VCSU's Lum, Boler named North Star Players of the Week

Oct 7th, 2013 @ 11:53 am | Author: North Star Athletic Association
The sixth edition of the North Star Athletic Association Football Players-of-the-Week were announced Monday. Demondre Boler (offense) and Colby Lum (special teams) of Valley City State (N.D.) and Jacob Grosz (defense) of Mayville State (N.D.) were selected to the players-of-the-week honors.

NSAA Football Offensive Player of the Week
Demondre Boler – Valley City State (N.D.) – 6'0" – 210 lbs., Junior, wide receiver – Vallejo, Calif. – Boler caught four passes for 117 yards with one touchdown in his first start this season as Valley City State rallied back for a 31-17 home victory. With VCSU and Presentation (S.D.) tied at 17-17 in the fourth quarter, Boler broke open on the left sideline and caught Kurtis Walls' pass for 59 yards for the go-ahead touchdown.

NSAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Colby Lum – Valley City State (N.D.) – 5'7" – 165 lbs., Sophomore, wide receiver – Mililani, Hawaii – Trailing 17-10 late third quarter at home versus Presentation (S.D.), Lum recorded a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown as Valley City State tied the game at 17-17. Lum's 75-yard punt return is the second longest punt return in VCSU's school history VCSU went on a 21-0 scoring run to earn a 31-17 NSAA conference victory over the Saints. Overall in the game, Lum returned two punts for 71 yards and a touchdown.

NSAA Football Defensive Player of the Week
Jacob Grosz – Mayville State (N.D.) – 5'9" – 205 lbs., Junior, linebacker, Barnesville, Minn. – Grosz tallied 10 tackles – all solo tackles – including a tackle-for-loss and an interception to help Mayville State seal off a 26-18 road victory at NCAA Division III Macalester (Minn.). The Comets prevented Macalester's opportunity to score with two minutes and 30 seconds remaining in the game as Grosz intercepted MC's pass on MSU's 19-yard line and returned for 12 yards to secure the victory.

Recap from Saturday's Games
Nationally-ranked (No. 18) Valley City State (N.D.) survived an upset bid by Presentation (S.D.) as VCSU earned a 31-17 victory in Valley City, N.D. Trailing 17-10 in the third quarter, the Vikings went on to score 21 unanswered points to remain undefeated in NSAA conference play with a 2-0 record.

Jamestown (N.D.) dropped a 27-7 road contest at Dickinson State (N.D.), who will be joining the NSAA conference in 2014-15 academic year. The Blue Hawks scored the first 27 points in the first three quarters before the Jimmies broke their scoring drought with a touchdown and PAT kick in the fourth quarter.

Dakota State (S.D.) fell short to Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) in the 67th meeting rivalry game at the Trojan Field. The game was knotted 7-7 at halftime, but the Tigers used a strong second-half surge to secure a 23-14 win.

Mayville State (N.D.) recorded a 26-18 road victory at NCAA Division III Macalester (Minn.). The Comets secured the game as Jacob Grosz intercepted MC's pass on MSU's 19-yard line to preview MC from scoring with less than three minutes remaining in the game.