlier in the quarter, he led San Diego on a 13-play, 65-yard drive that consumed 7:24 off the clock, connecting with Derek Kline for the game-securing touchdown.


Declan Carr, Drake

Junior, Linebacker

Frankfort, Illinois

Carr had an interception and a team-leading seven tackles as Drake picked up a 17-6 victory against Valparaiso, Saturday. Carr’s interception came in Valparaiso territory and his 15-yard return set up Drake at the Valparaiso 18-yard line late in the third quarter. Five plays later Drake scored the game’s final touchdown to seal the victory. He also had two pass breakups to lead a defensive that held Valparaiso to 216 offensive yards and 135 passing yards.  

Special Teams

Ben Niesner, Valparaiso

Senior, Punter

Black Diamond, Washington

Niesner averaged 45.0 yards on eight punts in Valparaiso’s loss at Drake, Saturday. He had a pair of 50-yarders in his outing, including 54-yard punt in the opener quarter and pinned Drake inside its own two-yard line. His second big punt went 50 yards and flipped the field from the Valparaiso 24 to the Drake 26-yard line. Niesner saw three punts end inside the 20-yard line. .



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