Waldorf (Iowa) sweeps first NSAA Football Players-of-the-Week honors

August 25, 2014

MADISON, S.D. – Waldorf (Iowa) swept the first edition of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Football Players-of-the-Week honors, announced Monday.  Dedarius Bridges was selected to Offensive Player-of-the-Week, while Jamaar Crayton was named to Defensive Player-of-the-Week.  Dustin Wilke was voted as Special Teams Player-of-the-Week.

NSAA Football Offensive Player of the Week
Dedarius Bridges – Waldorf (Iowa)– 6’0″ – 180 lbs, Freshman – running back – Miami, Fla. – Bridges rushed 27 times for 217 yards with two touchdowns to help Waldorf earn their first-ever North Star conference road victory (48-0) at Mayville State (N.D.).  He added two receptions for 24 yards.

NSAA Football Defensive Player of the Week
Jamaar Crayton – Waldorf (Iowa) – 6’3″ – 270 lbs., Junior – defensive end – St. Louis, Mo. – Crayton had six solo tackles and three assists tackles to help the Warriors to their first-ever NSAA conference victory at Mayville State (N.D.).  He also added 4.5 tackles-for-loss of 13 yards.  Waldorf held the Comets’ offense to just 68 offensive yards in the game. 

NSAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Dustin Wilke – Waldorf (Iowa) – 6’1″ – 200 lbs., Sophomore – kicker – Holzgerlingen, Germany – Wilke converted 6-of-6 PAT extra-point kicks in 48-0 shutdown road victory at Mayville State (N.D.), earning Warriors’ first-ever NSAA conference victory.  He also added two field goals of 26 yards and 34 yards.  Wilke had five punts for a total of 209 yards and nine kick-offs with a total of 542 yards (with 3 touchbacks).

Recap from Saturday’s Games
Newcomer Waldorf (Iowa) made history as they earned a 48-0 shutdown road victory Mayville State (N.D.) in both teams’ NSAA conference opener on Aug. 23.  The Warriors outgained the Comets 552-68 and converted 33 first-downs in the game.  Bridges had 217 rushing yards in 27 attempts with two touchdowns.  Christopher Smith added 199 passing yards with two touchdowns in the victory.  WC was 7-for-17 on third-down conversions, while MSU did not convert a third down conversion in 17 tries.