WHITEFISH -- Carroll College sophomore defensive back Rex Irby was named the Frontier Conference defensive player of the week, the league announced on Monday.
Irby, a 5-foot-11, 220-pound sophomore from Boise played a key role in Carroll's 51-17 win at Rocky Mountain College on Saturday. Irby posted stats of seven tackles and two interceptions. He also scored on a 37-yard interception returned for a touchdown as the Fighting Saints completed the season sweep over the Battlin' Bears.
According to Frontier Conference statistics, Irby has recorded 14 tackles and the pair of interceptions for coach Troy Purcell this season. He became the first Fighting Saint to win the league's defensive player of the year nod since Parker Bernhardt won in November 2017.
College of Idaho senior quarterback Darius-James Peterson was named the league's offensive player of the week after leading the No. 7 Yotes to a 42-14 thrashing of Southern Oregon. Peterson had 320 yards passing and five touchdowns.
Josh Mendoza of Eastern Oregon earned the Frontier special teams player of the week honor after scoring the Mountaineers' lone touchdown, a 30-yard return of a blocked punt, in EOU's 23-10 loss at Montana Tech.