(Editor’s note: Frontier Conference media release)
WHITEFISH — Students-athletes from College of Idaho, Eastern Oregon and Southern Oregon were named Frontier Conference football players of the week. on Monday.
Offensive player of the week: Darius-James Peterson of College of Idaho, 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, junior quarterback from Novato, Calif.
In College of Idaho’s 41-42 home conference loss to No. 23 Rocky Mountain College, Peterson was 15-of-26 passing for 233 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He rushed for 179 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries. He set a school record with six touchdowns in a single game. Peterson is just the third C of I player to surpass the 2,000-yard rushing mark in his career.
Defensive player of the week: Tyson Cooper of Southern Oregon, 6-foot, 205 pounds, senior linebacker from Gresham, Ore.
In No. 3 Southern’s 27-0 road conference shutout over Carroll College, Cooper recorded five solo tackles, one tackle-for-loss, four assisted tackles and an interception. Southern Oregon recorded its first shutout since 2003.
Special teams player of the week: Nathan Harden of Eastern Oregon, 6-foot, 185 pounds, senior kicker from Graham, Wash.
In Eastern Oregon’s triple-overtime 54-51 home conference win over No. 22 Montana Western, Harden was 6-for-6 in point-after attempts and 4-of-5 in field goals. Harden also punted seven times for 315 yards.