Bridgeport, W.Va.- Rahmann Lee (Glenville State), Andrew Faraimo (West Liberty) and Bryan Arbes (West Liberty) have been named Mountain East Conference Players of the Week, the league announced today.
Lee, a sophomore running back from Capitol Heights, Md., accounted for 238 yards of total offense as the Pioneers defeated Fairmont State, 31-14, last Thursday night in the “Battle of the Bit.” Lee had 164 yards on 28 carries and a pair of scores on the ground, and then added three catches for 74 yards, including a long catch of 52 yards as GSC picked up its first win of the season.
Faraimo, a sophomore safety from Torrance, Calif., helped West Liberty to its first shutout in five years with a 9-0 win at West Virginia State. Faraimo came up with five tackles (four solo), including one for a loss and one sack. He also added an interception and a pass breakup in a 9-0 win for the ‘Toppers.
Arbes, a sophomore from Monongahela, Pa., was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts in soggy conditions in a 9-0 win for West Liberty at West Virginia State. He connected on field goals from 29, 19 and 39 yards out to provide the margin of victory for the ‘Toppers.
Other Top Performances
Offense: D.J. Mendenhall (Urbana) threw for 349 yards and three scores in a loss at Shepherd … Leighton Settle (Charleston) picked up 128 yards on the ground and a touchdown to lead the Golden Eagles to a victory at UVa-Wise … Allen Cross (Shepherd) rushed 25 times for 114 yards and provided the game-winning score in the fourth quarter for the Rams against Urbana … Ray Russ (Notre Dame) threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns in a win over WV Wesleyan … Marty Bishop (West Liberty) had 91 yards on 25 carries at WV State … Derrick Williams (Concord) had a career-high eight catches at Bowie State.
Defense: Will Gray (Notre Dame) registered 10 tackles (four solo), including two for a loss and a sack, as the Falcons held WVWC to just 11 yards rushing … Torie Wagner (Charleston) intercepted a pass and returned for a touchdown for UC’s first score against UVa-Wise … Dontrewell Kelley (Shepherd) had a team-high secen tackles and broke up two passes in the win over Urbana … D’Gary Wallace (Urbana) racked up 12 solo tackles against Shepherd … Garrett Davis (Fairmont State) had eight tackles and returned a fumble 85 yards for a touchdowna gainst the Pioneers.
Special Teams: Kyle Caplan (Notre Dame) came in as a substitute midway through the game and made two field goals and two extra points against WV Wesleyan … Russell Bailey (Concord) blocked a punt against Bowie State.