GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced its weekly awards following the fourth Saturday of the 2018 football season. Grand Valley State senior quarterback Bart Williams earned GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second straight week, while Davenport junior linebacker Kye Black captured GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week recognition along with Saginaw Valley junior defensive end David Still who claimed GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week accolades.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Bart Williams - Grand Valley State
Grand Valley State senior QB Bart Williams completed 23-of-37 passes for 382 yards and five TDs in the No. 5 Lakers 45-20 victory over Michigan Tech before the second largest crowd in Lubbers Stadium history (16,671). Williams' five TD passes marked the third time in his career he has hit that mark and his 382 passing yards was his third-best, single-game career total. Williams became the Lakers all-time leader in career TD passes (118) with his five versus the Huskies, while also moving into second on GVSU's career passing yards list (10,892). Bart also moved into seventh in GLIAC annals in passing yards (7,641) and second in passing TDs (85).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kye Black - Davenport
Davenport junior linebacker Kye Black returned after missing last week and helped DU improve to 4-0 with a team-high 11 tackles. He made three and a half of those tackles behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of 14 yards, including a sack of seven yards. DU held Quincy to 177 total yards in the 26-10 road victory. Black leads the team with 22 tackles for the season.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: David Still - Saginaw Valley
Saginaw Valley junior defensive end David Still had a big game in leading the Cardinals to a 35-29 comeback overtime victory at home over Wayne State. Still had seven tackles, including a half sack and two TFL in the contest. His biggest impact came with three seconds left and in overtime, where he blocked consecutive field goal attempts to nix the game-winning field goal attempt in regulation and on the WSU's first overtime possession.
OFFENSE: Christian Martinez (NU), Austin Brenner (AU), Haiden Majewski (DU), Jacob Wenzlick (MTU), Jake Mayon (NMU), Nate McCrary (SVSU), Jayru Campbell (FSU)
DEFENSE: Travis Wiltjer (NU), Clay Shreve (AU), Marvin Wright (MTU), Troy Mayon (NMU), Dillon Dixon (SVSU), Austin Edwards (FSU), Tyler Bradfield (GVSU)
SPECIAL TEAMS: Jake Vincent (NU), Kamaron Green (AU), Chris Ahmed (DU), Kevin Lee (MTU), Daniel Riser (NMU), Jackson Dieterle (FSU), J.J. McGrath (GVSU)